Sleeping in the valley, valley of ill fortune
Waking cross the river, river of delusion
Full moon lures the waves, waves of desperation
Empty hearts and mouths wither away

So close your eyes
Slow your breath
Dream of northern lights
Around this dance of death

No abandones, no llores, busca tu rio
No te sientas perdido
Gira, vuelta y vuelta gira
Danza de la muerte
Que viene a verte

Cup your hands to her parched heart, parched and
Broken heart
No water here to drink way downstream
One goes where the water flows and water's running dry
So don't give up no don't cry, don't cry

Just close our eyes
Pretend we forget
North country dreams
Twist this dance of death

Danza de la muerte
Si viene a verte
Que bailando te encuentre
Bailando, girando
Danza de la muerte

Spin round, spin round, spin round
Vuelta, vuelta, muerte


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"Roka" as written by Joseph Burns


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    General CommentI'm going to repeat the first post on every song:

    "I can't believe no one has posted on this yet!"

    But yeah. I really enjoy this song. :]
    sweetxdreamson June 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those songs that sends instant cold shivers down your back. Unbelievable. But what it is about, or is just aesthetically pleasing collection of musical and lyrical phrases? I might be completely wrong, but my first impression was that the song is about endemic violence both sides of the Mexican border. Drug trade, illegal immigration and the prison gangs are dancing this dance of death, and innocents are drawn into it. I don't mean to say that this is straightforward "political" or "message" song: far from it. But it's hard not to think about these "waves of desperation".
    mattion December 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI see this song being about the Dance of Death every Mexican immigrant goes through when crossing the rivers and sitting in Death Valley dreaming of this northern country that is a land of dreams to the immigrants. But it's nothing more than an endless dance of death, from crossing getting caught getting sent back.
    MirageWalkeron January 01, 2010   Link

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