RIOT OF THE DAY /// PROTEST SONG BY RAY LALOTOA (FAIT ACCOMPLI)

PROT SONG BY LALOTOA

illustration by LALOTOA

Hi friends,

I spent the holidays feeling depressed about the Lock out Laws and the current state of NSW. Anyway I started humming this tune and I kinda ended up expressing my feelings the best way I know how, thru song (and Garageband).

I’m not gonna say too much about our current nightmare, because I know we’ve all been keeping up with all the articles. I just want people to know that what is happening to us is only an introduction to what is coming. We’re feeling the pinch with these abhorrent lock out laws, but then there’s the treatment of refugees, the poor, the old, gay and lesbians, the marginalised and even our indigenous people. Our freedoms are being challenged by our Government both State and National and things are only going to get worst, not better, worst!

Right now is our chance to take our freedoms back and to remind the government that we are the people and they are in government because we ‘the people’ put them there, not the other way around. So I humbly ask all my friends out there, if you can get to any one march this year then this it. Lets all meet up and march together for our rights and the rights of future generations!

Take what you will from this sad slow burner of a song. I was feeling down when I wrote it and on this occasion a punk song wasn’t going to help heal the soul.
This song is as an ode to all the people fighting for their rights not only here in Sydney but throughout Australia and around the world.
We can all achieve great things, but only if we stand together as one!

You can shut shut everything
But you can’t kick us out of this town
Because we are the people and we are the future yeah
We are the people and we are the future right on!

Click HERE for all info regarding the KEEP SYDNEY OPEN RALLY.

SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY  2016, 12PM NOON at BELMORE PARK.

TODAY WE MARCH!

Peace and Love,

Ray X

PS: I really want to get into the studio and record this song with a bunch of friends from different bands. So hit us up if you are keen to get involved. email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com

PROTEST SONG Lyrics

I woke up this morning
The Government closed the doors
To the city that I love
The city that I love
Nightmare disaster
So are you happy you got what you were after
You got what you were after

You can close down the venues
You can brick down up the walls
You can put up the prices
But you’ll never take away our culture
You’re just a vulture
I can deal with the taxes and the feeling alone
But I won’t let you take away everything we own
This ain’t no answer
What is your answer?
Has everybody lost their minds?
There is no city without a song
We can’t have no city when all the good people are gone

So fuck the dreamers escaping the suburbs
And fuck the artists, the bands and the lovers
Fuck your innocence
Just  go to bed
Fuck your opinion you can keep that at home
Just watch the rich get richer
While you all remain poor
I thought the government stood for the people
You can’t afford this dream dreamer
Now you’re stuck in a dead end job

All your money – yeah you got what you want?
All your houses – yeah you got what you want?
All your money – what else do you want?

You got all your money – what else do you want?
All your houses – what else do you want?
All your money – what else do you want?

Oh my God!
I buy houses in my mind
What’s next?
Do you want me just to break down and die?
Cause all the good people we are fading
Everything I know is changing
What now?
Is the Government trying to kill me?

You can shut shut everything down
But you can’t kick us out of this town
Because we are the people
And we hold the keys to the future

You can shut shut everything down
But you can’t kick us out of this town
Because we are the people
And we hold the keys to the future

You can shut shut everything down
But you can’t kick us out of this town
Because we are the people and we are the future yeah
We are the people and we are the future

You can shut shut everything
But you can’t kick us out of this town
Because we are the people and we are the future yeah
We are the people and we are the future right on!

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