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Soundtrack to the crisis: Germán García Lillo

It sounds like a cross between a road movie soundtrack and a love song. But in fact it's a protest song with a clear message that has been moving the masses in Spain.

Germán García Lillo, a 21-year-old law student from Valencia, composed the song "El mundo se mueve" (The World Is Moving). "The world is moving and it will continue to do so. That's why we should, as part of this world, also be moving and fighting for what we believe in," he says.

With his song, Lillo supports the protest movement Movimiento 15-M, which opposes the government's austerity plan and has taken its dissent to the streets.

Together with two friends, Germán García Lillo recorded his song and made it available for download on Movimiento 15-M's website.

Lillo doesn't only aim to sing about dissatisfaction, but also "about the hope of creating a fairer system, that is democratic and shows solidarity."

"El mundo se mueve" (The World Is Moving)

Although there seems to be only one way, I'll take another
I dont want to follow it, the end is very dark
There are other paths to freedom
We are the sheep who are willing to be led
By the ambidextrous wolves who want to help us
Mortgage our dreams in exchange for nothing

Corruption, theft, fraud
Destruction, death, carnage
Repression, unfounded fear

Intransigent society
Governments without solutions
Greed corrupts them
Going from bad to worse
That's how this country works
Why do we allow it to work this way?

Oh oh o oh

The world is moving
Move yourself too

Spanish revolution
Is working for the change
Because tonight the sun is going to rise
Over Madrid

Solutions and solidarity
Only the people should govern
Women and men, together we can achieve, without violence
Real democracy

Oh oh o oh

The world is moving
Move yourself too

Oh oh oh

Spanish revolution
Is working for the change
Because tonight the sun is going to rise
Over Madrid

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