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The Chinese Way

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The Chinese Way is inspired by a true story from the Cultural Revolution when Mrs Zhang Zhixin, who criticised Mao, was executed. Her husband and children were afraid to show their feelings about what happened (I read about this in the book “Nine Commentaries On The Communist Party, more info here). Today the grassroots movement ”Tuidang” (Withdraw from the Party) has created a positive impact in China. Tens of millions of Chinese citizens have withdrawn from the party and its affiliate organisations – a turning point in Chinese history.


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Back in 1989 in Germany the Berlin wall was fallin’ down.
The same year tanks were rollin’ in on Tianmen Square,
I heard the crazy sound.
Today China is a battlefield between good and bad.
Soon the walls gonna fall down here.
The frustration’s like a ticking time bomb,
that’ll make all the walls disappear.

Hey you people on the outside, outside the border of this land.
Can’t you hear my call? We are suffocating! Can somebody understand?

So many dynasties ago the emperor let folks have liberty.
Nowadays the men in charge are so afraid of losing power,
they talk about stability.
And the leaders of the party, they got blood on their hands.
They got blood on their minds too.
They control my mind, my heart and soul,
they even control my tears. So what can I do?

I wanna cry out loud, I wanna cry my tears away.
But it’s not allowed, to sob in silence is the Chinese way.

Hey you people on the outside…

I wanna cry out loud, I wanna cry those tears away.
But it’s not allowed, to quit the party THAT’S the Chinese way.
To quit the party, to quit the party, to quit the party,
is the Chinese way, the Chinese way.

From the CD “Music For Freedom”. Buy it here or on iTunes
Anders Eriksson

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This song is a homage to the Chinese Falun Gong practitioner Liu Chengjun who did many great things to stand up for Falun Gong. He died in December 2003 after 21 months of torture. There are many heroes in China like him, some are known, some will never be.

Liu Chengjun who was killed in 2003. To the right his son.

Liu Chengjun and his son. (Photo: Clearwisdom.net)

Three years ago I raised a banner in Tiananmen.
It was shining like gold with Chinese characters ”Zhen, Shan, Ren”*.
For that I was arrested, and sent away to a place they’re calling the devils den.
They told me when I got there: ”Here you’ll suffer, and no one walks out alive.”
I’ve been beaten black and blue. You don’t wanna know what I’ve been through.

Well I have… Climbed the mountains and the hills, I’ve crossed many rivers.
They can never break my will, they can’t make me waver.

What hurts me most is when I’m thinking ’bout my worried mum.
And in my dirty cell I got a picture of my son.
I miss his smile and laughter, but I know that some day’s gonna come.
When we can walk hand in hand together, on the road of freedom.
I will leave without a trace. No more dark and cloudy days.

Sharp and shining like hardened steel, diamond-like forever.
They can never break my will, they can’t make me waver.

* The Chinese words for the core principles of Falun Gong – Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance


Download the song for free here.

From the CD “Music For Freedom”. Buy it here or on iTunes
Anders Eriksson

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Tocha1_1976_1_copy1_blogA meditative song, a tribute to wonderful places in nature.


Up in the mountains, I can hear the only sound,
of sparkling spring water. I’m walking on holy ground.

Far away from city, out in no mans land.
Where the indians once chased the buffaloes.
Where the miners found gold in the river sand

Up in the mountains…

In the early morning light. We do the meditation.
Uplifted in a field so bright. A kind of transformation.

Up in the mountains…

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From the CD “Music For Freedom”. Buy it here or on iTunes
Anders Eriksson

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On a Mission Of Peace

Photos: Minghui.org

Photos: Minghui.org

This song is dedicated to the modern day heroes in China who risk their lives when they go out to raise awareness about the persecution of Falun Gong. They put up banners in the night, or give away information about the persecution. This helps people realise that atrocious human rights abuses are still happening to Falun Gong practitioners, even though the state-controlled media does not report it.


I am a wanderer so far from home,
I’m a guardian of peace
challenging evil wherever I roam.
A son of chivalry with a firm belief,
I’m loyal to the good forces in heaven on a mission of peace.

I left my burdens way far behind, I carry no heavy load.
Light is my body, peaceful my mind, while I’m walking down the road.

I am a wanderer, awaken from a dream.
Nothing can stop me at all, I’m like a running stream.
Someone is guiding me, taking care of me,
by my side on this journey. I’m walking with dignity.

Sad times and bad times I’ve passed, and they hurt a while.
But now, if trouble knocks on the door, I greet him with a smile.

From village to village I bring the news.
No matter where I go, no matter which road I choose,
I’m bringing people the truth, bringing people the truth.

I am a wanderer so far from home,
I’m a guardian of peace
challenging evil wherever I roam.
A son of chivalry with a firm belief,
I’m loyal to the good forces in heaven on a mission of peace.

I left my burdens way far behind, I carry no heavy load.
Light is my body, peaceful my mind, while I’m walking down the road.

From the CD “Music For Freedom”. Buy it here or on iTunes
Anders Eriksson

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Getting Closer

A hopeful song about finding inner peace.

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Dogs are barking, some drunk ones talking,
and the guys next door only scream and shout.
I’m fed up with violence, I just want some silence.
I wanna know what life is all about.
Hey! Where do I fit in, in this cra-, crazy, crazy world?

Tired of the striving, I went out driving,
I took away and left the city life behind.
In the wilderness, I feel no lonelyness,
it’s my paradise where peace I find.
Hey! I speak the same language as the prairie wind
and the sparkling fountain water.

Ooh..And I see those Canada Geese fly back home.
If I had wings I would have joined them.
Mmmh… I see them disappear into the sun. And then they’re gone.

Some fields are blooming, but some are gloomy,
some sights are wonderful only at first glance.
If there is sadness, there must be gladness,
it’s just a matter of such a circumstance.
Hey! Can you imagine a life without desire?

Storm and thunder, it made me wonder,
what’s going on up there in our universe?
A star was falling, and I was calling,
well I made a wish for a better world.
Hey! I sometimes think that soon everything will be all right.

Ooh..And I see those big black clouds drifting away.
It’s getting clear and I’m getting closer.
Mmmh… closer to a place and a state of mind where I wanna stay.
Step by step I’m getting closer.

From the CD “Music For Freedom”. Buy it here or on iTunes
Anders Eriksson

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One Body

A song against injustice and suppression, and about working together to fight it.


There’s too many people that do not care. They say it ain’t no use in trying
But the oppressors, they’re everywhere, and so many innocents are dying.

CHORUS:
Everybody, make your choice, we have to act as one.
One body, one voice, united we are strong

They got money, and they got guns, create turmoil and confusion.
But we got spirit, and we got faith. It’s a peaceful revolution.

CHORUS:
Everybody, make your choice, we have to act as one.
One body, one voice, united we are strong

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CHORUS X 2

From the CD “Music For Freedom”. Buy it here or on iTunes
Anders Eriksson

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