Hong Kong 2019

A rewording of Phil Ochs song, Knock on the Door

   Dm
In the streets of Hong Kong, in two thousand nineteen
      F                   A
The young and the old protesting have been,
      Dm
They are fighting for freedom, and democracies right
 F                       A
But risking a visit in the dead of the night,
        Dm                 Gm           Dm
With a knock on the door, knock on the door
                   A                  Dm  Dsus2  Dm
Here they come to take one more, one more

In nineteen eighty nine, on Tiananmen
Students asking for freedom were slaughtered then.
Their cry for democracy strangled right there,
When the soldiers and tanks they rolled into the square
Then the knock on the door, knock on the door
Here they come to take one more, one more

Then came Falun Gong, in nineteen ninety two,
Teaching compassion, with courage so true,
Imprisoned and tortured, their organs sold,
Just one more chapter in a regime so cold,
Another the knock on the door, knock on the door
Here they come to take one more, one more

In the streets of Hong Kong it’s happening now,
The young the old are refusing to bow,
For five months and more they are protesting still,
Fighting for freedom with unstoppable with will
But they wait for the knock on the door, knock on the door
Here they come to take one more, one more

(This is Phil's verse)
Look over the oceans, look over the lands
Look over the leaders with the blood on their hands
And open your eyes and see what they do
When they knock for a friend, they're knocking for you
With their knock on the door, knock on the door
Here they come to take one more
With their knock on the door, knock on the door
Here they come to take one more, one more

 

About Daniel Kelly

Daniel Kelly is a singer/songwriter from Yass in Australia.
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