Our own song


Rat in the/mi kitchen is not the only song of the album of which the title is dubious. The label says ‘Sing our own song‘, the sleeve says ‘Our own song‘. The song is a protest song against Apartheid in South Africa, and reached number 1 in the Dutch Charts in 1986.

I’m trying to interpret the sleeve. We see a coloured guy in the townships of South Africa, where there are fires day and night. He is thinking about all the deaths and is crying about it. But the he puts his fingers in his ears because he doesn’t want to listen to his own song? Or maybe he is pointing to his ears, showing you should listen to this song?

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