Ultimas Palabras Lyrics

Ultimas Palabras (Last Words)
Immortal Technique (Felipe Coronel)
The Martyr

A new American Revolution has begun.
Not against the forces of a colonial kingdom,
But a rebellion against an oppressor that has risen among us.
It is not a foreign invasion we have to fear,
Rather the threat of a force within our nation that has usurped
What was once a dream of having the greatest democracy ever known to man.

We now live in a world where the population has grown exponentially,
And the planet is running out of resources to sustain us all.
We in the inner city and those struggling in the suburban ghettos may not realise it yet
But make no mistake,
The people who control the technology
And run every enterprise that makes up our world have seen this coming for a long time.

The ideas of renewable energy, global warming, and the idea of collectively working
Were purposefully bought out, derailed, demonised or corrupted;
In favour of an economic structure designed by a monetary caste system.
In a desperate attempt to convince us that we need to maintain that extravagant existence,
They have pretended we might share in their dream; that we can justify any inhumanity in its name.

Out of this blind ignorance was born the curse of slavery.
Many of the founders of this nation were themselves, Masons.
That is not a left-wing or a right-wing conspiracy theory; it is a widely known and accepted fact.
So then, explain to me how a nation founded by men who not only understood the long and complicated history of Europe,
But also that of Africa,
Could permeate such a lie in convincing the American public that one race of men was superior and one inferior.

When in fact, we know that all the early men, the people who created civilisation,
Every aspect of what we see today, the foundation of all modern human life, were from Africa.
The greatest cowardice of course came, not with slavery itself, unfortunately,
But with the excuses for slavery.
For if America had been as brave as the Roman Empire and all other empires that had come after her and claimed,
"No, we were just stronger and that's why we took you;"
Then when slavery was over, racism would have probably followed in suit.

But instead, it was the social lie,
The religious lie that was told that stayed in the minds of people that separated one human being from another.
In order to distract us from the issues of class and freedom,
It created issues around religion and race to dominate the world for centuries to come.

Some claim that they respect the culture of life in this country.
They cry out for the indignity of children that are slaughtered before they are born;
But God has not penetrated their souls, for they have no empathy,
Nothing in their cold hearts, for the hundreds of thousands of lives we have taken in our wars overseas;
For that which they call collateral damage, which are the burnt and damaged children of the world.
They have no prayers for them,
Only snide commentary on the internet and laughter in their hearts,
And yet you claim to be one with God.

We talk about immigration in this country.
Might doesn't make right, ladies and gentlemen,
It just makes right now. What we are saying to the rest of the world,
Is one day, when America grows weak, one day when her legions falter,
On a day when her economy crumbles; China, Russia, Europe, whatever power has arisen;
All you have to do is come here, and conquer us in a few military excursions;
And then you too can set up shop here and in a hundred years,
You can tell every red-blooded American,
"No, you are an illegal human being. I am the true citizen. I have all the rights. You have no rights."

Maybe you forgot how you got this country.
Maybe you take for granted the blood, the sweat,
The tears that the people who live in practical circtum shed every day;
For we may not run America, but we make America run.

We talk about the law, yet how many indignities have been legal in the past?
How many treaties with Native American people have we broken?
How many international laws have we violated?
And speaking of laws,
How can a corporation be regulated by a government that is funded and controlled by corporations?
How could there be accountability for people who see a profit margin above the lives of Americans;
Above the lives of human beings in other countries?

We have taken the soul out of ourselves and placed them inside machines.
My words, of course, will be marginalised,
Demonised in typical fashion.
Any time you dare to question the power structure, they say you hate America.
No, I love this country.
I see its beauty everyday in its people.
And I love it a lot more than those that have abandoned the American worker,
That have chose to exploit and try and take away every single benefit that she has.
Those that attempt to make excuses for every atrocity committed in the name of supposed freedom.
Those who demand accountability from everyone, but offer none themselves.
Who favour contracts over lives,
Who favour invasion and control over organic democracy overseas.

The greatest flaw that any intelligent person has is to think that they are smarter than everyone else.
And so, as the government has planted its spies amongst us, we have planted our spies among them.
They have infiltrated every branch of the American government.
They have retrieved names, data, hard numbers;
The paper trail that will expose those that truly control this country.
Those that control the political parties.
Those that control the oil industry, the energy.
Those that stand behind the companies, faceless, whose names have never been revealed...

Until to-... *Gunshot*

*Civilian screams*

*Heartbeat*

Lyrics Submitted By: Scott Girvan

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Singer(s): Immortal Technique
Movie/Album: The Martyr
Year: 2011