01 June 2007

WE REMEMBER 1984 - OPERATION BLUE STAR - THE THIRD GHALUGHARA










BACKGROUND TO THE ATTACK. 1 2 3


CHIMES OF FREEDOM

by Bob Dylan


Far between sundown's finish an' midnight's broken toll

We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing

As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds

Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing

Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight*


Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight

An' for each an' ev'ry underdog soldier in the night

An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing



.In the city's melted furnace, unexpectedly we watched

With faces hidden while the walls were tightening

As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowin' rain

Dissolved into the bells of the lightning

Tolling for the rebel, tolling for the rake

Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned an' forsake

Tolling for the outcast, burnin' constantly at stake

An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.





*I wanted to edit this line, but left it out of respect for the author.

Read it as "Whose strength is IN the fight"






Photo: The Long Walk To Freedom

Courtesy of Akaal Singh

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