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Ras Ceylon - Heal Lanka (2013)

RasCeylon on January 15, 2013 19:42

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    Produced by A-Rush for A-RusH Productions

    Remixed and Mastered by Chris Paxton for Nexus Audio (Oakland CA)

    "HEAL LANKA" MUSIC VIDEO BANNED..this trailer is all that remains 4 now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJjFBGEU0Ug Documentary Film coming soon

    After a brutal 30 year ethnic conflict has ended recently in Sri Lanka, the real work of healing the island begins. While the LTTE have been militarily defeated by the SL Govt. there is still much to be done to address the legitimate concerns of the Tamil people of Lanka. Ras Ceylon is an American born Sinhalese that recognizes that both sides of the war, should begin a process of reconciliation and this song is an attempt to start a new objective dialogue for peace, through justice and unity. "Still decolonizing my island.."

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    Heal Lanka” by Ras Ceylon (BMI)

    Intro:

    Its time to Heal My Island..this for Lanka


    Chorus:

    We been fighting too long / my island needs to heal
    Its so much innocent lives lost / too many children have been killed
    We got good at burning bridges but now who is down to build
    Peace can only come through unity for all Sri Lankans that’s the deal

    1st verse:

    For real I say Vennekam to all of Sri Lanka / Aybowan One Love to all my people heads up
    Check this suggestion / take heed to the message / they say the war is over now but here is my question
    What happens to the families of the LTTE / what bout reparations for the people in the north and east huh?
    Im Sinhalese but still gotta ask that / the threat of war exists like nuclear hazmat
    So stand back and really analyze the situation
    What will we teach to this next generation / the same segregation like divide and conquer
    Cuz colonized minds still control Sri Lanka / since the days of Ceylon
    Politrix is wrong / 500 years too long its time to get strong
    Im not gonna contribute to my peoples detriment
    I can only spit truth so the youth can benefit cuz

    2nd Chorus:

    We been fighting too long / my island needs to heal
    Its so much innocent lives lost / too many children have been killed
    We got good at burning bridges but now who is down to build
    Peace can only come through justice for all Sri Lankans that’s 4real

    2nd Verse:

    No more wars of attrition / no more ethnic divisions
    Its due time to end religious chauvinism
    It’s a fact not opinion that the caste system / impacted traditions
    And cultural conditions / since Aryan collisions with Dravidians and Veddhas
    We all indigenous don’t believe dem lies
    In ’05 I went to J-Town and got love
    A lion in tiger country but never felt above
    Any1 on my island we should all co-exist
    Just thinking about the Tamils that didn’t enlist into the war
    But it was still there at the front door
    So called 3rd world poor watching the price of living soar
    Through the roof / and my proof is straight ground level
    I was born and raised in Cali but my Lankan roots is helpful
    To explain my position / no matter the consequence
    Its still Decolonize my Island till we move with common sense cuz

    3rd Chorus:

    We been fighting too long / my island needs to heal
    Its so much innocent lives lost / too many children have been killed
    We got good at burning bridges but now who is down to build
    Peace can only come through unity for all Sri Lankans that’s the deal

    Outro:

    4real 4real and that means u kno what I mean? everybody regardless of religion or ethnicity u kna’mean? We gotta unify, hear folks talk about “boycott Sri Lanka” you know? I don’t know if that’s gonna work man..I think we just got heal our island and deal with things on a realistic leve…Like I said decolonize your mind..straight!

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