Do you hear the drums, Orlando?

An adaptation with due thanks to Abba!

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An adaptation in sympathy for the victims and empathy with their families and loved ones.

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”

Per the Harvey Milk Foundation:

“These victims had their futures stolen … their dreams were stolen, and their potential contributions were stolen from us all.”

“Hate and separation continue to bring forth too much grief, too many stolen lives across the world. May we also have the strength to address and deal with the roots of hatred that target any minority community with violence anywhere in the world.”


 

Can you hear the drums, Orlando
I remember long ago another scary night like this
In the firefight Orlando
We were humming to ourselves and quietly searching near and far
We could hear the distant drums
And sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar
They were closer then Orlando
Every hour every minute seemed to last eternity
I was so afraid Orlando
We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die
And I am not ashamed to say
The roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Orlando
They were shining there for you and me
For liberty and equality, Orlando
Though I never thought that we could lose
There’s no regret
If I had to do it all again
I would, for my friends, Orlando
If I had to do the same again
I would, for my friends, Orlando

Now I’m old and gray Orlando
And since many years, I haven’t held a rifle in my hand
Can you hear the drums, Orlando
Do you still recall the frightful night we took that fearsome stand
I could see it in your eyes
How proud you were to fight for freedom in that land

There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, Orlando
They were shining there for you and me
For liberty and equality, Orlando
Though I never thought that we could lose
There’s no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, for my friends, Orlando

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