“Right of Return” ~ New Music Video by Doc Jazz

Music video by Doc Jazz, for the song ‘Right of Return’, released  Dec 17th, 2011.

This song is a musical response to the words of Ben Gurion he spoke in 1948 about the expulsion of over 800,000 Palestinians from their homeland:”The old will die, and the young will forget”.

This song shows the world that the young have not forgotten, and will not forget. They have kept their Palestinian identity alive, and their determination to never abandon their inalienable Right of Return.

At the beginning of the video you hear the voice of Yasser Arafat, in an excerpt from his famous speech to the United Nations in 1974. Translation: “They see in the Palestinian child, and in the Palestinian tree, an enemy they must get rid of.”

After that there is a voice clip from Mahmoud Darwish, from his poem ‘Aaberoon’. “In our land, we have what we do. And here, we have our history, and we have the first sound of life. Ours is the present … the present and the future.”

Right of Return – Lyrics – Doc Jazz

You are like the olive tree

Just like you were meant to be

Though your roots dig deep into the land

They were uprooted by a savage hand

But the ties were forged through centuries

A bond so strong and fixed in history

You are the land and the land is you

A solid unity they never can undo

Cherish your leaves, let your branches bear your fruits

All you need to do is protect and feed your roots

The old will die, but the young will learn

The road is long and it will twist and turn

But when you know your destiny

You know where you need to be

And we always will believe

It’s our Right to Return

Black on white they wrote that vow

But to act on it was not allowed

Empty words like a carrot on a stick

Ink is fading as the clock goes on to tick

Dispossession and racial oppression

Every psycho form of Zionist aggression

Was condoned by that very same force

Though they say our rights are still endorsed

We don’t need your words, they’re just empty talk

Why don’t you just keep on talking while we walk the walk

The old have died, but the young are strong

We know who we are and where we belong

With the key in our hand

We’ll come home to our land

We know we will always stand

for our Right of Return

Copyright © Doc Jazz 2011

Doc Jazz has a vast repertoire of songs for the Palestinian cause. You can find his songs on http://www.docjazz.com and on http://www.soundclick.com/docjazz.

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