apenas um tradutor de silêncios
a vida tatuou-me nos olhos
em que me transcrevo e apago
que se apaixona
pelo inimigo que vai matar
Poema de Mia Couto
A brief description of the video from Brett himself:
"It is our routines and our comforts that allow us to ignore social issues.
For some of us, it is our privilege to be ignorant.
This video tells the story of social issues challenging our privileges and entering our routines making them impossible to ignore.
Social injustice cannot be ignored when you are forced to deal with them.
That is the idea behind this video.
What would happen if you were forced to deal with something that you may think has nothing to do with you?
If suddenly the world's problems came into yourown home?
You would have to realize that you are connected to everything and everyone one earth."
There aint no reason things are this way
Its how they always been and it tends to stay
I can't explain why we live this way, we do it everyday
Preachers on the podeum speaking of saints
Prophets on the sidewalk begging for change
old ladies laughing from the fire escape cursing my name
I got a basket full of lemons and they all taste the same
A window and a pigeon with a broken wing
You can spend you whole life working for something,
just to have it taken away
People walk aroun pushing back their debts
Wearing pay checks like necklaces and braceltes
Talking bout nothing, not thinking bout' death
Every little hearbeat, every little breath
People walk a tight rope
On a razors edge
Carrying their hurt and hatrid and weapons
It could be a bomb or a bullet or a pen
Or a thought or a word or a sentence
There Ain't no reason
Things are this way