Close Guantánamo

by Stephen Longfellow Fiske

Close Guantánamo

“Close Guantánamo” Vigil and March, Santa Monica – January 11, 2014
Performing song, “Close Guantanamo,” sung to the melody of “Guantanamera.”
Words by Stephen L. Fiske.
The 12th year anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo prison and the human rights violation it represents; including torture, detention without charge, unfair trials, Islamophobia, and impunity for crimes by the U.S. Government officials.

Stay tuned for the music video soon to come…

“Close Guantanamo” Lyrics

 

On this beautiful island
Where the shore meets the shimmering sea
There is a nightmare upon us
A deep plague on our humanity
A house of torture, of cruelty and pain
Which every day brings the USA shame

Chorus: We’ve got to close Guantanamo, we’ve got to close Guantanamo
Close Guantanamo, we’ve got to close Guantanamo

Detainees held without charges
In a legal black hole to plead for their plight
Locked in indefinite detention
In violation of all human rights
In violation of international law
In violation of all conventions of war

(repeat chorus)

2.7 million dollars per detainee
454 million cost annually
taxpayers bilked for the spending
to see the war machine run without ending
only making our longest war longer
only inciting the hate to get stronger

(repeat chorus)

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