Mother Tongue

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Don't lose your mother tongue you were born today
Don't lose your mother tongue you were born today

You are fragile, girl you are young
You bear the markings and you wear the gun
You picked your battle now the end has come
You are staring right up at the sun

Don't lose your mother tongue you were born today
Don't lose the one thing they can't take away
Take away

You're a martyr, girl, you're a queen
You're in the papers on the national scene
But you're forgotten in the regime
You're a flash in the pan on the screen

Don't lose your mother tongue you were born today
Don't lose your mother tongue you were born today

Desher jonmo desher mrtu
Desher musulman o hindu
Lingua franca you're born into
Mukti bahini

Don't lose your mother tongue you were born today
Don't lose the one thing they can't take away

Joya hai joya hai joya hai joya hai
Joya hai hai hai

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from Lingua Franca, released April 27, 2013
Cello by Ben Stephens.

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Saraswathi Jones Boston, Massachusetts

Saraswathi Jones is a singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and purveyor of postcolonial pop.

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