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Apartheid

Dave Gwyther
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The land of Israel, being the ancient land of Canaan before being conquered by Moses, and arguably being a Jewish territory before that, was promised by a withdrawing British Empire to be given to the native Arabs for their assistance in World War 2. However, the devastating holocaust lingering anti-Jewish resentment in Europe resulted in millions of displace Jews. The Allies needed to resettle them. Several places were suggested, including Africa, but the Jewish people were adamant that only the land of Israel would do. And thus in 1948, to the dismay of the local Arabs, the state of Israel was born. Today it remains a state of turmoil, where the Arab population is arguably treated as second class citizens. Their freedom of movement is restricted and what little land they have is taken away. This song is about the Apartheid here.
Salam Ala Khum to the people out there
This is a story about a land that's not fair
Over the sea to the something degree
Where Jesus once walked
As his people believe
That they have the right
To dictate my life

I wake in the morning and go to my job
But I don't get very far until there's a road block
Please show your ID card so I take out my yellow star
Guns in my face because of my faith
There's no queue their race rules supreme
I try to recall someone had a dream
Where my children played with theirs everyday
Equal and safe, regardless of race..

This is apartheid
This is not a life
We're second class citizens
We have no rights
Sonic boom in the morning
Road blocks at first light
You put up your walls
'cause you fear us in the night.

They take the best land and give us the dirt
Where nothing will grow regardless of work
They gain riches from abroad when all we gain is hate
There's you call the promised land
Ours a terrorists state.
We show our anger in the markets
Our frustration has an ugly name
Their revenge you call justice
But it's murder, all the same

This is apartheid
This is not a life
We're second class citizens
We have no rights
Sonic boom in the morning
Road blocks at first light
You put up your walls
'cause you fear us in the night

We vote for a leader and you tell us that we voted wrong
We tried your democracy and you said no that's not how it's done
You say there's a crisis and your gonna fight this
And then you give our enemy bombs..

This is apartheid
This is not a life
We're second class citizens
We have no rights
Sonic boom in the morning
Road blocks at first light
You put up your walls
'cause you fear us in the night.

This is apartheid
This is not a life
We're second class citizens
We have no rights
Sonic boom in the morning
Road blocks at first light
You put up your walls
'cause you fear us in the night.

Contributed by giorgio - 2009/11/25 - 12:31



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