musings of a subway performer and lifelong troubadour

23 years since Tiananmen Square

Added on by NYC Subway Girl.

 

It's been 23 years since Tiananmen Square (1989). I wrote this song Witness, and recorded in 1998 on my "Retracing" CD also available on itunes and CD Baby.

Today you can download it free:    Witness.mp3

 

WITNESS     WORDS & MUSIC: C. GRIER (singerfish publishing SESAC)

EVERY NIGHT ON THE T.V. SCREEN

IN FULL COLOR I SEE THE NEWS

WITHOUT FAIL I WANT TO SCREAM

SO MUCH MIND ABUSE

THE LOWERING OF IQ'S I WANT TO FIGHT BUT WHAT'S THE USE

Chorus:

WHAT'S IN THE CARDS WE WILL POSSESS

IS IT PAIN OR IS IT HAPPINESS

AND THESE THINGS I CAN'T EXPRESS

I'M JUST A WITNESS TO ALL THE CRIMES

AND THE THINGS THAT HAVE TO BE

I'M JUST A WITNESS OF THE MODERN TIMES

HOW I WISH OUR WORLD WAS MORE FREE

I'M JUST A WITNESS

 

I CAN GO TO TIANANMAN SQUARE

AND FIGHT TO THE BITTER END

BECOME A HOSTAGE IN IRAN

BECAUSE MY SKIN IS DAMNED

NO ONE CAN RUSH EQUALITY

BUT THE T.V. SCREEN KEEPS HAUNTING ME

CHORUS

IF SOMETHING UP THERE IS LOOKING DOWN

IT'S WITNESSING A FOOLISH EARTH

IF IT COULD HAVE THE POWER

TO TURN TO AN HOUR

OF TOTAL PEACE AND HARMONY

I'M JUST A WITNESS