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The Village Where Nothing Happend
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Based on an article by Richard Lloyd Parry that originally appeared in the Independent (UK).
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Acoustic - Folk
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David Rovics
David Rovics 2002 All Rights Reserved
May 24, 2005
MP3 8.0 MB
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Based on an article by Richard Lloyd Parry that originally appeared in the Independent (UK).
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The Army commander spooke to the media He said, "We are a nation of laws "We do not target civilians "And we only bomb with cause" And he said as he looked into the camera With a cold, bone-chilling stare "As for the village of Kama Ado "Nothing happened there" In the village where nothing happened Most people had risen from bed Women were preparing to cook And make sure every mouth would be fed Just before the beginning of Ramadan Water was set out to boil Little fires were heating tin kettles Upon the dry Afghan soil In the village where nothing happened Children played in the street Men were bending in prayer Some with no shoes on their feet It was another day like so many That had gone down before And nobody told Kama Ado Just what horrors lay in store In the village where nothing happened Nobody knew That this place would be changed forever By an American B-52 The bombs fell all around them So many a deafening blast And the people of Kama Ado Learned that life can end so fast In the village where nothing happened The houses collapsed in the morn Not one terrorist died there But maybe some were born In the village of Kama Ado There are no underground caves There's just rubble and dust and craters And 115 new graves ---- Created January, 2002 Copyright David Rovics 2002, all rights reserved
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