Tuesday, December 18, 2007

From Myanmar

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of Burmese martyred national hero Aung San, is an opposition leader and human rights advocate who gave up personal freedom and a chance to be reunited with her husband and children in Great Britain so she can continue her fight for democracy in her country. Though placed under house arrest since 1989, she won as Prime Minister of Myanmar in 1990. However, she was was not allowed to serve her term and continues to be under house arrest up to the present.


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In 1995, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.
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Damien Rice dedicated a song called "Unplayed Piano" to one of the greatest women in our time.

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Come and see me
Sing me to sleep
Come and free me
Or hold me if I need to weep
Or maybe it's not the season
Or maybe it's not the year
Or maybe there's no good reason
Why I'm locked up inside
Just cause they wanna hide me
The moon goes bright
The darker they make my night


Unplayed pianos
Are often by a window
In a room where nobody loved goes
She sits alone with her silent song
Somebody bring her home


Unplayed piano (unplayed piano)
Still holds a tune (still holds a tune)
Lock on the lid (years, years pass by)
In a stale, stale room (in the changing of the moon)
Maybe it's not that easy (too many windows)
Or maybe it's not that hard (in a stale, stale room)
Maybe they could release me (stale, stale room)
Let the people decide I've got nothing to hide
I've done nothing wrong
So why've I been here so long?


Unplayed pianos
Are often by a window
In a room where nobody loved goes
She sits alone with her silent song
Somebody bring her home


Unplayed pianos
Are often by a window
In a room where nobody loved goes
She sits alone with her silent song
Somebody bring her home


Unplayed piano (unplayed piano)
Still holds a tune
Years pass by
In the changing of the moon.


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