DEAN OMORI Songwriter - Poet




The Immortal Death of Samuel Escobar

‘The Immortal death of Samuel Escobar’ is a bag of old protest songs from a South American protest singer.

Samuel Escobar was sentenced to 4 hard years and died in prison for singing out about the injustice of the political regime. But he once lived the hedonistic life of an artist, he wrote by day and sang by night. This was the music of destiny, filled with incendiary images of prophecy, hope and the many forms of love. They crossed oceans and skies on the lips of those who had heard the voice of that old man, songs that hide in your bones and don't come off. All from a little man who once sat on stone stairs and occupied your time.

So allow his music to be the influencer of a new generation; a generation smarter, more privileged and more capable than any that preceeded it.


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Released April 1st 2021

Track Listing

I Like the Idea of People

Fight for your taxes
Fight for your town
Fight for your country
Fight in kindergarten sands
Fight when they tell ya
Unite us is a dream that grew old
I like the idea of people
Citizen of the world

Follow your leader
Follow your sign
Follow your passport
Follow it blind
Follow the fashion
Follow the men not the girl
I like the idea of people
Citizen of the world

And I’m a citizen of my own dream
I’m a Citizen of life
Citizen of the world
I’m a Citizen of the sunrise
Citizen of the future
Citizen of the world

Don’t do what they teach ya
Do from your soul
Don’t do what they did
Don’t do as you're told
You’re nobody fast man
If you allow their control
I like the idea of people
Citizen of the world

And fight for autonomy
Fight for your time
Fight for your freedom
Fight for your mind
Let no man speak for ya
Let the new order be told
I like the idea of people
Citizen of the world

I’m a citizen of my own dream
And I’m a Citizen of life
Citizen of the world
I’m a citizen of the future
Citizen of the sunrise
Citizen of the world
I like the idea of people
Citizen of the world

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Fuck Forever

And I told you that I’m gonna die
And I don’t know when and I don’t know why
And if you gotta go let's go together
Turn out the light
Fuck forever

Shall we blame tomorrow on the lies that we tell
And all you aggressive fuckers you can go to hell
When you know what you don’t know you’ll be clever
Turn on the light
Fuck forever

And I’m scared of your dreams let me out of your house
When you meet their god will you spit in her mouth
And you’re doing as you're told and as hostile as ever
Close your eyes
Fuck forever

And how far you prepared to go with that big old bomb
Will you kill my only daughter with your only son
Mother father you made a bad job bringing us together
Where’s the future
Fuck forever

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Samuel Escobar

Here’s the story of Samuel Escobar and me
This judge did hang him from a Judas tree
His Spanish eyes and wounded heart
Sang songs of freedom on an old guitar
This is the story of Samuel Escobar and me

I’m the one who sent the poet down
Four years hard labor just to crack the ground
Guilty of the truth behind every word he wrote
In that freezing winter wearing a dead mans coat
And I’m the one who sent the poet down

Samuel Escobar he was once free
He said, 'Judge, fate has not been good to me'
His wife screamed in my courtroom for his pain
She knew she’d never see Samuel Escobar again
Once Samuel Escobar was free

No man on earth could pay the bail
Samuel Escobar died in jail
And there’s no resuscitation from my decree

The dictatorship fell now I’m on the run
The hunter now the hunted for judgment done
To write the beautiful truth in the name of what it is we are
To write the immortal death of Samuel Escobar
It’s my punishment now handed down to me

And I had the truth to tell but the lies were long
The nights were dark and the silence strong
But midnight's children still sing you in a Spanish bar
Some rampant beauty banging on an old guitar
And I learned to play it just to feel your song

Death come rescue me from the bell that tolls
My life an apology extracting secrets from dolls
So I write the truth of my tortured soul
I can’t hammer in the last nail on my own
Samuel Escobar will never be as dead as me

No man on earth could pay the bail
Samuel Escobar died in jail
And there’s no resuscitation from my decree
There’s no resuscitation from my decree

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Mila

Find me my name is Mila
I’ve been raped and I’ve been raw
I’ve been down at the bottom of the world
And a heart like mine by them has turned to whore

Find me my name is Mila
His baby grows in me beneath my gown
My husband died with his sister in the flood
And I hold my belly when they burned the angel down

Find me oh world I need ya
I’m a painter I’m a woman hear my call
Scheherazade dance with the freedom of a little girl
And if you bring me food to cook I’ll feed em all

Find me my name is Mila
You’ll know me from the tears I cry
Tell God it’ll be too late to put this right in heaven
When the soldiers climbed on board I closed my eyes

Find me my name is Mila
Life please don’t let my soul turn to stone
I’m alive and I’m calling out to the world
Condemned to waltz my Matilda all alone

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Pink and It Hurt

Soldiers and woman cats
Scoundrels and beer mats
Mischief and crooks
You better read books
If you wanna be better than that

TV’s and weirdoes
You scream out of windows
Passers by catch it
Can you send up a hatchet
And they think you’re little darling
And you screaming
It's pink and it hurt

Laughter makes no sound
Girlfriends cower down
His friends wrong scented
And you know demented
Oh mama can I come in if only lay down for a while

There’s nothing
No Buddha
No dignity
No sugar
God fearing heathen
No police and no freedom
No escape
Tell no one
It’s pink and it hurt

Time bomb in your genes
Don’t understand what it means
Steal all the money
Born mean and punchy
Abused all the way back to the womb

Uncle in my pants
Not even thanks
Turkish bar drunk tank
No one left to thank
Faith was never enough
It’s pink and it hurt

First love crippled sister
Some nights I still miss her
My father’s death
Cooking crystal meth
I learned life only to play it to win

She got hatred to share
There is blood everywhere
My life is over
If you’d have asked I’d have told ya
Of my love of flamingos
You shot me it don’t hurt anymore

And you never knew the question next
The answer always was sex
Worthless in childhood
You’re broken and no good
Mr Executioner can I help you with that

*Additional vocals by Sophie Vaughan

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Ship

There’s ten billion people living on this ship
There’s blood on the deck beneath biblical skies
The captain and crew will sail us off the edge of the world
Without a mutiny we’re all gonna die
Without a mutiny we’re all gonna die

The rats are leaving and the bankers they own the lifeboats
The food here will kill ya they ringing the mortician’s bell
The captain said the water ain’t rising up on his boat
Didn’t you see it coming we’re going to hell
Didn’t you see it coming we’re going to hell

The prisons are full the hospital filled with tears
We’re mating with each other pornography has replaced love
Our evolution is in the progress of war
Send out the raven instead of the dove
Send out the raven instead of the dove

The water filled with bodies the sky filled with doom
There’s no room for tomorrow down here in the hold
The ship is sinking but I heard nobody knew
Sure looks like we discovered the end of the world
Sure looks like we discovered the end of the world

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Scheherazade Dancer

I’m free and proud
Everything in me turned up loud
The executioner’s daughter’s the dancer

Oh desert sun
My life had gathered no place left to run
And I sat beside a beautiful woman
Fingered her gun

Lay me low
A heart is homeless with no place to go
I watched you grind your Cuban heels
For the money they throw

Metronome swinging
I charge my heart in the words they’re singing
And I bow down to you and your nature
Let it roar

Scheherazade dancer
The seas will rise for her
She’s mastered her body
Let it roar
Let it roar
Let it roar

Scheherazade dancer
She’s telling her story
Stamp your foot little dancer
Let her roar
Let her roar
Let her roar

Peace will come
When the men who banished it all have gone
And I’ll stand and howl at the moon
Call it song

Time is short
We bowed our heads to the rage of the world
And we made love in passion and protest
On that dirty old road

Trace of you slight
The children enamoured with the grace that you shone
You hand down your Olympian virtue
For us all to hold on

On the road
And she left the beggars begging for more
She threw down her life like a dancer
On a slow slugger's floor

Scheherazade dancer
She’s telling her own story
She’s mastered her body
Let it roar
Let it roar
Let it roar

Scheherazade dancer
Light your love by her
Stamp your foot little dancer
Let her roar
Let her roar
Let her roar

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Monster

You chase us through your video game
And shoot us and our young
With the propaganda of Disney
Your military might is run
You’re a pastiche of what you unleash
And the whole world hates what it is you’ve done

We're all chained in here just waiting
For the laws you wrote to come
Your president watched you kill the man
No trial for public enemy number one
And we must do what you tell us to
'Cos you’re a monster
Wielding a monster's bomb
'Cos you’re a monster
Wielding a monster's bomb

Liberty shall close her eyes
As the world police terrorise
And I don’t know if we love you anymore
'Cos you’re a monster
Making up a monster's law
'Cos you’re a monster
Making up a monster's law

Still waving your flag for the union
Another witch-hunt raises the knife
And they all believe what you tell em
'Cos you teach em to follow the anchorman's wife
We’re begging ya please
Down on our knees
Before the oil economies sacrifice the planet of life

But your people are better than their politics
And your hearts are better than their Gods
Your invention is what we aspire to be
But your money is superior to love

How can a weapons industry be respected
Paid in the souls of the young
And your lawyers devalue the human
Can you see how disgusting it is you’ve become
And the world can see
What you pretend to be
'Cos you’re a monster
Wielding a monster's bomb
'Cos you’re a monster
Wielding a monster's bomb

Liberty shall close her eyes
As the world police terrorise
And I don’t know if I love you anymore
'Cos you’re a monster
Making up a monster's law
'Cos you’re a monster
Making up a monster's law

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Judge This Man a Bum

Kid on the corner of the street 17 years old
That dog’s all the love he’s got in this big ol’ world
Do you know what put him there
Do you know what it’s like
To feel that damn cold

On a shiny part of town they move em on
Don’t give a damn where they go or where they come from
Modern man’s got a new plastic phone
Full of people that he doesn’t know
Judge this man a bum

And you’d need a bottle too to sleep out there
Cooking up dreams
On a whiskey prayer
What offends you the most
Is it that they beg
Or that you don’t care

The night falls hard for those on the street
Beat up a homeless is man’s lowest defeat
Are you strong cos he’s weaker than you
You dying to fight
They're dying to eat

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You Will Believe

And I left the Munch gallery
But the scream will come
We’re taught which prejudice we will become
Headlines are dangerous
But the damage is done

In an Islamic bar
Al Jazeera is on

Pharaohs keep dividing us
To justify their bomb
Democratic dynasty
You know it won’t last long
Melancholy in the hands of men
Who know it’s wrong

And in a Christian bar
NBC is on

We’re the servants of the men who own the world
We’re the servants of the men who own the world
And you will believe
Whatever they put on

And on the streets of Oslo
We wanna blame someone
You’re teaching hatred
Whichever side you're on
As if there were no rainbow
After the storm

And in a small town bar
You’ll believe it if it's on

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Last Man on This Road

Money it makes us less than human
The world's a game that the rich play
We feed another war not the starving
And we’ve just enough freedom to look away

And I’ve seen those big ships and they’re bleeding
You want to drill the last place left that’s cold
And these are the stains of liberty children
Am I the last man on this road

Am I the last man
Am I the last man
Am I the last man on this road

And you don’t need to see those children begging
We don’t need to see the things that close our eyes
Blindness is what you feel seldom what ya see
If your money doesn’t swear then it lies

Oh and she says she’s sorry when he hit her
Must we accept the tragedy we’ve been sold
Light your fires with this or nail it to your bed
Am I the last man on this road

Am I the last man
Am I the last man
Am I the last man on this road

And I’ve seen desert rise from forest
And I’ve seen the water swell to flood
And everything that lives is accountable to us
Our time is written dark in blood

We destroy nature but we’re still in love with God
Life at the mercy of human code
There’s too many people alive now
Am I the last man on this road

Am I the last man
Am I the last man
Am I the last man on this road

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