Anohni Execution

Execution

Execution

Execution

It’s an American dream

Have no mercy on me

Please don’t have mercy

Don’t let them prove I was wrong

When we know so bad what’s right

Don’t let them dig up my grave

Sometimes a feeling is reason enough

It’s an American dream

Execution

Execution

Like the Chinese and the Saudis

The North Koreans and the Nigerians

Execution

Execution

It’s an American dream

It’s an American dream!

If Europe takes it away

Inject me with something else

Inject me with something else

Fill me up with something else

And if they try to take our love away

Please don’t have mercy!

And if they try to take our love away

Like the Chinese and the Saudis

The North Koreans and the Nigerians

Anohni Why Did You Separate Me From The Earth?

Why did you separate me from the earth?

Oh my god

Why did you separate me from the earth?

My father

You drew lines miles high

In steel or nuclear

The forests of Borneo

White water in your mouth

I don’t want your future

I’ll never return

I’ll be born into the past

I’m never coming home

Why did you separate me, me from the earth?

What did you stand to gain?

Why did you separate me from the earth?

The rotten bodies threaded gold

The pitch of hair and sticky meat

The sea life cut with plastic

A white cross gilded gold

A case of white doves

Laying in the boiling snow

A sharp knife of concrete

The blue line of tuna’s throat

I don’t want your future

I’m never, I’m never coming home

I don’t want your future

I’ll be born before you’re born

Why did you separate me, me from the earth?

What did you have to gain?

Why did you separate me from the earth?

What did you have to gain?

Why did you separate me from the earth?

(From the earth, from the earth, from the earth)

What did you have to gain?

Anohni Marrow

In the, in the countryside, under the stream

Suck the, suck the marrow out of her bones

Inject, inject, inject me with chemotherapies

Suck the, suck the money out of her face

We are, we are all Americans now

Africa, Iceland, Europe and Brazil

China, Thailand, India and Great Britain

Australia, Borneo and Nigeria

We are, we are all Americans now

Suck the, suck the oil out of her face

Burn her, burn her hair, boil her skin

We are, we are all Americans now

Anohni You Are My Enemy

I never felt a part of this world

I reject the way that we live

I give birth to my own enemy

I give birth to my own enemy

I am grateful for all that I have

And my Mama has been so good to me

Like a thread through a needle’s eye

I am ready to cast from this world

You poured from my body

A river of blood

You poured out of me into the light

I give birth to my own enemy

You are my enemy

Anohni Ricochet

And if this keeps going

I’m gonna curse you, my god

I’m gonna hate you, my god

For making me this way

Making me like this

A point of consciousness, my god

When I die and gone

If I find I carry on

I’m gonna hate you, my god

I don’t want to ricochet

I don’t want to ricochet

And if this keeps going

I’m gonna curse you, my god

I’m gonna hate you, my god

I don’t wanna ricochet

Because I’m afraid

I’m gonna hate you, my god

I’m gonna curse you

Curse you, my god

I don’t want to ricochet

I don’t want to ricochet

Anohni Hopelessness

How did I become

The mother of this son?

The face and mind

And hands of virulence?

I, who curled in cave and moss

I, who gathered wood for fire

And tenderly embraced

How did I become a virus?

Hopelessness

I feel the hopelessness

I don’t care about me

I feel the animals and the trees

They got nowhere to go

I don’t care much about you

I don’t give a shit what happens to you

Now we blew it all away

Hopelessness

I feel the hopelessness

How did I become a virus?

I’ve been taking more than I deserve

Leaving nothing in reserve

Digging till the bank runs dry

I’ve been living a lie

Anohni Obama

When you were elected

The world cried for joy

We thought we had empowered

The truth-telling envoy

Now the news is you are spying

Executing without trial

Betraying virtues

Scarring closed the sky

Punishing the whistle blowers

Those who tell the truth

Do you recognize the yellow

Staring back at you?

Obama

Obama

Obama

Obama

Obama

Obama

Obama

Obama

All the hope drained from your face

Like children we believed

All the hope drained from your face

Obama

Obama

Anohni Violent Men

Where you once poured from me

There you aborted me

Where you once poured from me

There you aborted me

Never again

Give birth to violent men

We will never, never again

Give birth to violent men

Never, never again

Give birth to violent men

We will never, never again

Give birth to violent men

Never again

Give birth to violent men

We will never, never again

Give birth to violent men

Never, never again

Give birth to violent men

We will never, never again

Give birth to violent men

Anohni She Doesn’t Mourn Her Loss

She doesn’t mourn her loss

She just loses

She doesn’t mourn her changes

She just changes

She fed me all those years

And now she’s dry as her tears

And I’m asking who will remember?

Who will remember?

Who will remember?

How if not her children?

She doesn’t mourn her loss

She just loses

She doesn’t mourn her changes

She just changes

She fed me all those years

And now she’s dry as her tears

And I’m asking who will remember?

Who will remember?

Who will remember?

How if not her children?

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We are wondering

What is happening to the world

Everything has change

Changing each day

You woke up in the morning

And wondered

Is it going to get better or getting worse?

Everybody is wondering

Young and old

Everything is going

Upside down

How are we going to stop it

And work together

And make the world

A better place to live

All of us

Anohni In My Dreams

In my dreams you don’t love me

In my dreams you can hurt me

In my dreams you don’t want

Don’t want, don’t want the best for me

Hurt, hurt in my dreams

In my dreams you don’t love me (In my dreams)

In my dreams you can hurt me

(In my dreams)

My dreams