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Letter to the racketeers

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Published on Jan 15, 2015

(Lyrics translated into English here below)

Directed by film award winners Alan Friel and Robbie Ryan
Editing: Hugh Lewis
Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
Including film extracts taken from ''Paths Through Utopias'' directed by Isabelle Frémeaux, John Jordan and Kyp Kyprianou

Song written and performed by Isa Suarez from her album ''In Transformation'' and with singers from The South African choir: The New Teenagers Gospel Choir
Downloads and CDs on: www.isasuarez.bandcamp.com

LYRICS TRANSLATION:

A world that makes you want to blow your brains out
It’s always the power of money
Accumulate, buy more, trash it and sling it
A world without pity,
It gives me shivers
Why all this infamy?
When will armistice reach the human race?
I wonder why we live in a system
Where we lose our own skin and our ideas
For a bit of dough
Your financial politics,
The cheating, the defense systems
They don’t suit our pace
Why take the suffering and deprivation to such extremes?
The life we’ve been dreaming about
has turned into a quest to pay the rent
It leaves me with an intense feeling of frustration and insufficiency

Make a change today
We don’t want to live this way
Make a change today
We don’t want to live this way
Make a change today
Make a change

The more we consume
The more we get entranced with their bad ideas
In a nutshell, life is not
What the media sells us
It’s always you the same old people
You are the ones with the upper hand
You tell us about our human rights
With your useless data
You’re nothing but spitting images of hypocritical dummies
Who bore us to death with your nice words, blah, blah, blah
All this bullshit
Tumbles in the depths of your corruption
We don’t want to pay for happiness
With arm-wrestling, wars, weapons,
Iron heads, fear
Tell me, my neighbor, my comrade
Is this really what you wanted:
To go home, double-lock yourself in, have dinner, watch telly, not ask
And, most importantly, not dream?

Make a change today
We don’t want to live this way
Make a change today
We don’t want to live this way
Make a change today
Make a change

Those hungry for art and beauty
Are the nutters of our society, in your mind
When, actually,
They are the ones who provide us with beauty,
the real, the grand ideas
That make us go forward
Towards real life, towards beauty
History is full of beautiful ideas
From those considered “nutcases”
But we haven’t forgotten
Ghandi, Luther King, nor Marcos or Che
To mention a few
The world is gorgeous and life is marvellous
You only have to dare to give it a bite.
If 5 billion of us –rebels- started together and simultaneously
The real revolution – the struggle-
The World would change in 10 minutes
Or 5 billion times faster
According to the logical laws of applied physics

Make a change today
We don’t want to live this way
Make a change today
We don’t want to live this way
Make a change today
Make a change

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