Nicaragua Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn


album: Track 7 in album Stealing Fire
release date: 1984
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length: 4:45
producer: Kerry Crawford, Jon Goldsmith
composer: Bruce Cockburn
lyricist: Bruce Cockburn

Cover Art


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Breakfast woodsmoke on the breeze -- On the cliff the U.S. Embassy Frowns out over Managua like Dracula's tower. The kid who guards Fonseca's tomb Cradles a beat-up submachine gun -- At age fifteen he's a veteran of four years of war Proud to pay his dues He knows who turns the screws Baby face and old man's eyes

Blue lagoon and flowering trees -- Bullet-packed masaya streets Full of the ghosts of the heroes of Monimbo Women of the town laundry Work and gossip and laugh at me -- They don't believe I'll ever send them the pictures I took. For every scar on a wall There's a hole in someone's heart Where a loved one's memory lives

In the flash of this moment You're the best of what we are -- Don't let them stop you now Nicaragua

Sandino in his tom mix hat Gazes from billboards and coins "Sandino vive en la lucha por la paz" Sandino of the shining dream Who stood up to the U.S. marines -- Now Washington panics at U2 shots of "Cuban-style" latrines

In the flash of this moment You're the best of what we are -- Don't let them stop you now Nicaragua

Track Listing

  • 1 Lovers in a Dangerous Time
  • 2 Maybe the Poet
  • 3 Sahara Gold
  • 4 Making Contact
  • 5 Peggy's Kitchen Wall
  • 6 To Raise the Morning Star
  • 7 Nicaragua
  • 8 If I Had a Rocket Launcher
  • 9 Dust and Diesel