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There, Was A Country

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There, Was A Country

When across the land, water 
flowed
And on top of the hut, the cock 
crowed 

When under the moon, dreams 
were hope
And in pursuit of good, they 
never stop....,
There, was a country

When cries heard, were of 
sucking babies
And the speech of our lords 
were glad tidings

When man of the cloth, search 
of God wisdom
And those we crowned, toiled 
to feed our kingdom....,
There, was a country

When plough shares, worked 
the ground
And in sweat, fists were never 
clinched

When the land to the nation 
brought forth grain
And the fists of fathers, never 
caused pain....,
There, was a country

When drums were of dance and 
praise of gods
And voices of mothers were 
sounds that soothe our souls

When in dark night, the land 
was with light
And in day, evil was never hid 
from nature's bright....,
There was a country

When the wind blew our flag 
high with pride
And the death of our heroes 
would bring grief countrywide

When those of the east would 
long to meet our king
And of the west, would feed 
from our pastures green....,
There, was a country

But now here we stand...,
Without a vesture of covering 
Our streams, crimson and our 
streets, a chotic tide

Youths fighting
Fathers toiling
Mothers wailing
Politics, a canker to our 
economy

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