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Brain Damage meets Vibronics w/Sir Jean : "Do U remember ? (extended mix)"

Vibronics on October 14, 2013 09:54

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    Brain Damage meets Vibronics
    "Empire soldiers"

    Vibronics & Brain Damage teamed up and decided to come together around a concept, a narrative inspiration that will undoubtedly surprise: Anglo-Caribbean and Franco-African soldiers’ experience during the first world war.
    The academic historian, poet & songwriter, Madu Messenger, uses the product of years of study and research, to develop, within that very framework, a series of texts on some key topics such as travel, friendship, war and death. This project thus aims at offering a learning experience about this often little-known period of our history.
    It will draw troubling parallels with some more contemporary considerations on culture shocks, immigration, imperial powers and horrors of war that still affects all of us today. Following their reflection on this sensitive issue, the musicians of the project’s – all of many other origins, Anglo-French, Jamaican or Asian – move towards a cultural alignment, opposite to certain enslaving and communitarian models.

    DO U REMEMBER ? w/ SIR JEAN

    Ah Me seh One, World War One
    Two, World War Two
    Do U remeber those African soldiers
    Who died for your Freedom

    Why, why ô why
    A me seh why, why ô why
    You never mention those African soldiers
    Who died for your Freedom

    Cuz when U big up de fallen soldiers
    U nah name dem at all
    Me check out your walls and monuments
    Me nah see dem at all
    Memorial days a come and U nah call dem at all
    Me check out your books of history
    We nah see dem at all
    It is a shame
    U don't remember dem
    Dem have given dem youth and dem lives
    Just for your Freedom
    I come to call out their names
    And put a little light pon dem
    Their grand sons come to call out their names
    And put a little light pon dem
    Their African grand sons come to call their names
    And put a little light pon dem
    Lord of mercy
    And put a little light pon dem

    CHORUS

    Baionets, Fixed !
    B company, Fire !
    African soldiers on the wire
    They were Senegalese, Marocans, or Algerians
    They were young, beautiful
    And full of strength
    They were lions trodding on da battlefield
    Now they're lying in complete oblivion
    Do U ever, ever remember dem ?
    Their grand sons come to call out their names
    And put a little light pon dem
    And put a little light pon dem

    CHORUS

    They were fighting with glory
    Forgotten at da moment of victory
    Ô U used dem as manpower
    African warriors
    Courageous soldiers
    African fighters on da frontline
    But inna ya books dem nah have a single line
    So we come fe mek de glory shine
    Me seh de medal of merit haffi shine

    CHORUS

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