Haiti, mon pays
Wounded mother I'll never see
Ma famille set me free
Throw my ashes into the sea

Mes cousins jamais nés
Hantent les nuits de Duvalier
Rien n'arrête nos espirits
Guns can't kill what soldiers can't see

In the forest we are hiding
Unmarked graves where flowers grow
Hear the soldiers angry yelling
In the river we will go

Tous les morts-nés forment une armée
Soon we will reclaim the earth
All the tears and all the bodies
Bring about our second birth

Haiti, never free
N'aie pas peur de sonner l'alarme
Tes enfants sont partis
In those days their blood was still warm


Lyrics submitted by drinkmilk, edited by alex284, Leffe, twoplanets

Haïti Lyrics as written by Win Butler William Butler

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    General Commentyup, I agree with tuvia.

    Rien n'arrete nos espirits, "nothing stops our spirits"
    guns can't kill what soldiers can't see
    in the forest we are hiding...

    ...soon we will reclaim the earth

    because Haiti is the land of those who were murdered under Duvalier, they are connected to it, and one with it, so even when soldiers "claim" the land, the spirit, and bodies, of the people is still in it ("what soldiers can't see"), and because of this they'll reclaim it and overcome the regime.
    evolutionariedon December 31, 2008   Link

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