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Title of vid: Mshini Wam
Recipient: Galadriel
Vidder: Kass
Fandom: District 9
Music: Mshini Wam by Spoek Mathambo featuring Avuyile Tosa and Yolanda Fyrus Xashi
Summary: The hunter becomes the hunted.
Content notes: No standardized notes apply
Signed length: 03:02

Link to signed vid post.

Lyrics
Mshini Wam Lyrics

Note: this track has been trimmed from its original length, so these lyrics are truncated. Also, I apologize for any places where I've mis-heard the lyrics, and welcome corrections from anyone whose ability to parse South African hip-hop is better than mine!


What's in your boy with kalashnikov gun
AK-47 like a toy for the fun
shoot you where you stand if you want to act dumb
pa-rum-pum-pum-pum pum-pum-pum pum-pum-pum

BFG, that's big fucking gun
Township jive like fee fo fi fum
Burn down the slum to the ground if it burn
pa-rum-pum-pum-pum pum-pum-pum pum-pum-pum

Girls!
What's in your boy with kalashnikov gun
AK-47 like a toy for the fun
shoot you where you stand if you want to act dumb
pa-rum-pum-pum-pum pum-pum-pum pum-pum-pum

Sing: rum-pum, rum-pum, rum-pm-pum pum-pum
rum-pum, rum-pum, rum-pm-pum pum-pum
rum-pum, rum-pum, rum-pm-pum pum-pum
rum-pum, rum-pum, rum-pm-pum pum-pum...

(Bang) (Bang)

How we went from a young boy to a big man!

Parley big man, Mr. Cabinet Seeker
Mr. Chief Speaker still packing the heat-ah
Drove real fast, too fast for the cheetah
Now we run an army, roll that much deeper

Mr. my majesty, you can take a seat, sir
Couldn't give a fuck if you're J, Paul, or Peter
Pumping these fists with a ANC t-shirt
Funny got so man can I take him as I see sir

Township boy, fourteen, so militant
Bow to the molotov, throw so diligent
Accurate marksman, got good vision
Cool well he got to be, neckaline, finishing

pa-rum-pum-pum-pum pum-pum-pum what finishing
collaborators, traitors, centipede
Give this boy religious, so much that's suspicious
Hunt the man down, know too many businesses

rum-pum, rum-pum, rum-pm-pum pum-pum
rum-pum, rum-pum, rum-pm-pum pum-pum
rum-pum, rum-pum, rum-pm-pum pum-pum
rum-pum, rum-pum, rum-pm-pum pum-pum

What's in your boy with kalashnikov gun
AK-47 like a toy for the fun
shoot you where you stand if you want to act dumb
pa-rum-pum-pum-pum pum-pum-pum pum-pum-pum

Date: 2013-01-19 06:50 pm (UTC)
echan: Kaworu Nagisa from Evangelion (Default)
From: [personal profile] echan
OMG THIS VID. The song is really well chosen, and the story, you translated it from the film into the vid just brilliantly. I just want to take Wikus out for a beer to share a depressing laugh about how crazy everything got.

ETA: I had to add to my comment and say, I am so impressed you managed to make this vid happy while still having the same story as the film. I have Feelings about the themes and issues in the film, and it always makes me cry when I see it. This vid still had those elements, but magically, without cheapening them or glossing over, you made it happy, I was able to giggle at the absurdity in places. This is a masterpiece, to me, for that trick of tone you pulled off. Very well done, festividder.
Edited Date: 2013-01-21 07:26 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-20 12:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lithiumdoll
Wow! This is fantastically put together! Brilliance :D

Date: 2013-01-20 03:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] condnsdmlk
Awesome vid! I love this song to bits, cool to see it vidded - and to District 9 no less! :) \o/

I spent ages listening to the song - figuring out the lyrics - as I hope to vid the song in future; hope it's ok to post what I had down for the lyrics - if I don't do it now I'll forget to mention it after reveals! I've bracketed text where I'm still not 100% sure of what is said and cut what was cut for the vid:

14 year old boy with Kalashnikov Gun
AK-47 like a toy for the fun
shoot you where you stand if you want to act dumb
parappapapampapappaapampum
BFG that's Big Fucking Gun
township giant like - fee-fo-fi-fum
burn down this slum to the ground if it burn
parappapapampapappaapampum
girls:

[repeat]

how he went from a young boy to a big man:

[poly-big] man mister cabinet seat
mister chief speaker still packing the heat
hot draw real fast too quick for the cheat
now we run the army, roll that much deeper

mister my majesty you can take a seat sir
couldn't give a fuck if you're Jane or a Peter
pumping his fists with the ANC T-shirt
poly-ghetto man can I take him out like Caesar

township boy 14 so militant
down with the Malatov
throw so diligent
accurate marksman
got good visioning
cool when he got to be
make a lift
finish it
purupupupum
well finish it
collaborators, traitors, sentences
nervous boy defended so much - they're suspicious
hunt the man down - owns too many businesses
rum pum rum ruppupum pum pum

[chorus]

Date: 2013-02-03 07:39 pm (UTC)
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
From: [personal profile] kass
Oh, awesome; thank you so much for sharing your version of the lyrics! Let me know if you ever do vid this song; I'd love to see what you do with it.

Date: 2013-01-20 06:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
I still haven't watched this movie, but it was a great vid! And now I'm more motivated to see it.

Date: 2013-02-03 07:40 pm (UTC)
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
From: [personal profile] kass
Thank you kindly; I'm so glad you enjoyed the vid! The movie is...interesting; I have mixed feelings about it, in the end, but I enjoyed vidding it, and I'm glad you liked the vid.

Date: 2013-01-22 01:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] franzeska
Fabulous music choice. You got the rhythm perfectly.

Date: 2013-02-03 07:40 pm (UTC)
kass: Veronica and Wallace stare at a screen (veronica and wallace)
From: [personal profile] kass
Thank you so much! I'm really glad the song choice and the rhythm/clip pairings worked for you.

Date: 2013-01-22 02:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] giandujakiss
Never saw the movie but I thought this was awesome - love the contrast of the upbeat sound of the song (if not the lyrics!) with the gruesomeness of the imagery.
Edited Date: 2013-01-22 02:18 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-02-03 07:41 pm (UTC)
kass: "let love be your engine," image of Kaylee and of Serenity (let love be your engine)
From: [personal profile] kass
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed the vid, gruesome as the footage is. I have mixed feelings about the movie, but it was interesting to vid, and I loved working with this song.

Date: 2013-01-22 10:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fan_eunice
This is such a cool juxtaposition of song and visuals in the same way that the darker lyrics of the song play against the peppier sound of the music. I hadn't planned on seeing this movie, but congratulations, you've convinced me to.

Date: 2013-02-03 07:42 pm (UTC)
kass: Veronica and Wallace stare at a screen (veronica and wallace)
From: [personal profile] kass
Thank you so much -- I'm really glad you enjoyed it, and glad the juxtapositions worked for you.

I have complicated feelings about the movie, but I'm glad the vid makes you curious/interested! :-)

Date: 2013-01-27 09:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shallowness
As others have said, great choice of song with the juxtaposition of lyrics and tone, really well-put together vid rhythmically and in terms of content.

Date: 2013-02-03 07:42 pm (UTC)
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
From: [personal profile] kass
Thank you so much! I'm really glad this worked for you. Thanks for the kind words.

Date: 2013-01-27 11:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alizarin_nyc
This is a great vid. The music is absolutely perfect. I love this film and you've captured the insanity of it so well.

Date: 2013-02-03 07:43 pm (UTC)
kass: Veronica and Wallace stare at a screen (veronica and wallace)
From: [personal profile] kass
Thank you so much! I'm totally delighted that this worked for you, and that you feel it captures the film well. Thanks for the kind words!

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