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Re: Political Music

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-06-10, 20:51

Meera wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:
Meera wrote:The Taliban in Afghanistan actually have a lot political songs, I'm not gonna post them here though because I don't support them at all and they are hard to find. There are a lot of Pashtun songs and dances that are done before going to battle but they are mostly more patriotic than poltical.

This one is in Dari, not Pashto, but I'm pretty sure it's a political song. Specifically, I get the impression it's basically satirizing/criticizing Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Unfortunately, I also get the impression that the maker of this video doesn't like Pashtuns in general. :oops:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvUInZm4NfY


Yeah there are a lot of songs like this unfortunately. It's really sad Pashtuns hate Tajiks and Hazaaras. Tajiks hate Pashtuns and Hazaara's. And Hazaara's hate Tajiks and Pashtuns. And they all fight about it on youtube videos :P

This is a video of some soldiers in the Afghan National Army singing and dancing to four songs that promote unity among Afghans of various ethnicities. (Sorry for the poor quality of the video. At least I didn't film it, though. Then it would've looked even worse :lol:). The first is in Dari, the second is in Hazaragi, the third is in Uzbek (I'm pretty sure), and the last is in Pashto:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-dIM3f_TbY
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Re: Political Music

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Re: Political Music

Postby md0 » 2014-06-16, 15:52

Nâzım Hikmet Ran's death was commemorated earlier this month, so the thought to post this was in the back of my mind.

Hikmet was born in Ottoman Thessalonike, and he was a poet and a communist (the Turkish Republic stripped him of his Turkish nationality, sent him to prison -where he composed most of his work- and then exile, he died in Moscow). His poems aren't aren't explicitly political, but are obviously influenced.

His work is still very popular in Greece, I think he's even mentioned in the Greek school curriculum. Several dozens of his poems were translated in Greek and set to music by great composers like Manos Loizou and Thanos Mikroutsikos.

This is one of the best known poems, in two versions, the original by Maria Dimitriadi, and a recent version by Ypogeia Revmata.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYoMTOJ-RKE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt5RDNwIv5E

And here's what I will now tell you:
In the Indies, in the city of Calcutta
they blocked the road of a human
They chained a man while he was walking.
That's why I won't deign
to lift my eyes towards the star-lit spaces.
And you might say the stars are so far away
and our Earth is so small.

Whatever the stars are,
I mock them.
For me, I say, the most surprising,
the most majestic, the most mysterious, and the most grand
is a human that they prevent from walking
it's a man that they chain down.


Apparently these verses come from an epic poem Nazim wrote. If anyone knows the original, please share.
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Re: Political Music

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Re: Political Music

Postby md0 » 2014-08-01, 20:39

It was the song on the day that morning on the station I listen to, and I made a mental note to post it here.
An anti-conscription song
 (el) Στρατιώτης (Solider)
Translation from stixoi.info

They told him, "You will wear the green
You'll march in front, proud, lean and mean
You'll march in front, proud, lean and mean
And.. you will be a hero."

He doesn't really ever speak
His uniform, it doesn't fit
The uniform, it doesn't fit
The boots.. torture on his feet

The marching cadence that I taught him to recite
It is monotonous and makes him want to cry
It is monotonous and makes him want to cry
The marching cadence that I taught him to recite

No letters ever came from home
He'd rise up early on his own
He'd rise up early on his own...
And.. he'd speak of mistakes

One day he drank till he was gone
He threw aside the uniform
He threw aside the uniform
And.. cried all alone

The marching cadence that I taught him to recite
It is monotonous and he's ashamed to cry
It is monotonous and he's ashamed to cry
The marching cadence that I taught him to recite
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Re: Political Music

Postby md0 » 2014-08-03, 18:36

Again, lifted from the radio

 (el) Η επέτειος - The Anniversary
For the inevitability of dictatorships in Greece

The television is playing loud
And my dad watches with great interested
Everything is so fake yet so serious
When you feel like you fell for it again

It's a frantic May Day today
The television speaks of the Junta
And my dad watches and rumours softly
Everything is lost like that

The candle burns and everything is half-dark
Everything reminds you of your loneliness
But amidst the silence, my dad's voice
he reminds me of a different time

In the house, all lights are off
17th of November '73
The radio's volume is low, and the tanks are horrendous
Terrorism governs

Revolution and love go together
Leaflets stained with blood in the streets
In this terrible stress, death becomes life
seeded in the music

A shy noise can be heard
It's '74, a July...
Theodorakis playing loud, the exiled returns
And that's how it all ends

The television has been off for a long time now
But my dad looks lost
Everything is so fake yet so serious
When you feel like you fell for it again
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Re: Political Music

Postby md0 » 2014-08-10, 16:29

This one is about representative democracy

 (el) Καλώς ήρθατε στο τσίρκο μας - Welcome to our Circus

Softly-softly and by force, by sword and with a lasso
with hunger and disaster I left you hanging
I put on rubbish hopes and came here as a clown
a special offer just for you, everything that's wrong

Softly-softly, with privileges and gifts
with a plastic boat I sank you in the present
A million of Christmas lights put by me, in the burnt forest*
a special offer just for you, everything that's wrong

Welcome to our Circus, come in, take a sit
which beast will shallow you whole is up to you to vote
Welcome to our Circus, and with your own consent
witness how your livelihood and soul turn to ash

Welcome to our Circus, come in, take a sit
which beast will shallow you whole is up to you to vote
Welcome to our Circus in this full moon
water will turn black and the soil red

*I think that's probably referring to the time the Greek state was more concerned about public Christmas trees being burnt down by protesters, instead of the reason they were protesting (a police officer shot and killed a 15 year old, Christmas 2008)
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Re: Political Music

Postby Lada » 2014-08-11, 9:33

Alisa - Power
I dislike the video and melody but lyrics are great as they are in all Alisa's songs.

There's no any good translation in the internet of the whole song, I'll translae some words from the chorus:

New power needs gunpowder,
Old power needs current,
Moloch rules both of them
Refilling Mud riverhead by blood


The song was written after "orange revolution" in Ukraine.

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Re: Political Music

Postby Arbnor » 2014-08-12, 12:31

A propagandistic song glorifying the Albanian communist dictator Enver Hoxha:

eng sub

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PENLsc-jDt8

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Re: Political Music

Postby loqu » 2014-08-12, 13:26

I'm much unpleased that music in Andalusian is 90% hip-hop or similar styles, because I don't like that kind of music. So, of course Andalusian political music is also hip-hop.

I'll link a couple of songs by FRAC, a group from Cádiz with mostly political lyrics.

Denominación de origen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HusrgfbobTg its lyrics are about all those singers and groups that choose to use a Castilian accent for recording their albums

Andalucía nación https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fT6cpDn6wI about proclaiming Andalusian nationality

Nación del 37% https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh5be_vc-14 about unemployment in the Andalusian society and the ignorance of our politicians
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Re: Political Music

Postby md0 » 2014-08-24, 19:45

Again trying to be topical: On the 23th of August, 1927, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian immigrant workers and anarchists are executed by the US government after being convinced of murder in a sham trial. 50 years later, the local government accepted that their conviction was unfair and politically motivated.

"Here's To You" is part of the soundtrack of a dramatised documentary about the two men
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oday_Fc-Gc

Sadly, the Greek cover falls for a false friend and mistranslates agony as αγωνία. The lyrics are modified obviously, but the false friend is what changes the meaning a bit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdz33mTsSKk
Translation of the Greek cover

Wishes to you, Nicola and Bart
A prayer is left for us
and your agony anxiety will become a a celebration
a celebration of eternal remembrance

Wishes to you, Nicola and Bart
All the People believe in you
and your agony anxiety will become a celebration
a celebration of eternal remembrance
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Re: Political Music

Postby md0 » 2014-08-25, 16:09

This song paints that picture that war is actually not something noble, good vs evil thing, but rather a part of the capitalist mode of production.

 (el) Τρίτος Παγκόσμιος (Third World War)

Peter, Johann and Franz
they worked in a factory, making tanks
Peter, Johann and Franz
they became inseparable by making tanks

Peter, Johann, and Franz
they worked for Braun, for Fiser, for Kraft
Braun-Fischer-Kraft
they became inseparable by forming a trust

Peter, Johann, and Franz
they were unconcerned, always working in tanks
they never read Marx
they had no idea about trusts and market crashes

Braun-Fischer-Kraft
seperated into Braun, Fischer, and Kraft
Braun, Fischer and Kraft
they supposedly became enemies, they destroyed the trust

And before learning what Marx said
they took them as soldiers, they went to fight
Peter, Johann and Franz
they fell like heroes, under the tanks

Braun, Fischer and Kraft
they thought and found that it's the fault of Marx
Braun-Fischer-Kraft
they united again, they formed a trust
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Re: Political Music

Postby Varislintu » 2014-08-29, 12:03

In the spirit of recent discussions, here's another socialistic oldie from Finland :silly: :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsF_6UmEuY4

Lyrics & translation:

[hide]Riistäjän lait / The Laws of the Exploiter

Raha ei sikiä pankeissa, työmies!
Se syntyy sinun työstäsi työmies!
Sinun ja eukkosi raadannasta porvari kiskoo miljoonansa,
ja minne ne miljoonat sijoitetaan, kas sitä ei duunari tietää saa.

Money doesn't spawn in banks, working man!
It's generated from your work, working man!
From your and your wife's hard work the capitalist extracts his millions,
and where those millions are invested, the working man will never know.


Se on harvojen etuoikeus,
se on porvarivaltion salaisuus.
Se on kultapossuporvareiden karsinasalaisuus.

It's a privilege of the few.
It's the secret of the bourgeois nation.
It's the pig pen secret of the gilded piglet bourgeois.


Ne luulevat sinua tyhmäksi, työmies!
Ne syöttävät sinulle valheita, työmies!
Kun porvarihallitus vakauttaa sen työmies maksaa palkastaan,
ja kun voitto on valunut porvarin taskuun ja suhdanne äkkiä kääntyy laskuun,
hinnat nousevat taivaaseen kuin kirkkoherran rukoukset.

They think you are stupid, working man!
They are feeding you lies, working man!
When the bourgeois government is stabilising, the working man pays it from his salary,
and when the profit is in the capitalist's pocket, and the conjuncture suddenly plunges,
prices rise to the heavens like a vicar's prayers.


Se on kapitalismin laki,
se on riistäjän rautainen laki.
Se on suomalaisen kultapossukapitalistin laki.

It's the law of capitalism,
it's the iron law of the exploiter.
It's the law of the Finnish gilded piglet capitalist.


Ne pelkäävät sinun voimaasi, työmies!
Ne tahtovat hajottaa rintamasi, työmies!
On patukka-armeija valmiina sinun taistelutahtosi murskaamaan,
ja ne eivät epäröi lyödä ja ne eivät epäröi tappaa.

They fear your power, working man!
They want to scatter your front, working man!
A baton army is on stand-by to crush your will to fight,
and they don't hesitate to hit, and they don't hesitate to kill.


Se on luokkapoliisin laki,
se on riistäjän rautainen laki.
Se on suomalaisen kultapossukapitalistin laki.

It's the law of the class police,
it's the iron law of the exploiter.
It's the law of the Finnish gilded piglet capitalist.


Olet Suopon mustalla listalla, työmies!
Olet porvariherroille vaarallinen, työmies!
Kun luokkasi lähtee liikkeelle,
niin riistäjä lentää perseelleen tai vieläkin kauemmaksi,
Kanarian saarille asti.

You are blacklisted by the Secret Police, working man!
You are dangerous to the bourgeois elite, working man!
When your class gets moving,
the exploiter will land on ther ass or even further,
all the way to the Canary Islands.


Ja jos et pidä varaasi,
se rosvoaa sinun rahasi,
ne suuret suhdannevoitot,
sinun hielläsi tuotetut voitot.

If you are not cautious,
it will rob you of your money,
those great conjuncture profits,
the profits generated from your sweat.


Sillä riisto on porvarin laki,
se on porvarivaltion laki.
Se on suomalaisen kultapossukapitalistin laki.

Because exploitation is the law of the capitalist,
it's the law of the bourgeois nation.
It's the law of the Finnish gilded piglet capitalist.


Pidä silmäsi auki ja kuuntele, työmies!
Älä luota porvarilehdistöön, työmies!
Älä luota pappiin, poliisiin,
älä pääoman renkien lupauksiin,
älä anna riistäjän päättää,
älä tarjoa varkaalle kättä.

Keep your eyes open and listen, working man!
Don't trust the bourgeois press, working man!
Don't trust the clergy, the police,
the promises of the lackeys of capital,
don't let the exploiter decide,
don't offer a hand to the thief.


Sillä sinun on muutettava tämä maa ja maailma
ja sinun on taisteltava oman luokkasi puolesta!
Ja sinä, vain sinä voit antaa suunnan
ja tarkoituksen luokkasi taistelulle ja viedä sen päätökseen!

Because you must change this country and world
and you must fight for your class!
And you, only you can set the direction
and the purpose for the fight of your class, and finish it!


Se on sosialismin laki,
se on luokkataistelun laki.
Se on luokkatietoisen työväenluokan yhteinen tahto ja laki.

That's the law of socialism,
that's the law of class warfare.
That's the common will and law of a class-aware working class.
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Re: Political Music

Postby Varislintu » 2014-08-29, 13:31

And something more modern. Paleface -- Mull' on lupa. (I'm allowed to.)

He refers in one line to the 70's socialistic movement from which the previous song I posted also draws from.

The song was probably inspired by the event last May when the police confiscated flags from political anarchists who were going to take part in the traditional May March, claiming they were disguised batons. They also cordoned off the Anarchists and stopped them from joining the march.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgWftOstK5Q

Lyrics & translation:

laula laulu luuserist, en haluu kuulla enää voittajist
tai tarinoista menneisyyden päivistämme loistavista
lintu nappaa madon, ennen uutispäivän koittamista
tarpeekseen on saatu näistä uutismantran toistajista

Sing a song about a loser, I don't want to hear about winners anymore
Or stories about the glorious days of our past.
A bird catches a worm, before the news day dawns.
We've had enough of these who repeat the news mantra.


riittävän monta toistoo, nise muuttuu vaistomaiseks
siks mä kysyn: "ootsä tietonen", ku taistolaiset
"et sua kusetetaan", vastaukset on vaitonaiset
käytä puheenvuorosi -- se saattaa jäädä ainokaiseks

With enough repetitions, it becomes instinctual
That's why I ask: "Are you aware", like a 70s socialist,
"that you're being screwed over?", the replies are subdued.
Use your turn to speak -- it might be your only one.


Joel Hägglundin tuhkat kuores
kyllä mieltä saa osottaa, mut putkan puolel
kysy Koivulaaksolt väkivallan uhkast Suomes
life's a bitch, mut mä taistelen sen lutkan puolest

Joe Hill's ashes in an envelope.
You are allowed to protest, but only in jail.
Ask Koivulaakso about the threat of violence in Finland.
Life's a bitch, but I fight for that bitch.


tässois pyssynpiippuihinne päivänkakkaroita
sillä voimalla ku voimalla on aina vastavoima
valtaapitävill' on kytät kaduil käsikassaroina
takavarikoimas lippukeppejämme astaloina, poika

Here's some daisies for you barrels.
Because all force has a counter force.
Power holders have cops on the streets doing their bidding
Confiscating our flag poles, claiming they're batons, boy.


mull' on lupa kävellä kadulla
ainakin vielä
mull' on lupa haluta muutosta
olla jotakin mieltä

I am allowed to walk on the street
So far.
I'm allowed to want change.
To have an opinion.


2#
periytyvä köyhyys tulee takas
ja köyhyys tulee kalliiks
köyhyys muuttaa asumaan
sun kahen auton talliis
näyttääks voiton merkkii vai paholaisen sarvii
sonku suutarin sormi sun jatkuvan kasvun malliis

Hereditary poverty is coming back.
And poverty is expensive for us.
Poverty moves in,
into your two-car garage.
Is it making the victory sign or devil's horns?
It fits like a glove into your model of continuous growth.


omat lapset ja muitten kakarat
kuulee ihan kaikki vihapuheet pihapuitten takana
Hannu Salama pohtii sananvapautta
mä rakkautt ja rahamarkkinoiden epävakautta

Our own children and others' children
hear all the hate speech while standing behind the yard trees.
Hannu Salama ponders the freedom of speech.
I ponder love and the instability of the financial market.


ne kopipeistaa propagandaa
opettaa miten otetaa, mut opi antaa
aa, tuntemattoman sotilaan maas
kasvot peitettynä -- onks mitään sopivampaa?

They're copypasting propaganda
Teaching how to take, but you!, learn to give.
In the land of the Unknown Soldier
Faces covered -- isn't that fitting?


onksul mielipiteit, beibe, onksul omat visiot?
Pink & Black, AMR, vai Dongzhou Koalitio?
järjestelmät ontuu, mutta horjuuko traditiot?
silmät auki nyt, paa kiisse televisio

D'you have an opinion, baby, d'you have your own vision?
Pink & Black, AMR, or the Dongzhou Coalition?
The systems falter, but do traditions falter?
Pay close attention now, close the TV.


mull' on lupa kävellä kadulla
ainakin vielä
mull' on lupa haluta muutosta
lupa osottaa mieltä
mull' on lupa vaatia parempaa
antakaa tietä
mull' on lupa heiluttaa lippua
olla jotakin mieltä

I'm allowed to walk on the street
So far.
I'm allowed to want change.
To protest.
I have the right to demand something better
Make way!
I'm allowed to fly a flag
To have an opinion.


3#
josset diggaa mun biiseist, vastaan anteeks, hei,
mut nää ei oo biisei nää on poliittisii pamflettei
the under-rated, misunderstood, and underpaid
vastas Mannerheimei, Rytei sekä Waldeenei

If you don't like my songs, I say hey, sorry,
but these aren't songs, there are political pamphlets.
The under rated, misunderstood, and underpaid
against the Mannerheims, Rytis and Waldens


konsulttei jotka kertoo miltä kehitys maistuu
samaan aikaa kun Suomi kehitysmaistuu
ku kehitys kehittyy, ni kehittyyks laiskuus?
sitä lisätyövoimaa tänne kehitysmaist, uu

Consultants that tell us what progress tastes like.
All the while as Finland gets more Third-world-like.
When progress makes progress, does laziness progress?
More work force here from the Developing world.


edelleen poliittinen ja vitun korrekti
onneksi joku repii tonkin irti kontekstist
katkoo kesken kaiken lippukepit keskisormetkin
jatkoaika alkaa -- koko matsi muuttu Orwellilks

Still political and very correct.
Thankfully someone will quote that out of context.
Will suddenly snip flag poles and middle fingers, even.
Going into overtime -- the match turns Orwellian.


finkku pystyyn, digitus impudicus
ensin tulee tilitys ja tiputus, sit tulitus
liipasinten viritys, ja liputus, sit kukitus,
aikapommin tikitys ja hivutus, sit jumitus

Finger up, digitus impudicus.
First comes the recounting and dropping, then the shooting
Trigger pulling, flag-flying, beflowering.
The ticking of the time bomb and the beating, then the stagnation


meill' on lupa kävellä kadulla
ainakin vielä
sull' on lupa haluta muutosta
lupa osottaa mieltä
teill' on lupa vaatia parempaa
antakaa tietä
niill' on lupa heiluttaa lippua
olla jotakin mieltä

We are allowed to walk on the street
So far.
you are allowed to want change.
To protest.
You have the right to demand something better
Make way!
They're allowed to fly a flag
To have an opinion.


jokasell' on oikeus kävellä kadulla
ainakin vielä
jokasell' on oikeus haluta muutosta
lupa osottaa mieltä
jokasell' on vapaus vaatia parempaa
antakaa tietä
jokasell' on oikeus heiluttaa lippua
olla jotakin mieltä

Everyone is allowed to walk on the street
So far.
Everyone is allowed to want change.
To protest.
Everyone has the right to demand something better
Make way!
Everyone is allowed to fly a flag
To have an opinion.
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Re: Political Music

Postby md0 » 2014-08-29, 15:50

I thought the same about the song you posted before: it seems like Finnish socialists draw their musical inspiration from a different place than southern socialists (Spain, Greece, Italy etc). It always rings strange to me, for some reason they sound more upbeat and happy, while the socialist music I'm used to sounds angry or bitter (especially Greek socialist music literally drips of disappointment and it's not surprising).

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Now, I usually post music I appreciate here, but the following is actually an example of a terrible song, and a terrible understanding of anti-fascism. Because it essentially says "racism is not part of the Greek DNA" (which btw is an actual quote from Samaras, Conservative Primeminister of Greece).

 (el) Δεν είναι χώρα του φασίστα - Νot a country of fascists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IspkwzCiCok

Ζω σε μια χώρα φωτεινή
παλιά θυμάμαι, κάθε μέρα ήταν γιορτή
ύστερα μαύρη νύχτα ήρθε απ' το πουθενά
κι άρχισε να κάνει μίσος, μα εγώ κι εσύ το ξέρουμε
απ' όλους πιο καλά

I live in a bright country
in the past, I remember, every day was a feast
then came dark night out of nowhere
hate began spreading, but you and me we both know
better than everyone else


Δεν είναι η Ελλάδα
η χώρα του φασίστα
είναι η χώρα του Ελύτη, του Ζορμπά
τα φύλλα της καρδιάς σου
αν κάποιοι σου 'παν «κλείσ' τα»
πες τους δεν είναι η Ελλάδα
η χώρα του φασίστα

Greece is not
a country of fascists
It's the country of Elytes, of Zorba
if someone told you
"close up your heart"
Then tell them Greece is not
a country of fascists


Δεν είναι δα μυστήριο
αν γονατίσεις, κερνάνε δηλητήριο
πες το όπως θέλεις, αυτό δεν είναι αυγή
αλλά αν το φίδι έκανε αυγό
διάλεξε το πλέον λάθος μέρος στη Γη

It's not a mystery
if you submit to them, you are dead
tell them in your own words: that's not a Dawn
but if the serpent left an egg
it chose the most wrong place on Earth


Είχαμε Πλάτωνα εδώ πέρα, Πυθαγόρα κι Αρχιμήδη
Περικλή κι απολογία του Σωκράτη
Κολοκοτρώνη, Χατζιδάκι, Παπανικολάου, Μερκούρη
και μην ξεχνάς τα layup του Γκάλη
γεννήσαμε πολιτισμό, μα όχι μονάχα αυτό
φιλοσοφία, δημοκρατία, ελευθερία
και στην πατρίδα του Λόγου, τη λογική βάζαμε εμπρός
κι η λογική τσακίζει πάντα τη βία
δεν είναι ζήτημα ανοχής για το διαφορετικό
είναι εξέλιξη πολιτισμών και ειρήνη
το από που είσαι αυτομάτως δεν σε κάνει «καθαρό»
οι Έλληνες είναι άνθρωποι κι όχι κτήνη
δεν είναι η χώρα του φασίστα και τον Άξονα ρώτα
τι τράβηξε όταν πάτησε στη γη της
εδώ αλλάξαμε τα φώτα στον ολοκληρωτισμό
από τις Θερμοπύλες ως την μάχη της Κρήτης

We had Plato here, Pythagoras and Archimedes
Pericles and Socrates' apology
Kolokotronis, Hadzidakis, Papanicolaou, Merkouri
at don't forget Gallis' layups
We gave birth to civilisation but not just that
philosophy, democracy, liberty
we are the country of Reason, with logic we go forwards
Logic always beats violence
it's not just a matter of tolerance to any difference
it's how civilisations evolve towards peace
Where you are from doesn't automatically make you "pure"
Greeks are Humans, not animals
It's not the country of fascists, and you can ask the Axis
what they went through when they stepped in Greece
We pwned* totalitarianism here
from Thermopylae to the Battle of Crete


WHAT IS THIS BULLSHIT! An anti-fascist song for ultranationalists? I can totally see Golden Dawn using this as their anthem. After all they claim they aren't fascists, just that they are part of the Greatest Civilisation on Earth, so yeah, naturally they are superior to other races. Just like this "antifascist" song claims.

* Yes that's the most suitable translation
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Re: Political Music

Postby mōdgethanc » 2014-08-29, 19:15

Varislintu wrote:Sing a song about a looser loser

like a 70s socialists

Pink & Black, AMR, or the Dongzhou Coalition?
I have no idea what these things are. Do you?
Pay close attention now, close turn off the TV.

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Re: Political Music

Postby Varislintu » 2014-08-29, 19:28

mōdgethanc wrote:I have no idea what these things are. Do you?


No, those two went over my head, too. I'm not even sure he says 'AMR', it could be something else, too. I found the Finnish lyrics online, and they were otherwise very correct, though, so perhaps they are official and he does say that.
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Re: Political Music

Postby md0 » 2014-08-30, 20:21

In the last few pages we have been using a rather narrow definition of political, and that wasn't my intention. For that reason, here's the translated lyrics to one of the songs in my original list, as it was just now on radio

meidei wrote: (el) Εδώ μωρή θα λέγεσαι Μαρία [Here, bitch, your name will be Maria]
Human trafficking, sexual violence against women


Λαμέ εμπριμέ, ψηλό τακούνι, ο έρωτας μυρίζει Ουκρανία
σαράντα χρόνια δάνειο, αμάξι ανοιχτό απ’ την Ασία
Σκυλάδικο σαπίζει η επαρχία, "...εδώ μωρή θα λέγεσαι Μαρία!"

Flashy clothes, high heels, this love smells of Ukraine
[he has] a loan for 40 years, a cabriolet important from Asia
Lowly pub in the province... "here, bitch, your name is Maria"


Χρυσό σταυρό και μέσα λέρα, στα δώδεκα τον πιάσαν για ληστεία
"Μην ψάχνεις πως τη γλίτωσα, δεν έχει πια καμία σημασία"
"Δεν ξέρω πως σε λέγαν στη Ρωσία, εδώ μωρή θα λέγεσαι Μαρία!"

[Wearing] a golden cross but filth in the inside, he was arrested at 12 for robbery
"Don't look for how I got out, it doesn't matter"
"I don't know what was your name in Russia, here, bitch, your name is Maria"



Σβηστό το φως παντού σκοτάδι, τον άφησε, την ψάχνει η αστυνομία,
πως πέρασε τα σύνορα αυτό είναι μια άλλη ιστορία.
Της έσπασε τα δόντια με μανία, "...εδώ μωρή θα λέγεσαι Μαρία!"

The light is off, darkness everywhere. She left him, the police is after her
how did she cross the borders is a whole different story
He smashed her teeth like a maniac "here, bitch, your name is Maria"


Τι βρήκε και τι έχασε, κανένας μας δεν ξέρει
το όνομά της ξέχασε, το φύσηξε τ’ αγέρι...

What she won and what she lost, none of us can know
She forgot her own name, the wind blew it away


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Re: Political Music

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-09-09, 23:50

This is a Pashto song by Abdullah Moqori. I think it's about Kabul and how various foreign powers have been interfering in its affairs, but of course, only Meera can tell us what it's really about! :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTguYM2vtMw
The lyrics for the first three minutes or so of this song can be found here in Roman script.

And this is another Malayalam song from the movie Thulabharam, which I mentioned before on this thread. It's a lullaby, but the woman's husband in the movie, who is a communist activist, keeps interrupting her by pointing out through metaphors how poor they are and/or how desperate the local economic situation is. The subtitles are horrible to the point of being useless:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rC0tU_R8pg
Lyrics (click on "View MSI in English" to see the lyrics in Roman script): http://www.malayalasangeetham.info/s.php?1149

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Re: Political Music

Postby md0 » 2014-09-28, 5:04

And now for something completely different: the anthem of the Greek Conservative Party, aka New Democracy. It's basically addressed to Karamanlis Sr, the funder of the party.

It's catchy, I give them that :lol:

I will wait for your return
So we can build Greater Greece
You will come like the Spring and melt the snow
Birds will sing from the trees again

The sky will be blue again
From north to the southernmost coast
Tranquillity will return to our hearts
As the heart contains love

I will wait for your return
So we can build Greater Greece
So we can make glorious history
Long Live Greece
Long Live [our] Religion
Long Live New Democracy

We forget hatred and malice
We look after the benefit of all
We see no value in colours*
Because we believe in Religion and Country

* political colours. Theirs is blue and orange by the way.
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