El Salvador

Music & Lyrics by Garland Jeffreys

From the album Guts for Love (1982)

 

Lay me down

Fast asleep at night

Take me ’round

Hold me tight

Most of all

Please protect my child

Watch on her until the morning light

 

Danger lurks from behind the bush

Nerves will fray

Blood will rush

Victims of another terror style

Homeless angels on the run

 

El Salvador, El Salvador

El Salvador, El Salvador

 

Walking proud

On my wedding day

Memories I recall

Bride and groom go marching

Down the aisle

Celebrate with trumpet calls

 

Heartless crimes

Lately fill my dreams

Headlines scream ‘cross the world

Lifelines end but fill an endless file

Widows writhe under the sun

 

El Salvador, El Salvador

El Salvador, El Salvador

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