Defending the Land

by Ecowar

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about

In April, May, June 2002 Ecowar did a DIY underground tour of Australia from the island of Tasmania up the East Coast Cities, through a forest protest, to the sub-tropical north, then inland across the desert to Darwin.
Contained here are some of the songs we played at our live gigs as well as 4 brand new tracks aminly written in the bus on the dusty road or by the campfire at night on battery powered electric guitar. It's a beautiful land with a lot of hidden pain, still controlled by the white invaders. A lot of people want the land to be saved. Australia is a quiet ecological disaster ongoing where the invaders culture is increasingly more americanised.
The aboriginal people we met everywhere still living on the earth within the very industrial society, show that the white culture doesn't belong here and must change if the land it uses is to survive. Get off the sacred land. We want the wind, fire the clear eyes of animals. We need the apocalypse of industry to cease. From Battle Mountain at Mt Isa to the long grass people in Darwin from the forest defenders at Goongera to the squatters at Sydney's Midnight Star. The steady revolution of resistance culture is continuing.

credits

released January 1, 2002

Guitar, Vocals: James Brook
Drums, Vocals: Ernie
Keyboards: Paul
Guitar, Drums, Tambourine: Michael
Extra Vocals on Space Race: Marty & Chris

Defending The Land, War Frenzy, Black Market, Space Race Recorded by Andy Parkes, Darwin, June 2002.
Ecowar, Tell Me Why, Heal, Getting In Their Faces, Work, Immigration Song Recorded Live To Air At 3CR, April 2002 by Lotti Stein.
Mixed by Paul at Virtrax, Lachlan, Tasmania.
Final Mix & Mastering Geoff Francis, Huon Delta Studios, Pelverata, Tasmania Nov/Dec 2002.
Xtra Edit: Keith & Monkey Mark.
Defending The Land Words by James Brook & Nerissa Davis, Music by James.
All Songs except Tell Me Why: Words & Music James Brook. Tell Me Why Words & Music Ernie & James.
Copy and reproduce At Will unless you are an Organization or person we don't like in which case normal copyright applies.

Thanks: Brendan, Alex & Resistance Hobart, Mark, Jean, Jordan, Pete, Vicky, Jodie, Julie, Caroline, Eviva, Nerissa, Tallulah, Lachy, Louise, Deb, Atlantis, Karl, Selina, Stu, Bo, Nolan & Cygnet Film Society, Les, Peter, Glen, Cygnet Folk Festival for PA, Aryan Kok, Lude, Pork, Sabotage, Stinky Bitches, Emily, She Rats, Twelve, Shake Sugaree, Peter Hicks, Arts Up Tasmania, Jake, Heidi, Cameron, Leigh, Zac, AMy (Artwork), John Gaitens, Andrew Corney, Ant, Les, Cadence FM Hobart, Pablo, Yvette, Charley, Ghetto, Bonsai, Meso, Chris, Greg, Dan, Mutiny, Vicky & The Homewreckers, Marieta, Mars, Vishal, Robert, Grey Daturas, Monica, 3CR, Michael & Carla, Phil Bastard & Sewez Show, James Rotton, Punx Picnic Crew, Hainsy, Tote, Angela, Arthouse, Trickledown, S For Zando, Bad Nits, Pauli, Kari, Jill, Bob, Tim, Ally, Toby, Joel, Mel, Nicki 2 XX, Loren, Lenka, Rockape, Phoenix Bar, Honza, Ghekko & The East Gippsland Blockade Crew, Midnight Star, Gavin, James, Lisa, Bret, Gearins, Peter, Dan, Matt, Christine All in Wollongong, Megan, Bill, Robin, Andrew, Peter, Catherine, Jason, Caroline, Lisa, Cameron Muir, Erin, Craig, Sam, Alex Alwyn, Wombie, Frank, Shelley, Dean, University Radio, Laurie, Sarah, Mandy, Camille, Kiran, Steve Townsend, Kirk, Escape From Toy Town, Justin, Rollo, Ricko, Gary, Sean, Grace, Jennifer, Youlandi, Marty, Zeb, Radio Larrakea, Throb, N.A.P., Steve Vaughn, Stuart Highway, Saul, June Mills, Alena, Matteo (Ecowar Logo), Jemima (Nuke OZ Graphic), The many people who helped us out and came to the gigs.

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Since 1993 James Brook has toured extensively in Europe and Australia both as a solo artist and as a member of punk group Ecowar.

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Track Name: Defending the Land
YOU WERE DEFENDING THE LAND AT
GOOLENGOOK
TIMBARRA
WELD BLOCKADE
LUCAS HEIGHTS
THE OTWAYS

DEFENDING THE LAND AT
LAKE EYRE
BADGER FOREST
ROXBY DOWNS
IN THE TORRES STRAIT
RANGER MINE
THE TENT EMABASSY

ARE WE OF THE EARTH OR OF INDUSTRY?
IN THE FERTILIZER IS TOXIC WASTE
ARTESIAN WATER IS BEING DRAINED
JUMP FROM A PLANE NO PARACHUTE
IF HE GIVES YOU CASH ARE YOU GONNA DO IT
THIS IS A STRUGGLE FOR OUR WHOLE LIVES
BUT YOU KNOW WE GOT OUR ACTIVIST PRIDE

DON'T CONTROL THE LAND THE LAND CONTROLS YOU
DON'T CONTROL THE LAND THE LAND CONTROLS YOU
FOR THE ANIMALS THAT DO LIVE ON HER
FOR THE GREEN OXYGEN PLANT SPECIES
FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR CHILDREN
FOR YOU FOR THEM FOR HE FOR ME AND SHE

WE ARE DEFENDING THE LAND AT
HONEYMOON
THE MIDNIGHT STAR
BLACK ROSE
WITH SKA TV
HINDMARSH ISLAND
THAT'S LIVING IN OUR HEARTS
Track Name: Black Market
WE'RE LIVING ON THE BLACK MARKET YEAH
YOU'RE LIVING ON THE BLACK MARKET
HEY THIS IS HOW WE SURVIVE

IT WAS YOU WITH THE TRASH AND TREASURE STALL
SELLING CAKES YEAH YOUR OLD CLOTHES
THEY POINT THE FINGER AT THE POOR SAME TIME THEY SHUT THE DOOR

MY MATE HE'S GETTING DESPERATE
THAT'S THE WAY TO BE
BLACK MARKET ECONOMY

THE THINGS THE TAX IS SPENT ON
ARE NOT WHAT I AGREE WITH
MILLIONS SPENT ON MILITARY ON RUINING THE SPIRIT OF THE COMMUNITY

BLACK MARKET I FEEL NO SHAME
HELPING OTHERS JUST SURVIVING
I FIX YOUR BIKE FOR YOU
YOU DO A LITTLE FAVOUR FOR ME

THE BIGGEST BLACK MARKET OF ALL
HAPPENS IN THE CORPORATE HALLS
WON'T PAY NO GST WHEN YOU BUY SOMETHING FROM ME

GOVERNMENT SAYS WE ARE BAD
WE KNOW WE'RE BEING HAD
COMPANY DIRECTORS GET HALF A MILLION RISE IN THEIR PAY

OLD GROWTH SEVEN DOLLARS A TON
OUR BEAUTIFUL LAND IS BEING DONE
COMPANIES ARE THE GANGSTERS AND WE WORK FOR THEM, NO!
Track Name: War Frenzy
PEOPLE I USED TO THINK WERE WEAK NOW I THINK THEY'RE STRONG
THE COUNTRY I USED TO THINK WAS STRONG NOW I KNOW YOU'RE WRONG

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION EVERYONE'S GOT ONE
THE U.S. IS THE ONLY COUNTRY EVER TO USE THE ATOM BOMB

ANYONE CAN BUILD A FERTILIZER BOMB
ANYONE CAN PRESS THE BUTTON FROM AIRFORCE ONE

WAR IS CRAZY WE DONT'T NEED A WAR EVERYONE SIT DOWN

CHINA KOREA GUATEMALA INDONESIA CUBA CONGO
LIBYA EL SALVADOR NICARAGUA PANAMA IRAQ
SUDAN AFGHANISTAN YUGOSLAVIA SMART BOMB SMART BOMB
PERU LAOS VIETNAM CAMBODIA GRENADA SMART BOMB

USA IS FIVE PERCENT OF THE EARTHS POPULATION
USING 25 PERCENT OF THE FOOD OIL AND MEDICINE

AMERICA ONLY GOES TO WAR TO MAKE SOME MONEY
NOW THE THIRD WORLD CIVILIANS THEY BECOME THE ENEMY

WAR IS CRAZY WE DON'T NEED A WAR
THE BIGGEST WAR CRIMINAL IS THE USA
Track Name: Space Race
WE DON'T WANT THAT KINDA SPACE RACE
WE DON'T WANT THAT IN OUTER SPACE
WE DON'T WANT THAT KINDA SPACE RACE
NO MORE MILITARY IN OUTER SPACE

THEY'RE WATCHING THE NUMBER PLATE OF YOUR CAR
WATCHING TO SEE WHAT CLOTHES YOU WEAR
WATCHING WHEN YOU COME HOME AT NIGHT
WATCHING YOU FROM OUTTA SIGHT

WATCHING USE CAMERAS DIGITAL
GOT NEW LAWS TO READ YOUR EMAIL
WATCHING YOU FROM AFAR
SATELLITE MANAGEMENT IN THE GEOSPHERE

WANT TO PUT THE CORPORATIONS ON MARS
USE ROBOTS PUT DOWN BORES
SUCK THOSE POLAR ICE CAPS DRY
DON'T WORRY IT WILL BE ECO FRIENDLY

SOON THEY SAY THE EARTH IS DEAD
TIME TO GET OFF TO STAY AHEAD
WE MUST LEAVE THE PLANET TO SURVIVE
THAT'S NASA'S SLOGAN I DO NOT LIE

THE GOVERNMENT AND THE USA
WANT TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOU AND ME
AND IF YOU MAKE A WRONG WRONG MOVE
THEY'RE GONNA ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP YOU

USING LASER LASER STAR WARS BEAMS
MICROWAVES AND ROBOT PLANES
SATELLITES AND NUCLEAR FUEL
NOW WHAT WAS THE REASON WE HAD TO LEAVE AT ALL?

I DON'T BELIEVE IN THE MASTER RACE
BIG GUN TV RADIO STATION
PUMPING OUT THE MAINSTREAM NEWS
SUBTLY SHAPING AND CHANGING OUR VIEWS

AS THEY GET MORE UPTIGHT DOWN HERE
THEY WANT TO PUT MORE JUNK UP THERE
GOT THEIR BASES ON SACRED AND
GET OUT WE DON'T WANT YOU ON PINE GAP
Track Name: Ecowar
ROUND THE FIRE IN A COLD COLD CAMP
MUD MEDIA NOT MUCH FOOD
CUTTING HOLES IN THE SECURITY FENCES
DIGGING TUNNELS SMASHING MACHINES
HERE COME THE CLIMBERS HERE COME THE POLICE
CHIPPING THE LOCK ON HEY GRIT YOUR TEETH
THE CLOTHES WE WEAR AS PROTEST
BECOME THE FASHION OF THE NIGHTCLUB SET
GOT THE LOOK BUT ARE YOU DOING IT
SHE SITS CRIES ON THE TREE STUMP
MONTHS BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN WAS WON
NOT BY US THE ROAD WENT IN
YOU KNOW THE BASIC FACTS BY NOW
DON'T NEED MORE ROADS DON'T NEED MORE CARS
TOXINS ACCUMULATE IN HUMAN FAT
INSECTS DO CHANGE AND ADAPT
PLANTS WITH DESIGNER GENES
PASS THE MUTATION TO YOU AND ME
IN THE WEST YOU'RE OUT ON BAIL
THE AFRICAN ACTIVIST IS KILLED BY SHELL
IT NOT ABOUT SAVING THE PLANET IT'S ABOUT FIGHTING BACK
THEY SAY A HEALTHY ECONOMY EQUALS A HEALTHY LIFE
THAT'S IF YOU'RE ON THE CORPORATE SIDE
IT'S THE WEST MADE THE THIRD WORLD POOR
USE THOSE PEOPLE FOR CHEAP LABOUR
PRIVATISATION KILLED DEMOCRACY
VOTE AS YOU LIKE THE CAPITALIST SURVIVE
ECO SHOPPERS DON'T HELP SO MUCH WE NEED ACTION NOT FAT STOMACHS
CRUSH THE UNIONS MAKE WORKERS DIVIDE
PRIVATE PRISONS MAKE CASH FROM LIVES
ECO FRIENDLY DOUBLE SPEAKING
DON' LOOK NOW YOUR CONTINENTS SINKING
YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TO DO
LIVE WITH LESS AND CARE SOME MORE
OH MUMMUMMIE MUMMY DAD
WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG ALL THOSE APPLIANCE YOU HAD
I GOT TECHNO INTERNET STEALTH BOMBER AIDS
CLONING OURSELVES AS THE EARTH DECAYS
TONIGHT I'LL SLEEP AND I WILL SNORE
FOR MY KIDS I LEAVE THE ECO WAR
WE'RE THE GENERATION OF THE ECO WAR
BIG DADDY MONKEY'S SITTING AT HIS DESK GOT A TIE AROUND HIS NECK
BUT DOWN IN HIS PANTS AND IN HIS CROTCH
HE'S GOT HAIR SWEAT A STINK IN HIS CROTCH
800 MILLION GO HUNGRY TODAY HE'S EATING CLEAN ORGANIC STEAK
PUTTING IN A CALL TO THE RIOT SQUAD ON HIS DESK A LETTER OF COMPLAINT
ARE YOU REALLY GONNA BELIEVE HIS REPLY
YOU'RE NOT AS NAIVE AS THAT
DON'T FORGET LITTLE PEOPLE CAUSE CHANGE
IN THE HOME THE STREET OR WORK PLACE
YOU DON'T HAVE TO WEAR WEIRD CLOTHES
TAKE UP THE STRUGGLE CAUSE EVERYBODY KNOWS
THIS IS A TIME LIKE NEVER BEFORE
STILL THE IDEOLOGY OF RICH VERSUS POOR
NEED THE CHANGE FROM THE BOTTOM UP
LEADERS AND MONEY A LITTLE BIT SUSSED
GOT SOME CANCER GROWING IN YOUR GUTS
IT'S NOT ABOUT SAVING THE PLANET IT'S ABOUT FIGHTING BACK
WE'RE THE GENERATION OF THE ECOWAR
Track Name: Tell Me Why
CAN SOMEBOSY PLEASE
CAN SOMEBOSY TELL ME WHY
CAN SOMEBOSY TELL ME WHY THAT WOMAN NVER LAUGHS
OH NO SHE DOESN'T SMILE

WELL SHE'S GOT FEW THINGS TO LAUGH ABOUT
HER BEST FRIEND KILLED HERSELF OUT OF LONELINESS AND FEAR
HER MUM IS AN ALCHOHOLIC JUST ANOTHER VICTIM OF SEXIST SOCIETY
THEY TELL US FEMINISM HAS TRIUMPHED THAT WOMEN ARE EQUAL
YEAH RAMBO WOMEN WITH GUNS ON TV
GOT FEMALE BOSSES IN DESTRUCTIVE MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES
BUT THESE WOMEN ONLY MATCH THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS
THESE POSITIONS OF POWER ARE NOT MATRIARCHY
WE NEED A NEW WORLD NOT SIMPLY WOMEN IN MALE ROLES
TOO MANY WOMEN DON'T SPEAK OUT AND DEMONSTRATE
AGAINST THEIR SUPPRESSION
SHE'S CRYING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN SILENCE

HER GIRLFRIEND IS BEING BASHED BY HER BOYFRIEND
STILL SHE LOVES HIM STILL SHE COVERS UP FOR HIM
IN WARS WOMEN ARE RAPED, KIDNAPPED OR STAY AT HOME
WITH THE CHILDREN TO STARVE
WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF ALL CULTURES HAVE BEEN TORTURED
LOCKED UP CONTROLLED BURNED CASTRATED CONDITIONED STONED TO DEATH
BY THE MALE RULERS OF THEIR LIVES
SHE'S TIRED BECAUSE SHE'S BEEN AT WORK ALL DAY
NOW SHE'S TAKING CARE OF HIM AS IF HE WERE A BABY

CHORUS

SHE LIVES IN AN UNPLEASANT LIVING SITUATION
SHE FEELS DEPENDENT SHE'S AFRAID
SHE FEELS UGLY HER GIRLFRIENDS TELL HER SHE'S FAT
SHE HAS NO SEX, SHE FEELS GUILTY
SHE'S GOT NO ONE TO TALK TO SHE CRIES
A REAL WOMAN MUST PERFORM MIRACLES ON HERSELF DAILY
TO KEEP THE VOICE OF CRITICSM
THE VOICE OF MEN
HER PIMP HER FATHER HER DOCTOR HER LOVER
HER BROTHER OUT OF HER MIND
WHO WILL PROTECT THEM WHO WILL SET THEM FREE
WHO CARES ... SHE CRIES ALONE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN SILENCE
Track Name: Getting in Their Faces
SCREAMED NO! UPON THE STREETS
NO MORE CAPITALIST SCHEMES
SEATLLE L.A. MELBOURNE PRAGUE
PUTTING ON OUR HOODS PAINTING OUR BANNERS
FAMINE ZONE STARVES AND SCREAMS
WAKING UP THE ELITE COUNTRIES
NO WORLD BANK NO IMF TOO
WE NEED A FAIRER WORLD COME ON LET'S GO

GETTING IN THEIR FACES GETTING IN THEIR FACES

NOW WITH ROCKS IN HAND
PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING BACK
FEEL A LOT SAFER WHEN ITS THE POLICE WHO ARE UNDER ATTACK
MEDIA YOU'RE THE ENEMY
THROW THAT TEAR GAS BACK
DON'T RUN IN PANIC STOP! STOP!
CHOOSE A RICH TARGET WE CAN SMASH

GETTING IN THEIR FACES GETTING IN THEIR FACES

CHIAPA ZAPATISTAS TIMOR FREEDOM FIGHTERS
PEOPLE OF ESKADI NATIVE LAND RIGHTS
STUDENTS INDONESIA AIM IN AMERICA
LIVERPOOL DOCKERS AUSTRALIAN FORESTS
MUMIA ABDUL AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
WE WANT INDEPENDENCE GOT CORPORATE CONTROL
WARSAW GHETTO RISING MOVE AND WACO KILLING
DRILLING THE OI TALKING CLIMATE CONTROL
WHEN THEY WANT TO HURT YOU WHAT YOU GONNA DO
WE NEED TO FIGHT NOW ITS NOT A STUPID PROVING GROUND
PROSECUTING WAR CRIMES BOMBING CIVILIANS
TELL US WE'RE VIOLENT CALLING US VIOLENT

NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE! FUCK THE POLICE!
Track Name: Heal
GOOD TIME AND HAPPINESS FOR ALL OF US
WE'VE HAD SOME BAD TIMES DON'T CHA KNOW
JUST FOR HALF AN HOUR GOTTA LET IT GO
THE ONES WHO HURT ARE NOT HERE NOW
PART OF HEALING IT MEANS MOVING ON
DUMP THAT ANGER C'MON LETS HAVE SOME FUN

NOT GONNA LOVE MY ENEMY
IN THE CHANCE FOR CHANGE I DO BELIEVE
REVENGE JUST MAKES THE VIOLENCE SPREAD
CHOOSE THE PLACE AND THE WAY TO REACT
SOMETIMES KEEPING YOUR COOL IS BEST
C'MON MATE GOOD TIMES FOR ALL OF US

BEING SO TOUGH SO HARD SO STRONG
TILL THE LOVE WE TRY TO PROTECT WELL IT IS GONE
HIDING YOUR HURT WON'T MAKE IT GO AWAY
GOTTA GET THAT OUT IN A GOOD WAY
OR TO THE BITTERNESS WE'LL BE TIED
TO THAT SHIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
SOUTH AFRICA,AUSTRALIA, TIMOR, BOUGANVILLE,
CHINA, INDONESIA, TIBET, SERBIA, AFRICA, IRELAND,
ERITREA, PALESTINE ... THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAL

GOOD TIMES AND HAPPINESS FOR ALL OF US
FEEL SUN RISING AGAIN
WATER HEPLS THE HEALING
RE BUILD YOUR HUMAN BEING
FRIENDS DON'T MIND THE CRYING
RICH PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED TO FEEL
THEY ALSO HAVE GOTTA HEAL
THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAL
Track Name: Work
DON'T LOOK AT THAT, BLOODY CLOCK AGAIN
TRY A TOILET BREAK WANNA SEE THE WEEKEND
AND THE WORDS YOU SAY, ACROSS THE LUNCHROOM NOW
HEY THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN BEER AND PORN AND FOOTBALL
YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, GETTING LOW YOUTH PAY
EXPLOITATION STARTING WHEN YOU'RE ONLY FIFTEEN
AND THE EASTERN WORKER, ONE DOLLAR AN HOUR
YOU THINK THAT'S POSSIBLE? IT'S NOT FAIR

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, THEY HAVE LESS

YOU THINK THE RIGHTS WE WON, FROM THE PAST REMAIN
IT'S NOT TRUE AND PRETTY SOON FORGET YOU EVER HAD THEM
OFFER US CAREERS, WHILE THE PAY IS LATE
PRETTY SOON YOU KNOW GONNA GET THE SACK AGAIN
FEW OF US SPEAK UP YEAH BECAUSE WE'RE SCARED
BUT ONE VOICE I HEAR IT SAYS WHAT WE'VE ALL BEEN THINKING
SO I TURN UP LATE, NO MORE NEGOTIATE
TAKE A LONGER BREAK, I WANNA SEE A STRIKE NOW

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, WE HAVE LESS

YEAH WELL A LOT OF US HAVE TO DO REALLY STUPID JOBS JUST TO SURVIVE
A LOT OF US ARE REALLY SMART WE END UP SERVING ICE CREAM IN A SHOP OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT IT DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE DUMB THOUGH JUST CAUSE WE DO DUMB JOBS
IT'S ABOUT TIME WE STARTED TO RECOVER THE UNION MOVEMENT
THAT DOESN;T MEAN HAVING A BEAURACRATISED UNION THAT TELLS US WHAT TO DO
WE NEED SOMETHING MORE LIKE THE iww WHERE EVEN IN A SMALL WORK PLACE WE CAN
TAKE CHARGE ... EVEN IF THERE'S ONLY THREE OF US WORKING THERE WE CAN SAY HEY WE'RE
NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS AND START WRITING THEM LETTERS GET ON THE PHONE
THREATEN TO STRIKE, THREATEN TO DESTROY THEIR MACHINERY OR OFFICE OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT IT GETS RESULTS AND HAPPENED IN FRANCE THIS YEAR
TOO MUCH IN THE WORK PLACE WE'RE TALKING BEHIND EACH OTHER'S BACKS
THIS GIVES THE EMPLOYER POWER
WE GOOTA GET THAT FAMILY FEELING HAPPENING AGAIN .. WE'RE THE ONES GETTING DONE OVER
WE GOOTA CONNECT TO THE PEOPLE OVERSEAS TOO ITS A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT
THEY KEEP TELLING US WE'RE WORKING FOR OUR FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE
THE JOBS WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW THAT'RE DESTROYING OUR FUTURE!

OVERTIME OBLIGED, NO SICKNESS PAY
TRAINING IS NOT PAID ON THE CASUAL STATUS
HARD TO HAVE A UNION, WHEN YOU'RE WORKING BLACK
WE CAN STAND OUR GROUND EVEN WHEN WE'RE GETTING CASH

BE FIRENDLY, WE NEED UNITY
FOR OUR HEALTH, FOR OUR COMMUNITY
... BUILD WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY
... UNION RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
GOTTA TAKE THAT FIGHT ALL THE WAY TO OUR SUPERVISOR
ALL THE WAY TO THE BOSS
ALL THE WAY TO HEAD OFFICE, TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, WE GET LESS
Track Name: Immigration Song
FUCK YOU IMMIGRATION MAN CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING
YOU GOT A HOME TO GO TO TONIGHT
SOME OF US JUST KEEP ON MOVING
NOT GOING TO TAKE OUR FREEDOM
YOU CURSE AND STARE US OUT OF SIGHT
BUT THERE'S GYPSY BOYS IN THE INTERVIEW ROOM
YOU COULDN'T HANDLE WHAT THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH
DON'T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH
DON'T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT THEY FEEL
THEY HAVE POWER IN THEMSELVES
YOU JUST GET POWER FROM YOUR JOB
HOW DARE YOU TAKE THEM FROM THEIR FRIENDS AND FUN
WE HAVE MORE FUN THAN YOU I CAN SEE A DIFFERENT WORLD

STUFF YOU IMMIGRATION WOMAN
CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING
YOU GOT A HOME TO GO TO TONIGHT
HE ESCAPED FROM AN IRAQI PRISON
IN HIS MANNER IS DESPERATION
HE JUST WANTS TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE
THERE'S DARK SKINNED BOYS IN THE INTERVIEW ROOMS
CAN'T YOU SEE THEIR TORTURE WOUNDS
DON'T SEEM TO ACT LIKE YOU'RE A HUMAN BEING
I'LL TURN MY CELL INTO A PLAYPEN
LAWYER CALLED I'LL SOON BE WALKING
MAKE SOME ORIGAMI WITH YOUR CHARGE SHEET
WE'RE GONNA GET PAST YOU, I THINK WE'LL GET PAST YOU
I CAN SEE A DIFFERENT WORLD

OK HERE'S THE SETUP, ALL OVER OUR DYING PLANET THERE'S
PEOPLE ON THE RUN, CROATIAN, ALBANIAN, TIMORESE AND THOUSANDS
OF OTHERS, IN THEIR COUNTRY IS POVERTY WAR AND ALL KINDS OF OPRESSION
AND STILL THE BORDERS OF THE RICH NATIONS ARE TIGHTENING SO ONLY
THE WEALTHY ARE WELCOME. NEW LAWSSHOW A DELIBERATE
ATTEMPT TO DISCOURAGE ASYLUM SEEKERS. THESE PEOPLE ARE TURNED
AWAY PUT IN DETENTION OR ALLOWED NO MEANS OF INCOME WHILE
THEY WAIT THEIR ASSESMENT. OFTEN REFUGEES SEEK HELP FROM THE VERY
COUNTRIES THAT CAUSE THEIR HARSH LIVES TO START WITH, CAUSE THE
PRIVILEGED NATIONS STEAL THE RESOURCES OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD
ARM AND SUPPORT THOSE BRUTAL REGIMES. AND STILL THE RACISTS ARE SAYING
OH THEY'LL STEAL OUR JOBS OR THEY'RE SO LAZY THEY WON'T WORK
C'MON SHARING CULTURE IS THE BEST FUN, NEW CLOTHES NEW FOOD NEW MUSIC
NEW IDEAS WEALTHY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTA LEARN TO SHARE A BIT MORE
AND THERE'S PEOPLE CROWDED ONTO SMALL BOATS
USING FALSE PASSPORTS HIDING IN CAR BOOTS
WASTING TIME BEHIND THE WIRE JUST TRYING TO GET SOMEWHERE THAT'S SAFE
AND STILL THE BORDERS ARE BEING SLAMMED SHUT IN THEOR FACES
THAT'S WHY EVERY TIME I'M STANDING IN THAT PASSPORT QUEUE
YOU KNOW WHAT I'LL BE SINGING ...