Saturday, April 13, 2019

Nahko and Medicine For the People - A Song Called, Dear Brother



Youtube link:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBonY_cJXLA

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]

Dear brother
When you gonna call back your mother?
She thinks you're sleeping in the gutter
We both know you can do better
When you gonna write your older brother?
A letter
Hey man I miss you, gettin my shit together
And for the record
I wrote this note as a reminder
Hermano mio there's a future
We can believe in
It's gonna take more than songs of justice and freedom
There's a future, we can believe in
Gonna take more than songs of justice and freedom
Freedom! Yeah
If you're thinking, about leaving
Hold my hand, understand this too can be a kingdom
Blessed
And when the rain comes
Put your hands in the dirt, baba this is where you came from
This is where you came from
This is where you came from
This is where you came from
Systems broken no fucks given
Wealthy people living off the backs of the broken
Dreams of America
Dreams of America
Need a pipe carrier
Let me smudge you off so the vision can get clearer
Your mothers crying boy can you hear her?

[Pre-Chorus]

What I see, in you
A young tree bearing fruit
Place to start
Don't hide behind your heart

[Chorus]

You gotta put down the weight
You gotta get out of your way
You gotta put down the weight
You gotta get out of your way

[Verse 2]

Dear lover
You can find me on the front lines covered
In the blood and tears of another
Brother, sister, mother
Revolutions being broadcast on Facebook and Twitter
There's a noise
I can hear it when the megaphone roars
Wipe the tears from this tear gas choice
We have a choice
Stand in front of your fear, baby, time to find your voice
It's a story
A love story
We can believe in
Death, birth, your life's worth is trending
It's a story
A love story
How vain are we to expect a happy ending?
I got my hands up
Follow directions still they shoot us
I'm fucking sick and tired of no justice
No peace
Promise me I'll never pick your body off the streets
We're all taking heat here
The trust is broken I don't get these police
Disenfranchised step in to a new life
Maybe if you listen to the wind there's a war cry
Peace in America
Peace in America
Be decent America
I'm begging you

[Pre-Chorus]

What I see, in you
A young tree bearing fruit
Place to start
Don't stand behind your heart

[Chorus]

You gotta put down the weight
You gotta get out of your way
You gotta put down the weight
You gotta get out of your way




3 comments:

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Mathew Naismith said...

As the system wants to drag anything down, especially opposing the system, not obliging the system is indeed a wiser move. Allowing ourselves being dragged down by the system is a part of the system we are not comfortable with!!

Don't be positive because that is what the system wants you to be either positive about the system or within another reality within the system that ignores the system. Be instead wise and aware while avoiding being negative and brought down by the system. Be neutral to it all, all else is of the system.

Good one Mike, especially when you inspire and encourage people to speak honestly.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Thanks Mat for your insights. Glad you liked the message in the music.


Kindest regards,
Mike from up over