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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