This album was created on the lands of the Cadigal, Bidigal Gumbaynggirr and Dharuk people. Who’s sovereignty has never ceded of the sacred lands that now lay devastated upon invasion.
This album is our first release as a band as of roughly last September.
As a collective of disenfranchised peoples of different identities and orientations disgusted with the zeitgeist of society, the illusion of where progress is leading and the apathy of our surroundings. Our enemy is the colonial, white supremacist, capitalist, cis-heteropatriarchy framework that we are all dispossessed in some way shape or form. Therefore our mutual emancipation towards freedom and justice is bound within our own struggles.
WE ARE THE SURVIVORS OF GENOCIDE ACROSS TIME
OUR SOVEREIGNTY IS IRREFUTABLE, OUR HUMANITY DENIED
FROM THE ASHES OF THE EARTH WE WRITE, WE PAINT, WE MARK THE WORLD
GIVE NEW LIFE TO THE VOICES OF THE DEAD,
THOSE WHO ONCE SPOKE BEFORE THEY WERE COMMITTED TO THE RIVER OF BLOOD -
WE CARVE THEIR WORDS INTO THE CONCRETE SKIN OF BEASTS
OUR FREEDOM IS OUR LIFEBLOOD, WRITTEN INTO US FROM THE WOMB
WITH THE FIRE FROM THE HEAVENS SUNG WITHIN
SLAY YOUR OPPRESSORS OF BODIES AND MINDS
NO ONE IS FREE UNTIL EVERYONE IS FREE
FROM THE SMOKE OF THE DEPTHS OF HELL BEACONS THE CRY OF ALL PEOPLE, HELD UNDER DESPOTIC RULE WE REALISE THE WORTH OF OUR SOULS, OUR PLACE IN THE STARS AMONGST OUR SLEEPING ANCESTORS, WHO WALK WITH US
WE SET OUT TO SLAY OUR OPPRESSORS OF BODIES AND MINDS
TO MARCH TO WAR WITH THE SPIRIT OF TIME OUR TIME IS NOW, COME STAND WITH US AS WE FIGHT FOR LAND AND WATER
A SACRED RESPONSIBILITY TO ALL,
AS NO ONE IS FREE UNTIL EVERYONE IS FREE
THE FREQUENCIES OF LIBERATION THAT RING WITHIN,
WHICH SIDE WILL YOU BE ON
INTERROGATE YOURSELF, DESTROY YOUR SHACKLES OF MENTAL SLAVERY
THE DANGER TO OUR FUTURE IS APATHY,
ACCEPTANCE OF THE WAY OF THINGS,
OF WHAT GIFTS HAS PROGRESS BROUGHT US
WE HOPE FOR A WORLD OF PEACE, STABILITY AND HARMONY FOR OUR MOTHER
A TIME WHEN THE DANGER TO NEXT SEVEN GENERATIONS IS RELINQUISHED
A TIME WHEN WORDS WE CHOKED DOWN FOR CENTURIES ARE SHOUTED FROM HILLTOPS
WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT AND THE BOAT IS SINKING
UNTIL THEN WE ARE ALL DISPOSSESSED
released April 17, 2016
Recorded by Lachlan Vercoe on the sacred lands of the Cadigal-Wangal people.
Jarrod Smith: Drums
Serwah Ama Gyekyewah Bianca Attafuah: Guitar
Birrugan Dunn-Velasco: Guitar
Translations: Baabaga Larry Hancock
Wayfarer sung by Baabaga Ciaron Dunn
Special Thanks to Aunty Jenny, Uncle Ken, Aunty Cheryl, Lachlan Vercoe, Larry Hancock, Muurbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative, Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Grandmas Against Removal, Brisbane Blacks, Aboriginal Freedom Fighters, Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance,Tatiana Velasco, Ciaron Dunn, Rosanna, Stephen, Elizabeth Jarrett, Felon Mason, Maria Clague, Kai Clancy, Amanda, Djamila, Roxley Foley, Josh Morley, Simone Pash, Lisa Delpeoples, Provocalz, Bogaine Spearim, Andy Mason, Katie Thorburn, SSAC, Lizzie, Shogun, Stu, Christian Byers, Rachel Evans, Paddy & Nat, Jahan, Marcus, Sabina, Madika, Enoch, Maddy, Toto, Blackwire Records, Sydney antifa and to all Indigenous Peoples World Wide We fight with you.
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