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by Chris Berry

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released January 1, 2002

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Track Name: Are You Ready
Music is the medicine
World is the patient
We are the doctors
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?

Borders can't hold us
Boundaries won't keep us back
Our strength is in our unity
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?

Some say seeing is believing
I say believing is seeing
Believe and you will see
As you believe, so shall it be

If I believe it
I'm gonna achieve it
If I believe it
I will achieve it
If I believe it
We can achieve it
If we believe it
(scatting)

Those who said we were waiting for stones to bloom
Spoke too soon
For the bringers of the dawn have come
Many follow but you couldn't fool some
Now we're playing the unity drum
One vibe, one tribe
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
Are you ready for this?
(horn section!)

Find it!
It's inside of you

All your political schemes
and your economic dreams
but none of them seem to be about the people
Think about the people
You never think about the people
Because its the people
That run this country
its the people
its the people
Watch out for the people
You know its the people

Music is the medicine
The world is the patient
We are the doctors
Are you ready for this?

Putting money before the hearts
When will your compassion start
When will you think
Think about the people
Think about the people
Think about the people
Got to think about the people
Think about the people
Think about the people
Track Name: Break Free
No where to hide
No where to run
Here they come

Here come those clouds again
And I begin to spin out of control
If I wanna get out of this hole
I better stop digging

No where to hide
No where to run
Here they come

From behind me now
no, no, no

No where to hide
No where to run
Here they come

There goes my mind again
And I being to spin out of control
If I wanna get out of this hole
I better stop digging

I gotta change the way I’ve been living
Respect the gifts I’ve been given
Cause it’s a blessing to be living

I gotta get out, Break free
From these thoughts of negativity
I gotta get out, Break free
From these things that defeat me
I gotta get out, Break free
But these phantoms keep on haunting me
I gotta get out, Break free

Oh no, here they come

No where to hide
No where to run
Here they come

Here come those clouds again
And I begin to spin, I’m out of control
If I wanna get out of this hole
I better stop digging

No where to hide
No where to run
Here they come

There goes my mind again
And I being to spin, I’m out of control
If I wanna get out of this hole
I better stop digging

I gotta change the way I’ve been living
Respect the gifts I’ve been given
Cause it’s a blessing to be living

I gotta get out, Break free
From these thoughts that defeat me
I gotta get out, Break free
From this cage that I’ve put on me
I gotta get out, Break free

Sabotage, sabotage, self sabotage
I ran past the water, chasing a mirage
But I shall not take another step
Bearing this burden of self doubt

No more self deceiving, unbelieving
Playing the game of blame
When I got it all
All the answers and the power
Now is the hour
And here I come, here we go
I gotta get out and break free
I gotta get out and break free
I gotta get out and break free
I gotta get out
break free
Track Name: Falling
Tried running from myself
But everywhere I went
There I was
Blame used to be my game
But now I see that I was my only enemy

As I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
Said I'm falling, falling again
How many times
By the same fire must I burn?
'Cause I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
When will I learn?
'Cause I'm falling, falling again

Looks like the Devil's placing his bets
On my life again
This battle's my own
I've got to fight it all alone, my friend
Like the waves from a tireless ocean
These phantoms come against me
It's only now that I see
I created this reality

And now I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
Said I'm falling, falling again
How many times
By the same fire must I burn?
'Cause I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
When will I learn?
'Cause I'm falling, falling again

Self doubt overcomes me like rain on dead leaves once again
Oh, God I'm down like I've never been
It was from free choice my voice spoke the sin
Gotta right my wrong and sing a new song

'Cause I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
Said I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
Said I'm falling, falling again
How many times
By the same fire must I burn?
'Cause I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
When will I learn?
When will I learn?
Falling, falling again
When will I learn?
Why must I burn?
When will I learn?
Why must I burn?
'Cause I'm falling, falling again
Track Name: K.D.W.
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
Track Name: Why Do We
If anger and violence are one
How can violence end what anger’s begun?
For far too long have we sung the same song
You can’t right a wrong with another wrong

Why do we kill people
Who kill people
To show people
That killing people is wrong?

If it’s wrong, then it’s wrong

Why do we kill people
Who kill people
To show people
That killing people is wrong?

You can’t right a wrong with another wrong

Decided by the throne
Cries unheard by hearts of stone

Freedom isn’t somethin’ you can force one to own
As these times have shown
Hopelessness begets frustration and fear,
Fear to hate, hate to rage
Don’t even turn the page, we know how the story goes

Why do we kill people
Who kill people
To show people
That killing people is wrong?

If it’s wrong, then it’s wrong

Why do we kill people
Who kill people
To show people
That killing people is wrong?

We kill people who kill people to show people that killing people is wrong

Why do we?...
Why?...

To decide death as another man’s fate
Is to forget
Only compassion can quench
This fire of hate

Oh, what state of mind
Demands and eye for an eye
And leaves a whole world blind

Why do we kill people
Who kill people
To show people
That killing people is wrong?

Why do we kill people
Who kill people
To show people
That killing people is wrong?

It’s wrong, the world, my friends, that we sing this song
Track Name: Honestly
I used to believe that a lie that made peace
Was better than a thousand truths that made war
But I don't know
If I believe that anymore

Cause I lied for the sake of peace
And now between us there's a war
And I see that
I hurt you so bad

I don't wanna live like this anymore
I wanna walk through a new door
Livin like this has hurt me so bad

I used to believe that a lie that made peace
Was better than a thousand truths that made war
But I don't know
If I believe that anymore

Honestly, honestly
I truly love you
Unconditionally, unconditionally
I lay my love before you

I don't wanna live like this anymore
I wanna walk through a new door
I don't wanna hurt you anymore
I don't wanna be who I was before

I lied for the sake of peace
And now all around me is a war
And I don't want to do that again

'Cause I used to believe that a lie that made peace
Was better than a thousand truths that made war
But I don't know
If I believe that anymore

Honestly, honestly
I truly love you
Unconditionally, unconditionally
I lay my love before you
Honestly, honestly
I truly love you

I used to believe that a lie that made peace
Was better than a thousand truths that made war
But I don't know
If I believe that anymore
I don't know
If I believe that anymore
Track Name: Shine
I found love on a mountain
And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets
Love like a fountain
And I wanna give it to the people that I meet

Love on a mountain
And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets
Love lik

Wanna trade in my fear
For some light
Wanna lead you to cool waters
When you wanna fight
I wanna show that peace and humility
Shall overcome might

love on a mountain
And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets
Love like a fountain
And I wanna give it to the people that I meet

I'm tryin to sing a song to the world
But nobody knows my name
No, no, no, no, no
Nobody knows my name

Too much is given
Much is required
I know things in our lives
may be so undesired
but the universe will never give you something
that you cannot overcome
every single one of us were born to get our job done

so shine, shine, shine
shine, shine, shine
shine, shine, shine

I found love on a mountain
And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets
Love like a fountain
And I wanna give it to the people that I meet

love on a mountain
And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets
Love like a fountain
And I wanna give it to the people that I meet

Wanna be the candle in the darkness
Shedding light
I wanna be the wind under you wings
That gives you flight
I wanna show that peace and humility
shall overcome might


love on a mountain
And I'm tryin' to bring it down to these streets
Love like a fountain
And I wanna give it to the people that I meet

I'm tryin to sing a song to the world
But nobody knows my name
No, no, no, no, no
Nobody knows my name

shine, shine, shine
shine, shine, shine
shine, shine, shine

shine, shine, shine
shine, shine, shine
shine, shine, shine

shine, shine, shine
shine, shine, shine (it's our time to shine)
shine, shine, shine (come on people and shine)

Shine in the morning time
Shine in the afternoon
Shine in the night time too

shine, shine, shine
shine, shine, shine
shine, shine, shine
Track Name: Axe Forgets
Axe forgets
What fallen tree cannot

You were silent as a shadow
How could you do what you do and think that I wouldn’t know?
I knew what you were tryin’ to do
See what you’re doin to me
Front jumps out back sneak around and attack short cut under hand
Caught you in a good place
You fail to understand, my friend, you just can’t win

Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot
Cut me once before
Scar I still have got
Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot
By your deceit, a lesson I’ve been taught
You’re a snake in the grass, snake in the grass
Stand back and I watch you pass,
You’re a snake in the grass

Silent as a shadow
Now that you taste your own poison, you should know
Throw stones at the heads of others, and hit your own
Seek out for yourself and now you’re left with a bone
When will you understand, my friend, those ways won’t win

Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot
Cut me once before
Scar I still have got
Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot
By your deceit, a lesson I’ve been taught
You’re a snake in the grass, snake in the grass
Stand back and I watch you pass,
You’re a snake in the grass

What was hidden in the shadows
Must come into the light
Though the truth is patient
It always comes into sight

Cause the axe forgets what fallen tree cannot
Cut me once before
Scar I still have got
Axe forgets what fallen tree cannot
By your deceit, a lesson I’ve been taught
You’re a snake in the grass, snake in the grass
Stand back and I watch you pass,
Snake in the grass

snake in the grass, snake in the grass
Stand back and I watch you pass,
Snake in the grass
Track Name: Panjea
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
Track Name: Proud Line
All these hardships that I face
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 were bind to keep me
'Cause from the right path
They don't want me to find
But I won't be misled by any false sign, no

I gotta walk a proud line, my friend
I gotta walk a proud line
Don't you know, don't you know?
I gotta walk a proud line, my friend
I gotta walk a proud line
(scatting)

As we walk along this road of years
You replace my hopes with fears
Your seconds seem to be the streams
Which carry away my dreams
Time, must you be my enemy?
Well, my pain is a seed of knowledge
I must sow
With blood and sweat
Into wisdom it will grow
Ghosts of insecurity
You've bent me enough
Now let me be
You can't keep me down
Cause through my struggles
I only gain
The strength and wisdom to see me through
Your storms of lighting, thunder and rain

Gotta walk a proud line, my friend
I gotta walk a proud line
Gotta walk a proud line, my friend
I gotta walk a proud line
(scatting)

(portuguese rapping)

As we walk along this road of years
You replace my hopes with fears
Your seconds are the streams
Which take away my dreams, oh
Time why must you be my enemy?

(portuguese rapping)

Gotta walk a proud line, my friend
Oh, gotta walk a proud line
Don't listen to what they say
Gotta walk a proud line, my friend
No, gotta walk a proud line
Gotta walk a proud line, my friend
You gotta walk a proud line

Proud line, my friends
Track Name: Every Day
Temptation was the door to my downfall
And she was the most beautiful key
I swore I'd never bow to a King or a Queen
But she brings me to my knees
When she says,
Savor my juices
Swim in my seas
Savor my juices
Swim in my seas
And now with just one sip
I'm lost in passion's grip
A captive on her ship
Upon a one way trip
Across the sea of ecstasy
I'm bound for the land of infidelity
Cause I'm on fire
With this desire
Turning and turning
Can't you see I'm burning?

But every day is a new day
I get another chance
Every day
Is a new day
Give me one more chance to dance with you
Will my wicked ways tell you I'm through, yeah

Cause every day is a new day
I get another chance to change my ways
Cause every day is a new day
I get another chance to change my ways
Cause every day is a new day
I get another chance to change my ways
Every day is a new day
I get another chance to change my ways

I know I said you'd be the only one
But I fell and got down with another woman
When she said,
Savor my juices
Swim in my seas
Savor my juices
Swim in my seas
Lost one victory
And now these tears are all I have left to pay
For all the love that you've given
I understand if you got to go
Cause I know this is a bad life that I've been livin


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
Cause I'm on fire
With this desire
Turning and turning

Well every day is a new day
I get another chance to change my ways
Every day is a new day
I get another chance to change my ways
Every day is new day
I get another chance to change my ways
Every day is a new day
I get another chance to change my ways
Every day is a new day
I get another chance to change my ways
Track Name: Lone World
Why do I feel so alone
In a world full of people
So many faces
But not so many hearts
Looking ahead of you
Who do you see?
Is it, oh, is it anybody?
You reach for your brother's hand
But does he understand?
Lala…

You say you love me
But do you really know me?
You reach out to touch me
But will you really feel me?
You're looking into my eyes
But do you see who I am
Who I am
Who I am
Do you see who I am?
Lala…

Sailing across the sea
They call life
The waters are rough
And they are full of sky
You, you captainage
You're your only crew
Oh my God, oh my God
What will you do?
Will you make it through?
Lala…

Will you make it through?
Will you make it through?
What will you do?
Will you make it through?
Will you make it through?
It's only you
Will you make it through?
Will you make it through?
What will you do?
Lala…
Track Name: Mandela
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….
Track Name: 911
911 Emergency
What a catastrophe
911
911 Emergency
Check this reality
911

Yeah we
Build the fortress walls higher
But it doesn’t put out the fire
These flames only grow higher
Burning, burning
Burning in the hearts of men
That’s where this all began

Fire burn, it won’t go away
Fire burn, it burned through the day
Fire burn, In the hearts of me
Fire burn, where it all began

911 Emergency
What a catastrophe
911
We repeating history
911 Emergency
Check this reality
911

I was lonely yesterday
But not as lonely as today
Every day she’s away
I don’t see the sun I only see pain
When I wake up in the morning I get down on my knees and pray
That someday, someday she’ll come back to me, my country
Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday
Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday

911 Emergency
What a catastrophe
911
911 Emergency
Check this reality
911

Yeah we
Build the fortress walls higher
But it doesn’t put out the fire
These flames only grow higher
Burning, burning
Burning in the hearts of men
That’s where this all began

Fire burn, it won’t go away
Fire burn, it burned through the day
Fire burn, In the hearts of me
Fire burn, where it all began

911 Emergency
What a catastrophe
911
911 Emergency
Check this reality
911

911 Emergency
What a catastrophe
911
We repeating history
911 Emergency
Check this reality
911

Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday
Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday
Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday
Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday
Someday, someday, someday, someday, someday
Someday, someday
Track Name: A.T.I.O.
Catastrophe
Environmental emergency
Check out the new
Reality
Humans at Earth's mercy

We are the ancestors
Of the future
We are the ancestors
Of the future
This is our brand new
Ancient music
This is our brand new
Ancient music
We're not the message
But the messengers
Messengers
We're not the message
But the messengers
Messengers

Singing a message to humanity
Praying that soon we will see
The all that is one
The one that is all
Before we take the final fall
From Eden
Taking the final fall
From Eden
Before we take the fall
From Eden

We are the ancestors
Of the future
We are the ancestors
Of the future
This is our brand new
Ancient music
This is our brand new
Ancient music
We're not the message
But the messengers
Messengers
We're not the message
But the messengers
Messengers
Messengers
Messengers
Messengers
Messengers