Carnival Mirrors

Today it’s 13 days after the tragic shooting at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, a cold-blooded terrorist attack on a magazine that refused to bend for threats by Islamic extremists. Here’s my new sad song in commemoration of the tragedy. Hope you like it.

Lyrics:

Whenever religion is taking the lead
And people have little to lose
When a knock on the roof* makes us fondly believe
Our faith is the only one truth

When pencils are sharpened to open our eyes
To put our feet back on the ground
When a look in the mirror reveals all the lies
Not much of our pride will be found

Chorus:
Carnival mirrors are great for a laugh
Makeup mirrors magnify
But mirrors are fragile, so keep your hand off
Give’m a smile and pass by!

When you break a mirror you call down a curse
Bad luck will haunt you seven years
Yeah the world is in desperate need of those mirrors
Reflections are great to fight fears

Chorus

Now a mirror lies broken on the island of France
And cop choppers take to the sky
Our thoughts are with those brave drafters for freedom
Let’s sing with a tear and a cry

Chorus


 

* Note: a knock on the roof refers to the ‘civilized’ way Israel committed war crimes in Gaza during the summer of 2014: they first fired a little mortar on a house and one minute later they launched a devastating bomb to destroy the house including all civilians, often women and children that couldn’t get out in time. Thousands of innocent people have died that way.


 

A big thank you to my reviewer Mary Fitzpatrick for her highly valued feedback!

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