Gaza Song

https://soundcloud.com/jasminasoundcloud/gaza-song

Guitar Milutin Petrovic
Bass Filip Cetkovic
Drums Marko Gajic
Vocal and lyrics Jasmina Tesanovic
produced by Vlatko Dzogovic, Belgrade 2014

Gaza Jerusalem Gaza
Palestine Gaza 
let’s stop this criminal war!
Soldiers, sisters and brothers
Why do you fight still
your father s dirty war

Shake off your violent dreams
Think of the pleasant scenes
Nobody follows your shameless fears
Destroy the weapons guys
Don’t hit the humankind
Don t be the bloody news
be the best of Jews

yesyes
i m the jewish girl
not in my name
not in my face
that’s no homeland
no no no

Gaza Jerusalim Gaza Jerusalim Gaza
Let us not be deceived by our own!
Gaza Jerusalim Gaza Jerusalim Gaza 
Let us not be deceived
by yours or mine!

No army protects peace!
No war crime brings justice
Not in our name,
not with our money!
Crossing borders,
transgressing the walls!
Every war is a crime!
No war is justified!

yes yes yes yes
i am the Israel girl
you are the soldier
I am the palestine girl
you are the warrior
no no no no

no no no
disobedient all
always a no
always disobedient all

not in my name
not in my name, no
because my name
bears the power of change

no no no
let’s not, no
be fooled , no
by our own, no

no no no
disobedient all
always no
disobedient all

Always disloyal to: 
– nation 
– fathers of nation
– head of the family
Always disobedient to all
warriors/heroes militarists/nationalists
Always disobedient to: patriarchy
war nationalism militarism
Antimilitarist is not born – antimilitarist becomes
Banish war from history and from our lives
Between killing and dying
there is another way– life
Crossing borders, transgressing the walls!
Every war is a crime
No war is just nor justified!
Feminist is not born – feminist becomes
I am not responsible for my doings only, 
I am also responsible for what is done in my name!
If you want peace, make peace!
Peace depends on me, on you, on us all.
Instead of despair and powerlessness – creative rebel!
Let us not be deceived by our own!
Let us not be deceived by our own
and let us not be deceived by anybody!
No army protects peace!
No war crime may stay unpunished!
Not in our name, not with our money!
Pacifist is not born –pacifist becomes
Violence, war and militarism 
have an alternative: nonviolence, peace and antimilitarism!
We first condemn those who committed crimes 
in our name.
Women in Black principles of peace politics
Women’s solidarity beyond all borders and divisions.

About jasminatesanovic

Jasmina Tešanović (Serbian: Јасмина Тешановић) (born March 7, 1954) is a feminist, political activist (Women in Black, Code Pink), translator, publisher and filmmaker. She was one of the organizers of the first Feminist conference in Eastern Europe "Drug-ca Zena" in 1978, in Belgrade. With Slavica Stojanovic, she ran the first feminist publishing house in the Balkans "Feminist 94" for 10 years. She is the author of Diary of a Political Idiot, a war diary written during the 1999 Kosovo War and widely distributed on the Internet. Ever since then she has been publishing all her work, diaries, stories and films on blogs and other Internet media.
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2 Responses to Gaza Song

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  2. davichon says:

    of course. I wrote a more quiet Gaza song a month ago, twisting the well-known Israeli song “Erev shel shoshanim” . You can hear Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba singing their covers of the original, and read my “Evening of Warflowers”. poem at http://davichon.wordpress.com/

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