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Song of the week 22 (Dear Reader – Took them away)

I am excited.  I get to see DEAR READER end of the month, here in Durban.

For awhile now they have been my favourite South African (well sort of) band.

Currently based in Berlin (Germany), their latest album Rivonia is an introspective look at life / growing up in South Africa in the Apartheid and post Apartheid era.

I like the African feel to this song.  You can hear the “sounds of taxi’s” and Africa in the background.

Dear Reader – Took Them Away

Nicholas invited me to visit at the farm
We were playing in the yard,
I saw them in the barn
White and black together sat
I just stood and stared
How was I to know what it all meant?

(Verse)
Mr. Goldreich and his wife were generous to me
David in blue overalls came in to serve the tea
I had seen him in the barn, something wasn’t right
As I told my father late that night

(Chorus)
So they came in a dry-cleaning van and they took them away, took them away
One dog and a dozen strong men and they took them away, took them away
On that Thursday according to plan
They took them away in a dry-cleaning van
I stood and watched by the side of the road
How could I know?
How could I know?

(Bridge)
How was I to understand?
How to make it right?
As I ask our father every night

(Chorus)
So they came in a dry-cleaning van and they took them away, took them away
One dog and a dozen strong men and they took them away, took them away
On that Thursday according to plan
They took them away in a dry-cleaning van
I stood and watched by the side of the road
How could I know?
How could I know?

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