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Rebel Diaz – Which Side Are You On?

Lyrics

Which side are you on? [repeat]

[Verse 1: G1]
See I gotta draw the line, I can’t take it no more
If you ain’t down with revolution, what you waiting for?
Making money for suckers and our communities poor
Ripping flags off of coffins, man, this ain’t our war
Colonized and terrorized by the world’s biggest killers
The US government, the biggest weapon and drug dealers
Filling prisons with children, incarcerating the future
Myspace and Facebook got us stuck on computers
Stuck on stupid bumping music that’s abusive to the shorties
And the nonsense that you spitting, they just listen and absorb it
I’ve been dormant, I’ve awoken, I’m a giant, I’m ready
I’m with the APPO in Oaxaca and we holding machetes

[Verse 2: RodStarz]
I rock hard like Palestinian children holding slingshots!
I’m with every single kid that’s down for hip hop
For the culture, the life, what it really stands for
This music is resistance, it’s the voice of the poor
I’m on the side of the workers, the teachers, and lunch ladies
On the streets with brown mommies raising our brown babies
I’m with youth organizers cleaning up the Bronx river
I’m like Jaime Escalante when I stand and deliver
I’m with Evo Morales, man, he running Bolivia
Distribution of the land so we could all live bigger
I’m with Hugo and Fidel, Grandmaster and Melle Mel
I’m with the Panthers up in Queens, justice for Sean Bell
I’m with Camacho Negrón, I’m with Ojeda Ríos
Freedom for Oscar Lopez, time to get an appeal
I’m with Abu-Jamal, I’m with Assata Shakur
I’m with the compas in Immokalee getting a penny more!

[Hook]
Which side are you on?
Chi city!
Which side are you on?
South Bronx!
Which side are you on?
Oaxaca!
Which side are you on?
Palestina!

[Verse 3: Lah Tere]
I’m with Elvira Arellano, I’m with Rudy Lozano
I’m for a world without borders and a better tomorrow
I’m with Mothers on the Move, I’m with sistas on the rise
I’m with La Peña del Bronx, keeping culture alive
I’m with the kids at the Batey, watching a beat battle
Mean mugging all these yuppies in shorts and brown sandals
I’m with parents everywhere fighting for good schools
And for all these good women to find some good dudes
I’m with Salvador Allende, I’m Super Anti Momio!
Con el pueblo en la Havana grito Viva Cuba Cono!
For immigrants, activists, unions, and freelancers
For DJs, MCs, bombers, and breakdancers
I’m with editors, engineers, Indymedia
I’m with my family and my crew, Rebel Diaz
I’m with DJ Disco Wiz, a Latino pioneer
Cause it’s dope when the elders break bread with the kids

[Verse 4: G1]
I’m for telling the truth, exposing the lies
Think about the dead soldiers when you’re driving your ride
Them people died for the oil and Daddy Bush’s revenge
I’m with the widows, the children, and the lonely best friends
I’m with Families Stayin’ Together as ONE
I’m not for the raids and the deportations!
I’m with Victor Toro and the M.I.R
So watch out for those snitches in that unmarked car!
And for Lil Saulito, we gonna fight for your moms
So we gonna shout her out, twice in one song
I’m for twelve million workers and Elvira Arellano
I’m for a world without borders and a better tomorrow

[Hook]

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4 responses to “Rebel Diaz – Which Side Are You On?

  1. Jack April 12, 2013 at 8:34 am

    So, you are now in favor of bias? Once someone popularizes something what you get a lot of idiots following it. In other wurds: followers. They can say “I am on the Right” or “I am on the Left.” One tribe against the other. I just do not get what the difference is. You think that this slide show amounts to anything? You need to hit the books. You need to study. You’ve got to do better than this. Here, Pete, the whole dang thing is all about “taking sides.” Stop to think. Stop being so dang famous, Peter.

    • Peter Parkour April 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

      I don’t agree with everything I post 100%. Sometimes I post things to make visitors think. I got you thinking. 😉 Sometimes I post things to make me think. 😛 I posted this song, because I like the beat, I like the style and I agree with a lot (not all) of the message. I am for a world without borders and a better tomorrow. I am for freedom and against oppression. I am for being proactive and not just hoping for a better tomorrow. I am taking sides. The side of love, peace, freedom and understanding is where I stand. Famous? That’ll be the day. Thanks for your input Jack. 🙂

      • Jacob Silverman April 16, 2013 at 6:06 pm

        Well, thanks. But, you didn’t get me thinking because this is what I think about every day. The Left can be very insidious. I am in favor of the sweet purity at the root of it. But, over time, ideas become dead, cliche’s and you know — that’s why I was seeing this a bias. Because once a person learns the cliche’s they can put out videos like that not realizing it will have absolutely zero impact on changing the world. A good book to start with is “Modern Times,” by conservative (I know, hard to take isn’t it?) author Paul Johnson. He’s a “paleoconservative” dinosaur, but amaxing how he can be so smart and such a gentleman. It just opens your mine. Also reading, lately, about Castro’s “Gulag,” in a book released in the eighties. Here, look at this. “Valladares survived by prayer and by writing poetry whose publication in Europe brought his case to the attention of international figures such as French President Francois Mitterand and to human rights organizations whose constant pressure on the Castro regime finally led to his release.” From Goodreads site (web). I see it was Mitterand, a socialist, who told Fidel to let him out. It all comes around.

      • Peter Parkour April 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm

        I didn’t make you think? 😐 Dang it!

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