Who should we thank? Should we thank at all?
Who should we thank our ancestors who are gone?
Who should we thank? What should we say?
Thank you for bringing us today.
Thank you for blackening our days
Thank you for letting us lose hope
earlier in our lives.
Thank you for the crimes you left
Thank you for bringing us flat
Thank you for never trying enough
Thank you for shutting up
All those years.
When we went to the streets
When we chanted our rights
When we wanted to speak
We thought we just might.
Thank you for announcing us traitors
Thank you for asking us to stop
They said we’re betraying
our country, our army
as if they cared about us at all.
We spoke our words louder
We shouted in their eyes
We sang our slogans,
the names of our friends who died
When we thought we won
When had no clue
We thought we were up the pyramid again
“Power in the hands of people”, we sang
People shall rule.
Months later the light was blown
Yet again the smiles were gone
and here we are
in the shadows of our souls.
Thank you for killing our hope
Thank you for abusing our globe
Thank you for letting us die
Right here, in front of you.