Opening

 

Headed to the crossroads

Time to make a choice

Three dimes in my pocket

Casting shells to hear his voice

 

All crossroads are my temple

All doors my altar stone

Paradox my native tongue

Pour me rum to call me home

Every choice we make, new possibilities

As libations pour

Find the door

… to set you free
 

You are the beginning

And always at the end

Going backwards to go forwards

This tricky path will bend

 

I am every doorway

Each entrance a guessing game

Once you cross a threshold

LIfe will never be the same

Every choice we make, new possibilities

As libations pour

Find the door

… to set you free

 

Everything

everything is darkness

everything is free

everything is river

everything’s memory

 

everything is ISIS

everything is breath

everything is Orisha

everything is death

 

Take a look about yourself

You’re a part of this song’s wealth

Close your eyes, the sounds you see

from me to you and you to we

hear your breath upon the wind

As the ageless cycle spins

know the love I sing is true

know this love from me is you

 

everything is Zami

everything is oak

everything’s vibration

everything is smoke

 

everything is reggae

everything’s possessed

everything is Obama

everything is blessed

Take a look about yourself

you’re a part of this song’s wealth

Close your eyes, the sounds you see

from me to you and you to we

hear your breath upon the wind

As the ageless cycle spins

know the love I sing is true

know this love from me is you

everything is everything

 

Truth and Lie

 

I hear you whisper

In the moonlight

In the twilight space of dreams

Your faces changing in the mirror

For nothing is as what it seems

Go into hiding in these dark times

And follow tracks across the sky

Run now deep into the forest

Where you can spread your wings and fly

Truth and the Lie

Walk the land together side by side

Truth and the Lie

From the two there’s no place you can hide

Truth and the Lie

Walk the land deceiving all mankind

Truth and the Lie

Behind one the other you will find

 

Truth and the Lie

When we speak how do you know what’s true

Truth and the Lie

Can you tell me which face speaks to you?

patakin:

When Olofi created the world

he made it complete.

He may the day and he made the night.

He made good things and bad.

Olofi made the Truth and also made the Lie.

He made the Truth beautiful and strong.

The Lie wasn't so pretty;

it was skinny and ugly, as if it were sick.

Olofi felt sorry for the Lie

and gave it a machete to defend itself with.

 

Time passed,

and everyone wanted to walk with the Truth.

No one wanted to walk the Lie.

 

One day, the Truth and the Lie

came across each other upon the road

and like enemies, they began to fight.

The Truth was stronger,

but the Lie had the machete that Olofi gave it

and when the Truth wasn't looking, the Lie

- soc! -

cut off the head of the Truth.

So the Truth had no eyes, no head.

And with its hands it looked

and looked for its head.

It eventually touched the head of the Lie

so … it wrenched off the Lie’s head

and put it where it's own head belonged.

 

Ever since, the Truth has walked the world deceiving all people.

 

The body of the Truth with the head of the Lie.

Walk Lightly 'Pon The Land

 

As I walk these roads alone this sleepless night

I feel you close, right next to me

You are my breath, my life,

my comfort in this world

The hurt I caused I could not see

 

We should not wait

the day the rivers all run dry

The coasts are lost into the sea

She cries for you to fight

instead of walking by

Our survival is ecology

Trod lightly ‘pon the land

The hurricane is coming

Trod lightly ‘pon the land

The wild fires glow

Trod lightly ‘pon the land

The oceans are uprising

Trod lightly ‘pon the land

or reap the seeds you sow

Force:

Every step I take

and breathe 

It stings

it seems the seasons longer 

See the conquerors

the ones who write the history

The mystery is this

how'd we miss the signs 

Amidst the rising falling,

call it tides (tied)

 rope provided by on high 

Hanging dry your eyes it's dire times 

The dialect selected 

Natural progression

precipice

I'm pressed against it 

Present tense the President

convinced the climate isn't climbing

I'm inclined to jest but just can't justify

or find a way to tie rants (tyrants) in.

Flint's flooded in lead pipe lines

government spending instead 

Incentives are giving for companies drilling 

Building a wall

when all is said and done

nowhere left to run and hide

seek the meek shall inherit what we reap so (sow....)

Hallowed Ground

 

This is the new Jim Crow

The ballot box filled with strange fruit

One of these mornings

you may find your brothers and sisters gone

Who’ll be there when they come for you?

 

The hills will sing our songs

But is anyone there to hear their sound?

so what you gon’ do?

(Your silence won’t protect you)

Plant your feet on hallowed ground

 

Hands Up

Here we are

Another mother’s boy

died in the streets today

By the hands of the man

who swore to serve and protect

 

Just in the park with a toy

It ain't no game we play

It's a two-way street

to live with love and respect

 

Put your hands up if you stand with us today

Against the hateful and corrupt

If you fight for the right of all to live free of strife

So march with us, put your hands up

 

Another senseless shooting

fills my mind today

And the rage from the page of the sage

lights my soul on fire

 

They won't convict the criminals

in this tragedy

And our dreams are left to smolder

on the funeral pyre

 

Put your hands up if you stand with us today

And see we drink from the same cup

If you fight for the right of all to live free of strife

Come walk with us, put your hands up

Catalyst:

Hands up!

I'm still tryna understand what the man want

Black man livin like he in a manhunt

Cant wait for the system to man up

From a place where they wont come 

unless they roll up on you wit the big guns

Put ya team up inside the hand cuffs

Mama wishin that they would unhand us

Nappy hair dark skin they can't stand us

Stand up, fist up, lift up til my times up

Look like me get picked out the lineup 

I swear the times suck

Stuck, inside a mindset of racism 

 So take it til we make it need to break the schism 

Cant even give my son hope

for him to take wit him

Break system til my people ain't the worst victim 

Its all a downward spiral

When we don't want reform

we just wanna go viral

Don't know who to hold liable

Feels like a solution ain't viable

In the end we all people

Wit a mind and a heart to speak to 

Beat to police you look how they treat you 

 

We just wanna be equal!

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