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The Bethlehem Bell Ringer

The Hottentots
Lingua: Inglese



2005
album: Turn Back The Tide
testi e mesica by Carl Cleves

Turn Back The Tide
An ancient church in Bethlehem
A target in a battle of men
Stands on the ground where Christ was born
Trapped inside the eye of a storm

Soldiers move from door to door
Mortar fire, it's all-out war
Army tanks patrol the street
They treat civilians with conceit

Oh Jesus, please, help Palestine
Turn all that blood back into wine
Oh Turning Wheel, Divine Design
Please bring peace to Palestine

Samir Ibrahim Salman
Fulfills his task the best he can
Each day at dawn he tolls the bells
While all around the army shells

He walks across the Manger Square
For thirty years he's lived near there
A simple man who spends his time
In quiet prayer at Jesus' shrine

Upon the roof a sniper aims
His bitter heart with hate inflames
Samir walks slow, his back bent low
And is struck down by the bullet's blow

For many hours Samir lay there
Bleeding on the Manger Square
No ambulance permitted near
And so the bell ringer died here

An ancient church in Bethlehem
The bells of peace won't chime again
The people now all live in fear
Grieving wails are all you hear

Oh Jesus, please, help Palestine
Turn all that blood back into wine
Oh Turning Wheel, Divine Design
Please bring peace to Palestine

inviata da DonQuijote82 - 5/4/2009 - 13:20



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