Battle Hymn

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When you live in Colombia, everyone always wonders if you don't worry about getting shot, stabbed, kidnapped, etc. My answer is... Chicago doesn't feel much safer to me at times... This is "Balapalé's" American cousin track. I met Jorge Fadul when I was looking for a vibes player for this track and since then have worked with him on a number of projects. I love the way a production can change your life by bringing you into contact with people you wouldn't have met otherwise.

lyrics

MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD
HE IS TRAMPLING OUT THE VINEYARDS WHERE THE GRAPES OF WRATH ARE STORED
HE HAS LOOSED A TERRIBLE LIGHTNING FROM HIS POWERFUL SWIFT SWORD
(YOU KNOW AND THIS) TRUTH GOES MARCHING ON

CHORUS:
GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUIA, GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUIA
GLORY, GLORY HALLELUIA, THIS TRUTH GOES MARCHING ON

THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK AROUND THE BLOCK NOW SUMMER'S HERE
AS WE GO STOOP TO STOOPIN' AND LOVE IS IN THE AIR
SOMETHING SMELLS A WHOLE LOT LIKE A POWDER KEG 'ROUND HERE
(YOU KNOW AND THIS) TRUTH GOES MARCHING ON

(CHORUS)

YOU SEE THEM IN THE ALLEYS AND AVOID THEM IN THE BARS
FEAR THEM WALKING HOME ALONE YET ENVY THEM THEIR CARS
YOU CURSE THEM FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, WONDER WHOSE KIDS THEY ARE
AS THIS TRUTH GOES MARCHING ON

GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUIA, MARY'S BOY IS IN THE COOLER
JUAN Y LUPE LOST ONE AND ITS ONLY JUNE
(YOU KNOW AND THIS) TRUTH GOES MARCHING ON

THESE STREETS ARE BATTLEGROUNDS,
THEY'RE NOT THE ONES THAT YOU WALKED DOWN
AND THIS TRUTH GOES MARCHING ON

(1ST SOLO)

YOU READ IT IN THE PAPERS AND YOU WATCH IT ON TV
SAY "WHATSA MATTER WITH THIS WORLD", AND "THANK GOD IT WASN'T ME"
BUT DID YOU EVER STOP TO WONDER HOW IT CAME TO BE THAT
THIS TRUTH GOES MARCHING ON...

GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUIA, Y'SAY THE STREETS ARE GETTING TO YA...
'STEAD OF STANDIN' STILL COMPLAINING, DO SOMETHING TO MAKE IT CHANGE
OR THIS TRUTH'LL GO MARCHING ON

(2ND SOLO)

NO CHILD WAS BORN TO HATE, SO ASK YOURSELF WHAT MADE HIM THAT WAY
OR THIS TRUTH'LL GO MARCHING ON

GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUIA…

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from Xumapaz, released December 4, 2013
(Inspired by Julia Ward Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic) Music and Lyrics: Sally Station, Sally Station: guitarras y voz • Jorge Emilio Fadul: vibráfono Diego Valdés: contrabajo • Michel Haase: teclado Luis Pacheco: percusión Rafael Castro: timbales

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