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If We Don't Help Them Now

Pól Mac Adaim
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[2002]
Lyrics & Music by Pól Mac Adaim
Album: If We Don't Help Them Now

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A contemporary Celtic arrangement..

This is not just an album with words and music, it is an archive from which I hope many will find answers to the many questions within it and our past. I’ve always believed that we must learn from our past, if we choose not to we will continue only to suffer the consequences of the past. We only need to look at places like Nanking, Terezin, and Vietnam, to see history repeat itself in Cambodia, Palestine and Iraq.
Just like the hunger strikes of 1981 Belfast was only 90 miles from Dublin, with the world rapidly developing each day it becomes smaller, Turkey really isn’t far when you consider the fact that they could gain entry to the European union, and like the song says "For as long as the fascists are in control there, they’ll come closer to you and to me".
"In 2001 I went to Dublin for a Solidarity Demo for Hungerstrikers in Turkey. After attending several events aimed at showing solidarity with the Turkish hunger strikers in and outside 'F' block jails in Turkey, I was fortunate to be introduced to one of the Hunger strikers by Alex Mc Crory from Belfast, a community activist and fellow internationalist just before attending a rally in Dublin 2001. ..After talking to him I decided to write this song".
Sadly many have forgotten the plight of these people and since the end of public shows of solidarity, I feel sad to say that some 'so called' Republicans’ are still booking holidays to Turkey despite pleas from various Republican and left wing radical groups to boycott holidays in Turkey. People are still dying in Turkey, why have people here chose to ignore this..? ".
As the sun goes down over Istanbul town a father and mother weep
In an 'F'-block jail behind the steel rail for the last time their daughter sleeps
Starving for human rights she won't give up the fight let her know neither will we
For as long as the fascists are in control there they'll come closer to you and to me

Through countless years of torture and fear this corrupt state of evil survives
Neath (Beneath) the blazing sun this rebellion will uncover this governments lies
Mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers starve inside and outside the jails
If we don't help them now we won't need to ask how this human rights process will fail

Back in '81 our very own sons did starve against such evil ways
Though it's been twenty years we still shed our tears for the suffering they went through each day.
Starving for human rights she won't give up the fight let her know neither will we
For as long as the fascists are in control there they'll come closer to you and to me

Travel agents disguise this government's lies selling holiday breaks in this land
If you can hear the plea of the boycott they need then you've started to reach out your hand
Mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers starve inside and outside the jails
If we don't help them now we won't need to ask how this human rights process will fail
Starving for human rights she won't give up the fight let her know neither will we
For as long as the fascists are in control there they'll come closer to you and to me.

inviata da giorgio - 16/12/2010 - 14:04


Sempre di pol mac Adaim ci sono delle caznoni sulla guerra di Spagna e una dedicata a Rachel Corrie, Sto cercandone i testi, ma il sito ufficiale è in caratteri giapponesi (????)

DonQuijote82 - 3/11/2011 - 21:19



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