The River Will Run Again

by Requiem

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released June 12, 2014

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Requiem Sacaton, Arizona

Requiem is Akimel O'odham Ska Crust from the Gila River Rez.

Mat: Guitar & Vocals
Joe: Bass & Vocals
Andrew: Drums & Vocals
Rolando: Guitar 2011 - 2014

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Track Name: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
We’re looking for a sign / We’re looking for hope / That there will come a time / When we say everything will be just fine / It’ll be just fine / We’re trying to build a sign /We’re trying to build hope / That there will come a day
When we can say everything is going to be ok / It’ll be ok / But until then the suffering continues / But until then/ the system rises against you/ And the suffering continues

So how do we continue? / When the sounds fall on deaf ears / So many give in before they ever try then say / There’s no reason to fight / We have already lost

Self-fulfilling Prophecy / To apathetic to see what the world is worth
Self-fulfilling prophecy / Shadows of fear forcing to feel defeat

What does resistance look like? / When so many destroy their own strength / And no one seems to care / Just waiting for the right price / Dragging hope / giving faith into a system that fights against you

Self-fulfilling prophecy / Why pull everyone down in self defeat
Self-fulfilling prophecy / Why embrace the arm that will destroy you

Stop trying to live / comfortably with defeat / Get off your knees / And stand on your feet / Nothing will ever change / If you never stand up / Even small actions / Have the power to disrupt
Track Name: The River Will Run Again
Thousands of years living in a land alongside a river that now has been dammed / Leaving the lives built around it in pain and the culture slowly decays / Now dry sands fill what was once full of life

Tear down the dams that restrain life from the land / It only takes a crack before it starts to break away / And the river will run again

Let’s make an aim to reclaim / The river that gave our people their name / Even though it seems like just a memory / It runs in our hearts hope for what could be / We could be an unstoppable force / If we could make a stand and cease to ignore / For the next generation to progress / And remember what so many fought for

Tear down the dams that restrain life from the land / It only takes a crack before it starts to break away / Collapsing under pressure / waters rush to revive the soil

And The River Will Run Again
Track Name: Requiem
Requiem - beyond the noise are the wars we fight / Screaming for our lives inspire / change / and unite / We are still alive with ambitions to destroy your corporate plans / We don’t need you fed up with the thought of building a better life / It’s easy to tear through our homes where we would have to collect our possessions / And picture what we once had / we can’t let them

Requiem- beyond the noise it’s an everyday fight / To keep up the pressure and our struggle alive / From the time of our ancestors to the present day / The times have changed but we still refuse to just obey / From all around were under attack / From those who don’t see the true worth of our land / The freeways, strip malls, and factories / Spread throughout the land like a disease
Track Name: Disgust
Disgust disgust when I look and see / Look at the world its suffering / Another war what is it for / To make big business for capitalist whores / Rape the land for the resource you’re looking for / No concern for the innocent caught in the storm

Don’t blow the world to pieces
Show show the world what peace is

Disgust disgust when I look and see / Mother Nature under concrete / Suffocating underneath / Take the world for all that’s its worth / Industrialize until they cover the earth / Until it seals our fate / destroyed by what they create
Track Name: The Suffering Continues
Every single day is this shit hole town / Families struggle to make ends meet / I wanna tear it down / And the crimes that go down on every street / The people have given up trying to decide sit and wait or fight for a better life / For the sake of having a home to stay / Therefore nothing ever changes

The Suffering Continues / As the city crumbles beneath you
So we subsist through Gentrification / Terror / Division
Cause we give power to the politicians / Not enough care to listen

So they live along the lines of the law / Not ever any question / Does anyone else care at all to take up their right to decision / So if we can burn down this corrupted town / Rebuild the city of which we can be proud / No longer ruled by their greed and their lies / No longer lost in false pride