segunda-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2007

Tom Waits - Road to Peace

Se me perguntassem o que é que tem falhado no conflito entre israel e palestina, gostava de ter sempre à minha beira o Tom Waits para lhe pedir para cantar esta música do último álbum dele:

Young Abdel Mahdi (Shahmay) was only 18 years old,
He was the youngest of nine children, never spent a night away
from home. And his mother held his photograph, opening the New
York Times To see the killing has intensified along the road to peace

There was a tall, thin boy with a whispy moustache disguised as
an orthodox Jew. On a crowded bus in Jerusalem, some had survived
World War Two. And the thunderous explosion blew out windows
200 yards away. With more retribution and seventeen dead
along the road to peace

Now at King George Ave and Jaffa Road passengers boarded bus 14a
In the aisle next to the driver Abdel Mahdi (Shahmay) And the last
thing that he said on earth is "God is great and God is good"
And he blew them all to kingdom come upon the road to peace

Now in response to this another kiss of death was visited upon
Yasser Taha, Israel says is an Hamas senior militant
And Israel sent four choppers in, flames engulfed, tears wide open
And it killed his wife and his three year old child leaving
only blackened skeletons

It's found his toddlers bottle and a pair of small shoes and they
waved them in front of the cameras. But Israel says they did not
know that his wife and child were in the car. There are roadblocks
everywhere and only suffering on TV. Neither side will ever give up
their smallest right along the road to peace

Israel launched it's latest campaign against Hamas on Tuesday
Two days later Hamas shot back and killed five Israeli soldiers
So thousands dead and wounded on both sides most of them middle
eastern civilians. They fill the children full of hate to fight
an old man's war and die upon the road to peace.

"And this is our land we will fight with all our force"
say the Palastinians and the Jews. Each side will cut off the hand
of anyone who tries to stop the resistance. If the right eye offends
thee then you must pluck it out. And Mahmoud Abbas said Sharon had
been lost out along the road to peace

Once Kissinger said "we have no friends, America only has interests"
Now our president wants to be seen as a hero and he's hungry for
re-election. But Bush is reluctant to risk his future in the fear
of his political failures. So he plays chess at his desk and poses
for the press 10,000 miles from the road to peace

In the video that they found at the home of Abdel Mahdi (Shahmay)
He held a Kalashnikov rifle and he spoke with a voice like a boy
He was an excellent student, he studied so hard, it was as if he
had a future. He told his mother that he had a test that day out
along the road to peace

The fundamentalist killing on both sides is standing in the path
of peace. But tell me why are we arming the Israeli army with guns
and tanks and bullets? And if God is great and God is good why can't
he change the hearts of men? Well maybe God himself is lost and
needs help Maybe God himself he needs all of our help
Maybe God himself is lost and needs help
He's out upon the road to peace

Well maybe God himself is lost and needs help
Maybe God himself he needs all of our help
And he's lost upon the road to peace
And he's lost upon the road to peace
Out upon the road to peace.

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