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They Shall Not Pass

The Ex
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Lyrics taken from several revolutionary songs then turning them into a new one.
1936, the Spanish Revolution

Il brano che apre "1936, the Spanish Revolution", il disco che The Ex realizzarono nel 1986, in occasione del cinquantenario della guerra civile spagnola. Solo quattro tracce (They Shall Not Pass, El Tren Blindado, Ay Carmela e People Again) accompagnate da un accuratissimo booklet di 144 pagine pieno di documenti storici e fotografie provenienti dagli archivi della CNT-FAI.
Just because we are human
We don't like guns against our head
We want no servants underfoot
And no bosses overhead
So take the course of left and back it,
At the crooked system, whack it
There's a cause to get excited
Whatever is wrong let's right it

We reds are the color of blood
Our only crime is wanting to be free
The enemy's the color of puss
The fascists in front of you & me
The hordes of puss in front of us
While you & me, of course we're free
But can't you hear their contempuous laugh
They want us free as air... to starve

Clenched our fist, set our hearts -- Even with our backs against the wall
We give our word: they shall not pass -- There are things that have to be said
Combat the violence that's on the increase -- Freedom calls, now or never
Better live on your feet than die on your knees -- There is no going back
Even with our backs against the wall -- Clenched our fist, set our hearts
There are things that have to be said -- We give our word: they shall not pass
Freedom calls, now or never -- Combat the violence that's on the increase
There is no going back -- Better live on your feet than die on your knees

Even with our backs against the wall
There are things that have to be said
Freedom calls, now or never
There is no going back
Clenched our fist, set our hearts
We give our word: they shall not pass
Combat the violence that's on the increase
Better live on your feet than die on your knees

Don't die on your knees
Live on your feet
Don't die on your knees
Live on your feet
Don't die on your knees
Live on your feet
For no one is a slave
For no one is a slave
For no one is a slave
For no one is a slave

Contributed by Alessandro - 2008/6/30 - 11:14



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