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Message in a bottle

Posted in Activism, Everyday life in Gaza, Gaza, International community, Non-violent resistance, Operation Cast Lead, Siege, Songs, Videos with tags , , , on 19/06/2011 by 3071km


 

LowKey – Long Live Palestine

Posted in Activism, Everyday life in Gaza, Everyday life in the West Bank, Palestine, Songs with tags , , , , , on 03/10/2009 by 3071km

Nabil – Palestina (Lluis Llach)

Posted in Palestine, Songs with tags , , on 09/04/2009 by 3071km

This is a beautiful song by Lluis Llach, a very famous Catalan singer and songwriter, interpreted by Nabil with subtitles in English.

El teu nom una rosa.

El teu nom Palestina.
El teu nom un bell estel a l’Orient.
El teu nom esperança.

El teu nom una espina.
El teu nom mirall precís que ens reflecteix.

Més enllà de les ones d’un mar que ens aveïna
et cantem el pervindre, el teu nom el coratge,
el teu nom Palestina.

Dels teus camps del pell bruna t’arrabassen els arbres
com si així et desarrelessin el demà.
Els teus fills els soterren quan encara somriuen
esperant que així el teu ventre es torni un erm.

Naixeran oliveres de destí mil·lenari
perquè els ocells hi cantin el teu nom que és coratge,
el teu nom Palestina.

Quan et nafren els braços, l’odi esdevé feixisme
colpejats pels qui escarneixen llur passat.
Seran les teves ales, d’un vol que veuràs lliure
si s’allunya la venjança del teu cor.

Més enllà de les ones d’un mar que ens aveïna
et cantem l’esperança, el teu nom és pervindre,
el teu nom Palestina.

Marwan – Los hijos de las piedras

Posted in Palestine, Songs with tags , , , , on 31/03/2009 by 3071km

This is a song from Marwan, a Spanish-Palestinian songwriter, called The sons of stones.

There is also a Catalan version he did for the documentary Palestina, la veritat assetjada. Reflexions i testimonis per un procés de pau just produced by Xarxa d’Enllaç amb Palestina.

If you want more information about him please check his website or his MySpace site, where you can listen to some of his songs.

Señores de occidente escribo de muy lejos
Soy niño y palestino, no creo que recuerden que hace medio siglo
Ustedes permitieron tan sólo por dinero
Que fuera amputada la tierra de mi abuelo

Tierra Santa de todos y con los mismos dioses
Dioses por los que matan en modernas cruzadas por ser distinto el nombre
Dioses en los que algunos nunca más creeremos
No pueden ser reales si vemos lo que vemos

De un gatillazo mueren los brotes de esperanza
Y aquí se desdibuja una paloma blanca

Con el alma curtida de recibir mil golpes
Los hijos de las piedras habitan barricadas
Hondas contra cañones
La historia ha cambiado, David es de otro bando
Ahora es asesino y nos está apuntando

Y los niños no se libran cuando silban las balas
El pupitre vacío de mi mejor amigo me ha sangrado el alma
Que se traguen su odio y venga la vergüenza para ajustar las cuentas
Mi boca es la de todos si digo…

Señores en sus manos yace nuestra esperanza
La vida, la justicia y una paloma blanca

Outlandish – Look Into My Eyes

Posted in Israel, Palestine, Songs with tags , on 22/03/2009 by 3071km

OK, so this is about songs… and sure this will also be in the list. One of Ash’s favourites and mine as well!

Look Into My Eyes (by Outlandish)

Look into my eyes
Tell me what you see
You don’t see a damn thing
’cause you can’t relate to me
You’re blinded by our differences
My life makes no sense to you
I’m the persecuted one
You’re the red, white and blue

Each day you wake in tranquility
No fears to cross your eyes
Each day I wake in gratitude
Thanking God He let me rise
You worry about your education
And the bills you have to pay
I worry about my vulnerable life
And if I’ll survive another day
Your biggest fear is getting a ticket
As you cruise your Cadillac
My fear is that the tank that has just left
Will turn around and come back

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let the media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Has our world gone all blind?

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let the media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Someone tell me …

Ooohh, let’s not cry tonight
I promise you one day it’s through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain’t with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters

See I’ve known terror for quite some time
57 years so cruel
Terror breathes the air I breathe
It’s the checkpoint on my way to school
Terror is the robbery of my land
And the torture of my mother
The imprisonment of my innocent father
The bullet in my baby brother
The bulldozers and the tanks
The gases and the guns
The bombs that fall outside my door
All due to your funds
You blame me for defending myself
Against the ways of my enemies
I’m terrorized in my own land (what)
And I’m the terrorist?

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let the media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Has our world gone all blind?

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let the media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Someone tell me …

Ooohh, let’s not cry tonight, I promise you one day it’s through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain’t with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,

American , do you realize that the taxes that you pay
Feed the forces that traumatize my every living day
So if I won’t be here tomorrow
It’s written in my fate
May the future bring a brighter day
The end of our wait

(pause)

Ooohh, let’s not cry tonight, I promise you one day it’s through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain’t with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,

[with kids]
Ohh let’s not cry tonight I promise you one day is through
Ohh my brothers! Ohh my sisters!
Ooh shine a light for every soul that ain’t with us no more
Ohh my brothers! Ohh my sisters!

We will not go down…

Posted in Gaza, Songs with tags , , on 21/03/2009 by 3071km

If there was to be a list of songs to listen to while reading our posts sure this would be in it…

Please visit http://www.michaelheart.com if you want to know more about Michael Heart or download his song.


WE WILL NOT GO DOWN (Song for Gaza)

(Composed by Michael Heart)
Copyright 2009

A blinding flash of white light
Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight
People running for cover
Not knowing whether they’re dead or alive

They came with their tanks and their planes
With ravaging fiery flames
And nothing remains
Just a voice rising up in the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Women and children alike
Murdered and massacred night after night
While the so-called leaders of countries afar
Debated on who’s wrong or right

But their powerless words were in vain
And the bombs fell down like acid rain
But through the tears and the blood and the pain
You can still hear that voice through the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

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