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Return to a land called paraiso,
A place where a dying river ends.
No birds there fly over paraiso,
No space allows them to endure.
The smoke that screens the air,
The grass that's never there.

And if i could see a single bird, what a joy.
I try to write some words and create
A simple song to be heard
By the rest of the world.

I live in this land called paraiso,
In a house made of cardboard floors and walls.
I learned to be free in paraiso,
Free to claim anything i see.
Matching rags for my clothes,
Plastic bags for the cold.

And if empty cans were all i have, what a joy.
I never fight to take someone
Else's coins and live with fear
Like the rest of the boys.

Paraiso, help me make a stand.
Paraiso, take me by the hand
Paraiso, make the world understand
That if i could see a single bird, what a joy.
This tired and hungry land could expect
Some truth and hope and respect
From the rest of the world.



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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 8:21 am
    Paraiso. Seems to be a hopeless land but as perceived by the inhabitants- it's already the best- for almost nothing was left. They have no choice
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    JuliElmoAug 28, 2010 at 7:07 am
    Love Our Natures .. Take care of them . make some trees and Love our Country . Especially Philippines .. Even Philippines is Having many Bad Peoples . Proud To be Pinoy Guys :D
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 7:44 am
    Paraiso means our wold in the first creation... We live in this land called paraiso! We should stop hunting birds, cutting down trees so there would no floods to come anymore... We should take care of our earth or "paraiso" that god made... And we were made to preotect and care for god's creation...
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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    A paradise, where there are no tears, fears and negative things instead there are laughters, happiness,love and all the good things in this world. That is paraiso...
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    UnregisteredFeb 19, 2012 at 3:24 am
    A place where there is love, where god is felt number one and where the feeling of happiness, joy and peace reigns

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