FIRE TO THEIR HOUSES

by Wretched of the Earth

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released 03 February 2014

Recorded by Stan Wright at Buzz or Howl Studios (winter 2013)
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audio Siege Studios (winter 2013)

e-mail: wretchedoftheearth@rocketmail.com

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Track Name: False Sense Of Nature
10,000 years, of rule and submission
a social construction, widespread subjugation
a calling for man, to reap and persist
a surge of elitists, colonial demons

waves of submission // spread through religion
a social condition // masking exploitation

systematic, implementation, patriarchal rise, through domination
reigning supreme, through violence and greed
authority vested, in men for their power

casting // non-men // unsuited // for power

we who were deemed fit casted aside the rest

necessitation of domination, a tactic for rising, to slay and devour
though once overt now is hidden, the anti-colonial struggle persists

the separation of capitalism and male dominance is a false apprehension
the spread of disparity flooding the lands, the labor of womyn branded for man
false sense of nature masked by a book, upheld through the ages and praised as the norm
grievous affliction will torture their souls, the hour is now for us to subvert and rise

we are the wardens that confine our souls, we are the captors we seek to destroy we make our laws for profit to gain, standing on pillars of greed while the rest slip away

profit has buried our culture in flames, the scripture contrived to cease power from non-men, workers rebuilt on foundations of lies, maintaining the norms that we see falsified
we are the wardens that confine our souls, we are the captors we seek to destroy
lef in the darkness until we can see, the power we hold and the privilege that still lies unseen.
Track Name: When Tyranny Is Law Revolution Is Order
Determination of a people, to over come faith in false nations
commonwealth is stolen wealth, flames to their consecration
machetes speak of blood

a flood of hope bursting the lungs // death to their law, fire to their houses
immortal death of pius paternalism // death to their law fire to their houses

generations of desperation, of lost limbs and tortured souls
subjected to the will of these demons, subjected to the vultures rule
salcedo lured to inhale Guaorabo, with his las grasp a people understood
three nights waited for the immortal to rise, three nights plotting for rebellion to rise

and we'll dance on the ashes // of their colonial ruin
and we'll dance on the ashes // of their imperialist nightmare

economically driven migration, socially forced assimilation
commonwealth is stolen wealth, corrupting minds with settler filth
the supreme council gathered to witness the death of a god
to inhale the hope it embodied, to celebrate the stench of decay

they too bleed as men
Track Name: Les Iles Oubliee (The Forgotten Islands)
As Aldebaran scorched the skies, entangled winds, inhaled fallout
spreading toxins across vast miles, of Moana Nui to these forgotten isles
arms en masse, far from sight, in the absence of Matari'i
the follower shall burn bright, so will every star named for destruction

manipulate // that you took necessary precautions
exposure // cases recorded and discarded
unrest // over 40 years of dissent
countless are the numbers // of ta'ata who have attested
against a world // were lives are fodder
for the needs of forgiveness // and accountability process

when will their pleads be heard?

Moruroa, the site of horrors, to watch the sky melt, and an ocean collapse
41 aerial, 147 sous terre, gave birth to tsunamis, and earthen fractures

used solely to abuse, linked in the chains of oppression, the "conquered" shall see the might of man made gods
or will these gods reap their fruits of wrath?

Fangataufa, this madness continues, endless bombardment, to improve our weak economic lives
riddled with cancers and shortened lifespans, what good has it brought us? a modernized 21's century life

used solely to abuse, linked in the chains of oppression, the "conquered" shall see the might of man made gods
or will these gods reap their fruits of wrath?

no more shall we be bound to chains, to be silenced and subdued, no longer are these crimes forgotten, we will live without tyranny.
Track Name: Abolition
Neo-colonial rises, an oppressed bourgeoisie takes bait
to climb capitals ladder, and a prison state for the rest
steel cages hold a generation, of revolutionary leaders the nation deems forgotten

war on drugs, and mandatory minimums, Jim Crowe manifest
of settler Christendom, billion dollar enterprise, criminalizing communities
racial profiling futures enforced through brutality

our people prey on each other, internally colonized, our society crumbles, and services deteriorate
undervalued education, fast food health care, social service band aids masking reality

we are not safe // with ICE, prisons, or police
our needs are not met // with an incarceration state
communities criminalized // by the overseers law
promised change kept in line // with a ballot or a stick

excess workers criminalized, with the needs of capitalists
detention and deportation, tools to make them rich
privilege and scapegoating, dividing workers, reactionary politics, enforcing their boarders

abolish the courts // raze the walls // community alternatives to capitalist law
Track Name: Friends & Comrades
Fading memories, of loved ones lost, remains of spirits, celebrated ghosts
fading memories, unraveled threads, with dissonant hears, we bow our heads

seeing the world through pried open eyes, drowning confusion to white out their lies
faithless convictions conquered by time, distance between us, drawing these lines

these demons we left // lied in our wake
these demons we left // undermining our fate
these demons we left // renewing pain
these demons we left // struggle in vain

air tightens our chest, naivety blurs our vision, escape embodies isolation, obscuring rescission
the waking ground dissipates, the earth swallows whole, flames consume flesh, the demons taking toll

artificial life, cheating our hearts, inevitable loss, promise departs
artificial life, time taking friends, consummated crisis, absence descends

fading memories, of loved ones lost, remains of spirits, celebrated ghosts
fading memories, unraveled threads, with dissonant hearts, we honor our death

no recompense, for fractured realities, isolated memories, of only you and me, regrets, for all our lives unlived, apologies, to that we can't forgive (or forget).
Track Name: Fire To Their Houses (Fuego A Sus Casas)
Rising // to meet the task // our birthright // to the very last
our dreams // burning // unsettle our hearts and minds
ancestral blood // reclaiming // our destiny // unleashing
their manifest // up in flames // their gods will be damned

trading our souls for merely means, embedded norms to always keep
they've trained us all for centuries, to keep at bay while they conquer for greed
decimate our dreams from ever being, theres no coincidence this is a strategy
our will is torn and limbs still bleed, subjugated by tyranny

they've closed our eyes, and cloaked their lies, to burn out what fire remains inside
let's seize the time, together we'll bind, unleash what we've planned for sometime
exploited forms of profiting, impoverished souls oppressed for centuries
repetitive and degrading, to what end will they precede?
we'll watch their houses slowly burn, feel something more than apathy

children starved of nurturing // shackled and torn used as machines
appropriate their policies // to invoke new forms of slavery
torn away from what they've known // blood where the rivers once flowed
stripped of their lives and fed from dirt // chastised for asserting their own worth

we remain

they've closed our eyes, and cloaked their lies, to burn out what fire remains inside
let's seize the time, together we'll bind, unleash what we've planned for sometime
exploited forms of profiting, impoverished souls oppressed for centuries
repetitive and degrading, to what end will they procede?
we'll watch their houses slowly burn, feel something more than apathy
they cease at nothing for their greed, we've compromised enough to see

subvert // set flame // refute // reclaim
they perish, we remain