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Imperialism Is Another Word For Hunger

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

grainofsand

“As the struggle against U.S. imperialism around the world intensifies, our task here is to give the people in America a better understanding and fuller awareness of what U.S. Imperialism is, what it does, and what we must do to combat it. Our purpose in writing “imperialism" was two-fold; One, to help break down the "mystique" of words like imperialism which the governments propaganda has injected into the minds of the people -- to equate imperialism with everyday concepts so people feel more at ease with hearing it and talking about it; two, to help us break down our own dependence on rhetoric so that we may better be able to communicate with those we are trying to serve.
Obviously, that is a tall order for one song and we cannot hope to accomplish all that. We hope it can be a small contribution to the process of exposing and defeating U.S. Imperialism.”
[nota introduttiva al brano dal libretto che accompagna l’album]
It's just another word for hunger,
Taking from you what you need.
It's just another word for hunger,
When it's time, when it’s time to eat!

All around the world,
Taking life and land,
What does it mean?
What does it mean?

It's just another word for prison,
Taking you away from what you need.
It’s just another word for prison,
Lock you up, throw away the key
Lock you up, throw away the key

All around the world,
Taking life and land,
What does it mean?
What does it mean?

It's just another word… for struggle,
Taking back… what you need.
It's just another word… for struggle.
We will go where the people lead.

It's just another word
What does it mean?
Tell me what does it mean?
It means struggle,
It means taking back what you need.
It means future,
It means working to plant the seed.
Now tomorrow is too late to start to do it.
l'm tired of talking, wanta get down to it.
Today, we'll find a way.
Today, we'll find the way.
Today,…

inviata da Alessandro - 8/3/2010 - 11:49



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