Liberal Theocracy

by Riches of the Poor

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I grew up in a liberal theocracy
Where religion meant more than nationality
And complex delusions of ethnicity were all around

Distorted versions of history
Blood thirsty media confusing me
And I took most of it for granted just like everyone else

But power corrupts, nationalism blinds
And for religion I have no words
Together they turned my home into hell
So I guess I won't be going back to Israel

And don't you know we're never wrong
So if you don't like what we do
It's 'cause you're obsessed with your hate for us

And don't you know we must be that strong
And when we act in self-defense
The death ratio is a hundred to one

'Cause power corrupts, nationalism blinds
And for religion I have no words
Together they turned my home into hell
So I guess I won't be going back to Israel

The destructive arrogance was written in our plans
We're plain old colonists, somewhat late

Clumsily trying to hide the blood on our hands
But there's too much blood now
Who's gonna believe us now anyway

'Cause power corrupts, nationalism blinds
And for religion I have no words
Together they turned my home into hell
So I guess I won't be going back to Palestine

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released May 31, 2019
Released by Crocodile Tears Records as CTR03.

Miky: Vocals, Guitar.
Simon Breth: Bass, Keyboard, Cello.
Ferdinand Hübner: Drums.

Produced by Miky and Simon Breth.
Recorded by Miky at Tischlerei Hübner and Küchenstudio Neukölln, additional recording by Mario Schulte.
Mixed and Mastered by Sven Lison.

Sleeve star: Prof. Shlomo Sand

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Riches of the Poor Berlin, Germany

Riches of the Poor is the Berlin based Indie Rock project of Simon Breth (Keyboards, Bass, Cello) and Miky (Vocals, Guitars).

Joined by Ferdinand Hübner on drums and Daniel Segerberg on additional guitars in 2016, they soon surrounded Miky’s depressed pop songs with a combination of folky grooves and shoe-gazing guitarscapes.

So you might call them Folkgazers.
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