Nagasaki Hiroshima - David Rovics

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And the nuclear weapons research in Oak Ridge, Tennessee continues right now, every day. --- Ten thousand children played in the playground Swinging on the swings, didn't hear the sound Of the single plane that flew overhead The third shift workers were just going to bed There was a flash of light and a rumbling noise And gone in a instant, parents, girls and boys Ten thousand mothers were boiling rice A thousand prisoners of war were rolling their dice Hoping they'd survive this terrible storm When each young man in his uniform Vanished in the air in the blink of an eye One moment they lived, the next they all died Hiroshima, Hiroshima Ten thousand chickens were sitting on eggs Beaks in their wings, resting their legs Ten thousand farmers were looking at their fields Planning the harvest, guessing at yields Dreaming of life after the war The next second they weren't living no more Hiroshima, Hiroshima Ten thousand lovers made lover to each other Each one of them thinking there might not be another Living so long with death everywhere Much more than one person alone can bear But there wasn't time for a final kiss Who could've known it would end like this Hiroshima, Hiroshima A hundred thousand people were living their lives Grandparents, children, fathers and wives Now they're just shadows on the street In such a quick burst of incredible heat Now listen to them talk about doing it again From whence came the souls of these terrible men Hiroshima, Hiroshima Created May ...


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