Jun 23, 2013

Lyrics: "Places"

 Steppin' out my buildin', pumas to the pavement
gazin' at at the sky in amazement of birds flying by
buildin' nests in the heart of the city, makin' the gritty look pretty
got me feelin' less shitty, mama always showed me
beauty can be found in the littlest things, like doing unfamiliar things
the experience can bring about the Confidence of Innocence,
"I think on these things": The wholeness of Life and Self discipline
there are things in this world that I do not know, like places I would one day like to go
eversince the birth of earth, people searched for somewhere to belong,
I would like to know where we all from, I close my eyes to be one with the creator
the one i call my maker, the one forever greater, the giver and the taker of the gift of life
the power of the moment, the here and now,  the place for us to grow in

Dec 20, 2012

InnerSoul Sessions Song 9: Queen U

the concept to this song came about
when i saw my sister watching one of those Hollywood red carpet shows
idolizing and glorifying today's Hollywood actresses
without having any real sense of its history
or the reality of the way things are and how they came to be this way
the struggle and the sacrifice of so many people of color
fighting to become recognized as equal players
in that silver screen world designed and controlled
by the big money people responsible
of the images being released into that other world:
the one everyday people live in 

my sis is so much more special to me
than the image they portray on tv
of what young women like her are supposed to be like
and my prayer for her is
that despite life's confusion
she will stay the pure beautiful person she is now

the song came about as a jam that Attila Beats my pops and I
did at Attila's crib in Haarlem Holland
after he finished his radio show in a local bar we got to work
he made the beat, i did the bass and guitar parts
and pops put the horns on it..

 I been around the world ain't seen beauty like yours
and still you get your self image from girls on dance floors 
on all fours with no problems gettin' called whores 
best believe it wasn't like that before
moma come home you better open all doors 
pull up her throne and fix her some dinner 
serve her like a queen yeah treat her like a winner 
cause she the one that hold the family together 
when it comes to you nothing less than the best 
cause you to me ain't nothing like the rest 
all respekt due to them that do what they got to do 
to make it thru this ain't for you
this is for my sisses and other little misses 
sedused by promises and chasin' empty dreams in a world 
out to kill they self esteem by all means pursue your dreams 
but know things ain't always what they seem

See people in power push their agenda
Hollywood is an illusion built on propaganda
first they build you up then they hit you with the slander
next year what you supply they not in demand of
I understand you just following a trend
you not to blame it’s the ones run who run the game
that have people risk their soul for a taste of fame
sis it’s a shame but that’s how it is
promises in exchange for  the priceless
got precious children hatin' their own likeness
we the seeds of the gods the children of the righteous
nah it ain't no mystery them treatin' us like this
is by design they try to keep us blindfolded
media the tool they use to keep our minds molded
in a state of confusion where humanity is losin'
its what they been doin' since before the constitution 

politrix has been part of their plan
that’s why blacks never had a place in Hollywood land
knowledge our race always had masters of the trade
but back in the days they were made to play maids
truth is they see people as slaves
so respekt to them that paved our way
baby you are true beauty
a princess  in a long line of royalty
Billie Holiday Queen Latifah
Lynn Collins of course Aretha
Miss celia cruz Monie Love Mc Lyte
check out how they do they thing if you wanna do it right
Miss marley Miss Wallace Miss Afeni Shakur
living examples of what it means to endure
I pray for all the unsung people making a way
and for all the young ones stay strong you’ll find a way    

Dec 19, 2012

Blue Collar Soul Song 8: Ease Your Mind

Besides the song "Take time"
this has got to be the most personal
song on the album for me

Where "Take time" is dealing with realizing
that my mother really has passed away
this song deals with the aftermath of that realization
getting used to her energy changing form 

Getting used to knowing what people mean
when they say that the loss of a parent
is something you never fully get over
something like that

I had a difficult time coming home
and going back to what people call life as usual
the feelings of loss, and other varying emotions
as well as countless memories don't seem to all come at once
they seem to more or less come in waves
something might trigger them
sometimes nothing at all happens for me to be in that zone
where I'm just thinking back on when she was still
just a phone call away

I think of the love and concern shown
by my elders and  loved ones
and thank them

  I lost so much already 
so many things in life unsteady
not really sure what the future will bring 
not sure if we're gonna win
all my life i been tryina do right
wanted nothing more than see people unite
tryina do what's right in god's sight
still i gained not a thing without puttin up a fight 

everybody talk but nobody really know 
the way you feel inside when you feelin' low
my elders say answers come with time 
shed your tears ease your mind 
sometimes a smile tomorrow comes 
not without a teardrop today
sometimes a smile tomorrow comes
i guess that's the price we pay

Dec 18, 2012

Blue Collar Soul Song 7: Freedom

Young and old
Fighting for their soul
Living in a lie
Trying to survive

Sometime i close my eyes for inner vision
Take a good look and im reminded of my mission
Let me take you on a journey/Do you remember when
Indigenous people first lost their innocence
Babylon can you look me in the eye
 and tell me love your people and don’t lie 

Freedom we want it
 Freedom we need it
 Freedom we want it
 We need freedom

your suits may be clean but we know your ways are filthy
you got slavery reserves and maximum security
we see the cause and effects of your ways of living
your greed causes wars and you sacrifice our children
teach em how to kill for the blue red and white
and call it a crime when we fight for our own lives

Dec 16, 2012

Blue Collar Soul Song 6: Resin

A man is known by the company he keeps
Got to work to eat whether famine or feast
Your essence remains the same from seed to tree
Hate can’t defile a good man’s integrity
God bless the meek and the people in the street
May peace guide your feet if its peace that you seek
Many don’t take life seriously
Before they claim victory already accept defeat
 if you want it then you can
The goodness of life does not belong to one man or woman
just remember one thing
no one's gonna give you anything
The hardest steel goes thru the hottest fire
nature’s way to test your desire
From wherever you are to wherever you roam
Shine your light bright and everywhere is home

Praise be to the father 
Keep the values of your heart while you navigate thru life
The way of the right is never on the side of strife
God has you in his sight god bless your life
Stop your fussin' and shootin' and killin’
We need to set a better example for our children
Know what it takes to be a man
Have a vision devise a plan Commit to it and take a stand
God gives everyone at least one gift
So let him and the world know that you’re worthy of it
Focus on your mission and get ready for the task  
If you lookin' for direction don’t hesitate to ask
 In this world we face corruption in the form of power
God will judge all men in the final hour
We are the resin of the great 
 use your power for good  love conquers hate

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