"Million Voices" as written by Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis and Andrea Guerra....
Ni dyar'izuba, Rizagaruka, Hejuru yacu
Ni nduzaricyeza ricyeza

Rwanda, Rwanda
Yeah Rwanda, Rwanda

They said: "Many are called and few are chosen"
But I wish some wasn't chosen
For the blood spilling of Rwanda

They said: "Meshach Eshach and Abednego
Thrown in the fire but you never get burned"
But I wish that I didn't get burned in Rwanda

They said: "The man is judged according to his works"
So tell me Africa, what's your worth?

There's no money, no diamonds, no fortunes
On this planet that can replace Rwandaâ?¦

Rwanda Rwanda
Yeah, Rwanda Rwanda
These are the cry of the children
Rwanda Rwanda
Anybody hear my cry?

If America, is the United States of America
Then why can't Africa, be the United States of Africa?

And if England, is the United Kingdom,
Then why can't Africa unite all the kingdoms and become United Kingdom of Africa?

Rwanda Rwanda, Rwanda Rwanda
Yeah, yeah
These are the cries of the children, yeah
Can anybody out there hear our cries?

Yeah, heavens cry, Jesus cry
Lord, did you hear us calling you?
Yeah, Rwanda Rwanda
Lord, did you hear us calling?
Can you do something in Rwanda?
Rwanda Rwanda, Rwanda Rwanda

I'm talkin' 'bout Jesus; talkin' 'bout
Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda
Talkin' 'bout â?¦ talk'n 'bout
Talkin' 'bout â?¦ talk'n 'bout
I wanna play my guitar for Rwanda


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"Million Voices [*]" as written by Jerry Duplessis Wyclef Jean

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    General CommentI love this song. So beautiful. It's obvious what the song is about so no real need to explain. I have two favorite parts. The first being the lyrics "There’s no money, no diamonds, no fortunes on this planet that can replace Rwanda…" because sometimes it seems like many can't take a step back. They don't realize how valuable and priceless people, cultures, or the planet in general are. I can't understand why we are destroying these things. My second favorite part is when he says "I wanna play my guitar for Rwanda" I just love the sound at this part and how passionate he is for the cause, like he just wants to play for everyone that lost their lives and for those that survived .....just my thoughts.
    strangersatelliteon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song plays in the credits of Hotel rwanda i cried so much
    giv_emhellkidon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, the movie 'Hotel Rwanda' is a very nice movie. It's realy worth to see, it gives you a great image of what happened in Rwanda during the genocide of the Hutu's killing the Tutsi's. We were watching this movie in class and a lot of people just started to cry when this song was playing while those poor Tutsi's were just left alone by the UN-soldiers. Great song and great movie!
    HWCNBNon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPersonally I think the lines
    'They said: "The man is judged according to his works,"
    so tell me Africa, what’s your worth?'
    speaks the truth: It's the Africans who must help themselves, europe/usa may help for a while but ultimately it is them that must create their own kingdom and unity. Just like China and India have recently risen from the mire(well not fully..), why couldn't Africa?
    Durang0on April 24, 2007   Link

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