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Bruce Cockburn Lyrics
"Santiago Dawn"

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Something moves in the still dark hours Sunday in a
shanty town Wyelids open two by two But not a single light goes on
Tension builds as the only sound Is the quiet clash
of metal and boots And now and then an order barked
At the bullies in the drab green suits
Military thugs with their dogs and clubs Spreading
through the poblacion Hunting whoever still has a voice
Sure that everyone will run
They come in strong but it's not that long Before they
know it's not so easy to leave To keep a million homeless
down takes more Than a strong arm up your sleeve
At the crack of dawn the first door goes down Snapped
off a makeshift frame In a matter of minutes the first
rock flies Barricades burst into flame
First mass rings through smoke and gas Day flowers
out of the night Creatures of the dark in disarray
Fall before the morning light
Bells of rage -- bells of hope As the ten-year night
wears down Sisters and brothers are coming home To see the Santiago dawn
Santiago sunrise See them marching home See them rising
like grass through cement In the Santiago dawn
I got a dream and I'm not alone Darkness dead and gone
All the people marching home Kissing the rush of dawn
Santiago sunrise See them marching home See them rising
like grass through cement In the Santiago dawn
This song is from the album "World Of Wonders".