Collapse // Rebirth

by Wretched of the Earth

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released August 1, 2018

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Sina Yz. at Gatefold Studios


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Wretched of the Earth Portland, Oregon

Anti-Colonial D-beat from Portland OR.

Ex:Squalora, Deterrorformed, Weekend Warrior,
Machine Gun Congress, Ass End Offend, and a million more.

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Rachel: Vocals
Sean: Bass/Vocals
Cory: Guitar/Vocals
Zac: Guitar/Vocals
Dan: Drums
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Track Name: No Sanctuary
Contorted glass spires
Etching shadows // Fissured valleys
Wantage erasure
Ever slowly crushing
Against stone & steel sky
Our hands cannot give way

Expel the other
Resign them to mass graves
The foundations of hubris // Built in haste
Dissenting reverberations
Rupture faulty mortar

Cultured hostility // Liberal artifice
Revamped red lining // Explosion of houselessness
Fat of the land
For the gluttonous echelon

Left to waste sides // Outskirts
Make-shift islands // Sea of dispossession
Increased police presence
Enforce privatized dominion

A lack of compassion
Society claims
We are without worth
Disproportional affliction // Against marginalized communities
Denied access
A life without dignity
We cannot lay idle
Whilst unchecked ravagers // Tear us apart

Repetitive precision // Unremitting intent
No sanctuary // Nowhere to rest
Our heads are plagued // With fears and uncertainties

Skyrocketing costs
Income inequality
Food desertification
Health services eroding
Our disparity // Will not be our death blow

This is no sanctuary // No safe harbor
Track Name: Kū'e
Ku i // Ka pono
Ku'e // No ka aina

Ka'a kaua (war tactics)
Besieged to cultural famine
Those without ha
Exhale industrialization
Empires // Plantations
Constricted // Suffocation

13 conspired
Abrogation of a nation
Unleashed free reign
Expansion // Divided aina
Fueled by ko
Consumption drove

Hewa machines
No longer can make us bleed
Take back haloa

Take root // Hold ground
Unlearn their fallacy
Defend our sovereignty
Madmen have poisoned us
To enslave our future

Mano haole
Took scent // Bloodtrails
Desperate to erase
Toppled ahupua'a

Rainbow of agents
Oligarchs footsteps
Trails of toxins
Followed in their wake

Knowledge from our kapuna
(we will) reclaim ka 'aina
Haloa in hand
Return to malama

Import disease // Enforce labor suppression

Displacement of kanaka // Extreme globalization
Install caste systems of racial division
Wave after wave of environmental destruction

I ku mau mau
I ku wa
I ku mau mau
I ku huluhulu
I ka lanawao
I ku wa
I ku lanawao
I ku wa
I ku wa huki
I ku wa ko
I ku wa a mau
A mau ka eulu
E huki e

Ku'e no ka aina
Track Name: Fists up
Dime por qué luchas
Por qué resistes
Cual es la injusticia
Fuego en mis palabras
Fuego en mis ojos
Fuerza color rojo

Luchemos! / En resistencia
Marchando! / Por unidad
Reclamando! / Culturas robadas
Y contra el odio racial

Rompiendo cadenas de sumisión
Uniendo mi voz por la liberación
Destruyendo toda separación
Que nos lleva al odio en vez del amor

Luchemos! / En resistencia
Marchando! / Por unidad
Reclamando! / Culturas robadas
Y contra el odio racial

Luchando! / Contra fascistas
Luchando! / Capitalistas
Luchando! / No mas racistas
Unidos! Contra! Fascistas!



Tell me why struggle
Why resist
Which it is injustice
Fire in my words
Fire in my eyes
Red Force

Fight! in resistance
Marching! Per unity
Reclaiming! stolen cultures
And against racist hatred

Breaking chains of submission
Uniting my voice for liberation
Destroying all separation
Which brings us to hate instead of love

Fight! in resistance
Marching! Per unity
Reclaiming! stolen cultures
And against racial hatred

Struggling! against fascists
Struggling! against capitalists
Struggling! pinches racist
Punch a Nazi in the face!
Track Name: Hechicería
En este país donde es dificil encontrar amor
Por estar en medio de puro

Encadenada a tu mente con tu lengua avientas hechizos
Luchando por desencadenarme a lo que siempre
Senti falso

Ya no puedes creer en la lengua
que solo ilusiona y envenena

No, no,
No,no creas
Sus sentimientos no existen
No, no
No,no creas juramentos de mierda

Avientas hechizos creas tu propio infierno
Avientas hechizos creas tu propio infierno
Infierno que consume y envenena

No, no
No,no creas
Sus sentimientos no existen
No,no creas juramentos de mierda
Track Name: Razme mellat رزم ملت
Enghelab / انقلاب (Revolution)
Crisis for power
Ghodrate ma / قدرت ما (Our will and strength)
A collapse for rebirth
Wheels have turned // Regime takes hold
Gharbiye ma az to / غربی ما از تو (Our western ideals from you)

Zendebaad / زندباد (Rebirth)
Hour of stealth
Faryat / فریات (Scream/yell)
Populace turmoil
Tales of resurgence // Holy disturbance
Marg bar fascista-ha / مرگ بر فاشیستها (Death to all fascists)

Blundered reform // Squalor and idle
Toppled and foiled // From western ideals
Odium reign // the patriarch will
Fueled by scroll // Blinded disdain

Capital cornered // An ancient resurgence
Power their onus // Derision of justice
Destitute peoples // Hungry in pain
Suppression to follow to mark their reign

Tudeh (توده‌) to falsify
Leadership masked // Cloaked in red // From the north

Discredited // Tarnished
Insurgence of Fedaiin (فدأین)
Ba johare Fanon / با جوهره فنان (With the ink of Fanon)
To follow the clerics line

Ravens of light // Reproach the sky
Catapulted to organize
Guerrilla insurgence // A leftist rebirth
A caustic conviction to stay and fight

بد می‌کنن و نیک تم میدارن (they do bad deeds and hope to gain positive outcomes)

هم بد باشد سزای بد کار داری (though bad forces only deserve bad in return as that is what they put forward)

با اینکه ملت کریم است و رحیم (the people you're trying to reach are merciful)

گندم رها ندهد بر چون جو سرکوب میکاری
(But if you plant the barley (of suppression), the wheat (of liberation) won't grow)
Track Name: Climate of denial
Debauchees obsessions
with 19th century vestiges
Autocrats will sacrifice all life
For the last drinks of black blood

Extrinsic to reality
Selling neoliberal process
It's failures should not supersede our survival

Rising tides know not time
Nor the fever of our situation
Droughts // Hurricanes
Coastal inundation
Acidification // Famine

Denial // Indifference
Akin to genocide
Escalating warfare
Blistering temperature // Further acceleration

Mass diaspora of the afflicted
Severed cultural connections
Will there be recompense for vanishing homelands
Or xenophobia

Rising tides
Know not time
Nor the fever of our situation
Droughts // Hurricanes
Coastal inundation
Acidification // Famine

There must be a drastic shift
From our current trajectory
Emboldened trans-nationalist
Encased in disillusionment

Crashing us into global crisis
Rendering our world uninhabitable
Rise up against their injustice
Knowledge // Divestment // Direct action
Track Name: Ke'tsa
The weight of colonization
Chaos // Sickness // Devastation
Emotional tension we hide
In the big city jungle

Descontrol mental (Mental decontrol)
The starvation of the soul
Inseguridad social (Social insecurity)
Demons of the mind
Transmitting internal distress

Muerte en vida (The living death)
Emociones programadas (Programed emotions)
Por un sistema corrupto (By a corrupt system)
Emotional tension we hide
Feelings suppressed
With a broken heart
With my broken heart

I’m Eje’katl (Wind, viento)
I’m Tie’tl (Fire, Fuego)
I’m A’tl (Water, Aqua)
I’m Ue’ ue (Old wisdom, Antiguo, abuelo)

Tribes in resistance
Against colonization
We are Tezcatlipoca’s. (Smoking mirror, God of nocturnal sky, ancestral memory, time, lord of the north)
We are Yaocihuatl’s (Warrior women)

Reclaiming indigenous rights
Ke’tsa Pachamama (Rise up, mother earth)
Seguimos en resistencia (We continue in resistance)
Rescatando la lengua madre (Reclaiming the native tongue)

Indigenous people unite
The Eagle and the Condor
Prophecy’s coming alive
Colonial resistance

Bringing back the old ways
Wisdom Tlato’lli. (Word)
Transmission of knowledge
Reclaiming stolen identities

Re-connecting Coatlicue. (Mother Earth)
Following the red road
Re-connecting Coatlicue. (Mother Earth)
Following the red road

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