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Highway to Lhasa

June 5, 2009

Sent in by Email by Frank Tedesco


Dear Friends of Tibet,


We hope you are moved by Highway To Lhasa on You Tube:


The song was inspired by a documentary film about tiny Estonia at the end days of the Soviet Union. By just singing, the Estonians were able to break the bonds of tyranny.


See The Singing Revolution trailer on You Tube:



Dedicated to peace in Tibet, the central theme of Highway To Lhasa is expressed in its narrated sonnet:


What makes a nation great is not its size,

It’s not the missiles not its fearsome hosts,

It’s not the buildings not the oil supplies,

It’s not some worn-out tales of ancient ghosts;


 Its people hold the secret of its power,

Its people who disdain the way of force,

Though murderous oppression knell the hour,

Its peaceful people turn their country’s course;


  For who will stop the army of the meek,

And who can bend the will that has no fear,

And who will quell the wailing of the weak,

The cry for freedom agonized and clear;


  The mighty crush the small and have their way,

But peaceful souls will rise to win the day.



It is my sincere hope that the public is awakened to the Tibetan situation as a matter of "justice and morality," which is how it was described by H H Dalai Lama in Boston a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps songs are a way to help spark that awakening.  To that end, please consider passing along Highway To Lhasa to friends and supporters:


Best regards,

Frank Tedesco

Gloucester, MA  

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