Requiem for Sarajevo

CH: Requiem for Sarajevo

All the world is watching you

Watching the death of Sarajevo

And with you, we are dying, too.

 

1. With every bullet the snipers have fired

With every mortar that lands in the town

With every body the city must bury

With every building that burns to the ground.

 

We are crying for you,

We are crying with you,

Because with you, we are dying, too.

 

2. A modern-day city without any water

A modern-day city without any lights

The books are all burnt and the dogs are all slaughtered

Cut off from the world and alone in your plight.

 

We are crying for you,

We are crying with you,

Because with you, we are dying, too.

 

3. Why do they burn and destroy all that culture?

Why do they murder and maim all that lives?

The last that is human destroyed by the vultures

A desolate wasteland will be all that there is.

 

We are crying for you,

We are crying with you,

Because with you, we are dying, too.

 

4. And yet you go on through the worst life can give you

your shoulders stand tall and your face keeps its grin

you stand for the greatest any human aspires to:

facing death in the eyes, you refuse to give in.

 

We are crying for you,

We are crying with you,

Because with you, we are surviving, too.

 

CH: Requiem for Sarajevo

All the world is watching you

Watching the survival of Sarajevo

And with you, we are surviving, too.

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