Words - these words of freedom
A bequest - never to be silenced

In this world of lies, the truth, it means resistance
to make the masses see and sense their needs

He healed so many arching hearts and wounds
and threw back the baseness - back to where it came from

Aspired from the middle of his brothers
charged this suffering and oppression
One single voice became a storm
his words and melodies - the weapon they fear!

Threw back the baseness - back from where it came

Nobody is chosen to suffer
Nobody is destined to rule
Gagged his mouthbut not his songs, the songs we sing
Fettered his hands but not the words he wrote
These songs we'll sing


Lyrics submitted by FadedGrey

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    General Commentthis song's about Victor Jara..

    Victor Jara was a singer from Chile. He was a supporter of Salvador Allende, who was murdered by the troops of general Pinochet during the military coup in 1973. During the days of the military coup, many people got kidnapped and were brought to the national football stadium of Santiago de Chile. Thousands of people got executed there, so in September 1973, Victor Jara, was also brought to that stadium. When he arrived, he started to play on a guitar and was singing. The watchmen wanted to stop him doing that, but they couldn't so they hacked his hands...
    Not even that could stop him, he continued singing and screaming until hundreds of bullets killed him. Pinochet's troops were aware that Jara could reach the heart of the people with his words and songs. They were afraid of him and his ability to reach the people. They thought that it would help if they would kill him, but they were wrong! After his death, Jara became a martyr...just like Salvador Allende! They both became symbols for the resistance against this fascist dictatorship in Chile. The militaries could kill the people but not their ideals...
    FadedGreyon June 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcan't you read?
    FadedGreyon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwtf are YOU talking about?
    Metalhead6six6on January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude that is the most kick ass story if thats true it def makes perfect sence
    XhelvetikaXon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt IS true. The lyric sheet even has one more line after "These songs we'll sing" - it says: >> "Silence and screams are the end of my song." Victor Jara
    todaystomorrowon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyall like westeuropean metalcore check our-> once never again, ark angel, congress, liar
    x-ray caton April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMetalhead6six6 - you fucktard, watch the video ffs
    ENion February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, the song is about that Chilean singer. Watch the last few seconds of the music video.
    gastonreboredoon July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFadedGrey is totaly right and theres not much more to add!
    McFishon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm Chilean
    They are right, it's 'bout Jara art and contribuition to chilean folk music


    "Thousands of people got executed there, so in September 1973, Victor Jara, was also brought to that stadium. When he arrived, he started to play on a guitar and was singing. The watchmen wanted to stop him doing that, but they couldn't so they hacked his hands...
    Not even that could stop him, he continued singing and screaming until hundreds of bullets killed him. "

    Victor Jara 's execution remain me the atrocities of the Pan's Labyrinth's militar dictator

    RIP
    crisguerraon February 16, 2007   Link

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