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El Derecho de Vivir en Paz (Victor Jara) / The Right to Live in Peace (translation Alex Etchart)

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Uploaded on Mar 29, 2009

A song adapted to a horrific contemporary war situation that just goes to show that history will carry on repeating itself until we work together to ascend to a higher plane of consciousness.

Translated and part modernised from the original song "El Derecho de Vivir en Paz" against the terrorisation of Vietnam by the legendary Chilean revolutionary martyr Victor Jara:
youtube.com/watch?v=xdBMY3 R4C0Q

Performed live at Movimientos @ Notting Hill Arts Club:
myspace.com/movimientos

Thanks for listening,
Al

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TRANSLATION/MODERNISATION:
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"The Right to Live in Peace"

The divine right to live,
Lest the terrorists we must forgive
For defending Iraq's cities,
A message for humanity
That no missile can erase
A culture off this earth's face,
The divine right to live in peace,

Ah Iraq is yonder place
That houses an ancient race,
Where they're tearing up the soil,
Trading genocide for the price of oil,
The moon is a cloud of dust
Shrouding chaos from dawn 'till dusk,
The divine right to live in peace.

Oh my brothers, our song
Is fire, love, passion,
It's a lone dove from the flock,
A flower sprung from rock,
It's the universal chant,
A call for disarmament,
For the divine right to live,
The divine right to live,
The divine right to live in peace.

[ © Alex Etchart 2008 ]

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