Why Does She Love This City?

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Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Fading roses, like her skin

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Jagged mountains keep her in

 

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

On rooftops boys fly kites in the wind

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Green fields of poppy in the breeze

 

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Mothers weep for broken dreams

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

Blue minarets and crumbling peace

 

There is nowhere in this world

Where her tears could fall like snow

There is nowhere in this world

Where hope can set the sails

 

Oh why oh why does she love this city?

She sees what only she can see

 

Words and Music by Janielle Beh


[Cover Photo: Jean Chung.]

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Welcome to my wayfaring world of stories. I’m a traveling musician and music educator from Melbourne living in Kabul, Afghanistan. Join me on my quest to embrace people of peace in tough places, inspire creative education where none exists, spark conversations that challenge the status quo, and collaborate with like-minded young people to catalyze a movement of peacemaking through acts of compassion and creativity among the young and free. As a nomad at heart, my ‘home’ is wherever I journey with people on the ground and discover life on the frontiers.