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In Transition (Featuring Lesego Rampolokeng)

from One Party State by Kalahari Surfers



11/8 & 13/8 rhythm cycle


In Transition words: L.Rampolokeng
We spin in circles of terror caught in the nightmare of judgement
Where the mirror of the present shows the error of the past
Where emotion supercedes reason
In transition
When the rains come the fires die yet we are warm
Like lice on the pubis in love time
Singing cold bones in the rain of hope
Around the flame of red dawn
In transition
We whirl on our stand
Kicking skulls on the soccerfield
and from the grandstand applause rings in blood-drops
celebrating the abortion of freedoms child
In transition
We are mutant legions defining ourselves in noble terms
Flaming placards at cold barricades
Drawing safe lines behind crumbling walls of euphoria
Behind the blades of our own danger
In transition
Petty bush pigs talking about negotiation table manners
Fuckademics unrolling scrotals of fartastic words
To enlighten the illiterate
Witches in churches passing the collection goal
Fools in schools without mules with whips and stools
And then tools
In transition
Thus we rush to the future
Unless the wheel of time gets a puncture

(Vocals: Lesego Rampolokeng)


from One Party State, released February 18, 2010
L.Rampolokeng, W.Sony


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Kalahari Surfers South Africa

Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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