13th November 2015

I just had one of the most surreal experiences of my life, and the most mind-blowing moment of this trip so far.


So as everything I do here in North Korea is chosen by the government (people I meet, places I go, etc.), there was a group of school children who put on a performance for me today. Despite their pitchy singing, they were quite talented. Their singing isn’t what bothered me, it was what they were singing.

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Below are the lyrics and chords:

c                     a                   d

NORTH Korea, North Korea it’s the place to go

        d                                         c

With Freedom of Religion and a lot of food to show

 

c                   a                         d

North Korea, North Korea, the best communist state

 

d                                   c

Come and join us, in North Korea today (but it’s a one way trip sorry)

 

*tone change*

C Eb G

 

C                    C                    C                    Eb

KIM Jong Un, He’s the bomb, He’s the best in all the land

C                        C                     C                      Eb

KIM Jong Un, he’s our friend, though we do not see him often

 

*tone change*

 

G

‘What no that’s not a concentration camp’

 

A

‘’ That prison is not overflowing”

 

C

‘Those people aren’t hungry, just naturally skinny’

 

D

‘THAT might be a nuclear bomb but it’s for peaceful purposes’

 

*tone change*

 

E       D      C   E    D      C

Kim Jong Un Kim Jong Un

 

CCC

Kim Kim Kim Kim

 

DDDD

Jong Jong Jong Jon g

 

 

E      D     CCCCCC

Kim Jong Unnnnnn


So those are the lyrics to arguably the most disturbing song I have ever heard, a close second behind ‘Blurred Lines’.

See what I mean? verrrrryyyy creepy

Despite this freaky occurrence, tonight we are off to a night on Pyongyang, complete with karaoke. I must get ready now, I think my guides are becoming increasingly annoyed with the amount of time I spend on my blog.

Ciao!

 

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