Hope Sign Community

by Eins Zwei Orchestra

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1.
AK47 03:06
AK 47 after decades of war and misery after death and destruction in our families we are ready to move on we are ready to move on we need hope, a sign of community turn our weapons into art and give them dignity we are ready to move on we are ready to move on AK 47s heal the heart when you turn them into art equal opportunity even though we've seen each other as the enemy we are ready to move on we are ready to move on we need hope, a sign of community turn our weapons into art and give them dignity we are ready to move on we are ready to move on
2.
Superstar 03:16
SUPERSTAR In the streets of downtown Beijing there is a story going ‘round About a man who fought an army He’s all the people talk about, They sing Tankman the greatest hero by far Tankman the superstar No one knows what he was doing it is a worldwide mystery. He stood his ground facing an army with nothing but his groceries We sing Tankman the greatest hero by far Tankman the superstar Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday night we watching tankman on the TV till the end of the day
3.
Come On 04:15
COME ON Brother where’s your dignity? Standing here in front of me Parted by our points of view I still love all that is you Come on You’re so far away And yet you’ve never been this close (before) In your hand a loaded gun In my hand a fragile flower; No match for destructive power (But) i don’t know what else to do.
4.
SAMANTHA SMITH Back in ‘82 there was a 10-year-old girl with a message to the world. Her voice was heard. Her question, plain and simple: If everybody is the same And no one likes a war then who will be the one to start it all? Listen listen listen come to your senses Listen listen listen stop building fences Listen listen listen we’ve been here before Listen listen listen she brought the wall down Listen listen listen she brought them all down Listen listen listen we don’t want no war Oh Samantha Smith, everybody loved her, everybody mourned her. When the Berlin wall came down She may have been watching from above.
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TIANANMEN SQUARE Does it bother you, Square of heavenly peace? They have defiled your name Blood stains on the porcelain. They have buried the truth but you’re covered in blood. Won’t you tell us the truth? Tiananmen square? The crowd was singing songs their hopes were running high Why did you keep quiet? When soldiers came to break their faith.
6.
HOLD YOUR GROUND Let’s demonstrate Let’s demonstrate democracy Cause we’ve fallen in Love With the idea of being free So get up like the tankman Hold your ground peacefully Get up like the tankman Raise your arms peacefully Oh oh oh oh oh like the tankman Oh oh oh oh oh like a better man. Oh oh oh oh oh Let’s not forget Let’s not forget L.O.V.E Cause we’ve fallen in love With the idea of being free
7.
Alright Now 04:16
ALRIGHT NOW I won’t walk away the images of yesterday the voices of the crowd are burning in my mind. It’s all right now It’s all right now it’s all right now we won’t be led astray. I won’t walk away I can feel a hand in mine All my fear is gone You whisper in my ear: It’s all right now it’s all right now it’s all right now we won’t be led astray.
8.
Turn Around 04:42
TURN AROUND turn around take it slow All our hopes were laid out on the streets As they came to celebrate. He just stood there and stopped their cruel parade And so he saved us, he really saved us. he doesn't want to be found until the battle is over. We rushed out and dragged him off the street And so we saved him, we really saved him.
9.
Ordinary Man 03:43
10.
AFTER THE BOMBS Step outside into an empty town After the bombs stop falling down After the bombs stop falling down Put a chair right on the scalded ground Take a deep breath and just sit down Take a deep breath and just sit down Yeah, this is where we play This is where we sing It will heal the land Raise your hand, pick up the cello’s bow Wherever you play the flowers grow Wherever you play the flowers grow Yeah, this is were we play This is were we sing It will heal the land
11.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE We're marching to, marching to Tia-nan-men The square of peace, the place to be, so gather around. We'll sing the songs songs that might be forbidden but we don't care (power to the people) No, we won't fight; violence, out of the question. Democracy is only won through the people. That’s why we plea; you and me: equality That's why we scream: (power to the people)
12.
PARTY welcome welcome to our party, celebrate and stay, till the morning light. We're gonna party the rest of the day Until tomorrow comes, sorrow comes. Welcome Leave your sorrows at the door and stay today, till the morning light.

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released September 27, 2016

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