Shake Hands with the Devil

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If you don’t know the story of Canadian General Romeo Dallaire, who with a small number of UN peace keepers tried to prevent a genocide in Rwanda in 1994, then you need to pick up his book (2004) or watch
the film “Shake Hands with the Devil” (2007). I still get emotional singing this song.

lyrics

Shake Hands with the Devil

Shake hands with the devil,
Sometimes you got to make a deal
Though the souls you save won’t include your own,
And your wounds may never heal

And the road you walk’s paved with flesh and bone,
Turn around and find yourself alone
A peace keeping man with a gun in your hand,
Is this where you make your last stand?

Romeo - how could you know
The world would turn its back on you?
I guess they don’t give a damn about any Africans
Who don’t have diamonds, oil or gold.
Diamonds, oil or gold

And the United Nations just took a vacation, saying,
“Boys there’s nothing here to save”
So pull out all your men and let these Africans
Fill eight-hundred-thousand graves

Romeo - how could you know
The world would turn its back on you?
I guess they don’t give a damn about any Africans
Who don’t have diamonds, oil or gold.
Diamonds, oil or gold (repeat)

credits

from The Years, released November 7, 2019
Danny Medakovic: Lead Vocals, Organ, and Guitars
Alan Hinckley: Bass
Michael Scott: Drums
Mike Trebilcock: Arranged and sang Background Vocals
Chris Altmann: Pedal Steel
Dave Pomfret: Background Vocals

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Danny Medakovic Ontario

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer, Danny Medakovic has been gathering the respect of fellow musicians and music fans since moving to Hamilton, Ontario over 20 years ago. He has three full length albums out: Honeybucket (2002), Jolley Cut (2014) and The Years (2019). ... more

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