Music

Song – The Feeling On That Night

Copyright Raz Chaoten 2014 – feel free to distribute and copy so long as it is not for money

LYRICS

VERSE 1:

I told a cop that I was proud to be an Anarchist

As I was locked to a plastic fence

Outside a factory making war machinery

Sun in my eyes as they took my friends

CHORUS 1:

Cos I remembered the feeling on that night

So ecstatic and so liberating

Windows smashing, barricades and setting things alight

And even then we almost got away

VERSE 2:

Well they have beaten me, strangled and imprisoned me

And what is worse they have smiled and laughed

They have molested, raped and murdered cold-bloodedly

And brought a coldness to my heart

CHORUS 2:

But I remember the feeling on that night

Tired, bruised and crazy in my cell

I whispered to myself “they are the terrorists”

And I cackled like a demon out of hell

MIDDLE:

And I remember the feeling that next morning

Of comradeship and cigarettes and rage

Of solitude and promising myself to Anarchy

And to fighting them until my dying days

VERSE 3:

The years have passed now but still I am struggling

And ever purer grows my hate

But I’m a happy man and everything is better now

My head is high and my back is straight

CHORUS 3:

Cos I remember the feeling every night

I close my eyes and see the colour of my flag

And I know their bright blue flashing lights

Could never reach as far as all that Black

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Song – Red and Black Flag

Copyright Raz Chaoten 2014 – feel free to distribute and copy so long as it is not for money

LYRICS

VERSE 1:

Do you know what that anarchist flag means?

The diagonal black and red?

Red’s for the toilers’ blood spilt struggling

Black’s for the soil stolen from them

BRIDGE 1:

And when that red turns into green

Then we’ll know that we are free

VERSE 2:

Do you know why we wear masks at marches?

It ain’t just so that our names aren’t known

It’s the symbol of the invisible masses

Never shown by the spectacle

BRIDGE 2:

And when those faces can be seen

Then we’ll know that we are free

CHORUS:

What if one day there was a revolution?

What kind of world would you want to see?

Would it be one where all are equal?

Would it be one where all are free?

Well then we’ve got something in common

Because we want the same as you

So let us share our dreams together

And let us fight together too

MIDDLE:

And did you know you’re freedom is bound with ours?

That’s why it’s called collectivism, coz we share more than our scars

We share an interest in growing this new world in our hearts

So where will you stand when the last war starts?

VERSE 3:

Do you know about our system of government?

How it’s controlled by the rich?

The State protects them with it’s violence

That’s why we want to destroy it

BRIDGE 3:

And when there’s no more hierarchies

Then we’ll know that we are free

(CHORUS)

FINAL CHORUS:

Let’s sing some songs about the revolution

To help to keep our spirits high

And let us raise our red and black flags

See if the wind will make them fly

You know we’ve got something in common

Because we’re not afraid to dream

And when we share our dreams together

They’re not as crazy as they seem

Song – No More Borders

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LYRICS

CHORUS:

We don’t need no more borders (x4)

We don’t need no borders, what we need is:

One World (x4)

VERSE 1:

Imperialism hurts my soul

Causing division for control

Xenophobia and hatred

Making us feel so naked

Against their lies and their attacks

When they disguise all of the facts

We take the flack for all their crap

So we fight back

(CHORUS)

VERSE 2:

Capitalism breaks my heart

We were excluded from the start

They build their prisons where we’re hurled

To keep us hidden from their world

And now it’s time, in fact it’s been

Time for a change since the beginning

But they keep grinning, cos they keep winning

So we’ll keep singing

(CHORUS)

DEDICATION:

This song goes out to everyone in Morocco struggling against racism and oppression funded by European imperialists, fighting for a world where everyone is free to travel where they wish, where workers are free from capitalists and where we are all free to share this world with one another

(Repeat Chorus)

Song – God is Death

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LYRICS

CHORUS:

I hope that God doesn’t exist coz it would be real hard to abolish him

I hop that God doesn’t exist coz God ain’t Dead

VERSE 1:

God is death all because of a bomb

That you strapped to yourself when you feel done wrong

God is death of the people you maim

Even though they ain’t the ones to blame

God is death at the hands of the State

Which you knew damn well would retaliate

God is death of the people you love

So next time you look up above, say

(CHORUS)

VERSE 2

God is death in invisible wars

When the church takes money from the poor

God is death when that money’s spent

On bullets through the lungs of the innocent

God is death to control resources

By sacred militaristic forces

God is death of the mind

Read too much scripture it’ll make you blind

MIDDLE:

So I’m gonna put on an Iron shirt and chase the lord right out of earth

I’m gonna put on an Iron shirt and chase God right out of the earth

I’m gonna send him to outer space to fuck up some other place (X2)

Jehovah was a devious one, made for us all of creation

Just so he could watch us with our toxins and bombs

Coz he gets off on mass extinction

(CHOURUS)

VERSE 3:

God is death of millions of species

Coz making money isn’t easy

Armageddon rains down and you just stay on your knees

It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy

Coz the Jews control the Holy Land

Just like the good book says

And the biosphere is crumbling

We must be ready for judgement

FINAL CHORUS

So if God does exist, I guess I’ll have a chance to tell him what I think

I’ll just say “God, you are a prick and I wish you were dead”

But I hope that God doesn’t exist coz I think we could fix all of this

If we just said “God doesn’t exist” so sing along:

“God doesn’t exist” (repeat till finish)

Song – Drift Away

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LYRICS

VERSE 1:

I don’t want to drift away, it’s just that the world’s too big

So fucking complicated, and I don’t feel free

So I sit and dream away about how the world could be

About what it means to be a human being

BRIDGE 1:

But I don’t know what to say when you wake me from my day-dreams

And I see what our love really means

CHORUS:

I don’t want to drift away from you

But nothing lasts forever

Ojos verde, mi amor

MIDDLE:

When I hear those daggers in your throat

Sharp and clear and straight out of the blue

It cuts right through whatever paper mask

I’m blocking out my flaws by looking through

Maybe you don’t know the power you have

The handle’s never as sharp as the blade

Maybe you feel euphoric as you stab

Coz all you’re doing is pushing out your pain

BRIDGE 2:

All I said is maybe, but if it is the case

Then what else can I do but (drift away)

(CHORUS)

VERSE 2

I never thought I could break

Your beautiful heart one day

I’d done that before, you know

And it don’t feel great

BRIDGE 3:

But I never knew what to say when you’d clear apart the smoke clouds

And I’d see what our love really was

(CHORUS)

Song – Dirty Ruby

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LYRICS:

VERSE 1:

My beliefs they slipped away from me, left me with nothing but this mist

Of grey anxiety, clenching my mind up like a fist

And i felt no strength then to deal with all the consequences

In no position then to look for independence

CHORUS:

But then the beauty of the world revealed itself to me

And that most beautiful of girls declared her love for me

And i found the strength to carry on

VERSE 2:

A maze of insecurity kept all the world out of my view

So far from true reality, i doubted everything i knew

With no sense of identity – thoughts, dreams and feelings merged as one

Was not who i’d pretend to be, but then i looked up at the sun

(CHORUS)

MIDDLE:

I woke up in a prison cell of plastic, glass and flesh

Travelling through a dream of lambs and mist

I broke free in the centre of this multi-layered city

And found you blind and bleary when we kissed

Dirty Ruby shine, light a fire in my cold, dark soul

Dirty Ruby shine, melt the cracks in my heart to make me whole again

My friend, I never thought that I’d feel whole again (X2)

You tried to give me all the things you thought I’d want to see

And do the things you thought I wanted done

But the very fact you even chose to speak to me at all

Gave me more joy than any prize I’d ever won

Dirty Ruby shine, light a fire in my cold, dark soul

Dirty Ruby shine, melt the cracks in my heart to make me whole

Dirty Ruby shine on and on and on and on

Dirty Ruby shine on and on again

LAST CHORUS

The beauty of the world revealed itself to me

And that most beautiful of girls declared her love for me

And yet still she doesn’t know because I cannot find the words

Or the right images to show how all about her that I’ve heard

Has given me the strength to carry on

Song – Al Qaeda

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Lyrics:

CHORUS:

Al Qaeda was invented by the CIA

It ain’t what you’ll read in the news today

But its the truth

Terror takes your freedom away

VERSE 1:

Governments need to keep the truth disguised

Coz good murderers have got to be good liars

They tell ya that the Muslims rape and kill

So that you’ll be a good child and swallow your pills

BRIDGE 1:

But there’s something that you need to know

The record shows that

(CHORUS)

VERSE 2:

The commanders-in-chief of the land of the free

Aren’t afraid to make a few enemies

Even train ’em up and teach ’em how to fight

So they can turn ’em loose and give us all a fright

BRIDGE 2:

They had the whole thing planned, Bush and Reagan

Back in Afghanistan

(CHORUS)

Don’t be afraid (X3) and don’t ya be their slave

(Repeat Chorus)