DON QUIXOTE


down in Valadero
Don Quixote to me appeared
exiting Las Americas
no ghosts I really feared
The castle of Du Pont is
a pearl in the Caribbian
the balcony steadily being washed by a viridine sea
the library still contains the paintings of his family

they came through the alley
in the hollow of the night
as shadows of fiction
Don Quixote and his knight
they brought me to the shoreline
and pointed out the night star
and said "there's the windmill of Miami Beach and I swear
they are the greatest mills on earth and tonight I'll be there"

cause I'm heading forwards
I horseback the ocean
I ride with the wind and rain
that backs up my emotion
cause I've made a decision
as my anger is rising
and nothing kan keep it from being
written on the horizon

I'm fighting the windmills
it's my passion and my trade
the deeper the better
the millponds I must wade
they say that I am crazy
but think about the old times
when Galileo was supressed to say that "the earth it is flat"
now even you and me today know better than that?

so I'm heading forwards
I horseback the ocean
I ride with the wind and rain
that backs up my emotion
cause I've made a decision
as my anger is rising
and nothing kan keep it from being
written on the horizon


                  silvio rodriguez • bjørn avzelius • khawaga