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Shireen
Folk with Wylie Robbins Thorne-Thomsen on mandolin
Acoustic - Folk
Charts #12 in subgenre today (peak #1)
Previous peak charts position #1
Tom Neilson
Tom Neilson 2022
July 01, 2022
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MP3 11.5 MB  •  320 kbps  •  5:02
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Story behind the song
On May 11, Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was murdered in Palestine by an IDF (Israeli defense Force) sniper. Reporting for Al-Jazeera, she was covering an Israeli military operation in the West Bank.
Lyrics
The news is in from Palestine Shireen Israeli military raiding Jenin Shireen Protective vest and helmet clearly said Press Sniper gonna send a message to the rest Written on your face with a viscous deadliness Shireen Shatha Hanaysha yelled, “They’re shooting to kill” Shireen Well that’s nothing new, it’s the IDF drill Shireen Israel said it wasn’t their fault Must have been the crossfire in which you got caught A human rights lesson, IDF taught Shireen The New York Times wrote the circumstances were unclear Shireen Why do they censor? What have they to fear? Shireen A threat to media everywhere Why Julian is breathing prison air So send another billion to the military there Shireen Ali Samodi was shot in the back Shireen Journalists are a target for attack Shireen 83 killed in Palestine since 72 And 34 sailors on the Liberty crew A Rachel Corrie déjà vu Shireen Bulldozer movin Massafer Yatta ground Shireen 2000 more evictions from your towns Shireen One more journalist out of the way For bein’ Palestinian the price you pay Eight decades of Nakba every day Shireen Snipers decide who’s dead and alive Shireen Does it feel like genocide trying to survive Shireen Why does the US vote for this barbarity? US money buys the weaponry And silence is complicity Shireen One more journalist out of the way For bein’ Palestinian the price you pay Eight decades of Nakba every day Shireen
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