We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

A History of Lies​/​Lives

by King Khan

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Purchasable with gift card

     

about

While many prepare to celebrate the patriotic plunder that is Canada and the US here are some words to consider before setting off your fireworks… The Natives are restless, sick and tired of systemic racism, the rape of Mother Nature, the lack of essential basic human necessities such as clean drinking water, access to education, the healing of century old wounds whose traumas are handed down generation after generation, proper care for drug addiction founded on empathy and love rather than torture and incarceration, the list goes on and on. Perhaps burning haunted churches is the fire necessary to rebuild these structures into places of new found healing or perhaps it just stokes the flames of hatred and empowers the genocidal war industry whose advanced weapons of war we have seen used against the water protectors time and time again. Instead of protecting churches let's protect the native children of today, in the ways they need, in the ways that bring them joy and why not rebuild structures and make safe places for the indigenous where we can house the homeless and provide treatment for victims of rape and drug abuse, maybe even a place which can simply provide clean water, food, love and empathy for the suffering.
So here is my offering to the world, in solidarity with all the suffering on all sides of the spectrum, for all cultures, sexualities and ages… The artwork (used with permission from artist Gary Taxali) shows 215 drops of blood, one for each child found in the mass grave recently discovered at a residential school in Kamloops, who will be the one to give justice to these lost souls? Perhaps it can be you?
with love and light,
King Khan

"There are exactly 215 drops of blood in this image. Each drop represents a beautiful and innocent Indigenous child whose remains were found in an unmarked mass grave at a Kamloops Indian Residential school last Friday. It was founded/run by a Catholic religious order and funded by the Canadian government who continue to engage in ongoing genocide of Indigenous people. Blood remains on their hands." - Gary Taxali

Recorded at Moon Studios
Mastered by Tim Warren
Artwork by Gary Taxali

lyrics

A History of Lies/Lives
by King Khan

Something tells me
that there’s something wrong
in every part of the world
something sinister
that will haunt
every child
born on this earth
something tells me
we don’t belong
our time now
for rebirth

It took a message
from far beyond
to show me
what we’re all worth
a grain of sand
a drop of rain
a thousand dead
all across the plains
unholy wars
tearing through time
a million dead
as they rationalize

the cost of death
is cheaper than life
afraid to heal
so i chose strife
protectors of earth
water and air
crushed by an old
cowboy’s stare
they reach for their guns
as we tear out our hearts
together as one
we begin to depart

Burn all the flags
treaties and rights
as the dead come alive
and join in our fight
their bodies set free
found in mass graves
the shame of it all
they did it all
while they prayed
to unholy god
that eats and destroys
the innocent ones
taught to avoid
the stare of a man
cloaked and armed
with dagger in hand
crucifix abound

He’s ready to kill
the soul of us all
no mercy is shown
as we stand tall
as the miserable weep
their tears never felt
their cries go unheard
as our hearts melt
this genocide’s still warm
its embers are stoked
by a history of lies
with its hands on our throats

a history of lies
that no one can deny
infiltrated by a team of spies
a history of lies
poisoned apple pies
infected blankets
kids taught to despise
the ones that loved
the ones that dared
to stand up
with their fist in the air

your thoughts and prayers
as shallow as your grave
addicted to a lie
you were taught to crave
a history of lies
a history of lives
a history of lies
a history of lives…

credits

released June 30, 2021

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

King Khan Berlin, Germany

My name is A. A. Khan (a.k.a. "King Khan" or "the artist formerly known as The Blacksnake"). Welcome to the Art of Khannibalism... featuring music I have recorded and produced from my Moon Studios in Berlin, Germany. Music is my religion and can heal all wounds.... Enjoy these sounds and share them with the ones you love.
-
King "Bama Lama" Khan
... more

contact / help

Contact King Khan

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account

King Khan recommends:

If you like King Khan, you may also like: