Someday (The Revolution Song)

Album: Someday (2007)
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  • Nazanin Afshin-Jam was born in Tehran, and immigrated to Canada as a babe in arms. Among her many talents can be listed beauty queen, scholar and qualified pilot. Undoubtedly she has songwriting talents too, and just as undoubtedly she wrote and recorded "Someday" with the best of intentions, but there can be no doubt that it was also written to take a swipe at the ruling theocracy in the land of her birth, including Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    In September 2008, she organized the "Ahmadinejad's Wall of Shame" rally as he was addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Few statesmen in modern times have been subjected to such vitriol as Iran's charismatic President. Though Ahmadinejad is not alluded to directly in the song, it is what he stands for - in her eyes - that the song attacks. It begins:

    They were on the march then
    In 1978
    They filled our minds with hate
    They deceived the nation
    In the name of religion


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    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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