Night falls like the silence over Sudan
Where children run like the blood on the sand
And I can taste it like the dust that chokes this land
A government sponsored slavery plan
Lined up like cattle in an auction deprived
Of everything that you and I've ever known
All alone, wearing only the dreams of a far away home
Back to the market
Of endless profit
impoverished in famine, set me free
Fom this never ending cycle of slavery
A cowardly silence plagues our land
While the children are stolen from the Dinka clan
And I can taste the smoke screen that chokes our land
A government sponsored slavery plan
Branded like cattle at an auction deprived
Of everything that you and I've ever known
All alone, wearing only their dreams of their far away home
I just want to close my eyes
I don't want to agonize
Over people I don't know
I was asleep until you woke me up
And now I see the faces
Of these kids in foreign places
When I close my eyes
I close my eyes

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Dinkas When I Close My Eyes song meanings
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    General CommentThe Dinka are the inhabitants of South-Western Sudan, the exact location being named Bahr-el-Ghazal. There are an agricultural people, their main focus being on cattle farming. Their lifestyle is dependent upon the cattle and the products derived from the cattle. They are traditional people, still living, for the most part, in their classical style of historical Sudanese inhabitants. The Dinka seemingly did not practice the Jihad form of Islam, and thus were persecuted and enslaved by those who do practice the Jihad persuasion of Islam. Although not an entirely new issue, it has come to be known moreso internationally since the Sudan Peace Act was signed in October of 2002.
    Cumhal Macarton April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentApparently that Act isn't too effective now in 2004 as scorched-earth ethnic cleansing is ravishing the country as bush turns his head to Iraq.
    BlackLungFeveron April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti have a live video and the singer said that it was about the slave trade that still happends in africa, so maybe it is a mix between both... i don't know.
    _Misirlou_on July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is about the slave trade and how some people don't want to know about it and when they do they can't stop thinking about it hence the last few lines
    kroon June 09, 2008   Link

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