From Sidi Bouzid to the World

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“...‘if we are prepared to die, what is the sense of each of us dying in our own little corner? Why not march against those who oppress and terrorise us? We may well be arrested and beaten, even gunned down in our tens or hundreds, but at least we will have the satisfaction of dying with our heads held high, trying to bring down tyrants.” - Amin Maalouf

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“Farewell, Mohammed, for we will avenge you.

We will mourn your life today, but tomorrow we will run them through"

The autocrat he rises so high up in his throne

For his ignorance and his decadence his terror he will be shown

You didn’t know that it would cause a chain reaction

How could you have foreseen that you would light the fuse

The little grocer man from Sidi Bouzid up in a smoky haze

His broken heart, a little spark to shake the world and stoke our rage

Farewell to the systems of corruption and tyranny

Donning shackles of our own fear through a filter of the enemy
But now you cannot tell me. No, now I won’t be told

Who I should hate to uphold the state ‘cause now I have grown so bold

You didn’t know that it would cause a chain reaction

How could you have foreseen that you would light the fuse

The little grocer man from Sidi Bouzid gone in a smoky haze 

His broken heart, a little spark that could ignite our rage

You didn’t know that it would cause a chain reaction

How could you have foreseen that you would light the fuse

The little grocer man from Sidi Bouzid up in a smoky haze

His broken heart, a little spark that could then ignite our rage

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from Songs In The Key Of Strife, released March 15, 2013
Written by Marek Vermin

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The Martyr Index Calgary, Alberta

The Martyr Index is your favourite fist-in-the-air, banner-flying, ol' dirty pinko rock and roll band, hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Surrounded by the opulence of what could be considered the Bahrain of North America, they are exactly the kind of contradiction that you would expect from a quasi-anarchist discourse feeding off the fruits of unrepentant frontier capitalism. ... more

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