이산: This Mountain

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For Bill Jolliff and Cliff & Ezra Bergeron.

Featuring 이산/Seth Martin, David Fuller, Blew Kind, Stephen Landis, Scotty Krueger, Joby Morey & 성문밖학교 (SMB Mountain School).

Recorded, Mixed, Mastered & Produced by David Fuller in Portland, OR.
Strings and BGVs recorded by Scotty Krueger in Philadelphia, PA.

Original artwork by 이난영/Nan Young Lee. Layout by David Fuller.

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released November 7, 2016

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Track Name: Looking for the Leatherwing Bat
1.
Heyo! Said the preacher to the folks in his choir
Could you grab a bucket? Help me put out this fire!

My people are angry, they got nothing to eat.

Could you sing 'em something sweet,

Put 'em back to sleep?




2.

Heyo! Said the bigoted billionaire.

Don't talk to me about what's unfair.

I busted my ass to get what's mine.

And your moaning and whining's

Just a' wasting my time.




3.

Listen here! Said the cop to the sandlot kids.

You know just what your sister did!

And I asked her twice, and she still said no.

You give me those names

And I'll let her go.




4.

Said the nice white fella without a clue,

Never did no wrong to people like you!

Nothing personal, really, just protecting my kids.

Hope you find another

place to live.




5.

Heyo! Said the slick to the girl from the sticks.

Wanna ride in my car? Wanna learn a few tricks?

Keep your face nice and pretty,

And remember don't talk.

You can ride with me--

Why would you walk?




6.

Oh me oh my the things you see

If you take a walk in the land of the free!

It's a high-speed chase, we all know how it ends.

You clean up the mess,

Then you do it again.




7.

Like the layers of an onion

That you keep peeling back,

Still the same old pot calls the kettle black.

Keep on polishing these apples

Though they're rotten to the core,

Keep on drilling deeper, boys--

And we're bound to find some more!




8.

Heyo! Said the dog from the top of the pile,

The view from here goes on for miles!

My shit drops down, don't smell a thing!

Had to bite a few brothers--

But it's good to be king.




9.

Oh me oh my! The things you see,

If you walk with me in the land of the free.

There's Ol' Glory flying in the putrid air,

Smell the same stew brewing

Everywhere.




10.

There's old Jesus groaning blues on a plywood cross,

Blind homer's wand'ring quarries

Scraping off the moss.

Ford and Starbuck in the sauna

Trading notes with Constantine,

While the pious paper pushers

Try to keep their fingers clean.




11.

And the bison lying bloated in the burning fields of corn,

Cattle trampling vintage where

The grapes of wrath are stored,

While the bosses in the penthouse all a' sipping fine wine,

Canary's gone quiet

Way down in the mine.




12.

If you're scared of what's comin'

Well that's okay,

Do your best to keep busy

And stay out of their way.

Progress heaves on with an audible sigh,

New shiny machines--

Baby, don't you cry.




13.

But have you seen an ancient bat with little leather wings?

Yes sir! Kind sir! Down aisle three.

Do you think there's still some life

In his worn out little shell?

They say formaldehyde

Has kept him well.




14.

Oh me, oh my! The things you see

On the winding trail of American dreams.

It's a zero-sum game, with the stakes so high,

Burying my brothers--

Who gave it a try.




15.

I'm still singing 'bout a savior of the lily and the thorn,

While the Green Man swings a hammer for the company store.

The only thing that makes him smile is demolition day,

And the dandelions growing

Where the rubble's pulled away.




16.

And little Jack Horner crouching back in his corner,

Fingers sore, new high score, video game,

After hovering all day, his drone found prey,

Can't tell from the screen

What's work and what's play.




17.

Merry Mary FTA on the ferry USA,

Don't you know your garden's growin' on the backs of slaves

And Indian graves that won't keep quiet?

Better get below deck--

'Fore the freedmen start a riot.
Track Name: The Ballad of Eric Garner
Out in famous New York City
Famous for its lack of pity
That's where a man named Eric Garner used to live
He was big and black and proud
Had friends and family all around
And despite so many hassles with police
Garner's neighbors knew him as a man of peace


Eric Garner was in town
So the cops all gathered round
They said he tried to sell some untaxed cigarettes
Garner said it wasn't true
But he broke a bigger rule
In a land where if you're black then you're a threat
The cops showed everyone black lives don't matter yet

Well he told the cops I'm tired, I'm so tired of being harassed
It was a brave thing for a poor black man to say
And before he died he cried I can't breathe eleven times
When Pantaleo grabbed his neck and pulled him down
And four other cops helped smash his face into the ground

After Garner stopped resisting, well the cops just stood there watching
they picked his pockets and they rolled him on his side
Several minutes slowly passed
EMTs they came at last
No CPR, they said he still was breathing then
An hour later Garner'd never breathe again

And the medical report said it was a homicide
Said they killed him when they wouldn't let him breathe
But there was no murder charge, seems it was never in the cards.
Despite the testimony and the video,
The judge and jury said the cops were free to go.

Yeah Eric Garner couldn't breathe with a system round his neck
That kills a black man just for holding cigarettes.
Home of the brave, land of the free
What's this mean for you and me?
It's all a sham if black folks' lives don't
matter yet
(If you're not white or rich then you don't matter yet)
Some kind of freedom if the people here can't breathe





Korean Translation by Nan Young Lee:

에릭 가너를 위한 발라드 *곡: 900마일 (미국의 철도 노동요) / 가사: 세스 마틴



그 유명한 도시 뉴욕은

인정 사정 없기로 유명하지

그곳은 에릭 가너라는 사람이 살던 곳

그는 큰 몸집의 자부심 있는 흑인이었고

친구와 가족은 모두 이웃해 살고 있었지

경찰과의 잦은 마찰에도 불구하고

이웃들은 그를 평화의 사람으로 기억했다네



어느 날 에릭 가너가 시내에 있는데

많은 경찰이 그의 주변으로 몰려와

그가 불법으로 담배를 팔려 한다고 주장했지

그는 그게 아니라고 항변했지만

동시에 더 큰 법을 위반한 셈이었지

이 땅에서 흑인은 그저 위험한 존재에 불과하니까

경찰들은 흑인들의 삶이 소중하지 않다는 것을 증명한 것이라네



그는 그 경찰들에게

“나를 좀 내버려둬요. 괴롭힘을 당하는 일에 이젠 정말 지쳤어요.” 라고 말했지

이런 말을 가난한 흑인이 한다는 것은 용감한 일이었지

그리고 그가 죽기 전에

‘숨을 쉴 수가 없다’고 열 한번 울부짖었다네

판타레오는 그의 목을 낚아채 넘어뜨렸고

다른 경찰은 그의 얼굴을 땅에 짓뭉개버렸다네



에릭 가너의 저항이 멈췄을 때

경찰들은 가만히 서서 그를 지켜보았고

그의 호주머니를 들춰보고 몸을 옆으로 넘겨보기도 했지

몇 분이라는 시간이 천천히 흘러갔고

마침내 구급차가 나타나

부리나케 현장에서 그를 데리고 갔지

구급대원은 그때까지는 심폐소생술 없이도 그가 숨을 쉬고 있었다고 했는데

한 시간 후에 에릭 가너는 두 번 다시는 숨을 쉬지 못했다네



의료 보고서는 이 일을 살인으로 기록했지

경찰들이 그를 죽였고 숨을 못 쉬게 했으니까

하지만 그들에게 살인혐의는 적용되지 않았다네

그런 일은 애초부터 없는 일이지

증언과 증거영상에도 불구하고

판사와 배심원은 경찰들이 무죄라고 했다네



그렇지, 에릭 가너는 숨을 쉴 수 없었지

어느 흑인이 담배를 손에 쥐고 있다는 이유로 만으로

목을 옥죄어 죽이는 세상에서는

용감한 이들의 고향, 자유의 대지, 아름다운 나라, 미국!

나와 당신에게 이것은 무슨 의미지?

흑인들의 삶이 소중하지 않다면 이 모든 것은 위선이라네

(백인이나 부자가 아니라면 당신의 목숨은 소중하지 않다네)

어떤 자유의 나라에서는, 사람들이 숨을 쉴 수가 없다네
Track Name: The Journey of Joe Clark, Jr.
Old joe he had a hundred guns
A bible by his side

And when the rapture didn't come

He hung his head and cried




Round and round old Joe Clark

Round and round I say

Round and round old Joe Clark

I'm a going away




He walked from hell to kingdom come

And by the diamond sea

Begged father, son, and Holy Ghost

To see the trinity





Round and round old Joe Clark

Round and round I say

Round and round old Joe Clark

I'm a going away




Fare thee well, old Joe Clark

Fare thee well I sing

Followed you ten thousand miles

hear that guitar ring




Old Joe he had an Uncle Sam

He taught him all he knew

When he blew his nose on poor joe's clothes

They turned red, white, and blue




Old Joe climbed to the mountaintop

Looked down in the crater

A voice said god will see you now

Joe said I'd rather later





Round and round old Joe Clark

Round and round I say

Round and round old Joe Clark

I'm a going away




Fare thee well, old Joe Clark

Fare thee well I sing

Followed you ten thousand miles

hear that guitar ring




John Lewis dragged poor Omie Wise

To the river bank

Old Joe too drunk to save his own

Poor little Omie sank




Then Joe became a fisherman

To foreign lands set sail

He caught a shark with seven heads

And brought me back this tale!





Round and round old Joe Clark

Round and round I say

Round and round old Joe Clark

I'm a going away




Fare thee well, old Joe Clark

Fare thee well I sing

Followed you ten thousand miles

hear that guitar ring




Well, old Joe Clark when he got home

To Uncle Sam did tell

Of all the wondrous things he saw

Old Sam said go to hell!




I used to live on a mountaintop

Now I live in the city

Can't breath the air but to be fair

My neighbors swear it's pretty




I used to live on a mountaintop

Now I live in town

Sometimes I get a great notion

To jump in the river and drown





Round and round old Joe Clark

Round and round I say

Round and round old Joe Clark

I'm a going away




Fare thee well, old Joe Clark

Fare thee well I sing

Followed you ten thousand miles

hear that guitar ring
Track Name: Indian Graveyard
INDIAN GRAVEYARD (drunken sailor melody)



What do you do with an Indian graveyard (x3)
When it blocks your pipeline?




You bulldoze every inch of that graveyard (x3)

When it blocks your pipeline.




What do you do when Wall Street's crumblin' (x3)

And you've got no money?




Start dropping bombs on another poor country (x3)

When you've got no money.




How do you keep poor white folks happy (x3)

When you take their money?




You tell 'em (teach 'em) it's the blacks and the gays and Muslims (x3)

That destroy this country.




Tell Johnny he's brave and he's got a big yanker (x3)

And he'll gladly drive your tanker.




And he'll shoot all the folks who suffer just like him,

He'll shoot all the folks who suffer just like him,

Yeah, he'll kill all the people that suffer just like him

And bring you back your money.




Well, how do you fix a country that's crumblin' (x3)

When you've got no money?




Give 'em beer and football and hot dumplin's (x3)

And a flag to wave each morning! (Yeehaw!)




What do you do with some crazy injuns (x3)

When they block your pipeline?




Well you send in dogs and mercenaries (x3)

And teach 'em who they're messin' with.




Continue the work of the missionaries,

Keep up the work, you missionaries!

Cops and soldiers, missionaries,

Get your god-damned pipeline!




And what do you do with a sunken ferry (x3)

Full of poor dead children?




You silence all investigations (x3)

And send spies to watch the families.





What do you do with an Indian graveyard (x3)

When it blocks your pipeline?
Track Name: Tearing Down These Mountains
Chorus:
(Well/and) they'll be tearing down the(se) mountains when they run



They'll be tearing down these mountains when they run




They'll be tearing down these mountains

With their avalanche of shouting

They'll be tearing down these mountains when they run!




1. And If he wins he says he'll make us great again (x2)

Says he'll make us great again

Great for rich white businessmen

If he wins he says he'll make us great again




2. And she'll be slipping and a' sliding when she runs (x2)

She'll be slipping and a' sliding

On that ball of lies she's riding

She'll be slipping and a' sliding when she runs!





Chorus:

(Well/and) they'll be tearing down the(se) mountains when they run




They'll be tearing down these mountains when they run




They'll be tearing down these mountains

With their avalanche of shouting

They'll be tearing down these mountains when they run!




3. He says it wasn't like this in them good old days

Says it wasn't like this in those good old days

In them good old golden days

You got no back talk from the slaves

Says it wasn't like this in them good old days!




4. She says she's fought for peace and freedom all her life (x2)

She's led the fight for peace and freedom

Dropping bombs from here to Eden!

Says she's fought for peace and freedom all her life!








Chorus:

(Well/and) they'll be tearing down the(se) mountains when they run




They'll be tearing down these mountains when they run




They'll be tearing down these mountains

With their avalanche of shouting

They'll be tearing down these mountains when they run!




5. They say they'll stand against the bigots and the banks

They say they'll stand against them bigots and them banks

They'll fight them bigots and them bankers

While their money fuels their tankers gonna stand against the bigots and the bankers!




6. (Instrumental... Maybe sing the chorus again here!? Not sure...)




7. Well the grand finale's near and here they come! (X2)

Yeah the grand finale's nearing

So get ready for the shearing

When you hear them start to sing--

You'd better run!

And when they shake hands and start kissing, we're all done!

It's been fun...
Track Name: 새야 새야 파랑새야 (Bird, Bird, Blue Bird)
Lyrics

새야 새야 파랑새야 녹두밭에 앉지 마라
Birds, birds, blue birds, do not disturb the green-bean* fields.
녹두꽃이 떨어지면 청포장수울고간다
The farmers will cry if the flowers are dropped and lost.

새야 새야 파랑새야 녹두밭에 앉지 마라
Birds, birds, blue birds, do not disturb the green-bean* fields.

녹두꽃이 떨어지면 부지깽이 매맞는다
If the green-bean flowers dropped, the farmers will be angry and you will be thrashed.

*The Korean general Bong-Joon Juhn lead an unsuccessful uprising against corrupt rulers and invading Japanese troops in the late 19th century. His nickname was the Green Bean General. Legend says that he was a Korean version of Robin Hood; after attacking corrupt officials and seizing their treasures, he then distributed them to the poor commoners. He was very popular and many commoners joined his army. His army swept through large parts of the Korean peninsula before Korean rulers requested the Japanese army to intervene. Juhn’s army, equipped with spears and arrows, was no match against the westernized gun-wielding Japanese army, and in 1895 Juhn was captured and hanged. Korean commoners sang this song to lament General Juhn’s death and the failed coup d’état, and it is said the widows of Juhn’s army sang this song to their babies as a lullaby.

Information quoted from: http://www.sejongculturalsociety.org/composition/current/music/parangsae.php
Track Name: CEO Preachers
God damn all your speeches, your brave and your free.
To hell with your preachers that poison the seas.

To hell with your dependence on oil and death.

God damn your insistence the poor pay your debts.




A curse on your churches for selling the world,

And blessing her killers with war-flags unfurled.




Your CEO preachers, your government choirs,

God's money for missiles,

Red carpets for liars.




God damn you, America, I give and I give.

Now I'm building go your walls so my children can live.




Your statue still welcomes the poor and the sick.

While refugee shorelines wash up dead little kids.




Whose problems are these? Well, somebody else's.

But we'll send troops and drones

To clean up the messes.




While your bobble-head racists, they rake in the ratings.

Don't know what's up next

But I'm tired of waiting.




Well, waiting and watching

Our futures unravel.

While the straw-boss turned sheriff

Sits high in his saddle




And bellows, Remember

That freedom ain't free!

And all us cotton pickers

We sigh quietly.




We don't need a sermon

On freedom from slavers.

Yeah the cat's in the cradle

And she offers no favors.




Yeah the cat's in the cradle

And no righteous behavior

Will count for a thing

'Til it's out of the swing.





God damn all your speeches, your brave and your free.

To hell with your preachers that poison the seas.

To hell with your dependence on oil and death.

God damn your insistence the poor pay your debts.




A curse on your churches for selling the world,

And blessing her killers with war-flags unfurled.




Yeah we don't need a sermon

On freedom from slavers.

Yeah the cat's in the cradle

And she offers no favors.




Yeah the cat's in the cradle

And no righteous behavior

Will count for a thing

'Til it's out of the swing.




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EXTRA VERSES

As these borders keep rising

With your stocks and your savings

Don't know what comes next

But I'm tired of waiting




For a nation of warlords

and immigrant kings

To remember the songs

That all caged birds must sing.
Track Name: It Takes A Worried Mind
1.
Well, thirty golden chains of debt hang round me like a bell (x3)
I'm sorry kids, you'll still be paying

When daddy's gone to jail.




Chorus:

Well, it takes a worried mind

To sing a worried rhyme (x3)

I'm worried now, but if you ask,

I'll say I'm doing fine!




2.

Working hard on Freedom's farm

When it's dry and when it's wet (x3)

Paid off a bit of interest

But I haven't met her yet.




3.

And I got an Uncle Sam,

He's a pretty nice old man (x3)

He cooks me breakfast when I'm sick,

Then steals my frying pan.





Chorus:

Well, it takes a worried mind

To sing a worried rhyme (x3)

I'm worried now, but if you ask,

I'll say I'm doing fine!




4.

He loves to save his money

And he loves to spend mine too (x3)

And normally I wouldn't mind,

But my rent is due.




5.

He's trigger happy when he drinks,

And sometimes he gets mean (x3)

If you're red, black, yellow, poor or woman,

You know what I mean.





Chorus:

Well, it takes a worried mind

To sing a worried rhyme (x3)

I'm worried now, but if you ask,

I'll say I'm doing fine!




6.

Well, I know you're on vacation, boss,

I'm sorry to be rude (x3)

But I gotta say, could you raise my pay?

My kids don't have no food.




7.

And not a friend in sight to come and pay my bail,

Not a friend in sight, oh Lord! To come and pay my bail.

Not a friend in sight to come and pay my bail.

But I don't mind three meals a day

And a comfy bed in jail.




8.

And it takes a mountaintop to fill a valley in (x3)

I still believe in God--

These days, I think Her patience wearing thin.




BRIDGE:

It takes a desperate plan to plow a burnt out land,

It takes a mother's hand to hold a broken man,

Takes more than Uncle Sam to guide a rebel band,

It takes a ton of cash to wipe the bosses' tables,

And it takes an awful heart to let it fall apart,

It takes an education to learn to love this nation,

And it takes a shining soul to fight the undertow,

And it takes more than I know to watch a garden grow,

It takes a broken mind to always get in line,

And it took a few black eyes to see through all the eyes,




(Altered chorus)




It takes a worried mind to sing a worried rhyme,

And it takes a worried rhyme to understand these times,

It takes a worried mind to sing a worried rhyme,

I'm worried now, but if you ask,

I'll say I'm doing fine.




9.

(Well) I used to own a farm (oh Lord), but now I've got a car (x3)

And it hauls me from my home to work,

Then drags me to the bar.




10. I used to grow my food, now I buy it from the store,

Used to grow my food myself, now I buy it from the store,

I used to grow my food, now I buy it from the store--




Wake up the kids, don't make a fuss,

Get dressed and go wait for your bus,

I nuke my gruel, flush down my stool,

Dispose my plate, I can't be late,

I got a job, I ain't no slob,

I take one last quick glance around,

The concrete jungle where I'm bound,

Then I throw away this cigarette,

Although I haven't finished yet,

And then I lock the door.

Off to work once more.

Thank god that I'm not poor!
Track Name: 구럼비 노래 (Gureombi Norae / I've Got To Know)
GUREOMBI NORAE

1

For hundreds of years now

We’ve lived on this island

with fruit trees and fish

but no fences or thieves

In the shadow of Halla

I dove with my grandma

Now you bring in your death squads

And you crush everything



(Original chorus):

I’ve got to know, friend

I’ve got to know, friend

Hungry lips ask me wherever I go

Comrades and friends all

falling around me

I’ve got to know, yes,

and I’ve got to know now.



2

The crab and the dolphin

my childhood companions

We danced on Gureombi

And we laid in her streams

Now Gangjeong is buried

In your steel and your concrete

And you’re jailing my neighbors

As threats to the peace



3

Who are all these people

Now flooding my hometown?

Their shiny apartments rise up to the sky

Well, the base workers’ families

They see me as dirty

And my village has walls now

To protect them from me



(Original chorus):

I’ve got to know, friend

I’ve got to know, friend

Hungry lips ask me wherever I go

Comrades and friends all

falling around me

I’ve got to know, yes,

and I’ve got to know now.



4.

I haven’t slept well

Since you blew up Gureombi

I keep my head down

And I try not to see

The home I grew up in’s

Becoming a prison

Since you built up your war base

On the island of peace



5.

We always had strong winds

Strong rocks and strong women

We lived from the land

Never needed a king

But you’ve pulled up our roots and

Our boulders lie barren

My proud mother’s stand silent

With no song to sing



(Original chorus):

I’ve got to know, friend

I’ve got to know, friend

Hungry lips ask me wherever I go

Comrades and friends all

falling around me

I’ve got to know, yeah,,

and I’ve got to know now.



6.

Why did you tell me

I can’t see Gureombi?

Why can’t my grandmothers dive anymore?

Well, you promised your war base

Would bring so much money

But our village is broken

And now we’re all poor





7.

Why did you save a small piece of Gureombi?

Circled with walls, guards, and pounding machines

And how did you get an award from the government

For saving the rock that I saw you destroy?



(Original chorus):

I’ve got to know, friend

I’ve got to know, friend

Hungry lips ask me wherever I go

Comrades and friends all

falling around me

I’ve got to know, yeah,,

and I’ve got to know now.




8.

At night when the wind blows

I still hear your voices

My ancestors angrily talk with the sea

Are your waves really too small

To wash out these base walls?

They’re crushing your children

And our memories



9

How can we live with

The shame that you’ve brought us?

Well, you smother our homeland

You silence our dead

How can you tell me

That I am the enemy?

You work for invaders

But you’re calling me Red!



(New chorus):

Get out of my village!

Get out of my hometown!

I’ve waited so long

but I’m not waiting now.

Your lies kill my history

Your machines crush my future.

Get out of Gangjeong

and get out right now!



Yeah, Get out of Gangjeong

and get out right now!

KOREAN TRANSLATION BY NAN YOUNG LEE (이난영):

구럼비 노래



1

지금껏 수백 년 동안

우리는 이 섬에서 살아왔지

한라산의 그림자 안에서

어떤 울타리도 도둑도 없이

열매와 물고기를 나누면서

나는 할머니와 잠수도 했는데

이제는 저들이 죽음의 무리를 데려와

이 모든 것을 짓밟아버리는 구나



(원곡 후렴구)

나는 알아야겠네 친구여

나는 알아야겠어 친구여

내가 어디를 가든 굶주린 이들이 내게 물어

동료들과 친구들 모두가

내 옆에서 쓰러져 가는데

나는 알아야겠어 친구여

나는 이제 알아야겠어



2

게와 돌고래는

내 어린 시절의 벗이었지

우리는 구럼비 위에서 춤추고

그녀의 개울에 드러누웠지

이제 강정은 파묻혔어

저들의 강철과 콘크리트 속에

저들은 평화에 협박하며

내 이웃을 감옥에 보내고 있구나



3

지금 내 고향에 넘쳐나는

저 사람들은 다 누구지?

저 빛나는 건물들은 하늘을 찌르고

기지 관계자들은

내가 더러운 듯이 쳐다보네

우리 마을에는 이제 벽이 생겼구나

나에게서 저들을 보호하려는 벽이



(원곡 후렴구)

나는 알아야겠네 친구여

나는 알아야겠어 친구여

내가 어디를 가든 굶주린 이들이 내게 물어

동료들과 친구들 모두가

내 옆에서 쓰러져 가는데

나는 알아야겠어 친구여

나는 이제 알아야겠어



4

난 잠을 이루지 못했지

구럼비가 폭파된 이후로

머리를 숙이고

애써 보지 않으려고 하지

내가 자랐던 집은

감옥이 되고 있구나

저들이 이 평화로운 섬에

전쟁기지를 세운 이후로



5

우리에게는 항상 강한 바람이 불었고

강한 돌과 강한 여자들이 있었어

우리는 살아왔어

왕이 필요 없었던 이 땅에서

저들은 우리의 뿌리를 뽑아버렸고

우리의 바위는 황폐하게 남겨졌지

우리 자랑스러운 어머니들은

부를 노래 하나 없이 침묵 속에 있구나



(원곡 후렴구)

나는 알아야겠네 친구여

나는 알아야겠어 친구여

내가 어디를 가든 굶주린 이들이 내게 물어

동료들과 친구들 모두가

내 옆에서 쓰러져 가는데

나는 알아야겠어 친구여

나는 이제 알아야겠어



6

어떻게 그렇게 말할 수 있지?

내가 구럼비를 볼 수 없다고

우리 할머니가 왜 다시는 잠수할 수 없다는 거지?

저들은 약속했지 그 전쟁기지가

부자로 만들어 줄 거라고

하지만 우리 마을은 깨어지고

지금 우리는 다 가난하구나



7

왜 저들은 구럼비 조각 하나를 보존하고 있지?

벽으로 둘러싸고, 감시하고, 기계로 다 부숴놓고는

어떻게 구럼비 조각 하나를 지켰다고

정부에서 상까지 받았지?



(원곡 후렴구)

나는 알아야겠네 친구여

나는 알아야겠어 친구여

내가 어디를 가든 굶주린 이들이 내게 물어

동료들과 친구들 모두가

내 옆에서 쓰러져 가는데

나는 알아야겠어 친구여

나는 이제 알아야겠어



8

밤이 되고 바람이 불면

나는 여전히 그 소리를 듣지

화난 조상들이 바다와 얘기하는 소리

“이 기지 벽을 허물어버리기에

자네의 파도는 너무 작지 않은가!

저들은 자네의 아이들을 짓밟고 있단 말일세!

우리의 추억들도!”



9

우리보고 어떻게 살아가라고

저들이 가져다 준 치욕 속에서

저들은 우리 땅을 질식시켜 죽이고

우리의 죽음에는 침묵하고 있지

내가 적이라고

어떻게 말할 수 있지?

저들은 침략자를 위해 일하면서

나한테는 빨갱이라고 하는구나



(새로운 후렴구)

우리 마을에서 나가!

우리 고향에서 나가!

나는 정말 오래 기다려왔는데

이제는 아니지

저들의 거짓말은 우리 역사를 없애고

저들의 기계는 우리 미래를 짓뭉개고 있구나

강정에서 나가

지금 당장 나가!



강정에서 나가

지금 당장 나가!