Alexandra Marshall

Books & Other Writing

Tinted Windows

Listen to the song, "Tinted Windows," inspired by Alexandra Marshall's unpublished novel of the same name. Vocal and piano by Faith Soloway. Lyrics by Alexandra Marshall, Dan Hunter, and Faith Soloway. Music by Dan Hunter and Faith Soloway. Musical arrangement by Faith Soloway. Produced and mixed by Tom Dube.

Lyrics
He lives in a village at the
foot of the hill
Where a boy turning 12 is a
boy who can kill
Men in black glasses
shouldering guns
Take him away in the glare
of the sun
I see the mothers crying
Protesting their fate
Their boys taken away
Like chickens in a crate
Sin mano ni fuerte
The mothers cry out
Los niños commandos
La Muerte they shout
In your salvation white
Toyota 4 x 4
They vanish from sight
To fight in your war
Tinted Windows
Hide from the sun
Tinted Windows
Hide the barrel of your gun
Tinted Windows
The blood on the floor
Of the children
Of El Salvador
Boy soldiers are barefoot,
hungry and scared
Captured and couldn't
escape
if they dared
Their sisters are violenced,
silenced and cursed
Fathers are missing,
murdered or worse
In your salvation white
Toyota 4 x 4
They vanish from sight
To die in your war
Tinted Windows
Hide from the sun
Tinted Windows
Hide the barrel of your gun
Tinted Windows
The blood on the floor
Of the children
Of El Salvador
I can see you
See through your shades
See right through you
Yankee Dollars paid
I can see you
See right through you
Tinted Windows
Hide from the sun
Tinted Windows
Hide the barrel of your gun
Tinted Windows
The blood on the floor
Of the children
Of El Salvador
I can see you
See right through you
I can see you