April 05, 2011

✿Stop Rokkasho

Academy Award-Winning Ryuichi Sakamoto musician and my friend Shing02  started Stop-Rokkasho project in 2006.



Stop Rokkasho is a project run by the Japanese NGO Boomerang Net and headed up by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto.  In order to bring attention to the nuclear reprocessing plant in Rokkasho in Amorori Prefecture, they get artists to contribute songs and other art to the cause.  (from wiki)

for more info, please go to   http://stop-rokkasho.org/ 


 ~Lyric~


Rokkasho

wake up the nations

we need ventilation
of tainted information
gathered in the bottom of a nuclear reactor
nothing nu or clear about the cloudy factors
shady tactics
army of paid actors, heart dry like cactus
black rain back in the day prove disastrous
we're putting our children at risk
data with an asterisk, call up the activists

greetings, sun salutations

we give praise to the almighty
knowledge from the ancient offering
though some seek shelter in
artificial stations, genetic mutations
the installation of a new plant
but this plant is no ordinary plant, nope
she wouldn't yield a flower or shed green leaves
instead she showers daily in a deadly breeze
spread like the zodiac sign after gemini
the everyday workday folk like you and I
once believed in this promise of a garden
boy atom, girl eve of destruction
tricknology system malfunction
the angle is steep and the wheels losing traction
who dare say they care about our safety
as long as the food on their dinner plate tasty
no time for supper
as we shall suffer the consequence
might as well enjoy the last cup of
tea if you prefer the taste of metal
in your mouth white blood cells on defense
people condescend
preemptive strike back across the fence
I guess it all depends which side you're on
whether you feel locked up or free to move on
confess, it all depends which ride you're on
whether you see pitch black or a light to keep on
now come on

shake up the nations

we need ventilation
of tainted information
gathered in the bottom of a nuclear reactor
nothing nu or clear about the cloudy factors
shady tactics
army of paid actors, heart dry like cactus
black rain back in the day prove disastrous
we're putting our children at risk
data with an asterisk, power to the activists



alpha beta gamma rays
anyway you like it
now we're living the omega days
seems like we're trapped in a sci-fi anime
clean room by-products contaminate
lab workers with laminates catch wreck
too late to reach for the medicine cabinet
the only fusion happening around, mass confusion
need for deep contemplation
cut through the noise mad concentration
camps built on purpose of tax evasion
politicians swear by their shifty cranium
wicked wet dreams pure forms of uranium
multiple platinum? enriched plutonium
impropaganda from a sponsored podium
uno hit like wonder, sound of thunder
another faux pas, irreversible blunder
thermal recording in a pressurized chamber
tweak the heat meter, well see through you later
bombs get smarter while soldiers get dumber and
drive a hummer now winter hot like summer
summer cold like winter, now who's in the winner circle,
hoops broken, ice caps getting thinner
how do we stop a force so damn powerful
have to counter with a bigger voice
so let a mouthful of noise begin
let them bad boys know
they can't play with the toys no more
before they blow up in the face
shrapnel flying everywhere in slow motion
ricochet off the wall and sting in reality
don't let the mothers tally up the fatalities
judgement soon come beyond the duality



so why let the silence kill a true utterance
why make the homeless scrub up your gutter and
who let the science bill the righteous teachers
we let defiance lift a room full of creatures
treasures are stolen then dumped in the ocean
oh what we do to our motherland, caution
murder she wrote in her will and an eulogy
offsprings cremate her to create energy
smoke rise holy figures burnt in effigy
solar eclipse on the night of an apogee
earth spin around the doomsday clock
messing around now the whole building block is hot
slanging rocks on the fly walking on a tight cable and
gambling on top of the periodic table
may fate bring together minds that are able to
express from an independent label to
rep a hard knock cradle, it's time to rock a show
let the name ring worldwide Rokkasho
what we don't need for sure, yet another Chernobyl
leaks like Thorpe, until then remain hopeful
my people, you wanna see the whole plot?
like a constellation, you connect the dots
see the outline of a master plan at hand
train ride named desire headed for disaster
charged like plasma, shatter like plaster
because we want to get from point A to B faster
sell your soul on an auction bid
better yet set your cell on vibration kid
this theater, has no spin like a turbine,
no script except for this here
by the genuine population
the path we must take for a major alteration
extreme consumption to wise moderation
enough with the debating
get up in the morning, just to see what we're facing

enough with the debasing

get up in the morning, just to see what we're facing

wake up the nations

we need ventilation
of tainted information
gathered in the bottom of a nuclear reactor
nothing nu or clear about the cloudy factors
shady tactics
army of paid actors, heart dry like cactus
black rain back in the day prove disastrous
we're putting our children at risk
data with an asterisk, power to the activists

we're putting our future at risk

data with an asterisk, power to the activists