Kafil Ahmed: No more Press Note



No more Press Note

– Kafil Ahmed

You have locked me up
You have burnt me to death
Press Note, only Press Note
I don’t want, I don’t want any more Press Note

Trapped in this suffocating room
I defy my prison
I defy your prison

Why is factory a jail for thousands
Why is life frozen like this
Endless work but we never get paid
We don’t earn to even live

I defy you
Yes, I defy you
I defy my prison
I defy your prison

They have escaped
To a faraway country
Exhausted body fallen next to a corpse

Somewhere a flute plays
Time to wake up at last

Come friend, Come with me
Smash these chains at last
Come workers of the world
Smash these chains at last

Why is factory a jail for thousands
Why is life frozen like this
The same work but different wages
Men and women earning different wages
I won’t accept
No I will never accept

Trapped in this suffocating room
I defy my prison
I defy your prison

You have locked me up
You have burnt me to death
Press Note, only Press Note
I don’t want, I don’t want any more Press Note

[Translated by Naeem Mohaiemen]

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