A Song of Protest from Northeast – #India, Your Constitution Has Nothing for Me #AFSPA


Ronid Chingangbam

© Divya Adusumilli 2013
Pic courtesy- Divya Adusumilli 2013

Blood soaked streets

That’s my ground
That’s where i play around
Sound of gunshots
That’s my song
That’s my lulla- lullaby

Your revolution has snatched away
My right to education

Te te tenouwa
Kangleipakki tenouwa
angang na mullaga
tenouwa na haraoiwi
oooooh ooooooohhhh
Uhdei saba nongmeini
mana pangba makhoini

Blood soaked body
That’s my daddy
You just shot him
You just killed him…………………
We dont need your guns and bombs
We just need songs of love

Your constitution has nothing for me
All you do is kill my innocence

Te te tenouwa
Kangleipakki tenouwa
angang na mullaga
tenouwa na haraoiwi
oooooh ooooooohhhh
Uhdei saba nongmeini
mana pangba makhoini

Fallen bodies like
Fallen leaves of October
But you don’t care
You bomb a town
That’s my town
That’s where i play around

Don’t fill our lives with throes of pain
Share a smile so we can bloom again

Listen to the song

Ronid Chingangbam (Akhu) is a singer/songwriter from Imphal. He also leads the folk rock band Imphal Talkies. He holds a PhD degree in Physics from Jamia Millia Islamia.Original post- http://northeastreview.com/2013/05/01/ronid/

 

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