Refugee Blues

by System D

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released May 22, 2016




System D Leipzig, Germany

Found in 2008, originally from Morocco; System D Earned a reputation as the leading light of the Moroccan Reggae.
Combining Production, creation and live to spread the conscious message in the music far and wide,
Roots and Dub music, System D a crossing borders musical expersience, challanging the opression, political situation, borders control. Reggae is not dead.
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Track Name: Melodica Blues - System D
**Original Poem by WH Auden

Say this city has ten million souls,
Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes:
Yet there's no place for us, my dear, yet there's no place for us.

Once we had a country and we thought it fair,
Look in the atlas and you'll find it there:
We cannot go there now, my dear, we cannot go there now.

In the village churchyard there grows an old yew,
Every spring it blossoms anew:
Old passports can't do that, my dear, old passports can't do that.

The consul banged the table and said,
"If you've got no passport you're officially dead":
But we are still alive, my dear, but we are still alive.

Went to a committee; they offered me a chair;
Asked me politely to return next year:
But where shall we go to-day, my dear, but where shall we go to-day?

Came to a public meeting; the speaker got up and said;
"If we let them in, they will steal our daily bread":
He was talking of you and me, my dear, he was talking of you and me.