Serj Tankian releases new song ‘Artsakh’

Serj Tankian releases new song ‘Artsakh’ –

System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian was so moved by the resilience of Armenian fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan that neighbors Armenia, during a four-day war in April that he wrote a passionate new political folk song, “Artsakh,” in deference to them. The song voices support for the people of Artsakh – the Armenian name for the region – and protests what Tankian describes as Azeri aggression.

Watch song clip

Lyrics, translated:

We’ve always lived on these lands,
Reaped and harvested these fields,
Generations sprung from your rivers,
Children born from your mountains,

The public mask of tradition,
The struggle for liberation or death,
The enemy’s gaze at your terrain,
Our smiles at your bosom,
At your bottomless will.

We’re going to sing with our fists
With the tricolor flag of justice, 
Humanitarian love of peace
With the holy blessing of a child’s face,
We are going to prevail with culture 
We are going to prevail with culture
We are going to prevail by being Armenian.



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