Defending the Republic

from Rebellion by Pere Vilanova

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It was for a short weekend,
it was a short dream,
me and her went out,

To the streets
of a new land,
we saw fireworks shine,

And shining
spots in the square
where people drink
and everybody was drunk,
in our neighborhood
I saw lots of smiles,
'cause defending the Republic is that.

My fredom, my love, my heart
my golden shore,
are happy by your side,

I get lost
into you beautiful asian eyes,
and your magic warm skin,

And kisses
into the dark,
when people dream
and we are making love,
and kisses
into the moon light,
'cause defending the Republic
is that.

I've thought of all those people
I've met around the world,
specially in the old Europe.

In the smokey clubs
when we were arguing about
which country was I from,

And now
I can say
to them
hey I'm a catalan,
you're welcomed here,
and you will always be,
'cause defendin the Republic
is that.

The king is dead
to all of us,
and he'll never come back,

May be
he should have accepted
some wisdom
and advice,
but now we've gone to far,

From him,
from his fascist crown,
from him,
against who we once fighted,
with all the democrats,
'cause defenind the Republic
is that.

I'm leaving you for now,
'going back to my guitar,
to my books and my dreams.

I hope
you have learned how,
how to fight
or else you'll be beheaded

By ours people's belief,
'Cause defending the Republic is that.


from Rebellion, released November 21, 2017


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Pere Vilanova

Pere Vilanova (Barcelona, 1988)
és un poeta i un cantautor. Canta en català, anglès i francès i les seves cançons sempre busquen la vida interior de les coses.


Pere Vilanova (Barcelona, 1988) is a poet and a songwriter. He sings in catalan, english and french and his songs are always looking for the inner life of things.
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