Saturday, November 10, 2007

weeping, josh groban

its not the hasil..its the work that counts.-->terkedu bila diingatkan.
English 3u period 6 Mrs. McNamara.
This week’s syllabus is poetry and media.
She puts on 2 songs which really reminds me of Palestine.
(n why im choosing this over so many nasyids on palestine?no apparent reason.im not choosing this over those nasyids.i just like this one)
One on apartheid, Nelson Mandela, and the other one is about the wall of Berlin.
This the one on apartheid.the lyrics seems straight forward but its really2 not.

song by josh groban who is NOT from South Africa, he actually went and educated himself about the former issues that South Africa has had, and brought his experiences back here to people that would not have heard about it all.
Lyrics:
"Weeping"
(feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo)

I knew a man who lived in fear
It was huge, it was angry,
It was drawing near.
Behind his house a secret place
Was the shadow of the demon
He could never face.

He built a wall of steel and flame
And men with guns to keep it tame
Then standing back he made it plain
That the nightmare would never ever rise again
But the fear and the fire and the guns remain.

It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow
He tells the world that it's sleeping
But as the night came round I heard
It slowly sound
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping.

And then one day the neighbours came
They were curious to know about the smoke and flame
They stood around outside the wall
But of course there was nothing to be heard at all
"My friends," he said, "We've reached our goal
The threat is under firm control
As long as peace and order reign
I'll be damned if I can see a reason to explain
Why the fear and the fire and the guns remain."

It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow
He tells the world that it's sleeping
But as the night came round I heard
It slowly sound
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping.

Say ah, say ah, say ah
Say ah, say ah, say ah

[Ladysmith's solo]

It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow
It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow

It doesn't matter now it's over anyhow
He tells the world that it's sleeping
But as the night came round I heard
It slowly sound
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping
It wasn't roaring, it was weeping.

Say ah, say ah, say ah
Say ah, say ah, say ah [to end]

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