Chelsea Edwards

by Longen

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What a word if the word killed a man and we found it OK
We'd use it in the same old way,
The flesh gone, the machine never changed

I have heard of a man who could tell what the word had meant
Started opening the coded doors
Kid walked in found a medicine

Aaron's law at the highest cost
Chelsea Edwards on a racing horse

Don't forget, whistles need air
We'd better fill our lungs

It is hard to defend yourself from hungry men
Guess we ran out of oxygen
But the code never needs any oxygen

Everybody needs a Berlin wall
The most beautiful people build their own
They destruct and create and divide
But there is always someone on the other side

Venom radio, venom television
I'm afraid of everyone

*Final two lines borrowed from The National's "Afraid of Everyone"*


released January 22, 2017
Longen releases Chelsea Edwards. A song in honour of Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Aaron Swartz and all other whistleblowers that act out of moral en ethical responsibility. "Don't forget, whistles need air".

Written and performed by Longen
Recorded at Zuurstofstudio - mixed by Ralph Timmermans at Zuurstofstudio - mastered by Wessel Oltheten at Spoor 14
Released by Zuurstofplaten
Artwork by Nikki Nordmann



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