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RE: Theos-World Music...

Oct 05, 2001 06:38 AM
by nos

I listen to songs every day that touch me - I even write them, or try
to...I may have posted this before but this is the lyrics the my song
NATIOn that the SA government has awarded a grant to me to record. Sorry
if you've read this before.
Also it's in the music of todays youth - rap hip-hop so it's not got the
same cadence as your run of the mill music...


I'm providing information
To correct a situation
Coz someone must explain 
Why we live amidst frustration
An overwhelming beauracratic
seething complication
I'm A brother seeking a brother
Who's seeking emancipation
But I aint holding my breath
In anticipation
Of a white light dawning
Across this heathen nation

Nation - it's just a line on map
Reconciliation - I gotta get me some of that

After much deliberation
And due consideration
I'm putting out a call
To change your TV station
The mainstream media
Needs public condemnation
They exercise thought control
With emotional manipulation
Computer generated graphics
And sound stage fabrication
I'm morpheus with the red-pill
To end your fascination

Nation - its just a line on map
Reconciliation I gotta get me some of that
Ask me where I was born - earth is where it's at
Don't owe no allegiance to the rich man getting fat


(Repeat chorus)

The truth needs no defenders
For it burns in every heart
Science and religion
Are only a small part
Of the esoteric tradition
The ancient mystery art

As above so below
Those that say do not know
Those that know do not say
Soma bodhisattva namaste

I'm a modern techno sharman preachin' mushroom farmin'
don't object to the 1st object (repeat to fade)

Copyright Godbox 2001

Feel free to provide both positive and negative feedback.. ;)



-----Original Message-----
From: [] 
Sent: Thursday, 4 October 2001 2:55 AM
Subject: Theos-World Music...

Relevant Music 

On Steve Rowland's monumental John Coltrane radio documentary 
being aired on 
NPR stations, "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone," there's an 
segment about "Alabama." Trane wrote the composition in 1963, 
as a reaction 
to a racist church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama that killed 
four precious 
young girls.
To put to the test the long standing rumor that Coltrane 
patterned his melody 
after the cadence of Martin Luther King's moving eulogy, 
Rowland superimposed 
the Coltrane composition and the results were rather startling. 
Hearing the 
music on top of King's speech, and how perfectly in tune 
Trane's tenor was 
with King's voice, it's obvious just how deeply Trane was 
indeed touched and 
inspired by King's words, which spoke of the incident being 
"the greatest 
tragedy of our time." Even more amazing is just how moving and 
Coltrane's playing is on this track. Talk about heartfelt 
emotion. Talk about 
depth of feeling. Coltrane's music was of its time, and the 
fervor of the 
sixties informed everything he did in his last seven years. 

In fact, there were a number of artists back then who wrote 
music, sometimes 
with words, and sometimes without, that was informed by the 
times. Music that 
spoke to the issues that were at the forefront of our culture 

When was the last time you heard a performance, or a recording, 
that spoke to 
any issue at all? 

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