November 28th, 2007

cavestory

you can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles

A hundred tanks along the square
One man stands and stops them there
Someday soon the tide'll turn and I'll be free

I'll be free, I'll be free
I'll come home to my country
Someday soon the tide'll turn and I'll be free


In 1989, The Hooters added those lines to their version of the old Civil War song "Ruben's Train" to commemorate the students killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre.

When I was little, my mom used to hum this song to me. Now I know why.