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Are You a Citizen Or Are You a Slave ?

Vic Sadot
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[2003]
Songwriters: Victor René Sadot & Cindy Abramowicz Hubschmitt
Album: Broadsides & Retrospectives [2005 - Crazy Planet Band]

Written with Cindy Hubschmitt, the song challenges cynicism and apathy about social justice issues. It could become an anthem if it gets heard...

Comments by Vic Sadot (1 2)
Are you a Citizen? - Or are you a Slave?
In the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!
Well, why do you tell me then, "Nothin' can be done"?
If we can't change a thing, then they've already won?

We'd still be a colony if the founders thought that way!
We'd have royalty and slavery and debtor prisons today
And women would never have won voting rights
It would be the dark ages without doing what's right

Say "No to destruction of your Planet Earth!"
Say "No to repressive laws! You know what they're worth!"
Say "Yes to the freedoms you were meant to employ!"
Say "Yes to the struggles that bring justice and joy!"

Yes, the media made you believe as you do
They lied to deceive you, and to brainwash you too
But a working class hero is something to be!
Remember that struggle is what made you free!

Now the Power Élite…They own all the news
And they fill your head up with their fear-laden views
After years of consolidating property rights
Now only a few own the media might

Say "No to destruction of your planet earth!"
Say "No to repressive laws! You know what they're worth!"
Say "Yes to the freedoms you were meant to employ!"
Say "Yes to the struggles that bring justice and joy!"


They've dumbed down the TV, and they've dumbed down the schools
They've dumbed down discussion as if we're all fools
It's not a democracy, if we don't make it work!
And it's not a republic when it's all goin' berserk!

If we let the corporates just take more and more!
They'll take all we have; leave us desperately poor!
‘cause most made their millions through graft and through greed
They don't care about you or what your loved ones need

Say "No to destruction of your planet Earth!"
Say "No to repressive laws! You know what they're worth!"
Say "Yes to the freedoms you were meant to employ!"
Say "Yes to the struggles that bring justice and joy!"


They play in their mansions on seasides and hills
While we work for wages to pay them our bills
Now open your eyes! It's no big mystery
Rise up, join together, and make history.

Are you a Citizen? Or are you a Slave?
In the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!
If you look at past struggles, you'll know it can be done
You'll use your Bill of Rights ‘til your struggles are won

Say "No to destruction of your planet earth!"
Say "No to repressive laws! You know what they're worth!"
Say "Yes to the freedoms you were meant to employ!"
Say "Yes to the struggles that bring justice and joy!"

inviata da giorgio - 24/12/2009 - 19:57



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