medley: Underground -Teargas -Don't Dance -Mafikeng Road

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Underground
The power lines have fallen down there’s a curfew in the town / I take your hand we must escape before it is too late / we can hide out near a lake of poisoned water / can you see how the smoke from burning houses hangs over the city / and our leaders have all gone underground / we head towards a mine shaft where some other refugees are organising shelter and resistance to the siege / a message t the civilised red faces in the west bring your hammer and your bi-sickle and fix this bloody mess / something in the atmosphere /

Some children steel a motor car from soldiers it is seen through infra red binoculars images flash on a screen / the technology is there to crush subversion everywhere but the spirit of resistance pregnates the atmosphere / and our leaders have all gone underground we head towards a mine shaft where some other refugees are organising shelter and resistance to the siege / a message t the civilised red faces in the west bring your hammer and your bi-sickle and fix this bloody mess our leaders have all gone underground
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Don't Dance
ok people get up off your feet it’s time to move to a different beat
we don’t like the way they’re running our days and nights our lives are out of phase we’re black white separated right from birth indoctrinated years and years developed apart brainwashed each in the name of God – lets re-educate ourselves – letsde educate ourselves. Hey white bioy get your feet off the floor – the Lord gave you legs to march to war – your leaders want you in a sporting affair sdo put on your boots and cut your hair – don’t talk back or stop to think when you’re ion Angola you can have a drink obey obey they know the way from here you go to SWA where they don’t dance when facing sucjh hostility don’t dance
because the SADF’s there to see that we all enjoy democracy
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Mafikeng Road

Imposing structures dominate this capital
Homeland experiments in architecture
Airport and parliament buildings stand firm
Things fall apart with the stadium they built on
Mafikeng Road - Israeli building experts disappear into the night
Mafikeng Road – so it goes we were told that the centre would not hold

Everyones leaving or being told to leave
Currency changes hands passports endorsed
Tears at the airport
A farewell embrace
Houses are empty the schools are all closed
Along Mafikeng Road- Israeli building experts disappear into the night
Mafikeng Road – so it goes we were told that the centre would not hold

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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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