Bill Burnett

Bill Burnett

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Pop - Alternative | Altadena, California, United States
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Song Description

A song about the Kafkaesque prison created by America to hold "enemy combatants" in the "war on terror"

Lyrics

GUANTANAMO BAY
Ac 2004 BY Bill Burnett

Under the glare of the red Cuban sun
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
The big tall American's cleaning his gun
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
On this dictator's island this one spot is free
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
A twinkling beacon of democracy
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay

In the rippling heat stand the cinder block pens
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
That are filled up with creatures who used to be men
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
With no names and no faces they're just detainees
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
Locked away in this beacon of democracy
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay

Oh they got what they asked for, they shouldn't have fought
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
We don't who they were or just how they got caught
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
But they're guilty as sin, it's so easy to see
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
By the light of our beacon of democracy
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay

Soon they'll face a tribunal and that should take care
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
Of the trace of injustice that's fouling the air
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
Cause an Army Tribunal is certain to be
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
A beacon of justice and democracy
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
When this moment is gone and we pause to look back
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
At what we embarked on after we were attacked
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
Will we read in the books that we call history
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
That we once were a beacon of democracy?
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay
Hey hey Guantanamo Bay



Song Length
4:08
Genres
Folk - Alternative, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Troubled, Irate

Similar Artists
Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young
Language
English
Era
1960 - 1969

Lyric Credits Bill Burnett
Music Credits Bill Burnett
Producer Credits Bill Burnett