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Gypsy rock against Sarkozy!

France, 8.11.2010 11:38, (ROMEA)

Romanian rock band VAMA along with ethnic Roma musicians, released a single in English, criticizing President Nicolas Sarkozy’s crackdown on the Gypsies.

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VAMA feat. Ralflo - Sarkozy versus Gypsy

The song called ‘Sarkozy versus Gypsy’ has featured on Youtube and aims to denounce the French expulsion of Roma, and clichés of the government, about people who “plunder”.

The government linked the crackdown on Gypsies with rising crime figures. The song includes lyrics such as “If all Roma were thieves, then the Eiffel Tower would disappear”. Singer Tudor Chirila said the song is meant to be a humorous denunciation of “an absurd solution found by the French President to address the issue of Roma inclusion”.

According to Le Monde the singer equally declared that he would rather engage in a massive injection of funds for education throughout Europe. The chorus asks the question in English, “Hey, hey Sarkozy, why don’t you like the Gypsies?” Aside from irony, the song also underlines links between France and the Roma- “Gypsy groove and French chanson. We all play l’accordeon”.

The song was released on Thursday and the video is available on Youtube.

TEXT: VAMA feat. Ralflo - Sarkozy versus Gypsy

We love to live and we live to travel
Alalala like it, alalala like it
Hop! Hop! Alalalikeit

We're looking for the better way
But you decide we cannot stay
Hop! Hop! Alalalikeit

You take the right to dream, to work
Three hundred euros won't buy hope
Alalala like it, alalala like it
Hop!

The fingerprint is not our soul
We're human beings first of all
Alalala like it, alalala like it
Hop! Hop!

R: Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
The gypsies, gypsies

We ask permission to love your country
Why don't you like it, why don't you like it
Hop, hop,
Why don't you like it

If all the gypsies were to steal
Tour Eiffel would disappear

Alalalikeit, alalalikeit
Hop! Hop!

The world belongs to all the people
Gypsy people is not people?
Hop! Hop!
Alalalikeit
Gypsy groove and French chanson
We all play l'accordeon
Alalala like it, alalala like it
Hop! Hop!

R: Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
The gypsies, gypsies

Ilegal! Ilegal! Ilegal!
Ilegal! Ilegal! Ilegal!
Ilegal! Ilegal! Ilegal!

La France s'imprègne d'un sale arôme
Ca blaire le pogrom le long des aérodromes
Ils brisent, rasent les palettes des romantiques
Vident nets les caravanes de leurs sérums
Culs secs, 3 shooters puis on gerbe le rhum
Expulse par tripes aéroportées c'est des roms
Ce Roméo atterrit en Roumanie
Juliette est un homme elle l'a bannit Abolit
Les frontières Comme Ebola
Elle boula sa définition
Du vrai Rome Surhomme
Consensus de leur forum
Y'a de quoi écrire des milliers de romans
On est tous des fils de tzig, de nomades, de migrants
Sarkozy lui continue d'en faire des tonnes
Alors que tous les chemins mènent aux Roms

(France smells like a bad aroma
It's like a riot along the runways
They are crushing, demolishing the vivid dreams of the romantics
Remove their serums from all caravans
Cash, 3 shooters and we throw up the rum
The Rom(a) sent away, guts by airmail
This Romeo lands in Romania
Juliet is a man, she banished him
Abolished borders as Ebola did
Definition of Roma, the real, modified
Superman, consensus, all abide
One could write thousands of novels about
We are all sons of gypsies, nomads, migrants
Sarkozy continues to do a lot
But still all roads lead to the Rom(a).)

R: Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
The gypsies, gypsies

R: Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
Hey, hey Sarkozy why don't you like the gypsies
The gypsies, gypsies, gypsies

Nathalia Odwin, Le Monde
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