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byJui_chuan
length4:45
BPM90
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The song is called “I Remember,” rewritten from a poem I wrote for the lives lost in the Tiananmen Massacre of 1989 in China. If you are interested in the topic and want to do something about it, feel free to go to the link below, download the files, and make your own mix. I would appreciate it if you could share your mix with me when it is done.

Be part of the history. Be part of the future.

Song Title: I Remember

File 1: Rough Mix (by Sandra Tavali and Ou Bo, who did it for fun)

File 2: Main Vocal Track

File 3: Backing Vocal Track

Lyrics:

They shot students with only banners in their hands
Promise given with bloody trials of the tanks
The world’s watching. We see you imprison civilians
You can stop one man, but you can’t stop a million

I was twelve when I saw the news on television
Broadcast live from a strange land of disillusion
A group of college students striking for democracy
But their government says they’re mobs to be
Order received, monster released, ready to bleed
Red Stars on a shooting spree
Bullet shells and sneakers with loose shoe laces
People flee the scene with blood on their faces
A few students use a bicycle to transport an injured man
And a brave man stands before the killer tanks
Waving his hands to stop ’em from moving forward
The enemy’s not me but those in power
But they take him away, students are killed and locked away
Screams and gunshots fill up this longest day
Today’s not for humans. June 4th, 1989, Tiananmen
Then the Chinese government started persecution
Dissidents disappeared, imprisoned, sentenced for years
Leaving China to become exiles wanted as mutineers
Sons and daughters never to see mothers and fathers
And brothers and sisters, friends and homes shattered
Speech more censored than ever, lives wasted faster
Memories removed, reprogrammed through press control
June 4th, a taboo that collects a death toll

They shot students with only banners in their hands
Promise given with bloody trials of the tanks
The world’s watching. We see you imprison civilians
You can stop one man, but you can’t stop a million

Self-claimed communist, more capitalist than capitalist
Not even close to Marxist or socialist
Real estate, banks, and stocks
Big Macs and Starbucks around the clock
The rich drink from a cup made of gold
Buy organs from the powerless to put age on hold
What’s been sold? Behold. What’s to share anymore?
Poverty, disease, and fear among the poor and broke
Who sold blood to feed their families but contracted HIV
Thousands of patients confined with no sky to see
Villages sealed by the government
Cries for help silenced
To cover inability, so free speech gotta be promptly
Quarantined ideologically
It undermines the infrastructure like the virus to the human body
It’ll hit like tsunami
You’re a gravedigger, digging your own grave
Take this poem as your epitaph and thou shalt be saved
We won’t be dancing when they’ve finally lain, Lord
Like them fools on bin Laden I’m praying for
You might have censored Bob Dylan in the concert
Truth’s still shining bright across the oceans and the deserts
We talk about this, write about this, sing about this
We multiply like cockroaches

They shot students with only banners in their hands
Promise given with bloody trials of the tanks
The world’s watching. We see you imprison civilians
You can stop one man, but you can’t stop a million
 

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"I Remember main vox"
by Jui_chuan

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