I would like to state my vision
Life was so unfair
We live in our secure surroundings
And people die out there
Bosnia was so unkind
Sarajevo changed my mind
And we all call out in despair
All the love we need isn't there
And we all sing songs our rooms
Sarajevo erects an undertune
Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Sarajevo
Bosnia was so unkind
Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Sarajevo
Bosnia was so unkind
Sure things would change if we really wanted them to
No fear for children anymore
There are babies in their hands, terror in their heads
For life, for life
When do the saints go marching in?
When do the saints go marching in?


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    Because of stupid Serbians ? I don't want to get a debate on but hey it takes two nations to have a war. I'm serbian and I never said such a stupid thing as you just did. Just think a bit about it and forget about all those people that tried to teach you how to think. The other's always the monster. Hey eaither we are all, either we all are not. For myself I think we've all been stupid to let it happen. So we're all the fautives. Assume !

    titi_8881on September 08, 2005   Link
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    Being from Sarajevo, I appreciate that they raised their voice in time when others prefered to remain silent...

    Mirzaon June 23, 2005   Link
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    It is about war (between Serbia & Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina), many people died then cause of stupid Serbians... Make Love Not War ... Peace :)

    dmode9on July 14, 2005   Link
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    I agree with titi. FUCK PROPAGANDA! You have your own mind, use it. As long as there are people, there will be wars. The human kind is weak and selfish

    bibaon December 11, 2005   Link
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    Awesome I think more people need to listen to To the Faithful Departed, I don't get why that album is one of thei leat popular anyways it doesn't need to be it's a great ending to a great album!

    fred-bearon October 22, 2006   Link
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    saints are few and far between, and certainly not enough to save the world and keep the peace...

    (sigh)

    maybe if we had a clone army.....no that never works.

    juliashopeon July 05, 2002   Link
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    This song is eerily beautiful... especially when the choir comes in at the end. I love how they arent afraid to show their views through their music while at the same time NOT trying to shove it down your throat.

    mynamesjonason July 28, 2002   Link
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    This is a beautiful song - a gem on the album, really. Doesn't the word "Sarajevo" just sound naturally musical? I especially love the creepy line, "Sure things could change if we really wanted them to." Also, though I could be wrong, I interpret one the lines toward the end as, "For the love of life," which strikes me a beautiful line. I expect "For the love of God" when hearing it, but then it turns out to be "life," which just seems like a more emotional plea.

    didiercollardon March 18, 2005   Link
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    It takes two sides to have a war ? I suppouse that if someone wants to kill you, you have to defend. I don´t want to generalise, but most of the Serbs supported Milosevic´s fascistic regime.

    Mirzaon March 14, 2006   Link
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    Anyway... the song's about all the sadness of war... It happened, we should learn from our mistakes and just put all this debate behind because damn it it's so useless. We've all been learned to think one way or another depending of our nationality. And that's the sadness with war... it doesn't end as long as people don't leave their frustration behind. But it's hard to do so. As for me, I don't have hate for anyone who is bosniac, muslim, or whatsover... but my parents still sometimes find it hard to do so... It's just sad it happened... now should we learn from those mistakes and never do such a thing again! And Mirza, I don't think you can say such a thing. I mean, there are idiots everywhere... in every country. Sorry to call those people idiots, maybe they are not but I'm a bit frustrated everytime I see hate encouraged :( ! Let's geave peace a chance !

    titi_8881on July 19, 2006   Link

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