Rebellion

by Pere Vilanova

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They are coming for us, there's no other reason why they wouldn't do so, We will rise our hands up, We are not affraid of their force, 'Cause through ice and snow, and rain, and sun we've reached here. Perhaps someone will be hurt, by injuring our flesh they won't touch our soul, You see these skiny walls, they all belong to our grandmas force 'Cause through ice and snow, and rain, and sun, they came here too. Now it's time for firemen,, like orange knights against the black ghosts, I saw blood at our schools, But on the first october we've won. My taiwanese girlfriend came with us to defend voting points, She said she never saw Nothing like this before. At night we counted votes hidding into a church. Night has fallen upon us, an open door and a cold heart speech, He said it is time now We declare we'll always be free Now it's time for firemen,, like orange knights against the black ghosts, I saw blood at our schools, But on the first october we've won. I don't know what nation means, I don't know if it means flaming words, But one thing I'm sure, These people are worth a brand new world. 'Cause through ice and snow, and rain and sun they've brought Republic here. Now it's time for firemen,, like orange knights against the black ghosts, I saw blood at our schools, But on the first october we've won.
2.
04:49
Sun is shinning through my window, Voices in my head are screaming loud, I'm a long way from home here, Ain't been doing much since I came back, 'Go out for a walk and leaves are yellow and I stop by four reds trees, Freedom is claimed in every balcony, and it's like stories I've heard when I was kid and it feels to me like the most peaceful feeling anyone can have when peace uses peace to carry feelings out, and it's impossible not to get carried away. I can see you in my mind, you helped long ago to record some songs, then you became the biggest one of Minsters, and I will not forgive you're a king's prisoner, You'll be released and walk to your children, amoung yellow leaves trees and red forests trees, In Barcelona far from fascists and lame, and you will forget when you were in jail, You will live in this brand new country we will build, with peace using peace to carry feelings out, and it's impossible not to get carried away. All the city remains silent, it's been raining much since independence day. People everywhere are amazed, by how lame looks the Spanish state. I go out for a walk and leaves are yellow and I stop by four reds trees, Freedom is claimed in every balcony, and it's like stories I've heard when I was kid and it feels to me like the most peaceful feeling anyone can have when peace uses peace to carry feelings out, and it's impossible not to get carried away.
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How many times did you accept this was yours when basically you had something else in your soul? Look at those people with nothing more than a stock market in their inner childhood worlds! We live like slaves in a globalized world, wolfs and monsters will eat all our bones, We should consider if it's worthy just to pretend we are better than before in those days where nature was the room of our songs, weren't we free by then? Oh we can cast future's shadows and write a new constitution by our selves to change the world. We will get our freedom back, we'll use the weapons of our rights 'cause they belong to us, to only us. How many demonstrations have you been in? How many times a day you open your cell phone and check the news? Wouldn't it be easier just to achieve the peace in the morning and get back to what you need? How many hand have you held this last years? How many times you've tried to vote and they've stoped you with fear? If you've tried at least that means you will, History should be a river leading to peace, To those days where nature was the room of our songs, weren't we free by then? Oh we can cast future's shadows and write a new constitution by our selves to change the world. We will get our freedom back, we'll use the weapons of our rights 'cause they belong to us, to only us.
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Take my hand and stay with me, let's go out, go out to scream, we wil win, and we will be free again, The force of reason on our side, while Europe turns us her back, It's all the same as it happened before, When we were kids, listening to Franco stories, We deserve a warming sun, a smiling land, instead of silence. Traitors are in golden thrones, the shameful king will die alone, Political prisoners are in the darkest cell. I wonder how can you look upon, this free folk you should control, Only a fool would be proud to be the King of Spain. For we deserve a warming sun a smiling land, instead of losers like you. Little spots into the dark, galaxies are rising up, Your ignorance doesn't scare me at all, galaxies are rising up, But it takes long for you to see, stay awake, stay awake with me, When the enemy comes near, it means victory is here, For we deserve a warming sun a smiling land.
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It was for a short weekend, it was a short dream, me and her went out, To the streets of a new land, we saw fireworks shine, And shining spots in the square where people drink and everybody was drunk, in our neighborhood I saw lots of smiles, 'cause defending the Republic is that. My fredom, my love, my heart my golden shore, are happy by your side, Sometimes I get lost into you beautiful asian eyes, and your magic warm skin, And kisses into the dark, when people dream and we are making love, and kisses into the moon light, 'cause defending the Republic is that. I've thought of all those people I've met around the world, specially in the old Europe. In the smokey clubs when we were arguing about which country was I from, And now I can say to them hey I'm a catalan, you're welcomed here, and you will always be, 'cause defendin the Republic is that. The king is dead to all of us, and he'll never come back, May be he should have accepted some wisdom and advice, but now we've gone to far, From him, from his fascist crown, from him, against who we once fighted, once, with all the democrats, 'cause defenind the Republic is that. I'm leaving you for now, 'going back to my guitar, to my books and my dreams. I hope you have learned how, how to fight or else you'll be beheaded By ours people's belief, 'Cause defending the Republic is that.
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06:38
The argument of force couldn't be prevented and you knew, There's blood in your hands now, and families cry on your chest. Waterfalls of children, husbands and wives, was it so difficult to rise a bit up your voice? And condemn Spanish wrong excuse to do what they've always wanted to do, to do. But if you don't show up, if you don't use power against the unfair, what do you expect us to think about EU? You're surrounded by stock market addicts and something as trivial as politicians, You might be a good (I don't know) You might like Messi scoring thousands of goals, But if you don't show up, if you don't bring light against the darkness, what do you expect us to think about EU? I've lived in your Belgium fields, I've lived in your Lithuanian squares, I've slept with Estonian girls, and Polish too, I've studied in France, and I did trek in Italy, I had a band in Dublin and I saw Springsteen, I have family in Austria and I'm in love with Minsk, But if you don't show up, If you don't fight for what you believe in, what do you expect us to think about EU? Our story is long, and we've been betrayed many times before, but we are still here fighting for EU. We really do, We fight for what we wanted to.

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I hope these little songs help the fragile and peaceful Catalan Republic to endure.

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released November 21, 2017

All songs composed and performed by Pere Vilanova.

Recorded, mixed and masterized in Aviram Estudis (Manresa, Barcelona, Catalonia) by Albert Palomar.
www.albertpalomar.com

Cover designed by Sergi Solans
www.sergisolans.es

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Pere Vilanova

Pere Vilanova (Barcelona, 1988)
és un poeta i un cantautor. Canta en català, anglès i francès i les seves cançons sempre busquen la vida interior de les coses.

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Pere Vilanova (Barcelona, 1988) is a poet and a songwriter. He sings in catalan, english and french and his songs are always looking for the inner life of things.
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