They Can't Make Me Waver

from by Anders Eriksson

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This song is a homage to the Chinese Falun Gong practitioner Liu Chengjun who did many great things to stand up for Falun Gong. He died in December 2003 after 21 months of torture. There are many heroes in China like him, some are known, some will never be.

lyrics

Three years ago I raised a banner in Tiananmen.
It was shining like gold with Chinese characters
”Zhen, Shan, Ren”*.
For that I was arrested, and
sent away to a place they’re calling the devils den.
They told me when I got there:
”Here you’ll suffer,
and no one walks out alive.”
I’ve been beaten black and blue.
You don’t wanna know what I’ve been through.

Well I have… Climbed the mountains and the hills,
I’ve crossed many rivers.
They can never break my will,
they can’t make me waver.

What hurts me most is when I’m
thinking ’bout my worried mum.
And in my dirty cell I got a picture of my son.
I miss his smile and laughter,
but I know that some day’s gonna come.
When we can walk hand in hand together,
on the road of freedom.
I will leave without a trace.
No more dark and cloudy days.

Sharp and shining like hardened steel,
diamond-like forever.
They can never break my will,
they can’t make me waver.

* The Chinese words for the core principles of Falun Gong – Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance

credits

from Music For Freedom, released June 23, 2009
Anders Eriksson – Vocals, acoustic guitar, accordion
Susanna Halden – Violins

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Anders Eriksson

I have been writing songs since the middle of the 80s. My music is mixture of rock, soulful pop and American roots/folk music (Americana).


I have been engaged in the fight for human rights in China since many years. This commitment is reflected in some of my songs. For example "They Can’t Make Me Waver" which is a homage to the Chinese Falun Gong practitioner Liu Chengjun.
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