Tuesday, July 20, 2004

After the Revolution

This David Rovics guy is amazing!
 
"After the Revolution"
 
It was a time I'll always remember
Because I could never forget
How reality fell down around us
Like some Western movie set
And once the dust all settled
The sun shone so bright
And a great calm took over us
Like it was all gonna be alright
That's how it felt to be alive
After the revolution

From Groton to Tacoma
On many a factory floor
The workers talked of solidarity
And refused to build weapons of war
No more will we make missiles
We're gonna do something different
And for the first time
Their children were proud of their parents
And somewhere in Gaza a little boy smiled and cried
After the revolution

Prison doors swung open
And mothers hugged their sons
The Liberty Bell was ringing
When the cops put down their guns
A million innocent people
Lit up in the springtime air
And Mumia and Leonard and Sarah Jane Olson
Took a walk in Tompkins Square
And they talked about what they'd do now
After the revolution

The debts were all forgiven
In all the neo-colonies
And the soldiers left their bases
Went back to their families
And a non-aggression treaty
Was signed with every sovereign state
And all the terrorist groups disbanded
With no empire left to hate
And they all started planting olive trees
After the revolution

George Bush and Henry Kissinger
Were sent off to the World Court
Their plans for global domination
Were pre-emptively cut short
Their weapons of mass destruction
Were inspected and destroyed
The battleships were dismantled
Never again to be deployed"

5 Comments:

Blogger Leila M. said...

Interesting poem, where was it published?

July 20, 2004 6:47 PM  
Blogger qawukzi said...

It's a song by David Rovics. Check out his other songs at the links in the post or on http://www.soundclick.com/pro/?BandID=111310

July 20, 2004 7:07 PM  
Blogger Abdusalaam said...

I couldn't make the damn song play. It would stop playing after the first few lines. Good lyrics though; quite creative.

July 21, 2004 1:58 AM  
Blogger qawukzi said...

Try the hi fi play and MP3 downloads. It worked when I tried it.

July 21, 2004 2:21 PM  
Blogger Knightmare said...

Nice song, and by the way I also finished a song. check it out at my blog.

July 22, 2004 10:13 PM  

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