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We shall overcome
Gustav Lyrics


Dear fellow citizens
Dear fellow occupants
Dears sisters in brave
And dear comrades in arms
We might overcome
That we unbalance life
That goes without saying
Attempted to follow - yes sir - a straight line.
My share of the blame
I've got to say I deserve
I believed in their lies
I believed in their lies
When all of the beauty seems just to be wrong
Then all of their words seem to belong
To their everyday prozac, their everyday lies
That they're everyday bangin' in my day-to-day mind

And the music turns minor
And we buy prepacked needs
And black condoms for our pleasure
For their "pleasure strategies"
And we all are invited
To their big bingo show
And we dance to their music
From all to well-known
And we raise up our hands
And we take this for real
But we should not agree to their predicted deal.

We live in their bulletproof-single-apartments
While planning family-trees.
And talk about taking action
While wearing their Diesel-Jeans.
We don't sweat we shit perfume.
We're not ugly, We're a delight.
Kept in uniforms And shopping-malls
We are prerendered dolls
Educated for their system
Cultivated, liberalized
And readymade
And Hollywood-movie-sized

And we all are invited
To their big bingo show
And we dance to their music
From all-too-well-known
And we raise up our hands
And we take this for real
But we should not agree to their predicted deal
NO!

We shall overcome one day
And beat their monitoring arms,
And spray graffitis on their walls
To let them know that we're no longer their obedient toys
We shall overcome one day
Deep in my heart, I do believe
That we can defeat
This mess that we've bought - so far.

They won the people's choice award
Declared the speechwriter's pen,
But we have never really have been asked
To put a cross beside their names
But we all are invited
To their big bingo shows
And we dance to their music
From all-too-well-known.
And we raise up our hands
And we take this for real
But we should not agree to their predicted deal,
NO!

We shall overcome one day
And beat their monitoring arms
And spray graffitis on their walls
To let them know that we're no longer their obedient toys
We shall overcome one day!
And dear fellow citizens
And dear fellow occupants
And dear sisters in brave
And dear comrades in arms:
We shall overcome!
Shall overcome one day
Deep in my heart, I do believe
That we can defeat
This mess that we've bought
So far.

So far.

Contributed by Julian J. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

queny2

Watching this changed my day. Sometimes life is hard, but I saw this and was no longer afraid. Thank you Gustav

Lisa T

That's amazing. I love it. I love all of those languages. Glad Hank told us about this one.

Linda Mag

Good stuff! 🤩 Reminds me of Björk who I also love! Fabulous! ⭐

Linda Mag

Omg! 😳 Is all the comments almost a decade ago!? 😲 Now let's lift it up again! An amazing song! 🎵

Kevin Yee

This is incredible.

megustamadrid

Great stuff - love it. Reminds me of Crystal Castles a little bit. Are you gonna play in Vienna any time soon?

katgirl21

This is amazing!

warg29

Very good music indeed. Wonderfully Björkish. So congrats on getting recced in the Vlogbrothers: you do deserve that kind of attention. Wish you all the best!

starryeyedocean

Beautiful music

Bernd Spring

one of my alltime favourite songs & videos. zeitlos genial.

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