Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Warlord's Song

("A Canção do Senhor da Guerra" by "Legião Urbana" freely translated to English)

There is someone
Waiting for you
Who will buy
Your youth
And convince you to win...

One more meaningless war
There are already so many children
With guns in their hands
But they explain again
That the war generates jobs
Increases production...

A war always develops
Even if it's a holy
Hot, warm or cold war
Why exporting food?
If weapons are more lucrative
To export...

There is someone
Counting on you
To fight in his place
Since in this war
It's not him who dies...

And when far from home
Wounded and cold
The enemy you await
He'll be with other old men
New war games...

What wonderful scenes
Of destruction
We shall have no more problems
With overpopulation

Look what a beautiful uniform
We made for you
Always remember
That God is
On the winner's side

The warlord
Does not like children...(6x)

1 comment:

Sapna said...

Those words are so true. The futility of war. It's vicious cycle with no justification.