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BED OF CONCRETE

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


On my way home one day,
I saw a boy was sleeping.
Sun was in his face.
On my way home that day, sleeping on the concrete.

(Chorus)
Survival of the fittest - not just part of the past.
Survival of the richest - how much longer can it last?

The men were laughing there.
Beer and wine in hand, they said, "He'll wake up".
Those men were drinking there.
He's just a lonely boy sleeping.

(Chorus)

The children on the street,
I happen to see one one day.
It's no big deal, always kids on the street.
What do I do about it?

(Chorus)





BIG TRUCK

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


Eddy, he's a really nice guy.
Always talking trucks, good looking, he's got all the luck,
Hard working making money.

Eddy's working every day after school.
Wants to buy a pick-up, he's just working nonstop.
His friends, they hardly see him.

Eddy, he's a really nice guy.
Working hard, saving money, smoking herb, he's so funny.
Pick-up, that's all that he wants.

Eddy buys a pick-up, Drives it all around
Rolls himself a nice joint, Drives his truck around town
Eddy buys a pick-up, Drives it all around
Rolls himself a nice joint, Gives rides to friends around town

Eddy, he's a really nice guy.
Out of school saving his bucks so he can buy a big truck.
He will be a truck driver.

Eddy gets an eighteen-wheeler.
Working hard on the road. Driving load after load.
Happy he's driving his truck.

Eddy buys a Big Truck, Drives it all around
Rolls himself a big joint, Drives his truck from town to town
Eddy buys a Big Truck, Truckin' all around
Rolls himself a big joint, Drives his truck from town to town

He's on the highway and it's late at night, he's driving. He's on the highway cruising, loving his truck driving. Through the night the headlights quickly passing by. He smokes a bowl to country music just passing time. He's on the highway and he's loving his truck driving.

Eddy gets pulled over by the cops.
Find a joint, he's out of luck. They confiscate his Big Truck.
Zero tolerance for Eddy.

Took away his Big Truck, they put Eddy down.
Court said it's the new law, Justice, it must be found
Took away his Big Truck, they put Eddy down.
Zero tolerance for herb. His Big Truck is gone now.





BLACK HOLE LOVER

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


With all the lies and trouble that you give me,
I find that you're the only one who I love.
But you have made me suffer.
You are my black hole lover.
Why do I still see you, why?

Your words of love are double-sided.
The sounds of truth twist and tumble from your lips.
I must grow stronger and tougher,
My trustless black hole lover.
Why do I still want you, why?

With all these changes, baby, that I go through,
You think I would have learned my lesson by now.
This life becomes another.
Please go, my black hole lover.
Why did it happen, why?






THE BULLFIGHT

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY
ALL MY LIFE, THEY'VE PREPARED ME FOR TODAY
I DON'T LIKE IT - ALL THIS PUSHING AND PRODDING
HE'LL BE SORRY - I'LL GIVE NO WARNING
I AM THE RUNNING BULL

Banners are flying, screaming and crying
Pageantry, festival fun.
We are the crowd here, shouting out loud here,
Here's the bull, we're going to run and run

Ahh, then comes the sadness and the pain
Thrill and the high of it
Then comes the sadness and the pain

I'M THE BULLFIGHTER
I'VE COME TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY
LOOK AT ME, LOVE ME
I AM THE HERO OF THE DAY

I'M GOING TO RUN RIGHT INTO SOMEONE
STEAMING MAD, I'LL TEAR RIGHT INTO SOMEONE
I'LL GET OUT OF THIS HERE CONFUSION
WHY AM I IN THIS SITUATION?
I AM THE RUNNING BULL

Shouting and screaming, running and leaping
Here's the bull, we're going to have some fun
We are the crowd here, waving with joy and fear,
Party time, it's festival fun

Ahh, then comes the sadness and the pain
Thrill and the high of it
Here comes the sadness and the pain

I'M THE BULLFIGHTER
HERE TO ENTERTAIN YOU TODAY - I AM
BRIGHT LIKE A SHINING STAR
I AM THE HERO OF THE DAY

I CAN SEE WHO IS TO BLAME
RED HOT MAD, I'LL MAKE THAT MADMAN PAY
I AM CHARGING HE MOVES AND HE'S NOT THE SAME
FIRE IN MY BACK, EXCRUCIATING PAIN
I AM THE CHARGING BULL

Now it's the highlight, the drama, the bullfight
We'll cheer you on to win the prize
We love your smile and your bullfighting style
We watch ourselves in your eyes

Ahh, then comes the sorrowful last breath
Pain and the thrill of it
Smelling fresh the blood of death

I'M THE BULLFIGHTER
I CAN STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY
I AM TRIUMPHANT
I AM THE HERO OF THE DAY







CAN LIFE BE SPEAKING?

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


It is the wind who's calling, or the sun's light streaming,
Screaming warning, the sad foreboding,
As earth revolves and evolves.
Can Life Be Speaking?

(Chorus)
We don't see what we despise.
We choose to close our eyes.
Won't see what we despise.
Does our planet softly speak?

The ancient trees are going. Oil spills in the ocean.
Ozone is going so put on your sun screen.
The raindrops are tears from the clouds.
Can Life Be Speaking?

The mud it looks like wrinkles. Erosion as from old age,
Ocean-bound wind that carries the black dust
That thousands of tree roots once held.
Can Life Be Speaking?

(Chorus)

SOMETIMES AT NIGHT WHEN THE WORLD IS STILL, I HEAR THE SOUND,
A SIGH OF SADNESS, THE BREATHING OF MADNESS, A GASP OF AIR.

It is the sky who's calling, or the Mother Earth who's turning
And burning while life's thread is yearning,
And acid rain falls from the sky.
Can Life Be Speaking?

It is the wind who's calling, or the sun's light streaming,
Screaming warning, the sad foreboding,
As we go on through each day.
Can Life Be Speaking?

(Chorus)

SOMETIMES AT NIGHT WHEN THE WORLD IS STILL, I HEAR THE SOUND,
A SIGH OF SADNESS, THE BREATHING OF MADNESS, A GASP OF AIR.
WHY CAN'T WE LISTEN, WHY DON'T WE LISTEN TO THE OCEAN?
WHY CAN'T WE LISTEN, WHY DON'T WE LISTEN TO THE MOUNTAINS?
WHY CAN'T WE LISTEN, WHY DON'T WE LISTEN TO THE SUN AND THE MOON?
WHY CAN'T WE LISTEN, WHY DON'T WE LISTEN TO THE FOREST
BEFORE THE LAST TREE FALLS?





FLY AWAY

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


It was a bright and sunny day, nothing to eat and I had no money,
But I was hungry anyway.
Went to the store, took some food, what could they say?
But the man said not today,
Called the police who came and took me away.

(Chorus)
Wish I could, wish I could fly away
Wish I could, wish I could fly away
Wish I could, wish I could fly away
Fly fly away, fly away

There was a woman in my cell who robbed a store for money with a gun.
She had two babies, her life was hell.
She knew no way to end her life of misery.
Singing in our cell, she sang of god and hope and loss and poverty.
I hope she's doing well and I pray that someone helps her family.

(Chorus)




FRIED OYSTER PO' BOY

lyrics by Richard Vitale


In my dreams I go so far away from here,
In my dreams.
I feel the heat, I feel the moisture in the air.
I almost feel like I am there.
Fried Oyster Po' Boy, Fried Oyster Po' Boy
Rice and beans.

In my dreams I go so far away from here,
In my dreams.
I feel the music spicy smells and rhythms fill the air.
I almost feel like I am there.
Fried Oyster Po' Boy, Fried Oyster Po' Boy
Catfish, gumbo, rice and beans.
All day long, all day long I dream of New Orleans.





GROWING STRONGER

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


I can feel it growing down to my toes.
I can feel I'm sinking roots into the earth.
I can feel the power moving up my body.
I can feel it growing, growing stronger.

(Chorus)
Every day I'm growing stronger
In my heart and head and soul.

I am growing, reaching up into the clear sky.
I can feel the sun warming up my body.
I can feel it growing, growing stronger.
I can feel the power growing in my body.

(Chorus)

I can feel it growing down to my toes.
I can feel I'm sinking roots into the earth.
I can feel it growing, growing stronger.
I can feel the power growing in my body.

(Chorus)





HERE IT IS!

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


Here It Is!
Here It Is!
The Massive Wave.
The Big Fad.
The Industrial Giant.
The Voracious Machine.
Here It Is!
Here It Is!

(Chorus)
Why the grey cold stare of a blind sun,
Burning through the air as no sun has ever shone before?

Here It Is!
Here It Is!
The Happening Scene.
The City Pace.
The Moving Crowd.
The Rushing Tide.
The City Pace.
The Moving Crowd.
The Rushing Tide.
Here It Is!
Here It Is!

(Chorus)

Here It Is!
Here It Is!
Here It Is!
The Charging Steed.
The Explosion.
The shifting rocks.
The New ribbon of asphalt.
Here It Is!
Here It Is!

(Chorus)





THE HOPPING FROG

lyrics by David Soule


It is very late.
A frog is hanging out.
He is considering language.
He has a bright idea.
It makes him hop.
He's having a great day and he thinks he's bad!

He loves nature.
He wants to kill a fly.
He hops all over the place.
He is considering twilight.
He needs to sing to it.
He's having a wild day and he thinks he's bad!





HOWLING

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


Somewhere in the world it's always going on
That howling
That howling
That howling
Somewhere someone or something just has to let it all out
It's always going on
That howling




INSTANT

lyrics by Daniel Ramirez


Won't you tell me now, what's your hurry?
We know you're the life of the party
I like to put you on like I wear my clothes
Take a one-year pill with no weight to pull
I like your hair I love the way that you dress
It's money, muscle, booze, and ahh tenderness
So tell me please, huh, what's the hurry?
We know you're the life of the party

They won't neglect you

Got no time for truth no patience for lies
Ain't no time for doubt that lays deep inside
You will force your time, you even pretend
Not aware of pay for things that you said
Past your golden age, time is so short
Minimums the wage, it's all you can get
Ground from under goes, still you go on
Face in the mirror and it's you all alone

Hey, what's your hurry?
He won't neglect you
You're the life of the party
She won't neglect you

Now you're running on your own

Just can't take it now I feel like running
Got to hide away I feel like crying
Go to work with bruises blue on your skin
Tell a story that's so perfectly thin
Gone and dashed your dreams the night just before
Cover up and say that you love him more
Family and friends give silent glances
Why don't they just say it, you long to tell them

What's your hurry?
They won't neglect you

You're not happy though you breathe the same air
What is justice and where is it fair?
Go to work with bruises blue on your skin
Tell a story 'cause that's so purposely thin
Ground from under goes, still you go on
Face in the mirror and it's you all alone
Go to work with bruises blue on your skin
Tell a story 'cause they blame the victim

You're the life of the party
They won't neglect you

Now you're running on your own




LEONARD PELTIER

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk and Richard Vitale


Families and tribes and clans, they're living
In balance with our relations on the land.
Can we really understand?

Then some centuries ago, came the strangers,
Foriegn invaders on their sacred land
Began taking all they can.

Do you know where is this land?
This is our homeland!
Native people killed to steal the land.
What do you think of that plan?

Soldiers told Crazy Horse to talk to soldier chief they said to fear no harm, but he saw prison bars then he knew of their plan. So he took out his knife, started to fight. He was stabbed from behind. Crazy Horse only lived thirty years. They killed him with their lies.

And then in 1975, government attack Pine Ridge.
Two FBI die, they blame Peltier.
Leonard Peltier is framed.

Told lies to send Leonard to jail.
They gagged him for defending life of Mother Earth.
Leonard Peltier is jailed.

Where is wrong in our love of the earth. Harmony with all Our Relatives. Teach respect to children for all life. What they see destruction of our lives, religion. What they see destruction of our land, way of life. No respect. What to think.

Political prisoner on his own land.
Let's free him. Free the native people from these chains.
Stop the war here going on.

We're not talking about Kosovo.
We're talking about North Dakota.





LOVE SLAVE

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


I did my best.
I resisted.
I did all I could.
But you persisted.
You took my heart.
Grabbed at my soul.
You took my heart and you made it your own.

Took it away from me on that fateful day.
No doubt about it now, I'm your love slave.

I wanted none of it.
I said, "No Sir!"
I said, "I'll have none!"
But now you make me purr.
You took my heart.
Took the controls.
You took my love and you made it your own.

You said you wanted, I reluctantly gave.
No doubt about it now, I'm your love slave.

No doubt about it, baby!

I did my best.
I resisted.
I said, "I'll have none!"
But you persisted.
You took my heart.
You took control.
You took my love and you made it your own.

Took it away from me on that fateful day.
No doubt about it now, I'm your love slave.
You said you wanted, I reluctantly gave.
No doubt about it now, I'm your love slave.





METEOR

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


I turn around, I'm walking into the unknown.
No turning now.
I can't back out, I'm leaving all the things that I've been
Accustomed to.

(Refrain)
TURN AROUND IT. SPIN AROUND LIKE A SILENT PLANET.
TURN AROUND IT. SPIN AROUND LIKE A MOON IN ORBIT.

I touch the ground, it's not the same place I'm used to.
What have I found?
I turn around, I'm walking into the unknown.
No backing out.

Refrain

(Chorus)
Stars are burning, I'm a meteor in flight.
No destination with a tail burning bright.
Flying, falling, illuminating space,
Don't know how long I'll keep up this frantic pace.
I'm a meteor, I'm a meteor,
I'm a meteor, I'm a meteor.

I turn around, right through the cracks of the unknown.
I'm falling down.
No backing out, I've seen the void through the darkness,
Without a sound.

Refrain

I touch the ground, it's not the same place I'm used to.
What have I found?
No backing out, I've seen the void through the darkness,
Without a sound.

Refrain

Chorus




MOVING TOWARDS THE GROUND

lyrics by Joline Jozokos


Floating into the world
Drifting through from place to place

Sometimes living
Sometimes frozen as in a dream

(Chorus)
We are looking
We all are looking for a place to land
We are looking
We all are looking for a place to land

Oh the wind
Seeping through my every vein

Lifting, falling, frozen in time
Racing through it tumbling along

(Chorus)

Burned, burned by the sun
Soothed by the rain

We fly and drift and fall and soar
And from the moment we take off

(Chorus)





OTE (Obstacles in the Task Environment)

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


In the early gray of dawn, I wake up and I find my eyes are wide open. I'm just not sleeping. Only to discover that my thoughts and acts, my life and words, they fill my mind. I feel so creepy.

(Chorus)
Doing what you have to do.
Going through what you're going through.
Doing what you have to do.
Go. Go. Go. Go.

Off to work, it's eight o'clock. The buses roar. I'm thinking - NOT! - of what the hell am I doing. Working in an office where the talk is never stopping, never free. It's always mumbles of who's doing the screwing.

(Chorus)

Feeling of the pressure when you break the bounds, the limits of the way and of the deeds that I sure been living. Hoping to avoid some pain and end the strain, not stay the same and help with some forgiving.

(Chorus)

I feel this way and so I stay away from the situations where there just is no winning. I shed my skin, give up the sin. I smile awhile. Go back and find the place of my beginning.

(Chorus)





POOL OF TEARS

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


There's only one tree where two used to grow.
In the place where the reflection pool would show
Used to be rippling, and shining, and glowing -
The Pool of Tears. The Pool of Tears.

There's only one tree where two used to grow.
In the place where the reflection pool would show
There's only dry rocks and fertile soil to replace -
The Pool of Tears. The Pool of Tears.

(Chorus)
NOW WE HAVE THE CHANCE FOR SOMETHING TO THRIVE.
NOW THERE IS EVERYTHING TO HAPPILY SURVIVE.

There's only one tree where two used to grow.
In the place where the reflection pool would show
There's only dry rocks and fertile soil to replace -
The Pool of Tears. The Pool of Tears.

There's only one tree where two used to grow.
In the place where the reflection pool would show
Where maybe something that's green and alive will be springing up in -
The Pool of Tears. The Pool of Tears.

(Chorus)





SOMETHING'S WRONG

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


Everywhere, poison all around
In the air water and the ground
Poison food, sugar, color, BHA
Pay no mind, it'll go away
Too much stress, creative stress and strain
People starve, but we take no blame
Rape the land, we take what we need
Take want more, suffering and greed
Close blind eyes, TV, beer cocaine
Why pay more, so much stress and strain
Child at play, sparkle in the eyes
What's insane? Fill the child with lies
Happy times, all must wear the smile
Toxic waste, happy all the while
Weapons, war - here we sell the bomb
Take a look. Stop if something's wrong





A SONG IN YOUR EYES

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


I never knew that I could feel so much freedom.
I never knew that it would arrive with so much trust and love.
I never knew that I could believe in all this freedom.
I never knew that I could believe in myself this much.

(Chorus)
You see you brought love into my life - so much pleasure.
You give me love so I can be myself - please you and myself.


I always thought that life meant for me to be alone.
I always thought my music gave me a solitary home.
But in your eyes I see a sweet song playing for me.
You give me the courage and strength to express the best that I can be.


Chorus

I never knew that I could believe in all this freedom.
I never knew that it would arrive with so much trust and love.
And in your eyes I see a sweet song playing for me.
You give me the courage and strength to express the best that I can be.

Chorus





SWEET MISTAKE

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


Always, I've been searching for something I cannot find.
Always, We'd be searching together, side by side.

Traveling so high, reaching up to the sky.
Soaring and gliding our lives intertwined.
Ah, Sweet Mistake, mountains crumble and break.
No certainty, life has no guarantee.
There is no always, always.

Always, You taught me even mountains fall in the wind and rain.
Always, Nothing is forever; love turns to pain.

My heart is aching 'cause your heart is changing.
I race all alone - search for what I don't know.
Ah, Sweet Mistake, everything changes shape.
No certainty, life has no guarantee.
There is no always, always.





UNDER WATER

lyrics by Joline Jozokos

Dedicated to the memory of Robert S. Jozokos, Sr.



Sometimes I feel
Like I'll never come up
The water washes over my head
And I've been
Out of air so long
That my heart has stopped beating
Then I hear you shout
In my head
Some meaningless phrase
Or some words of encouragement
Meant only for me
Then I remember
To keep swimming
Remembering to swim
With my head above the water

(Chorus)
Inside I'm gasping for air
And you're no longer there
To help me find the surface
Inside I feel so sick
And no one's there
To tell me
No, no one's there
To tell me
No, no one's there
To tell me everything's okay

Sometimes I forget
I forget who I am
And I lay still inside my body
Wanting nothing to disturb my numbness
I move through the days
Careful to let nothing touch my soul
Sleeping dreamless sleeps
And creating thoughtless projects
Using it as aspirin
For my heart
Until a memory touches me
And my tears clean away
The dust covering up my spirit

(Chorus)

I dive deeper and deeper
My oxygen runs out
Searching for the bottom
Of the water
Looking for some type of reason
The memories float past
Making the water dark and murky
And causing me to let out
All the air
As I scream
Why Why Why

(Chorus)






WANNA BE NUMB

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


I'm so tired, so tired of the intensity.
Is this really what my life supposed to be?
I'm so drained, so drained from the insensitivity.
Is this really the way my life supposed to be?

I Wanna Be Numb.
Get rid of the pain.
Shift into neutral
Stop all the pain.
I Wanna Be Numb.

When I love it's too much, too much to take.
My anger's so strong love smashes and breaks.
I think of your lips on mine; I can't forget.
So much I've said and done ended in regret.

I Wanna Be Numb.
My eyes only weep.
I hardly eat anymore.
I just can't sleep.
I Wanna Be Numb.
Get rid of the pain.
Shift into neutral
Stop all the pain.
I Wanna Be Numb.

I'm so tired, so tired of the intensity.
Is this really what my life supposed to be?
I think of your lips on mine; I can't forget.
So much I've said and done ended in regret.

I Wanna Be Numb.
Get rid of the pain.
Shift into neutral
Stop all the pain.
I Wanna Be Numb.
My eyes only weep.
I hardly eat anymore.
I just can't sleep.
I Wanna Be Numb.
I Wanna Be Numb.






WATCH OUT

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


Watch out
Watch out
It'll sneak up on you
Watch out

Watch out for it
Watch out for it
Out of the shadows, out of the shadows
Watch out for it

Watch out for it
Watch out for it
It will sneak up on you, sneak up on you
Watch out for it
(Chorus)
When you think that you're protected
You believe you'll never be affected
Watch out
Watch out






WHAT I WANT

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


How do I know what I'm looking for?
How do you know what you want?
I'm trying to find what we need.

What are we looking for?
A home for all humanity.
One World, living in peace.
What are we looking for?
Equality and Justice.
I need to be free.
What are we looking for?
One Heart - One World - One Love.






WHO ARE THEY

lyrics by Xeres


It seems certain people, human beings,
Think they ought to take charge, rule the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte - KGB, and Mafia

Should I wonder about who Are They?
What is inside their minds?
Exxon, Gulf, and OPEC - Bilderburg and FBI

If I knew why they must rule the world
We could talk it over. Who Are They?
Jerry Falwell - Alexander the Great

They play a very thrilling game.
Perhaps they feel it
Burning in their guts.
To learn the art of killing shame
The soul must carve out deep, deep ruts.

Is there danger to know Who Are They?
Would I forgive their fate as human beings?
Newt Gingrich - GE and Westinghouse

Can they crush what I say? Who Are They?
Their names and hearts secret, Who Are They?
Ted Turner - The Fortune 500

Is there something that cries human beings
Behind the need to rule? Who Are They?
Holy Roman Empire - Trilateral Commission

My sympathy is hard to generate
For those who are so big and mean,
But that's the shadow of
My own fear and hate
Cast upon what should be clean.

It seems certain people, human beings,
Think they ought to take charge, rule the world.
MTV, Nintendo - Saddam Hussein

Is there something that cries human beings
Behind the need to rule? Who Are They?
The CIA - Adolph Hitler

Is there something that cries human beings
Behind the need to rule? Who Are They?
Ahkenahten - Listen to me I am right

My sympathy is hard to generate
For those who are so big and mean,
But that's the shadow of
My own fear and hate
Cast upon what is clean.
They play a very thrilling game.
Perhaps they feel it
Burning in their guts.
To learn the art of killing shame
The soul must carve out deep, deep ruts.





YOU HAD TO GO

lyrics by Sari Morninghawk


Worked so hard for us every single day.
Never know just why you had to go away.
When I was home, you always made my stay so nice.
Now where do I begin to look to find your reliable advice?

You always told me I could call you on the phone.
Who would have thought that you would never be at home.
Where do I turn? What do I do? How do I know?
How can I begin to understand the reasons why you had to go?

Sometimes I feel so sad I don't know what to do.
I always thought that you'd be there when I was blue.
Now I feel some anger and some awful pain.
How can I believe that I will never hear your loving voice again?

You always told me I could call you on the phone.
Who would have thought that you would never be at home.
Where do I turn? What do I do? How do I know?
How can I begin to understand the reasons why you had to go?