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The latest tune from producer Chris McGuinness and Delhi Sultanate’s Word Sound Power project. News clips and a soundbite from Orissa’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik introduce the themes of violent struggles plagueing such large swathes of India, contemplated by Delhi Sultanate’s fiery and indignant lyrics. Chris McGuinness’ deep and innovative riddim samples Bhanwre Ne Khilaya Phool, from the 1982 Raj Kapoor film Prem Rog, infusing the tune with a menacing and tense atmosphere.

I heard the news several days ago
It made me want to blaze arrow
upon dem
the sword of zorro
bandalero
reduce dem ina zero

I heard the news several days ago
It made me wanna blaze arrow – on them
the sword of zorro
bandalero
reduce dem ina zero

badang bang ba biddy bang – skeng
badang bang ba biddy bang biddy bang
badang bang a biddy bang – skeng
some youths turn warrior the state execute them

badang bang ba biddy bang – skeng
badang bang ba biddy bang biddy bang
badang bang a biddy bang – skeng
youths fight for freedom the state execute them

people tell me how does it feel
dont have nothing and they make your skin peel
authorities seize you and the truth get concealed
nobody nah do nothing even when it gets revealed
some youths a get desperate
resort to the steel
rather buss back than continue to live weak
some will get mad and clap off the heat
so bullets start to beat and raise from the concrete

badang bang ba biddy bang – skeng
badang bang ba biddy bang biddy bang
badang bang a biddy bang – skeng
some youths turn warrior the state execute them

badang bang ba biddy bang – skeng
badang bang ba biddy bang biddy bang
badang bang a biddy bang – skeng
youths fight for freedom the state execute them

Gunman put their guns into the air
and lick shots like they just dont care
when badboy put them tools into the air
and lick shots like they just dont care
I hear these things from me eye them a mi knee
eye them a mi knee
Yes from my eye them a mi knee
I hear these things from me eye them a mi knee
man turn badmen fighting to get free now

gun vs sword

have the license have the title
they give tribal youths the rifle
and now life gets stifled
because money is their idol
government gunmen come pillage your villages
Koya commando start killing kids
PR agent have their clean images
but they all bring death
they run it like business
now ey
the whole of them a run racket
big money man and government a run profit
draw for the (auto)matic unlock it cock it and clap it
and big politicians are in their pocket
say a we?
public enemy number one
say a them
cause they worship destruction

I heard the news several days ago
It made me wanna blaze arrow – on them
the sword of zorro
bandalero
reduce dem ina zero

I heard the news several days ago
It made me wanna blaze arrow – on them
the sword of zorro
bandalero
reduce dem ina zero

Dantewada sufferers
Chattisgarh sufferers
Jungle sufferers
raise up guns like?
Orissa sufferers
Kashmir sufferers
Posco sufferers
raise up the guns like?

badang bang ba biddy bang – skeng
badang bang ba biddy bang biddy bang
badang bang a biddy bang – skeng
some youths turn warrior the state execute them

badang bang ba biddy bang – skeng
badang bang ba biddy bang biddy bang
badang bang a biddy bang – skeng
youths fight for freedom the state execute them