We Are The Harragas

from Dying Wave

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  • We Are The Harragas

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Duration 05:23
Music and lyrics by E. St. Germain
(c) 2017 E. St. Germain

(Greek woman voice : A lot of people came here because they have hope… So this is the beginning of dream we have here… They spent every money they have to build this life here and then they left everything)

(Refugee voice : For five hours we were in this sea… Every second : danger of life, because if we fell down to the water no one can take us, no one can care about us)
(Refugee voice : I told in Afghanistan that (…) humanity. I cannot see a humanity in Europe)
(Refugee voice : What’s going to be happen ?… They’re going to take me out of this… this… (…) They are… they will put us to the jail… She said « I will kill myself »)
(Refugee voice : I work in a basement, I just go to work in the morning, I don’t see the sun… and I go back after the sunset… I can’t see the sunshine, I can’t see the morning)

This scary sea won’t stop us
Neither will your heavy walls
My dream is bigger than fear
And the boats keep sailing

We come from the land of death
And I’m looking for the sun
Keep your gold keep your gold
I just need a few of your hopes

We are the burning ones
We are the harragas

(Refugee voice : We came from Izmir to Greece by small boat… from rubber… And we were going to die, to sink… our… It’s going to the sea… The water was to here, and we throw all our clothes and things, medicines, clothes… Everything, we lost everything)

Thousands are sailing
Thousands are dying
You know we’ve OD’d on fear
The needle fell from hell

We come from the land of death
And I’m looking for angels
No despise no despise
I just need one of your smiles

We are the burning ones
We are the harragas

(Refugee voice : We tried to hold each other and run… Yeah we tried all the time and I was trying to push him in front of me… If I stop, if the policemen stop me, it’s ok, just I want my children to be in safe… If I don’t cross the borders it’s ok… just I want my family in safe)

(Refugee voice : I don’t want to separate them but if I’m obliged it’s ok, just if them to be in safe… We tried today to go out from Hungary, they stopped us, they didn’t let us go out to the train… I don’t know why we are obliged to stay in this country, we don’t want to stay here)

You tell this lonely boy
Not to stay not to cry
Drive him back to the border
What kind of human are you ?

We come from the land of death
And I’m looking for peace
Give me love give me hugs
What I need is just to be warmed

We are the burning ones
We are the harragas

(Refugee voice : I will try and try and try… Oh I hope to stay at home, small place, me and my children… my husband have nice work, have something to do, help others… Future, another future… I wish I could bring my family from Syria : my brothers, my mother, father and all of them… I wish they will be ok… I hope we will do it)