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Romeo Dallaire

Lorne Clarke & Tom Flannery
Lingua: Inglese



When I lay down I can hear the guns
the grenades and the screams
but the weariness will wear them down
and all that's left is what I dream
my wife will try to hold me
when I'm shaking in the night
and she knows damn well I'm lying
when I tell her I'm alright

they called me a peacekeeper
in my snappy blue beret
the mission of a lifetime
I heard my insides say
Africa lay below me
like a woman with a smile
a lushness and a beauty
with the power to beguile

My name is Romeo Dallaire
I've seen the devil...this world we share
Rwanda is here when I'm not there
my name is Romeo Dallaire

But when the sky it exploded
and the hatred did touch down
I reached out for my mandate
and found it shredded on the ground
through a fax machine and phone line
New York they cut and ran
saying "as long as you don't draw your gun
you can do what you can"

I could stack all of the bodies
along the side of the UN
and they'd cover all the windows
where you pledged "never again"
Rwanda's heart is broken
and my soul is cut in two
one side still the peacemaker
what will the other do?

My name is Romeo Dallaire
I've seen the devil...this world we share
Rwanda is here when I'm not there
my name is Romeo Dallaire

It's been 10 years of forgetting
10 years to wonder why
10 years of revision
10 years to justify
10 years for the children
to find their way back home
10 years and my own head
still won't leave me alone


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