12. juli 2013

Til Ungdommen - For The Youth (by Nordahl Grieg)

Normalt synes jeg ikke om de der sidder hjemme foran deres webcam og synger... i håb om at blive "opdaget og kendte".
Men hende her... gør det nu flot og dejligt. Som tidligere elev på Ungdomshøjskolen ved Ribe kan jeg ikke lade være  at ekse fuldstændigt i benene. Glem versionen med Hr. Larsen i Danmark.......!!!!

Normally I don't care about people trying to become rich a famous by singing on webcam, being discovered aso..... but this girl really pushes some buttons. It's a old song from 1936 by the Norwegian poet Nordahl Grieg: "To the youth".
It's about peace, love and not fighting.
(Though I love the song, I DO belive that you have to fight and use force to defend freedom and help people sometimes...)
And it also bring back memmories from my time at "the youth folkhighschool at Ribe" where I live for 8 months in  1992/93.

Til Ungdommen (To The Youth)

Faced by your enemies
On every hand
Battle is menacing,
Now make your stand

Fearful your question,
Defenceless, open
What shall I fight with?
Where is my weapon?

Here is your battle plan,
Here is your shield
Faith in this life of ours,
The common weal

For all our children’s sake,
Save it, defend it,
Pay any price you must,
They shall not end it

Neat stacks of cannon shells,
Row upon row
Death to the life you love,
All that you know

War is contempt for life,
Peace is creation
Death’s march is halted
By determination

We all deserve the world,
Harvest and seed
Hunger and poverty
Are born of greed

Don’t turn your face away
From needs of others
Reach out a helping hand
To all your brothers

Here is our solemn vow,
From land to land
We will protect our world
From tyrants’ hand

Defend the beautiful,
Gentle and innocent
Like any mother would
Care for her infant.

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