Flat Earth

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another monument to progress
a steel colossus looming in the sky
a dirty fingered totem in the wilderness
and if it were to stop we surely all would die
so the myth is bound
the dark blood in the ground
there's so much more to be found
if we stay behind with all of those
who think the earth is flat
who think that there are still
no consequences that can stop the "grand advance"
such arrogance

another mad dash for resources
a brutish land grab for the "chosen" ones
they demonize the victims, rationalize the act
the "will of god" exacted at the ends of guns
how do you square your soul?
how sweet the fruit you stole?
now that you have dug this hole
jump in and languish with the ones
who think the earth is flat
claiming ownership
of everything but that which truly stains us all
they rise and fall

another caesar has ascended
mugging for the circus as the bread is hurled
he's just another fucker with an army
a craven little punk who wants to rule the world
stroking all the fears
passing out the spears
watch how deftly he
endears himself to all the ones
who think the earth is flat
who think that war is still
the only answer that can set everything right
here comes the night

so what about the ones, who think the earth is flat
do they come along
or perish in a vat of stubbornness and fear
the time is here...


from Ownership, released August 1, 2008
drum kit › ian herman
bass › bakithi kumalo
sabar › mar gueye
congas › nery arevalo
shekere › tiye giraud
tenor sax › peter brainen
trumpet › jon walsh
trombone › barry olsen
harmony vocals › stella khumalo, faith kekana
guitars, organ, programming and lead vocals › ema



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Mthakathi New York, New York

WORLD MUSIC ON JET FUEL! Singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Mthakathi (pronounced m-TAA-gaa-tee) takes the rock/world fusion movement into the realm of Safro-Rock. His music, drawn from a lifelong immersion in South African culture, is a fiery mutli-culti rock mashup with a dose of world world elements.
An innovative songsmith and arresting performer, Mthakathi is the definitive "Safro" rocker
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