And She Was Green

The following lyrics are the work of Asir Arif, one of Clark’s most beloved writers, performers, and producers of music. Asir is a junior international student from Bangladesh, a psychology major, and the director of the Music Society of Clark University. On the topic of music’s role in his life, he says, “I’ve been a musician for about 8 years now and I practically live and breathe music – it is both my best platform (to express and communicate) and my preferred coping mechanism. I’ve been playing with my band 3 Piece Meal for almost a year now, and I write all the lyrics for our songs. I mostly write about issues and topics that seem important to a lot of people, and can potentially inspire people, and shed light on certain aspects of this confusing world.”

The lyrics to “And She Was Green” stemmed from Arif’s discontent with Middle Eastern conflicts and the ‘war for profit’ ideology. The song will be featured on 3 Piece Meal’s upcoming album, Tomorrow’s Forecast.

and-she-was-greenAnd She Was Green

Asir Arif (3 Piece Meal)

 

Before these hands, they go to the place that you want
Fallen soldiers all drowned in the taste of your tongue
You like attention, a force of addiction
Everyone persists; no one’s giving you up

Windows are breaking, the hearts they are aching
The force of a storm, foreign puddles are shaking
The ripple effect, we stepped over the edge
We’ve gone too far now, what’s the price that you pledge?
They take, and they take, never give her away
You’re too rich, yes too rich, that’s the price that you pay

Give it a thought for once, at the edge of your knife, hangs an innocent life
Beyond the wind she hums, that the way to the light, is through force of the fight
Is it so hard to see that she’s just in your head?
Oh she’s just in your head
Yet you let her in, and she crawls into bed
Tells stories of the dead
You smile cause she’s comforting
Though her hand’s red
And she was green

The problem that’s there, is that children aren’t spared
To the future that comes, I protest and I share
Their homes are aflame
Their rulers ashamed
What sick kind of game
Did you play with their names?
No it won’t be in schools, and it won’t be in charts
It will go down in history and tear you apart
Your sinister crimes, she was evil from the start
She’s tricked you so bad, now you’re blind in the heart

Give it a thought for once, at the edge of your knife, hangs an innocent life
Beyond the wind she hums, that the way to the light, is through force of the fight
Is it so hard to see that she’s just in your head?
Oh she’s just in your head
Yet you let her in, and she crawls into bed
Tells stories of the dead
You smile cause she’s comforting
Though her hand’s red
And she was green

The live performance of “And She Was Green” can be found at this link.

Listen to more music on 3 Piece Meal’s YouTube channel or their SoundCloud page, and don’t forget to follow them on Instagram @3piecemealofficial and like them on Facebook.

Check out the Music Society of Clark University’s Facebook page here.

Photo illustration by Emil Lendof/The Daily Beast.

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