“Vote No” โหวตโน by Faiyen

Note: This song, in the style of a call-and-response military cadence, urges Thais to VOTE NO in the upcoming referendum (August 7, 2016)  on the draft constitution because the whole process is illegitimate (it was written by a junta-appointed committee and anyone who criticizes it is arrested and threatened with 10 years in jail) and because proposed constitution is undemocratic with an appointed senate, a number seats reserved for the military, and the possibility of an unelected prime minister. More than two years ago (in May 2014) General Prayut Chan-ocha, overthrew the elected Thai government promising to “reform democracy.” Instead he has created an Orwellian climate of fear. No one can organize in groups larger than 5 for purposes of political protest. Some were arrested for sitting in groups of more than 5 eating sandwiches. And he doesn’t seem to have competency in subjects beyond how to stage a coup.

Naked Prayut, what’s his penis like?
[I] don’t know what it’s like, but [he] doesn’t have a brain
He plunders all of us, bringing out guns to push [us]
The extent of Thai rights? You still can’t [even] eat a sandwich.
มันปล้นเรา มันปล้นเรา
He plunders us. He plunders us
Get out! Get out!
Get out! Get out!

Poor people must keep resisting with all their strength
The military responds by going out and buying weapons of war
How can the problem of the price of rubber be fixed? Do you know?
มันพูดได้ไงให้เอาไปขายที่ดาว อังคาร
He tells us how: go sell it on Mars.
ปัญญาอ่อน ปัญญาอ่อน
Idiot. Idiot
Get out! Get out!
Get out! Get out!

He has 250 senators choose the Prime Minister
ต้องเล่นสกปรกเพราะเอาชนะดีๆ ไม่ได้
He must play dirty because he can’t get a good [clean] victory
Writes a constitution in the style of an obvious robbery.
Please be notified that we don’t accept stolen goods.
[We] won’t accept stolen goods.
Vote no
Vote no!
Get out!
Get out!
We don’t accept stolen goods.
มันปล้นเรา, มันปล้นเรา
He plunders us! He plunders us!
Get out! Get out!
Get out! Get out!


Also check out

“อย่างนี้ต้องตีเข่า” “If Like This, Kick It with a Knee” (“โหวตไม่เอา แล้วตีตก”) (“Vote ‘No’ and Strike It Down”) by Resistant Citizen, another great “Vote No” song.