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A Man Called Hawk: Goodbye Scorpion

A Man Called Hawk: Goodbye Scorpion
[for my niggaz Fanon, JayZ and the World Bank]
by colony [aka Adam Haupt]
7 July 2009

…. hawks coming down on small fry rodents from a dizzy height /
whilst skanky hyenas guffaw at the rotting carcass of the rule of law in spite /
of our best efforts justice to expedite / and policies ensure capital flight /
and housing ministers evict citizens to face cold winter nights /
in spots like / happy valley / mass rallies /
forgotten by the self-same niggaz / who defied the self-same trigga /
of an unjust government / to become just like that self-same government /
it’s too much to bear / like the H1 scare /
this verse doesn’t run over sixteen bars /
it’s no curse, we can fill it with sixteen cars /
courtesy of our ministers / who’d be well-advised to administer /
advice from our eco-scientists about our environment /
or go into early retirement / without the golden handshake /
let’s make / a real break /
with the past / inequalities vast /
and prove Fanon wrong / singing the song /
of the colony / the postcolony /
becoming the conveyor belt of capitalism

 

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