Ginger Baker trio: East Timor

Fourteen years have gone by
Since four governments shook hands on a war
On East Timor

A population has died
And they turned a blind eye on genocide
On East Timor

A TV crew of five
Trusted a flag to survive
Didn’t get out alive
From East Timor

Decent men doing their job
Betrayed by their own
to a blood-crazed thirsty mob
With a license to
Mutilate, rape and rob
On East Timor

A small country is no more
Invaded by order
of the powers-that-be
Integrated involuntarily
That doesn’t seem right to me

Where there’s financial gain
Government knows no shame
It was done in our name
For the oil
of East Timor

They say there was no war
On East Timor

They say there was no war
On East Timor

There was a bloody war!

Ginger Baker: batteria e voce;

Charlie Haden: contrabbasso;

Bill Frisell: chitarra elettrica.