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Independencia

This song was created for Game of Bands round 226 : "Random Tarot Card"

Lyrics:

Pass the rum
Pass me a pistol
Pass the guarded gates
We'll lay siege
To Bayamo
before the morning breaks

70 men
Against an army
Just looking for a spark
An hour in
Dead or captured
We've barely made a mark.

Condemn me
it doesn't matter
History
will absolve me
Independence
is all that matters
(da da da da da)

A hundred
twenty two defendants
Facing judgement day
One lawyer
With a plan
to defend himself pro se

Four hours
Spoken defense
About inherent Cuban rights
To rebel
Against a government
Illegitimate and despised

Condemn me
it doesn't matter
History
will absolve me
Independence
is all that matters
(da da da da da)

The movement
Formed in the prison
as we read Lenin Marti and Marx
through correspondence
and publication
We organized Cubans at large.

16 years
on the sentence
At the isle of pines
Till Jesuits
Taught forgiveness
And spared us from that plight

Condemn me
it doesn't matter
History
will absolve me
Independence
is all that matters
(da da da da da)

Now we're exiles
Down in Mexico
Making some new friends
I could go on
With this story
But I think we all know how it ends.
[Exit]

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