Papua Merdeka

by erin

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There’s a war goin’ on, but you might not know it,
for 50 years, the media’s been kept at bay
And now I know, I see through it
I can’t stay silent cos I’ve got a voice
Standing for our brethren is a duty not a choice,

Papua Merdeka yeah
Papua Merdeka yeah
We want Papua Merdeka yeah!
Oh Papua, oh Papua yeah

Once upon a time, to the Indonesian Island Prime
the U.N. came to say; “We want military support for the U.S.A”
In a war, that never was; it was a diplomatic show off
And even to this day, our leaders look the other way

Papua Merdeka yeah
Papua Merdeka yeah
We want Papua Merdeka yeah!
Oh Papua, oh Papua yeah

Get up, stand up, come on get up, stand up, come on get up, stand up come on;
Stop thinkin’ selfishly
Get up, stand up, come on get up, stand up, come on get up, stand up come on;
For the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels
Get up, stand up, come on get up, stand up, come on get up, stand up come on;
We owe our freedoms to them
Oh Papua, oh Papua yeah

It was the Act of Free Choice, but watch out cos you’ll get shot for raising your voice
There is a silent genocide, while all the neighbours choose to look aside
The Dutch East Indies native tribes, traded for gold and copper mines
And even to this day, you can barely hear their voices say

Papua Merdeka yeah
Papua Merdeka yeah
We want Papua Merdeka yeah!
Oh Papua, oh Papua yeah

credits

released July 7, 2016
Recorded in Wellington c/o Kemp @ the People's Coalition
Mixed and Mastered by Peter O'Leary (Kayboku) in Melbourne

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erin New Zealand

"Erin is a true bohemian poet. She blends catchy folk charm with deep soulful ballads. Her music speaks from the heart.
Always deeply honest and challenging, she blends story telling and her impressions of the world around her to create captivating performances all audiences can enjoy." - Josh @ Cowan Creative Timaru
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