I Am Refugee

by Latin Quarter

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released October 9, 2015



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Latin Quarter first burst onto the scene with their singles "Radio Africa" and "New Millionaires" – songs that stayed for months in the German single charts in the 80s. The band split up in 1998. In 2011 five of the original musicians got together again. Unlike other bands they didn’t rely on previous fame but released two albums with new songs - 'Ocean Head' and 'Tilt'. ... more


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Track Name: I Am Refugee
I am Refugee

On a train in 1939
A kinder-transportee
In ’45 we were millions
Displaced by war and poverty
I’ve been expelled from Uganda
Run out of Palestine
(My) brothers and sisters taken
Time after deadly time

(When) Your world comes crashing all around
I am refugee

Wars I never started
Leaders who wash their hands
Call us ‘swarms’ and ‘aliens’
Invaders fresh from foreign lands
But out there in there stadiums
They raise the welcome banner high
Cos you can’t turn back the clock
You can’t just close your eyes

On a train in 1939
A kinder-transportee
Some then they called it ‘outrage’
Aliens with no right to flee