Before the Flood

from War Stories by Unwoman

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This is about San Francisco, which is trying to be an exclusive playground for the rich, and environmental destruction and class war.

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This city sucks the blood of the young
To feed the rich and greedy
Then the young learn to look down in disgust
At the bodies of the needy

I did not ask to be born a citizen of your land
I did not ask to need to be fed by your charitable hand

One last rain before the flood
(rising up all around us)
One last flood before the water pulls us all under
And there’s no Atlantis to escape to
No future to create, now
But now we see your wars
For what they are

I am not a lone oracle
We all know the ship’s going down
But for all I know you’ve got a lifeboat
It’s just your poor soldiers who’ll drown

I did not ask to fight for the rights of the rulers of this land
I did not ask to die by your enemy’s hand

One last rain (etc.)
And if there is a life boat on board
You’d better believe we will take it
We will seize everything
As you look on in the wake
Your money won’t buy back lives
From the ones you tried to take

One last rain (etc)
And if there is a life boat on board
You’d better believe we will take it
We will seize everything
As you look on in the wake
Your money won’t buy the lives
From the spirits you tried to break

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from War Stories, released January 19, 2018

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Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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