A protest song!
This song was influenced by a William Burroughs novel.
It was about the brutality of the Juntas in South America. In Chile the CIA instigated a coup against Allende who they considered too socialist. The Junta were particularly callous and vicious. Tens of thousands of trade unionists, writers, Allende supporters, activists and teachers were rounded up tortured and disappeared. – the disparu.
There is also reference to the apartheid in South Africa and the enforced sex trade.
Cuddle up baby – let’s pretend it is not still happening!
Centre 42 is a torture centre. How many torture centres do you think there are today?
Under Cover of the Night
Hear the screams of Center 42
Loud enough to bust your brains out
The opposition’s tongue is cut in two
Keep off the street ’cause you’re in danger
One hundred thousand disparus
Lost in the jails in South America
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