Ten thousand children played in the playground
Swingin' on swings, didn't hear the sound
Of the single plane that flew overhead
The third shift workers were just goin' to bed
There was a flash of light and a rumbling noise
Gone in a instant, parents, girls and boys

Ten thousand mothers were boiling rice
A thousand prisoners of war were rolling their dice
Hoping they'd survive this terrible storm
When each young man in his uniform
Vanished in the air in the blink of an eye
One moment they lived, in the next they all died
Hiroshima, Hiroshima

Ten thousand chickens were sittin' on eggs
Beaks in their wings, restin' their legs
Ten thousand farmers were lookin' at their fields
Planning the harvest, guessin' at yields,
Dreaming of life after the war,
An the next second they weren't living no more
Hiroshima, Hiroshima

Ten thousand lovers made love to each other,
Each one of them thinkin' there might not be another
Living so long with death everywhere
Much more than one person alone can bear
But there wasn't time for a final kiss
Who could've known it would end like this?
Hiroshima, Hiroshima

A hundred thousand people were living their lives
Grandparents, children, fathers and wives
Now they're just shadows on the street
In such a quick burst of incredible heat
Now listen to them talk about doing it again
From whence came the souls of these terrible men?
Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Hiroshima, Hiroshima


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