Roger Waters Covers Victor Jara's Protest Song "The Right to Live in Peace"
He updated the lyrics to slam Trump and Bolsonaro
Published Apr 01, 2020Roger Waters has shared a cover of a protest song titled "The Right to Live in Peace."
The song arrives with a video from Chilean doctor, Pablo López, who edited clips of resistance movements around the world with the Pink Floyd hero singing in his studio with a glass of wine.
"This is for the people of Santiago and Quito and Jaffa and Rio and La Paz and New York and Baghdad and Budapest and everywhere else the man means us harm," Waters wrote of the track in a statement.
The original song was written in 1971 by communist political activist Victor Jara, who was tortured and killed during Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile. Waters's version has been updated to include lyrics slamming Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, as well as President Donald Trump, who he called a "mass destroyer of everything that any of us might love" earlier in the year. In the video, the singer is seen literally spitting on their names.
Watch and listen below.
The clip comes after Waters was recently forced to postpone his upcoming "This Is Not a Drill" tour.