Boycott and I Choke

Israel/Palestine
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Editor’s note: This video is an homage to Macy Gray’s song I try to say goodbye and I choke, inspired by her recent decision to play Tel Aviv in spite of boycott calls. Anonymous singer. Lyrics by Annie.

Death, Sanctions, and fears
Where will we go from here
When will they stop
I believe that fate
Has brought us here
And we should be together, babe
But we’re not

I play it off, but I’m cheating on you
And I’ll keep my cool but I’m feelin’

I try to say Boycott and I Choke
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it’s clear
It’s Apartheid that’s goin’ on here
Boycott and I choke
Try to say Sanctions I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it’s clear
My world crumbles when I live in fear

I may appear to be free
But I’m just a Prisoner of my Fame
And I may seem alright
And smile when you leave
But my smiles are just a frown, just a frown

I play it off, but I’m cheatin’ on you
And I’ll keep my cool but I’m freakin’

I try to say Boycott and I choke
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it’s clear
It’s Apartheid that’s goin’ on here

Boycott and I choke
Try to say Divestments I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it’s clear
My world crumbles when I live in fear

Here is my confession
I’m scared for my profession
Yeah I know what’s right
And I don’t want no fight
With all my might I try
Apartheid I can’t deny, deny

I play it off, but I’m dreaming in pain
And I’ll keep my cool but I’m freakin’

I try to say Boycott and I choke
I try to say Sanctions I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it’s clear
I’m not brave enough and I’m in fear

Boycott I choke
Try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it’s clear
My world crumbles when I live in fear

Boycott and I choke
I try to say Sanctions I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it’s clear
My world crumbles when I live in Fear
yeah yeah Apartheid

About Annie Robbins

Annie Robbins is Editor at Large for Mondoweiss, a mother, a human rights activist and a ceramic artist. She lives in the SF bay area. Follow her on Twitter @anniefofani

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