Shine

by Chris Berry

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1.
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
2.
04:05
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
3.
04:14
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
4.
01:34
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.
03:53
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
6.
03:46
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
7.
03:26
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
8.
04:31
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
9.
04:54
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
10.
04:22
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
11.
04:16
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
12.
03:49
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…
13.
03:08
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….
14.
04:34
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
15.
03:17
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

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