Tiananmen Square

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I have come here with my brother
Carrying his memory
We talk with one another
About the day he passed away

And I know that I will join him
And that all that I will hear
Are songs we learned in childhood to sing

Here we are
Arm in arm, against the tide
I will wear your hand-me-downs
I will face the firing squad
You said that life is meaningless
Why are all these people here
Going to fight by my side?

And with the moment upon us
Bringing us eternity
Everything was golden

As far as my eye could see
We stood and faced the army
As the shots rang overhead
And the crowd began to chant ‘stop killing’

You said that life is meaningless
Why are all these people here
Going to fight by my side?

I wait to see your face again
Encased by a thousand years of pain
And when our blood is washed away
We’ll be back upon the rain

And I want you here
To sing with me
And fight by my side