Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A Song for Anna Politkovskaya


The Finnish online journal Voima has released a recording (mp3) of In the Beginning of a New Era: a Song for Anna Politkokvskaya. The song was written in Finnish and translated into Russian and English by Terhi Koskinen, a song writer and former singer with the popular Finnish group Ultra Bra. It was composed by well-known Finnish composer Kerkko Koskinen. More about Zhima Ditt, and the recording, here.

Proceeds from sales and donations will go to the Finland-based NGO Zhima Ditt, which works in support of human rights in Chechnya. Payments (for any amount) can be made to
Voima Kustannus Oy:800013-70732654

Please include reference number 71.

In the beginning of a new era
there will be bruises

in the beginning of a new era
there will be bodies

she who speaks the truth
who feels compelled to act
will be shot in a lift

they don’t know about me yet
they don’t know about you yet

the gunshots will be heard far away
(gunshots will be heard far away)
the bruises will be seen from afar
(bruises will be seen from afar)
but eventually the bruises will heal
and in the heart of the graveyard
ten new trees will grow

in the beginning of a new era
there will be bruises

in the beginning of a new era
there will be bodies

when the land turns ugly and dark
those murdered will be remembered
not those who paid for the kills

they don’t know about me yet
they don’t know about you yet

the gunshots will be heard far away
(gunshots will be heard far away)
the bruises will be seen from afar
(bruises will be seen from afar)
but eventually the bruises will heal
and in the heart of the graveyard
ten new trees will grow

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