‘With God On Our Side’ – K’Naan (Bob Dylan Cover)

chimesoffreedom_hires_logo[1]In the framework of its 50 years anniversary Amnesty International released a CD with 76 Bob Dylan songs, covered by many different artists. K’Naan, who gained experience in covering Bob Dylan songs through a J.Period-Project, was also one of them. He covered “With God On Our Side” and re-wrote the lyrics so that they fit the Somali context:

“Oh the Spanish-American         “Now Somali-American    
War had its day                            War had its day
And the Civil War too                  and the civil war too
Was soon laid away                     was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes      and the names of our war lords
I’s made to memorize                   I was made to memorize
With guns in their hands            with guns in their hands they said
And God on their side.”               god’s on their side

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K’Naan  *-*  “With God On Our Side

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