Sarajevo

 

 

Love song to Sarajevo.

A love song should be sung with joy not shame

Yes a love song should be sung with joy

But it is with shame that I write

A love song to Sarajevo.

 

I hear of the deaths and the blood spilled

And the killing goes on and on and on

And it is with shame that I write

A love song to Garasda.

 

I heard a Muslim child cry

Rescued but leaving her mother behind

And it is with shame that I write

A love song to Mostar.

 

I heard from the quietness of our radio

A man cry for his Serb sister, lost and unheard

And it is with shame that I write

A love song to Belgrade.

 

A Serb speaks of his anger that the world

Has simply turned away and no longer listens

And it is with shame that I write

A love song to Tuzla.

 

A doctor speaks of the death of the wounded

A hospital bombed and riddled by sniper fire

And it is with shame that I write

A love song to the people.

 

Love songs should be sung with joy

But my heart is filled with pain.

 

 

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