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War of the Flea

Yellow Pearl
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[1973]
Album “A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America”, Paredon Records.
Con Chris Kando Iijima, Joanne Nobuko Miyamoto e "Charlie" Chin.
Prodotto da Barbara Dane



Una canzone dedicata alla lotta di liberazione vietnamita.
“People's war has shown that small, oppressed nations can defeat the most highly technological military machine in the world - the U.S. This song is a celebration of that truth and to those who have shown us, in the belly of the monster, that truth.”
[nota introduttiva al brano dal libretto che accompagna l’album]
Song of the night,
War of the flea.
Deep inside the jungle
You will find me.
War of the small,
War of the flea,
Where the strongest bomb is human
Who is bursting to be free.

The moon will be my lantern,
And my heart will find the way
To sow the seeds of courage
That will blossom into day,
To blossom up a garden
So green before they came.
Our joy will be the sunshine,
And our tears will be the rain.

Song of the night,
War of the flea.
Deep inside the jungle
You will find me.
War of the small,
War of the flea,
Where the strongest bomb is human
Who is bursting to be free.

This cave will be my shelter
And the earth will be my bed,
And life will be the pillow
Upon which I lay my head.
Death may come tomorrow,
And dreams may come tonight,
To frighten off the demons
That still remain to fight…

Song of the night,
War of the flea.
Deep inside the jungle
You will find me.
War of the small,
War of the flea,
Where the strongest bomb is human
Who is bursting to be free.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2010/3/8 - 13:27



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