Each one had a father
There's no one left
A name and a mother
No one left
Each one had a dream
A prayer on their breath
The world's gone black
No one left

On the streets of Manhattan
A dusty wind blows
Letters and wishes
A girl with a rose
On the streets of Baghdad
A dusty wind blows
Letters and wishes
A girl with a rose


Fire and vengeance
In the New York sky above
Stole my angel
Stole my true love
Fire and vengeance
In the Baghdad sky above
Stole his angel
Stole his true love


I stand out on my front porch
I look up at the sky
Will my world go black
In the blink of an eye
He stands out in the desert
He looks up at the sky
Will his world go black
In the blink of an eye


Each one had a wish
Each one had a home
Each one had a name
A name and a rose

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    General CommentAs THNDR said, its about two girls who have never met. However, Tom repeatedly mentions the similarities between the two. Basically, he's comparing the two people. He's equating them. Saying that they may be on different sides of the world, they are still the same. They are still both people, both with wishes and hopes and dreams, families, etc.

    The one in Baghdad sees her world in flames, her cities bombed, her friends and family killed. Now the American girl experiences the same thing in New York. He's saying that they may be completely different, but the experience is the same. the New York girl sees her country being bombed, and still feels the same as the girl in Baghdad.

    Both experience the same feelings, experiences, yet are living polar opposite lives. One may live in the desert and the other in one of the largest cities in the world, however, he shows they are the same by talking about them in the same situation (their respective worlds being ruined).
    BraedenVAon March 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt is about 2 young women he never had the pleasure to meet, He said that once as the intro for the song, as well as his reporter friend's journal, about the fact that both Americans and iraqi people said that they wanted America out of that country.
    It is about war, losses.
    THNDRon June 07, 2007   Link

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