In the interests of finding an alternative lyrics we can bash drums to... I found this at the end of an Indian human rights organisation's report on state violence in Chattisgarh.
From the People proceeds the power of the State.
But where does it proceed to?
Yes, where is it proceeding to?
Theres some place its proceeding to.
The policeman proceeds through the station gate.
But where does he proceed to?
Look, theres the whole lot on the march.
But where are they marching to?
Yes, where are they marching to?
Theres some place they are marching to.
They wheel through the gate and under the arch.
But where are they heeling to?
The power of the State turns right about.
Something is in the air.
What can be in the air?
Theres something in the air.
The power of the state gives a piercing shout
And yells: Get moving there!
But moving why and where?
It yells: Get moving there!
Theres something standing in a crowd
Something which queries that.
Why should it query that?
What cheek to query that!
The State just shoots-for thats allowed-
And something falls down flat.
What was it fell down flat?
What made it fall like that?
The power of the State sees something spill.
Something lies in the shit.
Whats lying in the shit?
Somethings lying in the shit.
Theres something lying deadly still
The People, why, thats it!
Can that really be it?
Yes, that is really it.