Wake Up (Voices of Fukushima)

by Rocquette

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Wake Up (Voices of Fukushima) is the theme song for Show Udajima´s photographic e-book written after the actual event and true stories of the Tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan (March 11, 2011). This collaboration is very important to us, since it is based on numerous interviews of victims and people involved in the disaster. Media around the world are emphasizing the importance and health risk which is still a dramatic issue in Fukushima and the surrounding area, while Japanese media and government keep very silent about it. It is our concern, as well as Show Udajima´s, to draw global public attention onto this issue of humanity.


Everybody listen
To my story ´bout mom and child
When love was crushed by panic
In Fukushima

Why do we have to pay
Atonement of the past
Why do we have to pay
For our parents sins
We are all children of Gaia
Sharing agony and joy
Our hearts so delightful
If peace just gets a try

Where is my Daddy?
My baby cries every time
Her screaming voice makes me crazy
My mind wandering, hell
What a cruel woman I became
Now I´m the one to blame
Just wanted them safe
I´m gonna die instead

This was not my intention
I´ve done my best
Got out of Fukushima
Tore our family apart
No more touch for the heart
No more touch for the soul
We gotta take control
What´s the sin in our life

Divorce now, that´s what I said
If you won´t come with us
I´m not insane
Make up your mind
Wake up Japan
Nobody said such bad thing
Not a single word on TV
No word about the damage
Or the danger for our health

I was concerned
´bout my baby, I got so scared
Now I´m down, and I feel bad
Like I can never get up again
What a fool such a fool I am
My Baby´s starving
Now my babe, now my baby´s crying
If only I could die
If only I could die

You´re the one to choose
Your kid´s the one to pay


released March 26, 2012
Written by Barbie Hardrock and Thomas M. Perry
Original lyrics by Show Udajima
Vocals by Barbie Hardrock
Instruments by Thomas M. Perry
Recorded and Mixed by Thomas M. Perry
Mastered by Will Quinnell
Artwork by Thomas Bahnasy
Photo by Show Udajima and Yuki Izutu




Rocquette Austria

Female fronted kick-ass RNR in the tradition of Joan Jett, Avril Lavigne & Suzi Quatro.

Awarded with "Song of the Year" Songwriting Award Runner Up Placement and Semi-Finalist in UK Songwriting Contest.

"A rockin, loud, punchy and most definitely sexy band." (Lipstikindie.com)
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