SHUT ‘UM DOWN – Playlist for Anti-Uranium Struggle in Meghalaya

“Shut ‘Um Down” – Gill Scott Heron

Did you hear that rumble? Did you hear that sound?
Well it wasn’t no eartquake, but it shook the ground.
It made me think about power, like it or not:
I got to work for earth for what it’s worth,
‘Cause it’s the only earth we’ve got.

Shut ‘um Down!
If that’s the only way to keep them from melting down!
Shut ‘um Down!
If that’s the only way to keep them from melting down!

I’ve heard a lot about safety and human error.
A few dials and gauges is just a wing and a prayer.
If you need perfection, and that’s what it takes,
Then you don’t need people, can’t use people,
You know people make mistakes…

Shut ‘um Down!
If that’s the only way to keep them from melting down!
Shut ‘um Down!
If that’s the only way to keep them from melting down!

RE INTRODUCTION by Cryptographic Street Poets

URANIUM ROCK – Warren Smith [Recorded 1958]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUJQsoYxS3s
Well I’m gettin’ tired workin’ hard every day
Workin’ every day and not a-gettin’ much pay
I got a big Geiger counter, it’s a pretty good rig
When the needle starts clickin’ it’s where I’m gonna dig
Money-money honey, the kind you fold
Money-money honey, rock ‘n’ roll
Rake it in, bale it up like hay
Have a rockin’ good time and throw it all away
Well, I can see me now in my long Cadillac
Hinges in the middle, spare wheel on the back
Man, don’t you know I’d be hard to stop
When I find that big uranium rock
Money-money honey, the kind you fold
Money-money honey, rock ‘n’ roll
Rake it in, bale it up like hay
Have a rockin’ good time and throw it all awayYes, that’s me in my long Cadillac
Headin’ down the road and I ain’t comin’ back
Ain’t no red light gonna make me stop
When I find that big uranium rock
Money-money honey, the kind you fold
Money-money honey, rock ‘n’ roll
Rake it in, bale it up like hay
Have a rockin’ good time and throw it all away

Sepultura – Arise

Obscured by the sun
Apocalyptic clash
Cities fall in ruin
Why must we die?

Obliteration of mankind
Under a pale grey sky
We shall arise…

I did nothing, saw nothing
Terrorist confrontation
Waiting for the end
Wartime conspiracy

I see the world – old
I see the world – dead

Victims of war, seeking some salvation
Last wish, fatality
I’ve no land, I’m from nowhere
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Face the enemy
Maniac thoughts
Religious intervention
Problems remain

Kraftwerk – Radioactivity

ANTIDOTE UK – One Does Not Sell The Earth Upon Which The People Walk EP 1986

01. Fuck Off Rip Off 0:00
02. Can’t Think – Must Work 0:28
03. Flowers 1:22
04. The Sun 2:38
05. Plastic Bullets 3:36
06. Money 4:01
07. R.T.Z. & B.P… Why 4:46

The R.T.Z. and B.P. multinational conspiracy
Took the land of aboriginees and killed the earth at Roxby
Uranium mined on stolen land
For nuclear power and nuclear weapons and waste
Waste
(repeats)
The powerful bleed the earth dry
Blind to the morality of money making as people die
Ask R.T.Z. and B.P. why?
Why?

08. Nuclear Power- No Thanks! 5:36
09 uranium bribery never fail 6:27
10. Why Can’t We Sing About Somehting 7:16

 

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