[Marxism] Song for Ana Belen Montes

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at resist.ca
Wed Jun 16 16:52:56 MDT 2004

Song for Ana Belen Montes
David Rovics

Twenty-five years was what the judge said
Then he banged his gavel and shook his head
You've done wrong, you broke our trust
Now we caught you and this is a bust

Now you'll spend these decades behind bars of steel
You thought you could play with us, but this is for real
He said you gave away secrets to the enemy
Now you'll live in prison in the land of the free

But here beneath this Cuban sun
I'd just like to thank you for all you've done
My heart today is torn apart
Ana Belen Montes, you are a spy after my own heart

"I obeyed my conscience rather than the law," so you said at your secret 
trial You took no money for your work, so says your declassified file
You warned the Cubans of the plans of the assassins from the US
Just what other good deeds you did, they may never tell us


High up in the ranks of the DoD you served the common good
Working alone, night and day, you did just what you should
Of all the great people I have known, there are few that I'd call greater
Than one woman who obeyed a higher law, who the judge called traitor

Macdonald Stainsby
In the contradiction lies the hope

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