Céad míle fáilte to the IMF - protest song audio & video

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With the IMF in Ireland, a WSM member has written a song of 'welcome', a recording of which and the lyrics of which are below.  For international readers "céad míle fáilte" means "A Hundred Thousand Welcomes" and is a traditional greeting now strongly associated with the tourist industry.  You can read WSM articles about the IMF intervention and the economic crash that led to it in our Capitalist Crisis article listing.

Céad míle fáilte - To the IMF 
We hope we meet you on the streets - To fight you to the death. 
And we know how you got here - Back room deal and open arms 
As you try to suck the life from us - With your structural reforms

They just lit a fuse - It's time for us to choose (x2)

You must think we're fucking stupid - Feed our fears with blocks of cheese 
It'll take more than dairy products - To keep us on our knees 
Don’t talk to us about violence - You hypocritical scum 
Just look at all our hospitals - And the homeless on the run 
Destitution politics - Death by credit card 
By you can't kill the love we have - For justice in our heart

Cos they just lit a fuse - It's time for us to choose (x2)

We'll walk as we talk to create – And tear the bullshit down 
We gonna build democracy and we'll do it town by town 
And it ain't just for the Irish, English, Scottish or the Welsh 
Injustice has no border – Our lives before their wealth

Céad míle fáilte - To the IMF 
We hope we meet you on the streets - To fight you to the death. 
And we know how you got here - Back room deal and open arms 
As you try to suck the life from us - With your structural reforms


 

Céad Mile Fáilte to the IMF by Soundmigration

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