New Song Posted: An Act of Liberation + Lyrics

Human Rights March - Shelby Ray
*Photo of Human Rights March in Flagstaff, AZ by Shelby Ray

This is track 13 from my upcoming album “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance.
You can pre-order CDs here for a discounted price and get some patches, buttons, and info!

Check out the lyrics with links to the issues addressed:

AN ACT OF LIBERATION

Peabody‘s drag lines across the landscape
like militarized borders that carve this police state
1974 government pens wrote, “relocate
divide and conquer, 14,000 and today?

We know this nightmare because it repeats
’till something breaks
An act of liberation

Yes we all know it’s the rich against the poor
class, race, gender, and mother earth just a resource
globalization is colonization and colonization is always war

We know this nightmare because it repeats
’till something breaks
An act of liberation!

Industrial capitalist hetero-patriarchy
We know the story of so many manifested destinies
From the broken bones of broken homes and violated boarding school dreams

We know this nightmare because it repeats
’till something breaks
An act of liberation!

From Big Mountain to Palestine, relocation is genocide.
We stand against all wars and occupation
Against nationalism, against state sponsored terrorism

the free market non-profit industry
accountable to foundations no not community
paychecks for activism, for justice or just them?
But this ain’t no revolutionary commodity…
It’s an act of liberation

An act of liberation!

One Comment

  1. I totally get this! No one will, unless they actually experience it for themselves! Taje care!

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