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1000 Grandmothers

Holly Near


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[2009]
Parole e musica di Holly Near
Nell’album “We Came to Sing”, con il duo Emma's Revolution (Pat Humphries e Sandy O)

We Came to Sing

My fantasy is that one day we all will just lay down whatever it is we are doing and we refuse and the reality is that all over the world and throughout history, small groups of people have stopped what they were doing and refused. Happens all the time... just not all at the same time.
(introduzione al brano dal sito dell’autrice)
Send in a thousand grandmothers
They will surely volunteer
With their ancient wisdom flowing
They will lend a loving ear

First they'll form a loving circle
Around the wounded wing
Then contain the brutal beasts of war
Sweet freedom songs they'll sing

A lullaby much stronger
Than bombs and threats to kill
A force unlike we've ever seen
Will break the murder's will

To the prisons we'll invite them
The most violent men will weep
When a 1000 women hold them strong
And pray their souls to keep

Let them rock the few who steal the most
And rule with youthful charm
So they'll see the damage that they do
And will fall into grandma's arms
Two thousand loving arms

If you think these women are too soft
To face the world at hand
Then you've never known the power of love
And you fail to understand

An old woman holds a powerful force
When she no longer needs to please
She can cut your shallow life to bits
And bring you to your knees
We best get down on our knees

And pray for a thousand grandmothers
Will you please come volunteer
No longer tucked deep out of sight
Will you bring your power here
Will you bring your power here

inviata da Bernart Bartleby - 19/8/2015 - 11:26


In realtà il brano compariva già in un album precedente, "Edge" del 2000...

Bernart Bartleby - 19/8/2015 - 12:05


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