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News :: Politics
FTAA Miami Song from Evan Greer
21 Jan 2004
This is a song I wrote after I was arrested on felony charges in Miami at the FTAA protest. I hope it is inspiring to anyone who went to Miami, and anyone who believes that love can triumph over greed. The recording is from my soon-to-be-released album, "Songs of Solidarity." -Evan Greer
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Hey Friends,
This is a song that I wrote about the FTAA protest in Miami. I was arrested on felony charges there and spent a few days in jail. On the second day, there was a jail solidarity protest outside. I don’t think any of us that were in the Miami Dade County Jail that day will ever forget how amazing it felt when we could see all those people out there screaming, “Let Them Go!!!” at the top of their lungs.
So anyhow, here’s the song, free for download as always. All my other music is on my site, www.evangreer.com, and I should be getting the tracks from my new album “Songs of Solidarity” up on the site soon.

I hope this song helps you heal if you need healing, steal if you need… stuff, and as always, plot to dismantle the empire.

Solidarity,
Evan Greer

“The Fence” by Evan Greer
[Creative Commons License: distribute it as much as you want, just don’t sell it!]

In an old abandoned factory, near a dying fire.
Three lovers lie, their tears have dried, but they don’t know what to do.
They hitchhiked to Miami, and they hopped a couple trains,
But they never made it to the fence that day,
The new world never seemed so far away.

Their spirits dead, they shake their heads, scrub the teargas from their eyes,
Nurse the broken bones sustained while fighting for their lives,
The stun grenades the barricades the rubber bullet’s sting,
The three take hands, they understand, one lover starts to sing:

(chorus)
We knew that the world could never be
Anything more than what we could dream
With the teargas all around we could not see
But we never fought blindly,
We always knew that the new world was there waiting,
Just beyond the fence.

A couple miles away, in the county jail
16 new friends pass the time learning each other’s tales,
Let’s sing a song for solidarity, a song against their lies.
And so through the bars 16 voices rise: (singing)

(chorus)

Outside the helicopter searchlights sweep down empty streets,
All over town the people frown and sigh in disbelief,
They know the way it happened and they know that it was wrong,
So one by one each voice joins in the song:

(chorus)

Back in cellblock C5, they begin to hear a sound,
Through a tiny grated window they see people on the ground,
Just beyond the wall the silence falls 500 voices drown,
Singing, “They can lock us up but they can never keep us down!”

(chorus)
See also:
http://www.evangreer.com

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Re: FTAA Miami Song from Evan Greer
21 Jan 2004
Sorry, everyone. I'm a techno-idiot. I thought that would make it downloadable... can anyone help?

-Evan
How to find the mp3 link on DadaIMC.......
29 Jan 2004
Hi Evan and all,

Download the mp3

Thanks for posting this audio.

I know of two ways to find the link to the mp3....

I see that when audio posted directly on the Boston IMC newswire it automatically gets posted to the center column of Radio.Indymedia.org

From there it wil give you four options:

You can "listen" "download" go to the "article" or go to "Boston IMC"

FTAA Miami Song from Evan Greer Wednesday, 21 January 2004 This is a song I wrote after I was arrested on felony charges in Miami at the FTAA protest. I hope it is inspiring to anyone who went to Miami, and anyone who believes that love can triumph over greed. The recording is from my soon-to-be-released album, "Songs of Solidarity." -Evan Greer

[ Listen or Download (mp3)| article on Boston IMC ]

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The other way to find the hotlink to the mp3 is, from this page, click, "view source" then click serach and enter in the word, "embed" then it will search the "source" and take to you the link where the mp3 is embedded (yes, i said embedded... but i'm talking about an mp3... not the corporate media here.....) Just cut and paste from there.

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Hopefully DadaIMC techies will figure out a way to make a "download this file" link so it is not so hard to find the mp3 link!

Good Luck.

Solidarity Forever.

P.S. If you like audio.... check out this link: Archive of Audio from Free Radio Santa Cruz