Nabua Song

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Petch can play guitar better than anyone else in Nabua. He is a young man whose father helped build a spaceship. One evening on the river bank, Petch, with a bottle of beer, sang with our film crew. At one point he started to sing a song about Nabua. He composed it for a 7 August event where the former members of Communist Party of Thailand gather to commemorate the first shoot-out in the field 43 years ago. I incorporate his song with an image of his friend, Kamgiang, whose grandfather was killed by the soldiers in the field not far from his home.


























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I have another song.

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In the land of northeastern plateau...

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All roads lead to Isan.

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There's a legendary village.

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that our children have learned about.









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Nabua is a small patch of land.

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Here we grow rice and farm peacefully.

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Honest, dedicated, and patient.

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Until we have become legend.

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7 August...

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It's time to hear about our heroes and their bravery.

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So that our kids in the future...

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can learn from them.

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Fight for your freedom.

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Take out your guns and your knives to fight.

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Seize your gun and stand firm.

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We will fight for justice.








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7 August...

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It's time to hear about our heroes and their bravery.

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So that our kids in the future...

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can learn from them.

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Fight for your freedom.

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Take out your guns and your knives to fight.

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/tc 01:03:51:03 01:03:55:20
Seize your gun and stand firm.

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We will fight for justice.

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We will fight...

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for justice.





















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