♫ NO países solo corporaciones quien tiene más, más acciones trozos gordos, poderosos decisiones por muy poco ♫

I came across Ana Tijoux and her song titled, “Shock” at the beginning of 2012. Besides it having a catchy verse and a good beat, Ana’s lyrics really got to me. The song is political and it’s based on Chile, however, I was able to relate her words to the past and current situation in Mexico (but of course, it can be related to other situations as well). I’m including the youtube clip of SHOCK, along with an english and spanish version of the lyrics. Those of you who haven’t heard this very well written and performed piece, please do. Then, you can tell me (or don’t) what you think.

 

Shock-En español

Veneno tus monólogos
tus discursos incoloros
no ves que NO estamos solos
!!millones de polo a polo¡¡

Al son de un solo coro
marcharemos con el tono
con la convicción que !!BASTA DE ROBO¡¡

Tu estado de control
tu trono podrido de oro
tu política y tu riqueza
y tu tesoro no.

La hora sonó, la hora sonó

NO permitiremos más, más tu doctrina del shock

La hora sonó, la hora sonó (doctrina del shock)
La hora sonó, la hora sonó (doctrina del shock)
La hora sono, la hora sonó (doctrina del shock)
La hora sono, la hora sonó

NO países solo corporaciones
quien tiene más, más acciones
trozos gordos, poderosos decisiones por muy poco.

Constitución pinochetista
derecho opus dei, libro fascista.
Golpista disfrazado de un indulto elitista
cae la gota, cae la bolsa, la toma se toma la maquina rota.
la calle no calle, la calle se raya
la calle no calla, de bate que esta.

Ya todo lo quitan, todo lo venden
todo se lucra la vida, la muerte
todo es negocio.
Como tu todos, semilla, pascuala, métodos y coros.

Veneno tus monólogos
tus discursos incoloros
no ves que NO estamos solos
!!millones de polo a polo¡¡

Al son de un solo coro,
marcharemos con el tono
con la convicción que !!BASTA DE ROBO¡¡

Tu estado de control,
tu trono podrido de oro,
tu politica y tu riqueza y tu tesoro no.

La hora sonó, la hora sonó

NO permitiremos mas, mas tu doctrina del shock

La hora sonó, la hora sonó (doctrina del shock)
La hora sonó, la hora sonó (doctrina del shock)
La hora sonó, la hora sonó (doctrina del shock)
La hora sonó, la hora sonó

(Hablan unos jóvenes)

Golpe a golpe, beso a beso.
con las ganas y el aliento
con cenizas, con el fuego del presente con recuerdo,
con certeza y con desgarro, con el objetivo claro,
con memoria y con la historia el futuro es !!AHORA¡¡

Todo este tubo de ensayo,
todo este laboratorio que a diario,
todo este fallo, todo este económico modelo condenado de dinosaurio.

Todo se criminaliza, todo se justifica en la noticia,
todo se quita, todo se pisa, todo seficha y clasifica.

Pero…Tu política y tu táctica,
tu típica risa y ética.
Tu comunicado manipulado ¿cuantos fueron los callados?

Pacos, guanacos y lumas,
pacos, guanacos y tunas,
pacos, guanacos NO suman.
¿Cuantos fueron los que se robaron las fortunas?

Veneno tus monólogos
tus discursos incoloros
no ves que NO estamos solos
!!millones de polo a polo¡¡

al son de un solo coro
marcharemos con el tono
con la convicción que !!BASTA DE ROBO¡¡

Tu estado de control,
tu trono podrido de oro,
tu política y tu riqueza, y tu tesoro no.

La hora sonó, la hora sonó

NO permitiremos más, más tu doctrina del shock

La hora sonó, la hora sonó (doctrina del shock)
La hora sonó, la hora sonó (doctrina del shock)
La hora sonó, la hora sonó (doctrina del shock)
La hora sonó, la hora sonó.

Shock- In English

Venom: your monologues,
your colorless speeches,
you don’t see that we AREN’T alone,
millions from pole to pole!

To the sound of a single chorus,
we will march with the tone,
with the conviction that THE THIEVING STOPS!!

Your state of control,
your corrupt throne of gold,
your politics and your wealth,
and your treasure, no.

The hour has struck, the hour has struck

We will allow NO MORE, no more your doctrine of shock

The hour has struck, the hour has struck (doctrine of shock)
The hour has struck, the hour has struck (doctrine of shock)
The hour has struck, the hour has struck (doctrine of shock)
The hour has struck, the hour has struck

NO nations, only corporations,
who has more, more actions,
fat slices, powerful decisions for very little.

Pinochetan^ constitution,
opus dei rights, fascist books.
Guerilla disguised as a pardoned elitist,
the drop falls, the stocks fall, the occupation takes the broken machine.
the street doesn’t keep quiet, the street scratches
the street doesn’t keep quiet, as wide as it is.

They take everything, sell everything,
make a profit from everything, life, death,
it’s all business.
I eat you all, seed, (pascuala?), methods and choruses.

Venom: your monologues,
your colorless speeches,
you don’t see that we AREN’T alone,
millions from pole to pole!!

To the sound of a single chorus,
we will march with the tone,
with the conviction that THE THIEVING STOPS!!

Your state of control,
your corrupt throne of gold,
your politics and your wealth,
and your treasure, no.

The hour has struck, the hour has struck

We will allow NO MORE, no more your doctrine of shock

The hour has struck, the hour has struck (doctrine of shock)
The hour has struck, the hour has struck (doctrine of shock)
The hour has struck, the hour has struck (doctrine of shock)
The hour has struck, the hour has struck

(Some people talk.)

Hit for hit, kiss for kiss,
with wishes and nourishment
with ashes, with the fire of the present, remembering,
with certainty and ripping, with the clear objetive,
with memory and with the history of the future, it’s NOW!

Everything: this trial tube,
everything: this daily laboratory,
everything: this failure, everything: this condemned economic model from dinosaur times.

Everything is criminalized, everything is justified in the news,
they get rid of everything, walk all over everything, open a file on everything and classify it.

But…your politics and your tactics,
your typical smile and ethics.
Your manipulated communiqué
How many of them were silenced?

Cops, hoses and lumas*,
cops, hoses and tunas**,
cops, hoses, DON’T ADD UP.
How many were those who stole the fortunes?

Venom: your monologues,
your colorless speeches,
you don’t see that we AREN’T alone,
millions from pole to pole!!

To the sound of a single chorus,
we will march with the tone,
with the conviction that THE THIEVING STOPS!!

Your state of control,
your corrupt throne of gold,
your politics and your wealth,
and your treasure, no.

The hour has struck, the hour has struck

We will allow NO MORE, no more your doctrine of shock

The hour has struck, the hour has struck (doctrine of shock)
The hour has struck, the hour has struck (doctrine of shock)
The hour has struck, the hour has struck (doctrine of shock)
The hour has struck, the hour has struck

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