El Salvador

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White Lion is an American/Danish hard rock/heavy metal band that was formed in New York City in 1983 by Danish vocalist Mike Tramp and American guitarist Vito Bratta. Mainly active in the 1980s and early 1990s, releasing their debut album Fight to Survive in 1985. The band achieved success with their No. 8 hit "Wait" and No. 3 hit "When the Children Cry" from their second album, the double platinum selling Pride. The band continued their success with their third album, Big Game which achieved Gold status and their fourth album Mane Attraction which included a supporting tour. White Lion disbanded in 1992 and not long after their first compilation album, The Best of White Lion was released. more »

He could barely remember 
When the fighting began 
It was early September 
When he lost his old man 

Soon (the time) came to leave there 
And (to start) a new life 
How it seems so unfair 
When they (gave him a gun and a knife) 

So he fights with a gun in his hand 
For what reason he can't understand 
Fights with a gun in his hand 
For (the) freedom (of the land) 

Can you hear the crying out 
All the people in El Salvador 
Can you hear a distant shout 
From the people in El Salvador 
(cross your heart and hope to die) 
For the people in El Salvador 
Still they kill not knowing why 
All the people in El Salvador 

As he stares at the ceiling 
He thinks back quite a ways 
It was (him that was) feeling 
tellin' you those were the days 

As he stares at a white dove 
Tears fall down on his face 
An then once filled with love that only God his self can replace 
Can you hear them cry? 
Can you see them die? 
Can you tell me why? Oh no 
See them die, hear them cry, tell me why


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El Salvador