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.