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Dust farmers advance with guns their hats are pulled low / voices grind and grate like tractors moving through a swampland / its dry out here in diesel air they cough somebody curses /
shrieking birds collide like stones and shatter in the thorn trees /
leopard crawl through borders they sharpen claws on a frontier somewhere reproducing nightmares / they don’t care / you can sell fear anywhere
flies disguise dead eyes suck moisture from exposed intestines / bleeding veins like vines a mess of twisted human grass stains /
fields of maize smoke / bodies blaze / stubbed out in earthly ashtray / bloated walls from torn thatch huts / split gourds drip beer and goats milk /
leopard crawl through borders they sharpen laws on a frontier somewhere reproducing nightmares / they don’t care / you can sell fear anywhere/
dust devils recover tracks
at base the dust farmers relax
with families the fat of the land
in blood rivers they wash their hands
always obsessed with carnal sin
they drink by Christ and soak it up like string
a spear hangs above the bar
where ears are tuned to country guitar
or threaded onto wire the colour of rust
pipes and guns the advance farmers trust
I’m leaving on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again

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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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