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Red Ridinghood for our times

My brothers from Brondby Strand, Outlandish, have put out a new record: Closer Than Veins. For the first single "Look Into My Eyes" they came up with a beautiful video (that apparently can only be shown in Denmark, go figure). You just have to see it. Go to the site and click "media."

Here are the lyrics.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We at El-Moro High are happy to present our interpretation
of the classic folk tale Little Red Ridinghood.

So, please, enjoy.

Look Into My Eyes

Look into my eyes
Tell me what ya see
U don’t see a damn thing
Cuz u can’t relate to me

U blinded by our differences
My life makes no sense to u
I’m the persecuted one
U the red, white and blue

Each day u wake in tranquility
No fears to cross your eyes
Each day I wake in gratitude
Thankin’ God He let me rise

Ya worry ‘bout your education
And the bills u have to pay
I worry ‘bout my vulnerable life
And if I’ll survive another day

Ya biggest fear is getting a ticket
As ya cruise your Cadillac
My fear is that the tank that’s just left
Will turn around and come back

[Bridge and chorus:]

Yet do u know the truth of where ya money goes
Do u let the media deceive your mind
Is this a truth that nobody knows

Someone tell me

Oh let’s not cry tonight
I promise you one day it’s through
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

Oh shine a light for every soul
That ain’t with us no more
Ohohoh my brothers
Ohohoh my sisters

See I’ve known terror for quite some time
57 years so cruel
Terror breathes the air I breathe
It’s the check point on my way to school

Terror is the robbery of my land
And the torture of my mother
The imprisonment of my innocent father
The bullet in my baby brother

The bulldozers and the tanks
The gasses and the guns
The bombs that fall outside my door
All due to your funds

You blame me for defending myself
Against the ways of my enemies
I’m terrorized in my own land
What, and I’m the terrorist

[Bridge and chorus]

America do ya realize
That the taxes that u pay
Feed the forces that traumatize
My every living day

   So if I won’t be here tomorrow
   It’s written in my fate
   May the future bring a brighter day
   The end of our wait


[Lyrics and image © Outlandish, 2006. El Moro!]


At Tuesday, February 21, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

jc, what a fantastic catch!

I've been a way for a couple of days and it's really nice to come back to something so creative and inspiring.

many thanks, friend

At Tuesday, February 21, 2006, Blogger jc said...

yw, chief.

show my bredren some love, ok?

At Thursday, February 23, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

sure, you mean buy the album? or heap praise? or both?

At Friday, February 24, 2006, Blogger jc said...

the first covers both i think :)


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