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The Terrorist

Aslan Akay
Language: English



[2007]
Lyrics by Edvar A. Akay
Music by Mike G. Forsyth

This is an attack on a number of issues in contemporary society; the banning of free speech, the Iraq war, Zionism, holocaust exploitation, abuse of human rights and erosion of civil liberties.

Back in 2002 Aslan had been watching the news and had been disgusted at the fact that the PM's wife had been forced to apologise for stating: 'as long as young people feel they have got no hope but to blow themselves up you are never going to make progress.' He picked up a pen and wrote down the opening lines to the song, with the knowledge that Cherie Blair's comment did not justify terrorism but merely was the mouthpiece for the many but not the few.
I've got no explosive jacket strapped on
But I'm a terrorist 'cause what I say is wrong
I don't wanna kill I just wanna debate
That makes me a terrorist a true object of hate
They say the first amendment entitles free speech
But my views are censored the public I can't reach
'cause I ain't no Zionist Jew
They claim I wanna kill all that's Hebrew
A land so free its home of the brave
But I bet it's the oil they really wanna save..

I've got no explosive jacket strapped on
But I'm a terrorist cos what I say is wrong
I don't wanna kill I just wanna debate
That makes me a terrorist a true object of hate
They say the first amendment entitles free speech
But my views are censored the public I can't reach

Mrs. Blair set an example to the nation
What you said was just mass manipulation
Apologies now Israels always in the right
You mustn't give the public any true insight
Israel I love you let me take you from behind
You get away with it all so please come fuck my mind
I wanna swim in some oil while humans are abused
And create a huge slick with justice refused
The Terrorism Acts the work of fascists
Why goes my country support those terrorists

I've got no explosive jacket strapped on
But I'm a terrorist cos what I say is wrong
I don't wanna kill I just wanna debate
That makes me a terrorist a true object of hate
They say the first amendment entitles free speech
But my views are censored the public I can't reach

You're the true terrorists - hears my verbal assault
You're the true terrorists - all evils not my fault

The Holocaust was terrible but Islam's not to blame
So why did you exploit for your profit and your gain
7/7 was a wicked tragedy
While 9/11 lets blame on policy
You say terrorism cannot be justified
Yet you ignore states but never suicide
A sea of oils turned into red
Blood of the innocent the enemy you said
Its all in the name of imperialism
Abusing human rights is true terrorism

I've got no explosive jacket strapped on
But I'm a terrorist 'cos what I say is wrong
I don't wanna kill I just wanna debate
That makes me a terrorist a true object of hate
They say the first amendment entitles free speech
But my views are censored the public I can't reach..

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/8/24 - 12:09



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