DANY DAN – On vient de loin part.2 (English lyrics)

We’ve come a long way
We’ve come a long way

(1st verse):
Well
He had difficulty to stand straight
His back has became stomped
More than what he would like
In the middle of the line
How can there be so much people
How thought we were only two
But there were all kind of chick, old people
Just behind teenage girls were giggling
In front of him a mother and her child in a stroller
She was coughing, holding onto her hips
It was a first december
In front of the Nanterre prefecture
Tomorrow it will be exactly three years since he’s here
But he still poorly talk french
This thought put a smile on his face, the line moved forward
A little bit of patience, at the end of the route
His first resident permit
The first time he would walk
Without fearing the return
Since this day
Were without supplies he had to run away
Just enough time to take all his savings
Hidden in a books
Flashbacks of this night had ceased to haunt him
In his sleep and to run from them he would get drunk
Go on

(chorus):
We’ve come a long way
Babylon, city with a thousand faces
We have to keep being proud of where we came
We’ve come a long way
Despite the blow, the injury
We’ve come a long way
We’ve come a long way

(2nd verse):
That night he wake up with a start
His sun was shaking him up
“Dad there’s noise outside”
Abruptly, he stood up
Headed to the windows
That’s it, he said to himself
Everywhere there was smoke
Crackling sound of guns
He wake his wife up and tell her to head to the east
Of the city
At his grandma’s house and to take the kid
Because the row was getting closer
Go away in the wood
He said to himself
He held her in his arms
And tell her ‘’run’’
And here he was, in the sticks, full of mud
Hardly able to stand
Chased by a bunch of enraged soldiers
He went from village to village
From jungle to jungle
Luckily no one
Knew his face
And that’s how he left his country
Was it a miracle, destiny?
No going back
His wife and child were safe and sound
As soon as he know it
He left the continent for Europe
Go on

(chorus):
We’ve come a long way
We’ve come a long way

We’ve come a long way
Babylon, city with a thousand faces
We have to keep being proud of where we came
We’ve come a long way
Despite the blow, the injury
We’ve come a long way
We’ve come a long way

(verse 3):
The boat was going to capsize
Once again
He looked death in the eyes
But coastguards
Stop him from being taken away
He was brought to Marseille’s door
They crossed the Canebiere
In a police bus
Compulsory repatriate
How the officer called him
When pointing him and three others guys
Another three life
Another three stories
Similar to his own
They put the three of them in the same
Plane for Paris, handcuffed
At that moment he understood, they’re gonna bring him back
In his country, by force or by choice
One of the three came from the same country
They understood each others
They decided to run away at occasion
Easier said than done
Even worse, brother!
But the next day, luck got them out of trouble
A negligence, a door left open
They got out
Without making any noises, waves, casualty or cry of rage
And here they are on the highway
The rain raged on
Han!

DANY DAN – On vient de loin Part.2 (English lyrics)

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