Land of the Slave on Boom One Records

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Land of The Slave Single


 

 

Land of The Slave EP


Penned by Daly after a road trip across the Deep South from Savannah Georgia to New Orleans Louisiana, this song is a provocative take on systemic racism in American history and the current political climate against the backdrop of The Trump election/administration, Black Lives Matter, police brutality and the rise of hate groups across the country.
Murder Creek Alabama (the site of a mass murder in 1788) and the Suicide Oak in City Park New Orleans (where it is said 16 men hung themselves in 12 years) prompted the song. In the week where Donald Trump won his first Super Tuesday and Savannah native Josh Taft had been arrested for protesting a KKK rally in Stone Mountain, Atlanta GA, the song came naturally, as the realization of the bloodshed and tragedy surrounding the foundation of this nation came to light.

Initially The Land of The Brave and the Home of the Free, the slick twist to The Land of the Slave and the Home of the Thief was an instantaneous addition from Xulu upon reading the lyrics for the first time. The artwork came from a vision of Daly through the hands of Alfredo Martinez, who took the concept of Lady Liberty crucified on a burning cross and brought it into reality, using a motif from a Salvador Dali painting.

The EP is rounded out by 2 remixes from Daly’s electronic alias’s. First a Dub done in the classic style by Dub moniker Colonial FX, and finally a Jungle/Drum n Bass mix by Obamabo. Boom One Records is an International Netlabel based out of North Carolina with artists in 12 countries across the globe including Japan, the UK and Germany

Lyrics

From Murder Creek to Suicide Oak the blood soaked land tells a story
History doomed to repeat if we ignore the legacy
The river denied the chance the change its course
Ancestral homes sink in the mud
Relocated to the hood where plantations once stood
Build a wall to keep the neighbors out
That’s what we are about
Sorrow blood and tears wash away my fears

Ignorance trumps equality,
(In)The land of the slave and the home of the thief
The closer you look the harder to see
The land of the brave and the.home of.the free
The blood soaked land tells the story
The land of the slave and the home of the thief
The cream of the crop buries history
The land of the slave and the home of the thief

Liberty equality fraternity tell that to Haiti
Genocide in Burundi
Turn the other cheek to what you don’t want to see

Ignorance lets hatred thrive
If I was black would I still be alive
Restless youth line up to turn the tide
Are turned around and denied
But the truth is out and you can no longer hide
Behind apple pie and freedom fried

Ignorance trumps equality,
(In)The land of the slave and the home of the thief
The closer you look the harder to see
The land of the brave and the.home of.the free
The blood soaked land tells the story
The land of the slave and the home of the thief
The cream of the crop buries history
The land of the slave and the home of the thief

(You’ve been)Hypnotized by the TV
Democracy is hypocrisy