One Small Moat

TTTO “One Small Boat” by Marilisa Valtazanou

The people next village are surrounded by villains
They ran from the guns and they ran from the whips
To build all their castles they went through all hells — and
They built strongholds, castles like they’ve seen on their trips

You turn and you ask me “Don’t you want such castles?
With guards in the towers all ready and tough?”
I say “Not for me — such big things are mere hassles,
And for me one small moat is enough.”

They came and attacked us, they tried and take over
They’ve threatened and yelled and they puffed and they huffed
They’ll always be out there, we run and take cover
For me, one small moat is enough.

The people in town are all conquered by villains
They search for their freedom, in vain is their quest
They each hope to find some release from the killin’
They struggle and struggle, but our way is best

I turn and I ask you, “Oh, look how they wallow
Their yells reach the sky when the lord comes via boat.”
You say, “My beloved, those people are hollow,
We’ll stay, here us two, with the moat.”

They came and attacked us, they tried and take over
They’ve threatened and yelled and they puffed and they huffed
They’ll always be out there, we run and take cover
For me, one small moat is enough.

Freedom’s forgotten, their life is so shallow
They’re all disenchanted with what they have seen
The villagers live knowing their lives are hollow
All the folk suffer, no matter who’s queen

A tower is fickle — the guard must be faithful
And all of those troubles now seem quite remote
We sit in our house, each day we are grateful
For the wisdom we share and our one tiny moat

They came and attacked us, they tried and take over
They’ve threatened and yelled and they puffed and they huffed
They’ll always be out there, we run and take cover
For me, one small moat is enough.

We’ve lived here, it’s good life we both cherish, no wonder
Each day, we live in safety and we make love
They’ll always be out there, we run and take cover
For me, one small moat is enough.

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