The Disappeared (Los Desaparacidos)

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Mamma still waiting for someone to say

Sara Christina was found yesterday

And the ghost of not knowing still eats her away

Sara Christina’s still missing

In El Salvador that’s the way that it is

Say what you feel and you run all the risks

Of ending up on the casualty list

Lost but never forgotten


Los Desaparacidos


Los Paradiso covered in mist

Friends start acting like strangers

Beware of the dangerous Judas kiss

That carries you away

Stand with the Union, You’re taken up wrong

Stand with Romero they’ll block out the sun

As the Air Force lands in your face with a gun

And carries you away


The dirty face of a dirty war

On the streets of San Salvador

No fandango in here anymore

They’ve taken it all away

This could be paradise free of the spell

Of the Yankee dollar bills from hell

That keeps all the jailers and generals well

While the innocent ones go missing