Friday, January 22, 2010

“Haiti,” by Arcade Fire

Haiti, mon pays
(Haiti, my country)
Wounded mother I'll never see
Ma famille set me free
Throw my ashes into the sea

Mes cousins jamais nes
(My cousins, never born)
Hantent les nuits de Duvalier
(Haunt the nights of Duvalier)
Rien n'arrete nos espirits
(Nothing stops our spirits)
Guns can't kill what soldiers can't see

In the forest we are hiding
Unmarked graves where flowers grow
Hear the soldiers angry yelling
In the river we will go

Tous les morts-nes forment une armee
(All the stillborns form an army)
Soon we will reclaim the earth
All the tears and all the bodies
Bring about our second birth

Haiti, never free
N'aie pas peur de sonner l'alarme
(Have no fear to sound the alarm)
Tes enfants sont partis
(Your children are leaving)
In those days their blood was still warm

Earthquake relief:
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
International Red Cross
World Vision

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