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ONE BULLET PER HEAD

¿dónde está mi padre?

¿dónde está mi mamá?

¿dónde está mi hermana?

¿dónde está mi familia?

¿dónde está el amigo?

Where’s my Dad?

Not the same man

As my new sister’s Dad.

He walked out and left

Just like her’s will

Mama can’t cope –

A dollar a day

Don’t pay the way

Mama’s at her wit’s end

Takes us all to see a ‘friend’

Where’s the friend?

Where’s my mama?

Where’s my new sister?

Where’s my family?

Where am I?

¿dónde está mi padre?

¿dónde está mi mamá?

¿dónde está mi hermana?

¿dónde está mi familia?

¿dónde está el amigo?

Another street boy

Found left all alone

Sleeping in alleyways

Left to fend alone

Cause his Mama can’t cope

Such a happy face

Now he’s found a new home

Here in the boy’s centre

With so many others

Abandoned like him

Such happy faces

Must capture images

Snap, snap, snap, snap

Take the film to the store

Why pictures of street boys”

Says the man behind the counter

Why waste film on them

I have a solution

One bullet per head”

Policewoman calls at boy’s centre,

please take these three boys in”

I’ve been ordered to disappear them”

But I need to know they’re cared for”

Better for them to ‘disappear’ here”

Than to be left in the desert to starve”

Where’s my Dad?

Where’s my Mama?

Where’s my new sister?

Where’s my family?

Here in the boy’s centre

I’ve got a new home

I’ve got a new family

Saved from one bullet per head

In the city

In the desert

In the mountains

In the jungle

Where’s my Mama?

Why did she abandon me?

Why do all these Gringos care?

Why do they want to stop

The bullets to the heads?

¿dónde está mi padre?

¿dónde está mi mamá?

¿dónde está mi hermana?

¿dónde está mi familia?

¿dónde está el amigo?

 

(inspired by my experiences when visiting Peru with The Vine Trust, particularly by conversations with Paul Clark, details of his work with Union Biblica Del Peru can be found in this book – http://www.bpsbooks.com/southern-cross-lost-and-found-paul-clark/     )