St. Lenox - 21st Century Post​-​Liberal Blues

from by Various Artists

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18MillionRising presents Voices of Our Vote: #MyAAPIVote Album - a compilation album featuring 32 politically empowering tracks by an eclectic mix of Asian American musicians. Given the current political climate of anti-immigrant rhetoric and increased racial tension, turning out to vote as an AAPI community this November 8th is more important than ever. At 18MillionRising, we believe that music can shift hearts and minds, and with the release of the Voices of Our Vote: #MyAAPIVote Album, we believe music can activate Asian America to the polls.

This album was created in partnership with the Asian North Americans music curation platform TRAKTIVIST (traktivist.com); with Kollaboration (www.kollaboration.org) who supports APIs in arts and entertainment by showcasing and connecting creative talents; with the oldest currently running Asian American open mic space Tuesday Night Project (tuesdaynightproject.org); and the South Asian diaspora music and online mixtape site Mishthi Music (mishthimusic.com). All proceeds earned from the album will be donated to 18MillionRising (18MillionRising.org), an organization promoting AAPI civic engagement, influence, and movement by leveraging the power of technology and social media.

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lyrics

Electrons pushing photographs into outer space,
Yeah I see blood spatter, and teargas smithereens.
I got these pictures inside my head,
and I can’t get them outta my mind.

And you and I constructed terms and anagrams,
Things like the war on drugs, and the TPP,
And I pushed them out of my mind these days,
Cause I can’t feel anything else,
And I can’t escape, I can’t escape these
Twenty-first century post-liberal blues.

It’s photons and injures and phantograms,
I’ve got that video tape reel, it’s looping on repeat,
And I can’t get it out of my head these days,
I just see what woman lying right there.

And lately I’ve been learning things I didn’t understand
Things like black lives matter, and that wall street is a lie,
And I can’t get it out of my head these days,
It’s just that video tape reel,
I can’t explain, I can’t explain these
Twenty-first century post-liberal blues.

It’s neutrons and scar tissue and pictograms,
Tracking bruise patterns and the public memory,
You put these pictures inside my head,
And I can’t get them out of my mind.

And you and I constructed shapes and diagrams,
Following crime scenes, and the minimum wage,
You put these pictures inside my head,
And I can’t see anything else.
I can’t escape, I can’t escape these
Twenty-first century post-liberal blues.

credits

from Voices Of Our Vote: #MYAAPIVote Album, released September 6, 2016
Lyrics & Songwriter & Singer & Instrumental: Andrew Choi

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