Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"El Salvador" Video

"El Salvador" from the album "Guts for Love" (1982)

EL SALVADOR is another of the special "Spanish Songs" that I feel compelled to write. I love the classical guitar, and that flavor that reminds me of my grandmother Raffaela. She was an incredible person, a feminist way before her time.
----Garland Jeffreys

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El Salvador

Lay me down
Fast asleep at night
Take me 'round
Hold me tight
Most of all
Please protect my child
Watch on her until the morning light

Danger lurks from behind the bush
Nerves will fray
Blood will rush
Victims of another terror style
Homeless angels on the run

El Salvador, El Salvador
El Salvador, El Salvador

Walking proud
On my wedding day
Memories I recall
Bride and groom go marching
Down the aisle
Celebrate with trumpet calls

Heartless crimes
Lately fill my dreams
Headlines scream 'cross the world
Lifelines end but fill an endless file
Widows writhe under the sun

El Salvador, El Salvador
El Salvador, El Salvador

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