Tara Hack

Tara Hack is a hugely talanted New York based indie-pop singer/songwriter, and a wonderful supporter of Schapelle. She has worked tirelessly to bring the world's attention to Schapelle's plight, including delivery of the global protest to both the United Nations and the Australian Consultate.

With Jack and Joe Napoli, of Cloud9 Recording, she has produced two songs which are simply breath taking. The first, Tidak Bersalah, I'm Not Guilty, introduced Schapelle's story. With it's memorable reggie-pop beat and compelling voice, it immediately became the anthem for the global protest, lifting supporters across the world.

The follow up, The Wizard Down Under   is already a classic protest track. It directly confronts all the major issues, naming and shaming, and calls directly on Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to keep his promise of 2005 to help Schapelle. A song of real impact and quality, delivered to perfection.

We are proud to present Tara's exceptional songs below:

~ Tidak Bersalah, I'm Not Guilty

~ The Wizard Down Under



TIDAK BERSALAH, I'M NOT GUILTY

Recorded in New York at the end of October 2008, Tidak Bersalah, I'm Not Guilty spawned a series of videos, including the following:

TIDAK BERSALAH, I'M NOT GUILTY: GLOBAL PROTEST EDITION

TIDAK BERSALAH, I'M NOT GUILTY: NEW YORK EDITION


   LYRICS: TIDAK BERSALAH, I'M NOT GUILTY
Did you ever hear the one about poor Schapelle
She's locked away in a prison cell
She went to Bali on a holiday
Little did she know she'd be forced to stay
Her trip turned out to be a real drag
When they found 4 kilos in a plastic bag
When the truth be told she starts to wonder
She gets no help from the government down under

Welcome to Indonesia
They're always glad to see ya
They'll show their appreciation
By giving you a permanent vacation

She touched down, she didn't get far
She got framed in Denpasar
She planned to stay at a fine hotel
But her stay in Bali turned into hell
Take two weeks on a fine vacation
Spend nine hours in interrogation
A one-way ticket straight to heaven
She won't get out 'til she's forty-seven

Welcome to Indonesia
They're always glad to see ya
Go back to Queensland well rested
Just as long as you don't get arrested

Poor Schapelle, Poor Schapelle
She's in hell
Poor Schapelle

Saya Tidak Bersalah
Saya Tidak Bersalah
Saya Tidak Bersalah, I'm Not Guilty

x4

Welcome to Indonesia
They're always glad to see ya
They'll show their appreciation
By giving you a permanent vacation

Welcome to Indonesia
They're always glad to see ya
Go back to Queensland well rested
Just so long as you don't get arrested

Please don't walk away
Please don't walk away
Please don't walk away
Please don't walk away
Don't walk away, Don't walk away





THE WIZARD DOWN UNDER

Recorded at Cloud9 in 2009, The Wizard Down Under is a startling presentation of the facts of the Schapelle Corby case. It names names, and directly confronts those who have used and abused Schapelle. It confronts the current prime minister of Australia, starkly reminding him of his own words of support:

THE WIZARD DOWN UNDER


   LYRICS: THE WIZARD DOWN UNDER
Can I have your attention
Cause there's something going on
In the land of Indonesia
Something really went wrong
There's a girl who needs redemption
And she needs it really fast
So let me have your attention
So she can go free at last

A little while ago
I sung a little song
About Schapelle Corby
She's an Aussie girl
From a perfect world
Who's the victim of this story
She shed her tears
For the past 5 years
Now it's time to rally
Cause she'd be free today
She'd be on her way
If she never went to Bali

Now I'm off to see the wizard
Down under in OZ
Kevin Michael Rudd - yeah
Schapelle's behind bars
She tried to tell John Howard
But she didn't to get to far
He was hanging in the out back
While Mick Keelty hit the bar.

Do you remember John Lennon
When he took a stand
He only used a few cords
To give peace a chance.
Well when I wrote this song
I decided to use three
And now I'm calling to the free world
To come and sing it with me!

When the government and the press hold hands
They can change the situation
It can affect the way you feel today
It's called public manipulation
They can smear the facts
While they change their hats
And become the latest fashion
It's a real slick trick, but we’re on to it
Now it's time to take some action

So let's all go see the wizard
Down under in OZ
And tell Kevin Rudd
That we've got a cause
Do you know Schapelle Corby
Well she's from OZ, too
John Howard was a coward
Now it's all up to you

I've heard the Voice of Reason
And Mr. Jansen, too
If you think Schapelle's guilty
You both need to get a clue
So pull up a chair now
Sit back and relax
Go get Neil McMahon
While I present all the facts So listen up

Schapelle left her home in the Brisbane Zone for Bali Indonesia
When she arrived she didn’t have much time
Before the customs agent seized her
The tide really turned when the grass was burned
Out back in one big fire
Her human rights denied while she was tried
But I guess that one slipped by ya!

Listen up Indonesia
The free wind can change fast
Before you look to your future
You need to clean up your past
When the people came together
The Berlin wall fell down
So Power to the people
Free Schapelle Corby NOW!

So let's all go see the wizard
Down under in OZ
Kevin Michael don't you run now
Cause we've got a cause
Do you know Schapelle Corby
Well she's from OZ, too
John Howard was a coward
Now it's all up to you

Let's all go see the wizard
Down under in OZ
Schapelle can't shake your hand man
Cause she's behind bars
The free world is calling
And we're gonna throw down
So make it right in Indonesia
And Free Schapelle Corby NOW!

Make it right Indonesia Free Schapelle NOW! (x4)

c Cosmic Cloud Records 2009




For more information on Tara Hack, please visit her website: TaraHack.Com