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Old 01-23-2012, 04:09 PM
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ELLIS ISLAND.
I was driving down ninth avenue
As the sky was getting dark
Didn't have nothing else to do
So I kept on riding to battery park
As I stept out in the damp and misty night
As the fog was rolling in
Man said 'last boat leaving tonight
Is the boat for Ellis Island
As my feet touched the solid ground
I felt a chill run down my spine
I could almost hear the sound
Of thousand pushing through the lines
Mothers and bewildered wives
That sailed across the raging sea
Others running for their lives
To the land of opportunity
Down on Ellis Island
'What is this strange paradise ?'
They must have wondered
Through the cries ands moans
After all their sacrificed
Their faith, their families, friends and homes
Then on the separation stairs
They were counted out or counted in
Frozen while the inspector stared
Down on Ellis Island
Down on Ellis Island
Me I only stumbled in
Just to wander around that empty hall
Where someone else's fate had been
Decided in no time at all
Cases filled with hats and clothes
And the belonging of those
Who journeyed far
They're stange reminders I supose
Of where we're from and who we are
But as the boat pulled off shore
I could see the fog was lifting
And lights I'd never seen before
Were shining down on Ellis Island
Shining down on Ellis Island.
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1. The scene takes place in New york * Italy * Eire
* 2. The scene takes place in falls * Winter * Holiday
* 3. The singer is speaking about Emmigrants * Visitors * Immigrants
* 4. Ellis Island is a place where the immigrants were considered stupid ; treated like cattle; regarded as dangerous people
* 5. For the immigrants America is An old world; The last chance; A land with awful conditions
* 6. When they arrived the immigrants were Disappointed * Exicted * Happy
* 7. In Ellis island they haven't time to sympathise; be bad; talk
* 8. Strange paradise means that They are in the american dream *America is a cornucopia; .Everything had to be done
* 9. they are all sad because they have left everything * they no have money at all * they must restart again
* 10. the condition of travel were really good * appalling * just like heaven
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