PJ Harvey Releases New Protest Song, Shaker Aamer August 5, 2013 Rock PJ Harvey – Shaker AamarIt’s been about two years since PJ Harvey has released any new music. In her return to music, PJ decided to go the political route with this protest song Shaker Aamar. This song is named after a Guantanamo Bay inmate that has been imprisoned since 2002, but never charged with a crime. Shaker was for release in 2007 and 2009, but is still in jail. Listen and learn about Shaker’s struggle in prison by checking out the song and also reading the lyrics below.Shaker Aamar Lryics“No water for three days. I cannot sleep, or stay awake.Four months hunger strike. Am I dead, or am I alive?With metal tubes we are force fed. I honestly wish I was dead.Strapped in the restraining chair. Shaker Aamer, your friend.”In Camp 5, eleven years. Never charged. Six years cleared.“They took away my one note pad, and then refused to give it back.I can’t think straight, I write, then stop. Your friend Shaker Aamer. Lost.The guards just do what they’re told, the doctors just do what they’re told.Like an old car I’m rusting away. Your friend, Shaker. Guantanamo Bay.”Don’t ForgetShare this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.