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.
Below are the lyrics and chords:
c a d
NORTH Korea, North Korea it’s the place to go
With Freedom of Religion and a lot of food to show
c a d
North Korea, North Korea, the best communist state
Come and join us, in North Korea today (but it’s a one way trip sorry)
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
‘What no that’s not a concentration camp’
‘’ That prison is not overflowing”
‘Those people aren’t hungry, just naturally skinny’
‘THAT might be a nuclear bomb but it’s for peaceful purposes’
E D C E D C
Kim Jong Un Kim Jong Un
Kim Kim Kim Kim
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.