THEY TRUDGE
Copyright 1999.
 
THEY TRUDGE IN THEIR THOUSANDS ACROSS BARREN LAND
FLEEING THE CRUELTY OF WARS EVIL HAND
HAVE YOU SEEN MY CHILD, A MOTHER DESPERATELY CRIES
A BULLET IS FIRED AND ANOTHER ONE DIES
 
ON THEY STRUGGLE, BUT TO WHERE THEY ASK
NO ANSWER IS GIVEN, TO SURVIVE IS THEIR TASK
THE SQUALOR, THE DIRT, THEIR DIGNITY GONE
YET STILL THESE POOR PEOPLE MUST MOVE ON
 
WHAT IS YOUR NAME CHILD, DO TELL IT TO ME
I AM FIVE YEARS OLD AND IM CALLED REFUGEE
MY BROTHER IS FOUR AND MY SISTER IS THREE
ISN'T IT STRANGE WERE ALL CALLED REFUGEE
 
WE WALK A LONG WAY AND WE PLAY IN THE DIRT
BUT DADDIES NOT HERE, DID YOU KNOW HE WAS HURT
WHEN WE LEFT HIM BEHIND MUMMY CRIED WITH PAIN
BUT THE KIND SOLDIER SAID, WE WILL SEE HIM AGAIN
 
THE KIND SOLDIER, HE GAVE US BREAD TO EAT
AND HE MADE ME LAUGH WHEN HE TICKLED MY FEET
BUT MUMMY DIDN'T LAUGH, SHE IS STILL VERY SAD
MY EYES ARE SORE, AND I DO MISS MY DAD
 
I USED TO SLEEP IN A WARM COZY BED
BUT NOW I SLEEP ON THE GROUND INSTEAD
BUT MUMMY SAID THAT I SHOULDN'T GRUMBLE
WE ARE SAFE, DID YOU HEAR MY TUMMY RUMBLE ?
 
I TRY TO BE BRAVE AND ACT VERY STRONG
MUMMY CALLS ME A CHILD, BUT I KNOW WHAT GOES ON
SOME PEOPLE DISLIKE US AND SENT US AWAY
SO JUST FOR A WHILE WE NEED SOMEWHERE TO STAY
 
I DON'T LIKE IT HERE, EVERYONE IS SO SAD
AND SOMETIMES THE SMELL IS REALLY BAD
I HAVE TO SLEEP NOW, SO THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY
TOMORROW WE MUST WALK A VERY LONG WAY.
 
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