Merrill Garbus aka Tune-Yards opens her Whokill album with this love-hate anthem which subverts the anthem of patriotic obedience "My Country, 'Tis Of Thee. Garbus outlines during the song an America of Salvation Army shelters, historic shame and ingrained inequality.
tUnE-yArDs: "My Country". Merrill Garbus and director Mimi Cave talk about their kiddie-revolution clip. Pitchfork: Like all the songs on w h o k i l l, "My Country" and "Bizness" feel like they're from a very personal point of view, and yet both of these videos have really powerful images of collectivity. MG: I hope- hope!- that even though my music comes from an individual place, it will resonate with a mass of people.
Tune-Yards (stylized as tUnE-yArDs) is the music project of New England native Merrill Garbus (born March 3, 1979), with long-time collaborator, bassist Nate Brenner. Garbus’s music draws from an eclectic variety of sources and utilizes elements such as loop pedals, ukulele, vocals, and lo-fi percussion. Tune-Yards’ 2011 album Whokill was ranked the number one album of that year in The Village Voice's annual Pazz and Jop critic's poll.
This song is by tUnE-yArDs and appears on the album W H O K I L L (2011). My country 'tis of theeSweet land of libertyHow come I cannot seeMy future within your arms? Your love it drags me downInto the undergroundMy country bleeding meI will not stay in your arms. Not yet, yet, yetNo, not yet, yet, yetNo, not yet, yetNo, not yet, yet (daoe). Not yet, yet, yetNo, not yet, yet, yetNo, not yet, yetNo, not yet, yet, yet.
Video for My Country by tUnE-yArDs. w h o k i l l. 219,139 listeners. My country, 'tis of thee Sweet land of liberty How come I cannot see my future within your arms. Your love it turns me down Into the underground M. ead the full lyrics for My Country. Discuss these lyrics on MetroLyrics.
Tune-Yards - W H O K I L L (2011). W H O K I L L (2011) - download the album and listen online. On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: W H O K I L L (2011).
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The third single from tUnE-yArDs’ second album, w h o k i l l, released in April last year, has been unleashed.