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from Sleep Armed by Kalahari Surfers

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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 to the civilized red faces in the west
bring your hammer and your bi-sickle and fix this bloody mess
our leaders have all gone underground
some children steal 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.


from Sleep Armed, released November 11, 1988


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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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