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Revolutions 02:01
fly fly little moon the tides are spun by you you live among the stars with galaxies and mars comets shooting by you path's endless as time the earth goes around the sun this revolution's never done
Mandela 02:36
Mandela... he was born July 1918 a couple miles from the capital of Transkei his dad worked for the Thembu King in his family he was one of thirteen Mandela... he learned western style at an institute where they named him nelson and gave him a suit instead of three years he graduated in two he was the first Mandela in school to boot Mandela... now you must remember that at this time apartheid was the systematic regime in school Mandela took a party line to expose to the world all of Britain's crimes Mandela... he joined the Youth League of the ANC the African National Congress to you and me from the start he joined the activity no matter what the cost or the legal fee Mandela... for a while non-violence was the name of the game but in 1956 that position changed 150 were arrested without much of a claim a five year trial later, they were free again Mandela... the Sharpeville massacre seemed very planned 'cause a few months later the ANC was banned nelson made a call to arms and met with Jewish friends who used the Irgun style to form a new plan Mandela... the Spear of the Nation is what it was called and they used sabotage to make apartheid fall but in 1964 Nelson took his one phone call and he went to jail for life in Robbins Island's halls Mandela... after 26 years he walked out of jail and it had absolutely nothing to do with bail apartheid had fallen and his stance prevailed and he became President of South Africa!
smog it's the brand new fog kill the machines and the factories technology, it's not for me
it's a little more then loafs of bread or wearing beanies on you head les miserables and John val John the royalty be gone be gone! enlightenment has grasped its hold and now the King needs to be told the Americans, they won their war could this be what we're looking for? the debt is huge the King has said I want to pass a tax instead of borrowing to pay our rent gather up the Parliament! but Nobles came to have the vote and opposition clearly showed they said give the people their voice give them more then just one choice! The King called estates-general they met inside a giant hall in his mistake the third estate they came crashing through the gate "liberte, egalite, fratenite" it's french to me aristocracy is all we see we shall end the monarchy!
Pharaoh 03:29
Pharoah, Pharoah let me go there's a festival to celebrate now in the desert we will see no snow it's a three day journey out I have shown them all their lord and they are believers now he will strike them with his mighty sword if they don't leave here this town but the taskmasters they said this is not how it shall be they must get their straw and make their beds and work on what we need so Moses said to the lord himself this is not how you said it would be how can i pay the king all his hell as a man of impeded speech? the lord replied with Aaron's name and said he will speak for you the Egypt king will never reign while he enslaves Hebrews the brothers went to the royal court and out in plain view Moses did a trick of the magic sort but the King's men did it too so Moses said what happened here Lord, what are we to do the Lord had some tricks up his sleeve there were ten more he would use the final one was a great in-just the King's son wound up dead he could take no more and said he must not sleep till they all have fled the King soon gathered his wits and set out on a chase with his army and his chariots he began to win the race the Hebrews hit the waters edge at the shore of the Sea of Reeds with the water low, they walked across with the King near out the trees the army men they followed suit but while out at sea the water rose and washed them away the Hebrews had gotten free with mighty song and lots of bread the danced their victory slaves no more, towards home they went trotting gloriously
Che 03:15
hey Che what do you say? the Cubans are wondering why you're running away "The socialist countries have the moral duty of liquidating their tacit complicity with the exploiting countries of the West." "Hatred as an element of the struggle a relentless hatred of the enemy impelling us over and beyond the natural limitations that man is heir to and transforming him into an effective, violent, selective and cold killing machine. Our soldiers must be thus a people without hatred cannot vanquish a brutal enemy" Hasta siempre comandante Your glorious and strong hand Takes a shot at history And as Fidel we say Till forever comandante In a revolution, one triumphs or dies. Don't be afraid, commander, I'll die by your side!
Castro 01:13
oh castro you've got to go to japan or maybe siam or buy a casio and start a band but just stay off of my land your mustachio has go to go and your cigar is filled with tar so catch a boat to the florida coast it's not too far 'cause you're a star
Outro 02:03


To Whom It May Concern:

This is an album about revolutions, revolutionaries, and revolutionary thought. It starts and ends with a different version of the same song, is on a circular disc, and spins endlessly in your cd player. It talks about planets flying around the sun, the French Revolution, and has an ode to Fidel Castro. Interwoven throughout many of the songs are ideas from the Luddite movement. It even resurrects an old Luddite anthem, written in 1811 in the beautiful Nottingham countryside, and turned into a euro-punk song by the anarchist pop-group Chumbawumba in 1988 (yes, THAT band). Mine is a folk song, thank you very much.

So please relax, grab a comfortable seat, open your intellectual curiosity just a tad, and let the revolution flow through your brain.



released November 21, 2007

All music, lyrics*, sounds, vocals, engineering, and production by Alan Cohen Experience.

Mastered by Barry Diament.

Artwork by Daniel Harris (ithinkwethink.org).

*Verses for "Che" by Che Guevara


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