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El Salvador

El Salvador
(Paul Stookey and Jim Wallis)

There's a sunny little country south of Mexico
Where the winds are gentle and the waters flow.
But breezes aren't the only thing that blow
In El Salvador.

If you took the little lady on a moonlight drive
Odds are still good you'd come back alive.
But everyone is innocent until they arrive
In El Salvador.

If the rebels take a bus on the Grand Highway,
     The government destroys a village miles away.
     The man on the radio says now we'll play
      "South of the Border"....
     And in the niorning the natives say,
     "We're happy you have lived another day."
     Last night a thousand more passed away
     In El Salvador.

     La, la, la, la....

There's a television crew here from ABC
Filming Rio Lempo and the refugees.
Calling murdered children the tragedy
Of El Salvador.

Before the government camera twenty feet away
Another man is asking for continued aid:
Food, and mediciine, and hand grenades
For El Salvador.

     There's a thump, a rumble, and the buildings sway
     A soldier fires the acid spray
     The public address system starts to play
     "South of the Border"....
     You run for cover, and hide your eyes
     You hear the screams from paradise
     They've fallen further than you realize
     In El Salvador.

     La, la, la, la,...

Just like Poland is protected by her Russian friends,
The Junta is assisted by Americans.
And if sixty million dollars seems too much to spend
In El Salvador.

They say for, half-a-billion they can do it right.
Bomb all day, and burn all night.
Until there's not a living thing upright
In EI Salvador.

     They'll continue training troops in the U.S.A
     And watch the nuns that got away
     And teach their military bands to play
     "South of the Border"...
     And kill the people to set them free
     Who put this price on their liberty
     Don't you think it's time to leave
     El Salvador?

Copyright 1983 Neworld Media Music (ASCAP)

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