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Zeitgeistlyrik: Death Parade
by Satis Shroff
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Love parade in Duisburg,

Street Parade in Zürich,

Panic among the masses,

A big party society.

 

On July 31, 2010

Helvetia celebrated her birthday

With eighteen tons of fireworks,

Fired from two ships,

Across the sky over the Rhine,

With 100,000 visitors.

 

In Germany, the people are shocked,

To learn that 20 young souls,

Out dancing ecstatically,

Techno-rhythmically,

Were stamped to death,

By fellow ravers,

Who turned into a thoughtless mob,

Out to save their own lives

In panic.

 

A quarter million ravers were invited,

Half a million came.

Those who couldn’t find a place,

Didn’t go to the city of Duisburg.

Eleven young women,

Eight young men,

Out to rave,

Were carried

To the grave.

 

The authorities and organisers,

Washed their hands in innocence,

Blamed it on individual weakness

 And folly,

The tunnel was for 20,000,

We’ll budge no more.

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November 04, 2010
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