8.1.06

No Bravery (James Blunt)

..In a world and a country where all we need is to stand tall and fight, all I can see is...

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
Tears drying on their face.
He has been here.

Brothers lie in shallow graves.
Fathers lost without a trace.
A nation blind to their disgrace,
Since he's been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.

Houses burnt beyond repair.
The smell of death is in the air.
A woman weeping in despair says,
He has been here.

Tracer lighting up the sky.
It's another families' turn to die.
A child afraid to even cry out says,
He has been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
But no one asks the question why,
He has been here.

Old men kneel and accept their fate.
Wives and daughters cut and raped.
A generation drenched in hate.
Yes, he has been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.

7 Comments:

At Sunday, January 08, 2006 6:39:00 AM, Blogger ghassan said...

If I am not mistaken No Bravery was written when James Blont was still in the British Army serving in Kosovo. Fabulous relics and so relevant for many a country in the Middle East. You sure can see the sadness in our eyes. Will we ever regain the courage to replace that sadness with bravery in order to prevent the refrain "he has been here", you see he will not stop byhimself. We have to tell him that we have had enough. Have we?

 
At Monday, January 09, 2006 9:01:00 AM, Blogger Delirious said...

Glad those kids finally taught you something with their James Blunt craze ;)

Anyhoo... beautiful song.

 
At Monday, January 09, 2006 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Maldoror said...

Kids are grown ups alike Del! I always learn things from you ;) Hahaha

 
At Monday, January 09, 2006 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Delirious said...

Awwwwww... that's the best compliment anyone can give me ;)

 
At Monday, January 09, 2006 12:57:00 PM, Blogger Delirious said...

Oh, and by the way...
HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYYYYYY Maldo!

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At Monday, January 09, 2006 1:49:00 PM, Blogger Maldoror said...

Yeah yeah! Happy birthday to you too wise one! :D

 
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