Tuesday, December 11, 2012

another day

another day
to shake the tree
to hold your tears back
to make someone smile
to pretend you're OK

another day
to believe in dreams
to stand up for others
to be honest and ridiculed

another day
to dig into diamond caves
to find treasures worthless to others
to seek what cannot be found
to find what others don’t even try

another day
to look at the fading humanity
to lower your guard
to fight arrogance
to conquer yourself

another day
to stare at the grey face of aging
to cherish life and fear death
to sense the pulse of the loved ones
to miss those who are gone


HEAR THE SOUND OF IT HERE


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Lyrics and voice: Xhabir Deralla
Music: Sead Hadzic-Secko
Illustrations: Miroslav Stojanovic Shuki

From "malfunction" - book of poetry, music and visuals
Published by Shortcut Production, 2012
All rights reserved

KEEP ON DREAMING

We found each other in the endless sea of sorrow
Sharing senseless history of diseases
Sitting in the bottom of the well
Playing with frogs and worms
Changing
Digging
Changing

We run from our parents to become parents
We kill to survive
We hurt each other to find refuge
We seek refuge where it never existed

Find emptiness in the crowded streets
Become artists where ugliness rules
Frames are made of gold and
Pictures are taken away

Letters never arrive in time
Meanings of symbols never unveil
Leaves turned black while waiting for the rain
Like the mother waiting for her son to return

Keep on dreaming, my dear child, keep on dreaming
Dreams are the only reality that matters
When life will stop beating
And record of pain will make a tiny bruise in the skies
Your dreams will remain

Keep on dreaming, my dear child, keep on dreaming


HEAR THE SOUND OF IT HERE

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Lyrics and voice: Xhabir Deralla
Music: Sead Hadzic-Secko
Illustrations: Miroslav Stojanovic Shuki

From "malfunction" - book of poetry, music and visuals
Published by Shortcut Production, 2012
All rights reserved

I'M AT WAR WITH YOU

slimy, greedy, stupid and shallow
ignorant and arrogant bastards
senseless shitheads who belong
to nowhere and no time

I’m at war with you

pawns and bootlickers
peasants and small time assholes
hooligans and other rednecks
little dic[k]tators and wannabees

I’m at war with you

those who will remember you
will remember you in shame
your place is in the garbage of the history
that’s where you will remain
no matter what you do

you think politics is about power
and power is about turning people into dogs
right you are if you think of your flock
but I’m not one of you, will never be

I’m at war with you


HEAR THE SOUND OF IT HERE

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Lyrics and voice: Xhabir Deralla
Music: Sead Hadzic-Secko
Illustrations: Miroslav Stojanovic Shuki

From "malfunction" - book of poetry, music and visuals
Published by Shortcut Production, 2012
All rights reserved

Saturday, December 1, 2012

"malfunction" - book and CD


lyrics and voice: xhabir.deralla
music: sead.hadzic
illustrations: miroslav.stojanovic
click HERE to hear a selection of two tracks from the album attached to the book.
buy the book and the album in the bookstore of ILI-ILI or the music shop of 1/2 JUGOTON

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

I DON’T BELONG TO YOUR RACE, BOY

I don’t belong to your race, boy
I don’t worship your idols and leaders and
Your silly anthems and slogans and
Don’t give a damn about your flags and other toys

I’m proud to be different
Call me a traitor or a newcomer
I know where I come from, boy
I know where I belong
I know where I go, boy

I’m the one who is free, boy, not you
I’m beautiful and unique
You are just an ugly number, boy
A meat for your greedy leaders

I’m proud to be who I am
You are the one who is confused
You are the frustrated one
You are the sick one, sick forever

Come down from the terrace, boy
Go home, boy, take care of your family
Find your peace, before trouble finds you
Stop acting stupid, boy, before it’s too late


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I wrote this poem less than two weeks ago (on July 19), although I carry it in my thoughts for some time now. This poem is dedicated to all thugs and racist-nationalist idiots in my country and worldwide. I got particularly inspired by a song of local hooligans, but certainly think of all other shitheads around the world. I have quite a few more lyrics for and about them in my poetry book "Apocalypse" (published 2011), but even more in my new book of poetry and short stories, which is almost finished. I say almost because it's never finished unless it's printed. I wrote this poem in English, as most of my other works, but translated it in Macedonian language and posted it on my Monkeydonkeya Today blog. I also posted it in my new diary-blog CONSPECTIO. Thank you for reading!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wake up and follow your dream!


Today, more than ever, we need dreamers. We need dreamers that share a dream of justice and humanity, freedom and equality, such as the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Make room for your dreams and the dreams of your fellow citizens of the world. What can you do? Read Martin's speech, spread the word, tell people that dreams may become reality, only if we share it and spread it among each other. Reality based on dreams like this is the reality of a humane world.
Don’t be afraid to dream about justice and freedom. Don’t be afraid to demand respect and fulfillment of your dreams. Demand, so they will come true.
Remember January 15, as the birthday of a great representative of the human kind, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and be a proud and demanding dreamer on this day and the days to come.
Wake up and follow your dream!

Xhabir Deralla