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Rachel

Russell Morris
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[1969]
Scritta dal songwriter inglese Raymond Froggatt.






La canzone racconta degli orrori della guerra dagli occhi di un'infermiera di un ospedale da campo e potrebbe ben riferirsi alla guerra in Vietnam, visto che fu scritta quando giĆ  da quattro anni i soldati australiani venivano spediti nel sud-est asiatico a combattere e a morire...
Gather round on ma's knee,
To read this weeks letter.
I wonder what will be,
We hope the news is better.

The men here die like flies, ma
I bandaged their blinded eyes, ma
And the kids with their aching feet
Aint got nothing to eat, ma.

The hospital has no door, dad
Soldiers lie on the floor, dad
Oh I did my best,
But I cant take anymore, dad

Rachel's coming home
Rachel's coming home
Oh and I don't think she'll go away again
Rachel's seen the light
World too big to fight
And I don't think she'll go away again

My dear family
The world and people in it
Go the way they will
But there is not a man
Black or white
Who can never hope
To stop them

Rachel's coming home
Rachel's coming home
Oh, and I don't think she'll go away again
Rachel's seen the light
World too big to fight
And I don't think she'll go away again

Rachel's coming home
Rachel's coming home
Oh, and I don't think she'll go away again
Rachel's seen the light
World too big to fight
And I don't think she'll go away again...

inviata da DonQuijote82 e Bartleby - 27/7/2011 - 04:31


I grew up listening to this song. It was so powerful and still is.I was 15 when I first heard it. 18 years later when my wife and I had our first children, we had twin girls. We called one girl Rachel and the other Simone. I played this song for my Rachel as she grew up and told her about how she got her name, and about the song, the war the times that were. My daughter is now 26 and soon to be married. Rachel told me that she looked up the song and downloaded it to her collection. Whenever I hear this song it brings tears to my eyes.

28/1/2014 - 17:27



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