ignis: Flowers of Sulphur

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Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (ignis)
Song: Flowers of Sulphur


Lyrics:

The seeds of oppression
are woven in the quilts
of our ancestors

Behold your oppressor
looks bigger
when you’re lying on the ground
looking up at them

Dethrone your oppressor
who is bigger when you’re lying on the ground
They’re looking down

Go on, go on, get up, get up!
Up off your knees!
Go on, go on, get up, get up
And face your fear!

The seeds of oppression are
woven in the quilt
of our ancestors

They passed ‘em down

Go on, go on, get up, get up!
Up off your knees!
Go on, go on, get up, get up
And face your fear!


excerpt from Mario Savio’s speech on the steps of Sprout Hall (UC Berkeley) 2 December 1964:
“There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!”

fun fact: this was the speech that inspired us to design our “wrench in the Works” symbol in 2000.


Credits:
Written, Performed, Engineered, Mixed & Produced by Holly Brewer & Matthew McNiss (HUMANWINE)
Mastered by Dan Richardson Up in the Basement with HUMANWINE
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from Aether: Handpicked by Holly (23 Songs), released June 18, 2016

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"HUMANWINE is music that dances between raindrops, sending up green shoots between the broken cobblestones of folk, punk, and open revolt. It is a soundtrack to broken rules and mutant genres, evoking a world that skips over the Age of Oil and all its cruelties, stitching together a patchwork of past and future, a do-it-yourself apocalypse that is strangely utopian."
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