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Divide and Conquer

Yellow Pearl
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[1973]
Album “A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America”, Paredon Records.
Con Chris Kando Iijima, Joanne Nobuko Miyamoto e "Charlie" Chin.
Prodotto da Barbara Dane

Album cover

“The tactic of dividing the people in order to conquer them is a tactic which capitalism has used in this country very effectively. It has not only kept different races apart, it has kept sexes, religions, ages, occupations, just about everything divided. People have been taught we must compete against one another, and that we threaten each others interests. It has even affected us personally in feelings of alienation from each other and ourselves, so that we are isolated and alone. We are not alone - our interests are the same as all people fighting against the common oppressor. Our struggle for unity is a critical struggle, and it is vital for victory.”
[nota introduttiva al brano dal libretto che accompagna l’album]
Have you ever woken,
Just before the day has broken,
And wondered why you're feelin' alone?
Have you ever wondered
Why things seem all asunder,
Why everything seems stripped to the bone?

By yourself, you are just by yourself.
Together, we can all take a stand.
By yourself, you are just by yourself.
Just look at my children walkin' hand in hand.

Have you ever woken,
Just before the day has broken,
And wondered why you're feelin' alone?
Have you ever eaten,
Finished with your meat,
And then watched the dogs all fighting for the bone?

By yourself, you are just by yourself.
Together, we can all take a stand.
By yourself, you are just by yourself.
Just look at my children walkin' hand in hand.

lt's been throughout the ages,
We have seen it move in stages,
They can chip away until its gone.
We can decide to make the rules,
Or decide to play the fools,
We can be the player, or merely the pawns.

By yourself, you are just by yourself.
Together, we can all take a stand.
By yourself, you are just by yourself.
Just look at my children walkin' hand in hand.

inviata da Alessandro - 8/3/2010 - 13:35



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