"Ich Bin Ein Auslander" as written by and Clinton Darryl Mansell....
Listen to the victim, abused by the system
The basis is racist, you know that we must face this.
"It can't happen here". Oh yeah?
"Take a look around at the cities and the towns."

See them hunting, creeping, sneaking
Breeding fear and loathing with the lies they're speaking
The knife, the gun, broken bottle, petrol bomb
There is no future when the past soon come.

And when they come to ethnically cleanse me
Will you speak out? Will you defend me?
Or laugh through a glass eye as they rape our lives
Trampled underfoot by the right on the rise

[CHORUS}
"You call us..." ...Ich Bin Ein Auslander
"You call us..." ...Ich Bin Ein Auslander
"You call us..." ...Ich Bin Ein Auslander
"You call us..." ...Ich Bin Ein Auslander

Welcome to a state where the politics of hate
Shout loud in the crowd "Watch them beat us all down"
There's a rising tide in the rivers of blood
But if the answer isn't violence, neither is your silence

If they come to ethnically cleanse me
Will you speak out? Will you defend me?
Freedom of expression doesn't make it alright
Trampled underfoot by the rise of the right

[CHORUS]

Ich Bin Ein Auslander.
Ich Bin Ein Auslander.
Ich Bin Ein Auslander.
Ich Bin Ein Auslander.
Ich Bin Ein Auslander.
Ich Bin Ein Auslander.
Ich Bin Ein Auslander.
Ich Bin Ein Auslander.


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"Ich Bin Ein Auslander" as written by Clinton Darryl Mansell

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    Song MeaningThe song is about solidarity with minorities targeted by right wing racists and fascists in the UK. At the time, and sadly still now, there was a number of racist groups violently targeting minorities.

    The core of the song is encouraging people to speak out against it, but without violent conflict. It also forwards the idea that if you tolerate violence against minorities, then next it will be the misfits and weirdos (outsiders) like us. When the Nazis targeted Jews, they also went after homosexuals, free thinkers and well basically anybody that didn't fit their idea of how the world should be.

    In that regards its sentiment is similar to the Manic Street Preachers "If you tolerate this, then your children will be next". Although that song was about the Spanish Civil War, fighting the fascist General Franco.
    DavidFanningon January 11, 2017   Link

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