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Ballad of a Cluster Bomb

David Rovics
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[January 2002]
Lyrics and music by David Rovics
Testo e musica di David Rovics
From/Da "Hang A Flag In The Window"
David Rovics' Official Website
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"A song from the perspective of a piece of unexploded ordinance. Based on a story I read from Bosnia." -David Rovics.
I was born
Between factory walls
And I was conceived
Amongst the ivory halls
And in this world
I knew my role
I went to work
With a single goal

I traveled the earth
To far-off lands
From the Asian jungles
To the African sands
I flew in planes
Of camoflage green
Before I settled
Upon this scene

Like a shooting star
I came to rest
And this farmer's field
Is where I nest
Just watching the seasons
Come and go
Watching the long grass
Grow and grow

Years go by
And I lay here still
For my purpose is clear
For me to fulfill
The sun was out
It was the middle of May
When the farmer's three children
Came out to play

They ventured near
I lay in wait
One unknowing step
Sealed their fate
One thousand shards
Of plastic rose
From where I lay
And through their clothes

Into their bodies
The shrapnel sank
Here in this field
By a river bank
The blood poured down
Shone in the sun
And one cluster bomblet's
Job was done

inviata da adriana - 21/11/2005 - 20:41



Lingua: Spagnolo

Versione spagnola di Graciela Monteagudo da:www.davidrovics.com
BALADA DE UNA BOMBA CLUSTER

Nací
entre las parades de una fábrica
y fui concebida
entre parades de marfil
y en este mundo
yo supe mi papel
y fui a trabajar
con un objectivo único

Viajé por el mundo
a fierras lejanas
desde la selva asiática
hasta las arenas de Africa
Volé en aviones
de verde camuflage
antes de establecerme
en esta escena

Como una estrella fugaz
vine a descansar
en el campo de este granjero
es donde hice mi nido
mirando nomás las estaciones
que vienen y van
viendo al pasto alto
crecer y crecer

Los años pasan
y yo todavía sigo aquí
porque mi objetivo es claro
para que yo lo cumpla
El sol estaba alto
eran mediado de mayo
cuando los tres niños del granjero
salieron a jugar

Se animaron a acercarse
yo estaba esperando
un paso inconciente
selló su destino
mil fragmentos
de plástico se levantaron
desde donde yo estaba
a través de su ropa

Dentro de su cuerpo
se hundieron las esquirlas
Aqui en este campo
al lado del banco de un río
la sangre corría
brillando en el sol
y así se cumplió
el trabajo de una bomba cluster

inviata da adriana - 21/11/2005 - 21:20



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