"Like Badgers & Birds" Alumni Archive

by Various Artists

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about

This is not the compilation. This is the archive of songs that were on the "Like Badgers and Birds" benefit compilation for Wikileaks.

Because the plight of Wikileaks affects so many people, I thought it more effective to allow the compilation to grow and change as more folks became interested and submitted songs in order to promote awareness of this struggle. These new additions in turn keep the compilation vital, more of a process than a finished product. At any given time, the comp is "complete" in the sense that I have gathered the best songs available to me and arranged them in the best order I could. But as the pool of available material changes, so will the compilation. Songs that retire from the comp will be available here, in the hopes that listeners can make their own personal comps if they choose, or simply acknowledge all of the generous musicians who gave their time, creativity, and effort to donate a song to this cause.
Thank you.

credits

released December 18, 2010

Besides those listed here, I also received a number of submissions that did not fit on the comp. Thank you to everyone who submitted.

Songs are listed in alphabetical order, according to song title.

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OMO is a label focusing on stunning physical media.
Although Mp3s are available here, every release is a tangible object which we hope will enhance the experience of the music. These albums are meant to live on tape, or vinyl, or book, or pez dispenser, or something we hope will be as aesthetically stimulating as the music it conveys.

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Track Name: Kinjac - Cash Machine
like badgers and birds
you’re free
to spread your words
to speak clearly
‘cause it don’t mean a thing
no, no it don’t mean a thing
if the cash machine don’t ring

you can stand on the streets
and shout it out real loud
you can speak the truth
in front of any crowd
but it don’t mean a thing
no, no it don’t mean a thing
if the cash machine don’t ring

they’ll come for you
if you get an inkling
they’ll come for you
if you get to thinking
they’ll come for you
in the middle of the night
to put out the flame
that shed light on their lies
Track Name: C.J. Boyd - Crisp love (simple)
You can carve your name in all the trees you see,
but the thing you seek is free.
It's so simple.

And you can cry a sacred name
in the loneliness of prayer and pain,
and waste your breath.
Its' so simple.

You can surround yourself
with sounds of dropping change, and hope that no one notices your shadow's dead.

You can lock your doors
and pretend that all the contraband in side is yours

but before you know what time it is
you'll find yourself just lying, justifying wars.
And it really is so simple.

You can call it a cliche,
but the novelty of all these things
that people do and say
is nothing compared to love.
Track Name: Birds of Passage - In heaven...
In heaven everything is fine.
You've got your good things, and you've got mine.
Track Name: Birds of Passage - the patterns on your face
"what did I do wrong?"
"something is not right with me,"
"but I'm hopeful, that while you're breathing deep, your sensitivity's just asleep, not gone."
"You say you love me but that tone is so unknown."
"and the patterns on your face are signs"
Track Name: Di Nigunim - Solidarity
It's time to fight!
(He's fucking right!)
We'll share our bread in the sewers tonight!
Alive!?
They'll never take us alive!
Long live solidarity!