The Wipers – When It’s Over

Youtube link (unofficial version)

Land of the free, home of the brave…
Do you think we will ever be saved?
In this land of dreams find myself sober…
Wonder when will it’ll all be over…
All be over!?
Land of the free, home of the brave…
Do you think we will ever be saved?
Living in a void when the void grows colder…
Wonder when will it’ll all be over…
Hah, will you be laughing, when it’s over?
Will you be laughing…..laughing!?
When it’s over…When it’s over…When it’s over…When it’s over…

 

The Wipers – When It’s Over

Walk Walk

Walk Walk – Youtube link

In and out of
Hallelujah!
This heat is turning my skin to leather
No ground given
Hallelujah!
Both young and old we will run together
Walk walk
Break into a run
Walk walk
The race has just begun
We sing and dance and we kiss each other
Hallelujah!
Project my power into one direction
I kick, you kick
Hallelujah!
My inner rhythm will reach perfection
Your spirit is broken and pride hides the
Pain
Honour your labour
Again move mountains

Walk Walk

Leaders In Seventh Heaven

Leaders In Seventh Heaven – Youtube link

Gather round
Did you know we live on dangerous ground?
Singing songs without a sound
A dollar a pound
Five years late
Come along now keep rolling
And she always had a head for dates
Come along now keep well
Hanging too low to be picked
The leader’s in seventh heaven
Laughter and tears
And in between
All the things we might have been
O let me, o get me through
And later on
When the dirty deed is done
O let me, o get me through

I in way
When there’s no more rope
And the titles are there
You can find a new leader
Most any-old-where
Eight left oars
As we row in aid of worthy cause
So call it in and shout it out
Never a doubt
Flames will roar
Now I hate to cut through strands of hope
And the sparks will glow from shore to shore
We’ve a ten foot hole and a five foot rope
You’d better pay for something more
The leader’s in seventh heaven
Rolling up hills

 

Leaders In Seventh Heaven

Lean on me

Lean on me – official video on Youtube

Are we happy are we scared?
Are we shouting never heard?
Are we running, running brave?
Are we fighting, making waves?

The first man he gets up and he says
“Well, can I have a say?”

Singing
Men on fire pray for rain
Who are madmen, who is sane?

So ten men they get up and they say
“Well, can we have a say?”

Have we lost the spoken word?

From the very very young to the very very old
Everybody now say aye
From the centre of the earth to the corners of the globe
Everyone of you say aye
Nobody better let me down
Mother earth on the other side

Sing on
Are we happy, are we scared?
Are we shouting, never heard?

The first man he gets up and he says
“Well, can I have a say?”
Cut of drama, power of sound
Are we progress, don’t lose ground?

Ten men they get up and they say
“Well, can we have a say?”

Are we fighting, making waves?

From the very very young to the very very old
Everybody now say aye
From the centre of the earth to the corners of the globe
Everyone of you say aye
Nobody better let me down
We will see on the other side, lean on me

Ah-li-ayo!

Lean on me

Chenko (tenko-io)

Chenko (tenko-io) – official video on Youtube

we stand alone
with your metal
and our stones
we’re hybrid
divided
hide the wind and earth
and fire forever

and now we hone
our fingers to the bone
we’re hybrid one sided

what can we do…
live our lives like you?
we’re hybrid misguided

hide the wind and earth
and fire for ever

it’s over
chenko tenka io

this compromise
this village I despise
we’re hybrid
collided

hide the wind and earth
and fire forever

it’s over
chenko tenka io

 

Yes, this is the song of all songs…and if it wasn’t for Piotr Kaczkowski, most of us would probably never hear it. It was massive in Poland in the mid/late 80’s, all thanks to Polish Radio DJ who played this song over and over again.

I’m not sure if anyone/many had any idea what the song is all about at that time…I’m reading the lyrics, 30 years later, and still don’t have a solid clue…watching the video with the pyramid climb…and that bicycle carried up the top and then let go…strange, but hypnotizing like the music….

 

Chenko (tenko-io)

Living in Domes

Living in Domes – Red Box (youtube link)

O hey ho living in domes
Open air homes
Effortless tone
Eagle has flown
Cover’s been blown
Living in domes
And what you can see is not what we could become
Hosanna!
Stone by stone build a new home
On the land that no man can share
Zone by zone raising the tone
In a place where the people stare
Wear and tear mama don’t care
Held your own on the touching stone
Hey ho hey ho living in domes
Working to the rhythm of an intellect that’s driven by greed
Under domes it’s a different kind
Concentrate to listen for the rondo that we christen King Speed
Swaying, double trouble left behind
Smoke of human sacrifices
Broken promise money vices
No one moves and no one cares
And no one says they’re living in squares
And what you can see is not what we could become
Hosanna!
Lost and found inherited ground
In a place where the statesmen are
Round and round circular sound
We’re the beat spectacular
Colour bar afrikan star
And your feet don’t touch the ground
Hey ya hay ya you will go far

Living in Domes

Bantu

Red Box – Bantu (youtube link)

Bantu bantu
some day uhuru hero
this day you stay low
no defenses mercenary
in bantu bantu
some day uhuru
no defenses mercenary
innicence
you’re giving me hope
and sense of achievement
and in the last pure days of a life time
a sense of adventure
and the hopes of the world
are with you and sense,
making laws

a white man’s way and sense,
breaking laws
a black man’s way have sense,
fighting through to freedom day
bantu crusade lie low
no parade
bantu
some day uhuru and yes,
we say yeah
bantu uhuru
make welkom here today
bantu!

 

 

Bantu