The (Green) Line [feat. The Branding Iron, Wise Wolf, 2izz, Freewill Luminous, DJ Phatrick and Ebony Faye]

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Green is the color, the color of free
Hey do you have it, do you get what you need?

Right down the spine, Israel-Palestine
entwined, in a bind -- the Green Line
One law for all?  Bon chance!
there’s a word for that in Afrikaans...
Border’s ad hoc, unseemly, ugly
call us Tone Loc, Medina’s funky
Not easy being green, if you know what I mean
k’she-lo shavim lifnei ha-din
{“when we’re not equal before the law”}
Security wall? Check the planned route
Green Monster grabs a land loot.
DIssident? pacifist?  Hell, no.
slacktivist, call me yellow.
I feel blue, OH! I guess I’m green, too.
I’m bribed, imbibed their strange brew.

Green is the color, the color of free
Hey do you have it, do you get what you need?

انا ما بدي أتعايش بدي أعيش
بدون كلبشات وحواجز تفتيش
خايف عحالك بليز ما تجيش
لتموووووت

تصور في الصيف بطلع بس بالبوكسر مش أكثر بتقدر تحكي بديش أتأخر
في التفتيش ولسا الأخطر تتمخطر على الخط الأخضر بلاش تتودر راسك يتفجر

I mean you’ll get shot, without a doubt
بالزبط متل صيد البط
Hey come on man, yes this is how we live

{I don’t want to adapt, I want to live
Without handcuffs and checkpoints
If you're afraid please don’t come
Cause you’ll die

I thought my life was normal, but the effect of TV on me
Made me realize that the Palestinians are different from the whole world
Our country is so beautiful, but we can’t visit it because of the hard situation
Our sea is right there I have its photo, but all we got from it is its moisture

Imagine only wearing boxers in summer and nothing more, you can say I don’t want to be late to the checkpoint and what more dangerous is walking on the green line cause your soul will be transferred, and your head will explode.

I mean you’ll get shot, without a doubt, exactly like hunting ducks
Hey come on man, yes this is how we live}

Green is the color, the color of free
Hey do you have it, do you get what you need?

Oye gringo, que quieres tu conmigo
{Listen white man, what do you want with me?}
You want me to work and yet you call me an illegal
Immigration laws got me runnin' like a criminal
No quiere ilegales, pero a latino en especifico
{You don't want illegals, specifically latinos}
I don't need a green card, to be identified
as an indigenous man my ancestors were the rulers
before you came to this land.

Green is the color, the color of free
Hey do you have it, do you get what you need?

Green cards to green backs
Buy your citizenship if you can't afford the tax
It's the persuit of happiness racing with hella rats
Jumpin' through shiny hoops and fallin' into the traps
So you spend it all until it's gone you can't pay rent but got an iPhone
About to change that when I flower these clones
Legalize weed keep my money homegrown
Get off the grid
Get out the zone
Plane trip to the 3rd world then I'm gone

Green is the color, is the color of free
Hey do you have it, do you get what you need?
How do you get what you need?
Green it is the color, the color of free
Do you have it? How do you get what you need?

credits

from Kaleidoscope, released September 25, 2012
The (Green) Line [The Branding Iron, Wise Wolf, 2izz, Freewill Luminous, DJ Phatrick and Ebony Faye]
Music by B.A. Monk Turner and Dean Mucetti, Words by B.A. Monk Turner, Aryeh Bernstein, Talha Al-Ali, Mario Alvarado, and Sam Harris
Dean Mucetti: Drums
Ethan Halpern: Upright Bass
Tom Lea: Viola
Ebony Faye: Vocals
DJ Phatrick: Scratching
The Branding Iron: 1st MC
Wise Wolf: 2nd MC
2izz: 3rd MC
Freewill Luminous: 4th MC
Homer Turner: Spoken Word
Monk Turner: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming
Recorded at Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA), 100 Second Productions (Burbank, CA USA), Palestine Recording (Nablus, Palestine), Luminous Studios(Venice, CA USA), Unit Studios (Encinitas, CA USA), 100 Second Productions (New York City, NY USA), Unit Studios (Encinitas, CA USA), RMH Studios (New York, NY USA), Devil's Pie Den (Los Angeles, CA USA) and V-Neck Studios (Santa Monica, CA USA)

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​Monk Turner has produced more than 25 concept albums using a collective of musicians who share his passion for creating freeform, genre-defying music.

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