Commissioned by the Miami Children’s Chorus
Translation of French text:
Refugee, My Brother
I don’t know where you come from
And I don’t know where you are going;
On the road of life I heard your footsteps,
Not too far ahead of me.
Refugee, my brother,
The world is yours
You search for your light buried by hatred;
You speak of your life lost under the rubbles,
All the while escaping death hidden in the shadows.
Refugee, my brother, exiled from Afar,
The world is yours.
We are all travelers on the roads of the earth,
And our lives intertwine in roving lanes,
Without rhyme nor reason.
We are all travelers on the roads of the earth…
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