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Song for Marwa
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A song in the memory of Marwa Al Sherbini - pregnant and mother of a 3 year old son - who was stabbed to death in a courtroom in Dresden, Germany by a muslim-hating neighbor who had been harrassing her.
Rock - Classic Rock
Charts #977 in subgenre today (peak #11)
Previous peak charts position #46
Doc Jazz
2009
March 28, 2013
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MP3 9.7 MB  •  320 kbps  •  4:13
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Story behind the song
Words, music and performance by Doc Jazz A song I wrote in the memory of Marwa Al Sherbini - pregnant and mother of a 3 year old son - who was stabbed to death in a courtroom in Dresden, Germany, during a lawsuit against her muslim-hating neighbor who had been harrassing her. As horrible as this already sounds, the story is even worse than this: not only was she stabbed to death with a knife in the presence of armed security guards, but in front of the eyes of her husband and her 3 year old son. Instead of protecting Marwa, the security guards shot and almost killed the husband, who was trying to protect his wife from the stabbing frenzy. The husband was hospitalized and was finally stabilized. As unimaginable as this horrendous murder already may seem, this heinous crime was still made worse by one thing, namely the criminal silence of European mass media about this event. It is this despicable silence that infuriates me even more, and drove me to write this song. We will never forget the martyr Marwa, brutally murdered in a court room while fighting in a civilized and legal way against the hatred of the ignorant.
Lyrics
What can you do When a neighbour's disrespecting you Calling you names Without any shame And harrassing you What can you do When society turns its back on you You done nothing wrong Were just getting along But there's no accepting you Bridge: How can it be wrong to defend your family Who can expect you to ignore a felony So down at the courtroom where justice should be served How can this heinous crime be what that girl deserved? Chorus: Whatever they say, it wasn't just a tragedy But a disaster bound to happen with the hate they breed But we won't forget how brave you stood in dignity Forever a symbol of our fight against the bigotry We will remember you Always remember you Lady rest in peace in eternity - What can we say When they fan the flames of hate on us Treating us wrong For so long Is it not too late for us What can we say When the force of law aint safe for us Shooting her man trying to prevent a crime so murderous
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