Chorus of the Dead (lyrics)


NOTE: This is a song originally intended as prologue to the musical. It's been since cut, but the ideas was there would be a video montage of refugees and migrants showing in the background as the characters come across a makeshift cross in the desert.

(male ensemble) SONG - Chorus of the Dead


We meet in summer’s glory

In the valley we tried to cross

So echo now our story

Don’t give yourself up as lost Time was we lived as lovers

In hope for a better land

Husbands, fathers, brothers

Blown apart like the desert sand

(Chorus) So echo now our story

Caught in a cage of lies

The lost, the poor, the lonely

And bless, bless the dead men who cry

Así que haz eco ahora de nuestra historia

Atrapado en una jaula de mentiras

Los perdidos, los pobres y los solitarios

Y bendice, bendice a los muertos que lloran


(repeats in Spanish) We ran from the land behind us

Betrayed by the land we crossed

Now let the desert take us

The dead, the poor, the lost Be brave and go on forward

The dead will be your friend

Love will push you onward

No matter where you end


(Chorus) So echo now our story

Caught in a cage of lies

The lost, the poor, the lonely

And bless, bless the dead men who cry


(repeats in Spanish)


And bless, bless the dead men who cry


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