jueves, 20 de mayo de 2010

Rise Against - Hero Of War

"A hero of war, is that what they see?".
Vuelvo a postear con Rise Against como protagonista. Puede que si no entiendes la letra, o no la escuchas, no aprecies o sientas en tu interior cosa alguna. De cualquier forma, solamente con el vídeo observarías que tu cuerpo quiere separarse de tu ser, que tu corazón quiere latir a un ritmo que tu cavidad torácica no puede contener, o que tus piernas quieren correr... Correr a un estado de vacío. Donde no exista maldad, donde el ser humano sea eternamente inocente y donde tu imaginación pueda ayudarte a olvidar.
Al menos eso es lo que sentí yo. O así es como lo puedo explicar, ya que las palabras no siempre son suficientes, y muchas veces no son capaces de mostrar lo que uno quiere decir y compartir.
Y para que puedas percibir lo que describo, dejo en este rincón el videoclip de la canción, y la letra de "Hero Of War" del disco "Appeal to Reason" del año 2008.





He said "Son, have you seen the world?
Well, what would you say if I said that you could?
Just carry this gun and you'll even get paid."
I said "That sounds pretty good."

Black leather boots
Spit-shined so bright
They cut off my hair but it looked alright
We marched and we sang
We all became friends
As we learned how to fight

A hero of war
Yeah that's what I'll be
And when I come home
They'll be damn proud of me
I'll carry this flag
To the grave if I must
Because it's a flag that I love
And a flag that I trust

I kicked in the door
I yelled my commands
The children, they cried
But I got my man
We took him away
A bag over his face
From his family and his friends

They took off his clothes
They pissed in his hands
I told them to stop
But then I joined in
We beat him with guns
And batons not just once
But again and again

A hero of war
Yeah that's what I'll be
And when I come home
They'll be damn proud of me
I'll carry this flag
To the grave if I must
Because it's a flag that I love
And a flag that I trust

She walked through bullets and haze
I asked her to stop
I begged her to stay
But she pressed on
So I lifted my gun
And I fired away

The shells jumped through the smoke
And into the sand
That the blood now had soaked
She collapsed with a flag in her hand
A flag white as snow

A hero of war
Is that what they see
Just medals and scars
So damn proud of me
And I brought home that flag
Now it gathers dust
But it's a flag that I love
It's the only flag I trust

He said, "Son, have you seen the world?
Well what would you say, if I said that you could?"


Lyrics from sing365.com.

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