Songs of the people

CNT Anthem:zapatistas-20-anos
Children of the people
Chains oppress you
And this injustice
cannot continue
If your existence is a world of troubles & grief
It is better to sooner die than live in slavery
The bourgeoisie, so selifish
who thus despise humanity
Shall be awept away by anarchists
to the strident shout of freedom

red flag suffer no more
exploitation must succumb
rise up people
to the shout of social revolution
dignity is not to be asked for
only unity can demand it
our sheilds you shall not smash
clumsy bourgeoise, get back, get back!

La Ravachol:

In the great city of Paris,
There are well-fed bourgeois,
There are the poor,
Who have an empty stomach:
The former are greedy,
Long live the sound, long live the sound,
The former are greedy,
Long live the sound
Of the explosion!

Let’s dance the Ravachole
Long live the sound, long live the sound!
Let’s dance the Ravachole
Long live the sound, long live the sound!
Of the explosion!

Ah ça ira ça ira ça ira
All the bourgeois will taste the bomb
Ah ça ira ça ira ça ira
We’ll blow up all the bourgeois
We’ll blow them up!

There are sell out magistrates,
There are big-bellied financiers,
There are cops,
But for all these scoundrels,
There’s dynamite,
Long live the sound, long live the sound,
There’s dynamite,
Long live the sound,
Of the explosion!

There are the feeble-minded senators,
There are the rotten deputies,
There are the generals,
Murderers and executioners,
Butchers in uniform,
Long live the sound, long live the sound,
Butchers in uniform,
Long live the sound
Of the explosion!

… … …

Ah, goddamit, it’s time to put an end to this,
We’ve moaned and suffered long enough,
No half-way war,
No more cowardly pity,
Death to the bourgeoisie!
Long live the sound, long live the sound
Death to the bourgeoisie!
Long live the sound
Of the explosion!

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