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Andrea Rowe
original folk and blues
JUST LIKE US (Croatia)
Just Like Us (Croatia) is Andrea's portrait of the aftermath of war. Written just a few months before the war in Kosovo this song is particularly poignant in the aftermath of 9/11.

Thanks! With your help the April 17, 1999 and May 6, 1999 Women On The Edge benefits raised over $1,500.00 for Kosovo refugee support. All proceeds went to Mercy Corps International.

Read Andrea's comments about her first-hand experience with the aftermath of war in her grandfather's homeland.

I live in America
Land of the brave and the home of the free
I never knew how it would be
To have bombs exploding all around me

I went to the country of my grandfather
And his father and his father and his father before
Everywhere I looked I couldn't help but see
The ravages of an ugly war

This is a country that was beautiful (Just like ours)
With the sea and mountains and lakes
People devoted to their families (Just like us)
And for their freedom there's been hell to pay

Now I have seen with my own eyes
Bombed-out churches and schools burned right down to the ground
Homes for people just like you and me
With walls full of machine guns rounds

They used to live together peacefully
Until tolerance gave way to what they call "Ethnic cleansing"
It only takes a few persistent devils to stir it up
Stir up a cauldron of hate

So next time you're sitting there in your easy chair
Safe and warm within your home
Take a few minutes and say a prayer
Don't take for granted your freedom

from   S A R A J E V O   S E R E N A D E
Sarajevo Serenade
Sarajevo Serenade
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1. Just Like Us (Croatia) (© 2002)
2. Marijana (Traditional)
3. Sarajevo Spirit (© 2002)
4. One Day (© 2002)
5. Bittersweet (© 2002)

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