Dookoom: Larney Jou Poes

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In diesem Lied inklusive Video thematisiert die Hip Hop-Crew Dookoom die ausbeuterischen Arbeits- und Lebensbedingungen von Farmarbeiter*innen in Südafrika. spo0ky von Dookoom war so nett, uns eine englische Übersetzung des Liedes zukommen zu lassen:

Intro_
Farmer Abrahams had many farms,
and many farms had farmer Abrahams,
I work one of them and so would you,
So let’s go burn ‘em down.

Verse 1 (English translation from Afrikaans)_
I lift up my eyes to heaven – so dark,
The pigs eat me because I mix with bran,
I always push shit, workers know that kind of living.
‘Cos the boss makes it harder / difficult / impossible to live,
Fed up of being tired,
Too many calls on my SIM card fucked up my signal,
My soul and my body’s fighting again, I’m feeling crippled,
I’m thinking, “Fuck you,I’ll burn your farm down, now you can work it like
I do.”

Bridge_
one day there was, and then there wasn’t -x3
I’m so deep in the shit, I’m in the toilet with a snorkel

Chorus_
Duck down, they’re running there x3
That’s my formula

Bridge 2_
Fuck you boss man x3
I won’t do what you tell me!
Repeat x2

Verse 2_
Bra remember, you come here in 1652,
You a skollie (criminal) too,
You were fokkien sentenced with a convict crew,
You robbed and screwed the natives, now who’s the savage?
In 1657 the National Party was established,
You garbages ravaged the balance from the get-go,
Your bloodline was thuggin’ long before there was even a ghetto,
Your constitution was born from cons abusin’,
there’s no bomb defusin’- my shit is lit, no calming this Bushman,
Look at your founding father’s curriculum vitae –
Jan van Riebeeck was the fuckin’ Ernie Lastag of his day,
He did pigallela with depression and hunger,
Some brothers rebelled,hence Nongalosa and Mpumalanga.
Up in your quarters you’re calling my people bandits, damnit!
Hater taught hate that’s why we gang bang it,
my family spreaded over the plantations,
And by the way, who the fuck is you to call my frustrated ass a racist?

Chorus_
Duck down, they’re running there x3
That’s my formula

Outro_
Farmer Abrahams had many farms,
and many farms had farmer Abrahams,
I work one of them and so would you,
So let’s go burn ‘em down.

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