We followed the beating drums to dance out our hearts
stomping wildly with abandon against the earth, the ground raises dust around us in response
hands thrown up in ecstasy, in pain, in relief
the night rang loud with our cries, we didn’t let them sleep
voices thrown together in beautiful discord
stories trailing afterwards, quiet, real and true
who were we to be after the war had been won?
what were we to see now that our journey had begun?
see there, yes there beyond the palm trees that refuse to bend to the winds of time and oppression
see there as our enemy lies fallen
we did it! that wound on it’s head was from our blows
we did it! it’s evil reign, we overthrew… we did it!
so we cannot be silent, we cannot stand still
wake up the neighbors and let them come