Our Father's Sins

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I was born with blood on my hands to a home built on another man’s land
Tucked into bed at night by foreign hands I was too young to know my place
I was born in an amusement park which was built to be efficient but the queues were long
The people stood in line all just to be a part
Of something that would not take place

You can ask for forgiveness
And you can say that it won’t happen again
But my forgiveness is useless
And your guilt is a waste of everyone’s time

If I’m not to blame and you’re not to blame
Who’s the one who’ll be responsible
Who’ll be accountable
We died for our father’s sins today

I’m willing to accept what fate decides
Having proven to myself that I have qualified
To deal with the good
To deal with the bad
And make the most of living in a foreign man’s land

You can ask for forgiveness
And you can say that it won’t happen again
But my forgiveness is useless
And your guilt is a waste of everyone’s time

If I’m not to blame and you’re not to blame
Who’s the one who’ll be responsible
Who’ll be accountable
It’s not ok just to say it’s ok
When it’s clearly dysfunctional
It’s irrational
We died for our father’s sins today

Our country
Needs us
Don’t give up

You can ask for forgiveness
And you can say that it won’t happen again
But my forgiveness is useless
And your guilt is a waste of everyone’s time

If I’m not to blame and you’re not to blame
Who’s the one who’ll be responsible
Who’ll be accountable
It’s not ok just to say it’s ok
When it’s clearly dysfunctional
It’s irrational
We died for our father’s sins
We died for our father’s sins
We died for our father’s sins today

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from Folk Is Dead, released February 27, 2016

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The Shabs Cape Town, South Africa

The Shabs is a Folk Punk duo out of Cape Town South Africa.
They deliver a tight, captivating set that blends sincere, melodic sing-a-long folk with the raw energy and DIY ethos of punk rock.
The band never ceases to get a crowd to throw their fists in the air and sing along to their anthemic tunes which have
been described as honest and raw and easy
to relate to.
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