An Easternerís Song



Am I behind these bars or is the world?


In my captivity I may be a bird
that flies across the sky

Or maybe Iím a sword
that shows a heartless being the way to die

A call to all to beg the sun to rise again


Come share my bonds with me for just a day

Come Ö
and I promise
-- if I can promise anyone in any way --
I wouldn't make you stay



Am I behind these bars,
or is it you?

Come and you'll see


Come touch my hand,
come touch my hand and go

Youíll never feel the same again
youíll never be as free



February 11, 2004


For Adil Charkaoui, a victim of Security Certificates, whose name, Charkaoui, means easterner.