Can you still call it a country?
If all the states are broken
Can you still call it a business?
If all you do is steal
Also, can you guess what (or who) today’s featured song — “Marine Tigers” — is referring to?
It’s a sprawling, seven-minute new single from Connecticut-based The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, which will appear on their forthcoming LP Always Foreign (September 29) — and yes, per the band, it’s a rebuke of President Donald Trump and his “xenophobic” immigration policies.
In fact, the song gets its title from a book written by frontman David F. Bello’s father José detailing his emigration from Puerto Rico to New York. The elder Bello also gets name-checked in lyrics reminiscent of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding” — which stand up for simple, universal ideals you wouldn’t think need defending, but absolutely do:
There’s nothing wrong with Josѐ
There’s nothing wrong with Moses
There’s nothing wrong with kindness
There’s nothing wrong with knowing
Listen to “Marine Tigers” below.