No Man's Country

The view's never been so quiet, so dark
A silent thief has entered our hearts
The moon's never been so white, so pale
The stillness of beauty has prevailed

The comfort of understanding has arrived
To fulfill the spirit of such a lonely child
Unlike the wind that prefers to roam
Forever a slave to freedom's song

Unlike the men we've surely known
Those who gave up their dearest homes

Forever burning bridges they've crossed
Forever yearning in their precious thoughts
But you'd never hear, never care, never answer
Not until the earth shakes open in its final hours

And those of us here laying
Those of us here dreaming still
Dreaming of mountains and violet hills
In no man's country, in no man's country
Oh, dreaming of no man's country tonight

Who are you to call yourself truth?
Who are you to call yourself king?
Who are you to judge me for everything?

With no mouth, no tongue, no voice
Who taught you how to speak of joy?
Who taught you how to speak of madness,
Of those who have tared and destroyed?

Oh, knowledge you've tried to resist
Then justice you've tried to commit
Who am i to be a prisoner of this?
Who am i to hide myself from it?

In no man's country, we'd strive
In no man's country, we'd scream
In no man's country, we'd fight
In no man's country, we'd dream
Dreaming of no man's country tonight

by Lubna Hazeem

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