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It Will Be Me (Ballad of Rachel Corrie)

T Fredric Jones
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[2007]
Lyrics & Music by T Fredric Jones from the writings of Rachel Corrie
Album: Tanked Up Again
Rachel-Corrie


Awareness beyond our captive media. (Note: quotation marks indicate Rachel Corrie's actual words. The entire song itself is written in the spirit of Rachel Corrie's beliefs and dreams).

shetterly rachel corrie pppa
She sent a letter to her mother,
And she sent a letter to her father
And her sister and her brother, and her friends that she left
By the shores of the shining waters...(1).

I'll remain with these people a bit longer
I cannot leave them to suffer while I wander
And the children they need me to stay-
they're afraid of the night and the soldiers coming..

In the face of each child you see on the streets
It will be me, – it will be me.

In the laugh of each girl and the laugh of each boy
It will be me, – It will be me.

Please don't worry about my safety any longer
Don't you worry about my hurting any longer,
I'm no longer afraid, – No longer alone,
No longer wondering where I'm going.

I'm bound -to walk this road
There's danger all around the children of Palestine
It's all they've ever known...

But when I saw that father, sadly walking
Leading his children toward the snipers
"I tried to stand between them" -and the fire
From the "murderous towers"

And if one of these children ever is free
She will be me, – She will be me..
And if one of these children never knows peace
He will be me, – He will be me.

She sent a letter to her mother,
And she sent a letter to her father
And her sister and her brother and her friends that she left
By the shores of the shining waters...

I'll remain with these people a bit longer
I cannot leave them to suffer while I wander
And the children they need me to stay-
they're afraid of the night and the soldiers coming..

In the face of each child you see on the streets
It will be me, – it will be me.

In the laugh of each girl and the laugh of each boy
He will be me, – He will be me..

inviata da giorgio - 20/5/2013 - 18:25


Notes

(1) As described in her letters regarding the waters near Puget Sound and her home in Olympia, Washington.

giorgio - 21/5/2013 - 15:33


Stupenda!! Mi piacerebbe sentirla cantare da una donna...
Una ragazza come Rachel, con una bella voce.
Io purtroppo sono una frana (stonata come una campana)
D:

Antonella - 25/5/2013 - 18:30



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