Malala (Taliban Blues Won't Get Her Down)

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I wrote and recorded this song the day after education activist Malala Yousafzai was attacked by Taliban militants in Swat, Pakistan. The song was immediately released with a music video on YouTube.


She's gone to school now
you can't stop her brain.
She's gone to school now
she'll carry on the same.
You think your guns will scare her off, boys,
But I tell you that she's just not afraid.

She'll go and tell the others, boys.
You can't stop her mouth.
She'll go and tell the others, boys.
She'll tell 'em what you're all about.
You'll look into those big brown eyes, boys,
And you'll see that she's just not afraid.

She knows what she wants
And she knows how to get it now.
She knows what she wants
And she'll get it anyhow
All your anger - ooh, all that anger, boys,
They'll show you that she's just not afraid.

Taliban blues won't get her down...
Because you know I've told you once, twice, even three times now
- She's just not, boys, she's just not afraid of you!

Now she's lying in the hospital.
You tried to take her out.
But she's not dead in that hospital, no.
Now let there be no doubt.
You can't kill no beautiful idea, boys.
And now you know she's just not afraid.


from GioSafari Does NYC, released September 5, 2014



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GioSafari New York, New York

GioSafari was the pseudonym for singer-songwriter and peace activator Gio Andollo. He lives in NYC, where he has committed to music - songwriting, recording, busking, performing, promoting - and activism. He speaks truth to power in the heart of Empire, recalling the subversive musical traditions of American folk & punk, singing for peace & justice, and advocating the use of bicycle helmets. ... more

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