Salam [Single + 2 bonus tracks]

by Ksatriya

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    RED is about finding the courage to speak, when you're told to be silent. This is the promo single containing:
    1. 3 great tracks from RED
    2. Bonus wallpapers
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RED is my manifesto. I've been told to stay silent, but now it's time to speak up.

Buy this 3 track single for $1. Or get a free download copy. Visit my twitter page to find out how


released November 17, 2014

All songs written and performed by Ksatriya
Additional composition and arrangement by Samwise Wee Khee

Special thanks to all those who contributed portraits for the Anak Merdeka lyric video

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Arranged, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at
SAMWISEMUSIC Recording Studio

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I'm a storyteller exploring identity, social justice and marginalisation through spoken word and music.

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Track Name: Salam
The sun goes dark
No stars tonight
The streets are fires
of man-made plight

The wind wears wings
Of ill-borne will
that flutter still
on window sills

The pen that wrought
these pearls of thought
has long since ceased
its tortured course

And wrapped in shrouds of fever dreams,
a poet hears the angels sing


His feet now fall
on a soot-stained floor
and his knees go weak
at the sight that’s wreaked

A blasted field of fire and steel
And all humanity seemed to burn within
a violent, writhing, man-made sea
of blood and bullets and RPGs

Heaven cries out with heavy tears
But the hate’s so loud man can’t hear


In flames well-fed by fossil fuels,
the scythe of Death deals its due-
his heart goes cold, soot stains his face
but his voice still fills that dismal place:

Is this fate's final blow
Then let my final verse now flow –
Elude us ALL those pearly gates,
till hearts of peace undo the hate.
Track Name: Student of Life
Cigarette butts
on an ash filled floor
a poem forgotten
and I'm writing some more

Fallen forsaken
bound and broken
enlightened empowered
raging in silence

illuminate eradicate
start over again
a poet and a teacher
a princely pied-pauper

a treasure for your leisure
a note out at sea
leader and follower
neither is me

neither is me, neither is me

a killer who's a winner
a wild wall street wrangler
watches from the window
for a fresh faced harvest

a sad serenade
singing one man brigade
makes homemade lemonade
from welfare aid

a hunted homosexual
and consenting bisexual
heal a frenetic
dumpster diving dyslexic

a dreamer and a schemer
with dead distant demeanor
dumps a dubstep drummer
for a drunk dame who's dimmer

neither is me, neither is me

I'm a 99-percenter
and a person of colour
a previous homeowner
with no present buyer

A peripheral savvy
lipstick heavy
long lash luscious booty
stick thin skank

a sometimes sexy and
super-scent heavy
green-card crazy
gold-digging little brat

damaged goods and destitute
livin on a playa
paying for the living
by playin on his flute

neither is me?

Tales for the telling and
songs for the asking
food for the wanting and
drink for the dying

Hell for the pious and
heaven for the devil
Hope for the lost and a
Harlot at the saddle

A wish come true is
a curses you choose
Pain so bad it turns
to pleasure again

I'm not anyone special
I cannot be considered wise but
some things I've learned
as a student of life
Track Name: Hantu Balu
Tadi aku jumpa hantu
hantu itu nama Balu

Tadi aku jumpa hantu
hantu itu nama Balu

Jadi aku pun tanya hantu
Apa story jadi begini

Dalam diam bak dinihari
hantu Balu jawab begini

Mana tidak ku sakit hati
polis pukul ku sampai mati

Mana tidak ku sakit hati
polis pukul ku sampai mati


Tadi aku jumpa hantu
hantu itu nama Balu

Tadi aku jumpa hantu
terus lari, tulis lagu