Knowledge Devoid of Wisdom

by Chris Berry and Panjea

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1.
06:45
Where are the leaders? Where are the leaders of today? Oh god where are they? Where are the leaders? Where are the leaders of today? Seems its only power they seek as they look down on us they call the meek How can the poor have a choice when money has the loudest voice? Seems our democracy is lost when money becomes the boss Makes me want to say Where are the leaders? Where are the leaders of today? Oh god where are they? Where are the leaders? Leaders of today Party for the people not the corporation Cause its money runnig this nation They toast with their champagne to their million dollar campaign While our democracy is lost and money becomes the boss A party for the people not the corporation Party for the people not the corporation Party for the people not the corporation cause its money running this nation Well all your political schemes and your economic dreams but none of them ever seem to think you never never never never think think about the people You gotta think about the people You start thinking bout people You better think about the people We are the leaders We are the leaders of today That’s you and me oh people we are we We are the leaders We are the leaders of today Everybody We are the leaders, we are the leaders of today Band we people Everybody and say we are the leaders We are the leaders of today We are the leaders, leaders of today
2.
Ambassadors of peace stand and be counted For it’s later than you think – the battle is hardy Martin Luther King was a very great man Whose words in these days need we understand Said not to judge another by the color of their skin But by the content of their character Words from the prophets People listen but don’t hear They continue to live in fortresses made of fear Walls of segregation have now been brought down So why in the tears of history must we down? When his history isn’t our story anymore People of America, know who you are People of Asia, know who you are European people, know who you are People of Russia, know who you are People from Africa, know who you are North America, South America, know who you are Know who you are People of the World, know who you are Martin Luther King was a very great man Whose words in these days need we understand Said not to judge another by the color of their skin But by the content of their character Words from the prophets people listen but don’t hear They continue to live in fortresses made of fear Walls of segregation have not been brought down So why in the tears of history must we drown? When his story isn’t our story anymore
3.
05:00
All these hardships that I’ve faced from the start I use as a stone to sharpen the blade of my heart And with this blade I will cut myself free From the nets that would bind and keep me Cause from the right path they don’t ever want me to find But I won’t be mislead by any false sign – no I gotta walk the proud line my friend Gotta walk proud line. Gotta walk proud line my friends Gotta walk proud line Gotta walk proud line my friends Gotta walk the proud line Time must you be my enemy? Doing these things you do to me Your seconds seem to be the streams Which carry away my dreams Time must you be my enemy? Oh my pain is a seed of knowledge I must sow With blood and sweat into wisdom it will grow Ghost of insecurity You’ve bent me enough now let me be Cause can’t keep me down Through my struggles I only gain the strength and wisdom To see me through your storms of lightning thunder and rain Gotta walk proud line my friends Gotta walk proud line Gotta walk proud line my friends Gotta walk proud line Time must ya be my enemy? Doing these things you do to me Your seconds seem to be the streams which carry away my dreams Time must you be my enemy?
4.
Knowledge devoid of wisdom Isn’t any kind of knowledge we need at all We don’t need knowledge devoid of wisdom Don’t even give us knowledge devoid of wisdom Teach us no longer knowledge devoid of wisdom We don’t need it knowledge devoid of wisdom Cause knowledge devoid of wisdom isn’t any kind of knowledge we need at all Have we forgotten how to live? Read it in the paper See it in the news Have we forgotten how to live? Too many people shooting Have we forgotten how to live? Mother kills her own children Have we forgotten how to live? Read it in the newspaper See it in the new Have we forgotten how to live? Children get your wisdom Children get your wisdom You may not find it in school Don’t let them make you the fool Children get your wisdom Children get your wisdom Even the food is hungry Deadly rays come from the sun Children Children get your wisdom Children get your wisdom Be fooled not by the wolf in sheep’s clothing Follow not the ways of the empire Children get your wisdom
5.
For how long shall they call these the last days? Fulfilling the very prophecies they preach Those were our grandmothers you burnt at the stake Calling their midwifery witchery No longer will I drink your water dran from well of sorrow Oh God don’t feed the bread of your angry today and sad tomorrow I won’t curse this darkness anymore That’s what I was given this here light for This little light of mine Said I’m gonna let it shine Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine let it shine all the time Sailing on your ships across a sea of tears Wanting to conquer your last frontier our mentality I won’t drink water drawn from wells of sorrow Nor will I eat your bread of angry today and sad tomorrow I won’t curse this darkness anymore Oh god what do I do it for I said this little light of mine said I’m gonna let it shine
6.
02:55
Every day is a new day Got another chance to change your ways If breath is that of life Then word's that of breath Why do I speak these things That starve my soul to death? Can't seem to escape From this comes around goes around game Lookin for someone to blame But it always comes out the same For this trail of tears I'm surrounded by mirrors I'm my own prisoner And I got to get myself free Every day is a new day You got a chance to change your ways Every day is a new day Got another chance to change your ways Every day is a new day Got another chance to change your ways I am the owner of these dark clouds That bring their strife upon my life I'm the axe forgot But the fallen tree did not Now I'm lookin for a good state of mind To be my key And nobody else but me Gonna lift me from this captivity As the dawn shines on a new day So may the same light be shed on a new way 'Cause every day is a new day You've got a chance to change your ways Every day is a new day Got another chance to change your ways Every day is a new day Got another chance to change your ways
7.
04:26
Just the other day Only just the other day I said, just the other day A baby boy was born They named him Panjea Said they want a better world Movement of the people To change the ways Where there's the will Lord knows there's a way Oh, no, no Panjea Ohnayway Oh, no, no Panjea Ohnayway Just the other day A million babies were born They need a place to live
Said they want a better world Movement of the people To change the ways Where there's a will Lord knows there's a way Whoa no no Panjea Whoanayway Whoa no no Panjea Whoanayway People of the world Do you know who you are? Look to yourself The truth ain't very far
8.
Over the oceans Across the seas Over the oceans Across the seas I traveled to distant lands I was brought to my knees And I was Healed by holy hands So I could be me And I was Healed by holy hands So I could be we And I was Healed by holy hands
So I could be me And I was Healed by holy hands
So I could be me If my words Only had the wings enough If they only had the wings enough If my words Only had the wings enough To carry you there Ayayayayayay Ayayayayayay Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Over the oceans Across the seas I traveled to a distant land They brought me to my knees And I was Healed by holy hands So I could be me And I was Healed by holy hands So I could be we And I was Healed by holy hands
So I could be me And I was Healed by holy hands
So I could be me If my words Only had the wings enough If they only had the wings enough If my words Only had the wings enough To carry you there Ayay ayay ayay Ayay ayay ayay Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa Healed in Africa...
9.
03:52
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate Our deepest fear is that we are Powerful beyond measure It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us We ask ourselves, Who am I to be? Brilliant, gorgeous and fabulous Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God Your playing small does not serve the world, no Oh, these are the words of Mandela Mandela, Mandela, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba There's nothing enlightened about people Shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you We were born to make manifest The glory of God that is within us It is not just in some of us It is in everyone Everyone Mandela, Mandela, these are his words Mandela, Mandela, Mandela, Mandela, Mandela Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela Mighty baba, Mandela As we let our light shine We unconsciously give people Permission to do the same As we are liberated from our own fear Our presence automatically liberates others It liberates others And these are the words of Mandela….

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released January 1, 1999

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