Activate

by Wookiefoot

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How can you escape Now you think your free Little fish swim around his bowl This is the only world that he knows And then someone came along and just flushed him down the toilet And somehow he ended up in the sea And he said damn man isn’t it grand your always part of a bigger plan Whenever i think it’s two there’s always three Cause if you think your free Then you can’t escape Little fish swimming in the bay He was captured by a bird of pray (lord how he prayed) But don’t you know the moment when he owned that we would die He overcame came his fear and he opened up his eyes He saw the sky and trees and mountains and the animals and plants He had a vantage of the planet which the other fishes can’t Till the bird lost his grip and he fell down to the sea And he said damn man isn’t it grand your always a part of a bigger plan That nobody in the oceans gonna believe
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Have I found Jesus? i didn’t know he was missing But i’m pretty sure he somewhere in this vicinity listening And i don’t know what happens after death or before birth But Bob was right about heaven and hell being right here on earth And if Jesus is lost we should go check outside Cause i think i saw him inside of a homeless guys eyes And if that is what he is then we should both go help him out Instead of sitting here shoving religion into eachother’s mouths Cause when it’s all said and it’s all done Can you truely love the man with his hand on the gun Cause when it’s all done and it’s all said Can you love him even with the barrel staring at your head And so it was written and so it was written On a crupmled up napkin on the floor of the kitchen This bodys only rented and this world is fundamented And so it was written and so it was written On a crupmled up napkin on the floor of the kitchen Said loves really is all you need so go plant yourself some seeds The end is near but the beginning is nearer So grab the people that you love cuz they will be your clearest mirror And see the shadow moving in the corner of your eye And catch those shadows moving in the corner of your eye Cause a hundred year from now all the people will be new So there’s really only one important thing for us to do And it’s not from the thoughts of the things that you can’t But the echo from the tiny little seed that you plant Cause when it’s all said and it’s all done Can you truely love the man with his hand on the gun Cause when it’s all done and it’s all said Can you love him even with the barrel staring at your head And so it was written and so it was written On a crupmled up napkin on the floor of the kitchen This bodys only rented and this world is fundamented And so it was written and so it was written On a crupmled up napkin on the floor of the kitchen Said loves really is all you need so go plant yourself some seeds
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Sittin on the beach in Sante Teresa with my old friend St. Peter He reached out his hand and peeled back the night sky He pulled it aside like a black velvet curtain That was studed with tiny little diamonds He said come let’s go and take a look outside Floatin on the foam an angel appeared in the form of a waveand whispered, “We’re the wave rollin in to the shore we’re alive But when it crashes there’s an under tow that’s just as strong as the current And your journey continues with the ebbin tide” Jojo stokes the fire with the flute in his hand I picked up my scattered thoughts i had strewn about the sand And Mesqolito had desended in the spirit of a dog And led me off into the jungle fading in the fog was coming from the breath of serpant all around unseen but clearly heard I spin and fall and laugh and cry i hung on every word He said “i’m the left hand of god and i’m much harder to understand While the right hand will coddle you like a child i will push you to be a man And all of the troubles in the world will fall upon my name But if you drown in that mighty ocean the ocean’s not to blame” [the leviathan is coming] Sittin on the beach in Sante Teresa with my old friend St. Peter He reached out his hand and peeled back the night sky He pulled it aside like a black velvet curtain That was studed with tiny little diamonds He said come let’s go and take a look outside
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I no longer see me in your eyes so either i’m gone or your gone Or both of us moved on out of body float on ceilings speaking nothing, sparing feelings staring faces, dead in the eye Killing time before we die My foot hits the pavement and the concrete don’t give Not like the soft grass where i used to live Go down to the corner store to buy a bottled water Cause the shit from my tap’s like it came from the gutter Throw my hoodie cause it’s gloomy and cloudy Put on my headphones and zone out to Rumi The man behind the counter man i think he’s a saudi Or some kind of suni he just looks right through me Homeless man got enough change for a forty Look at the clock and it’s only 4:30 Avoiding my eye an old lady walks on by (or) [A void in my eye an old lady walks on by] She thinks all dreadys are shady and dirty I go to get a sandwich from the girl at the deli She reads a book written by Machiavelli She won’t even chance a glance Lord it makes me want to cry why everybody heres looking dead in the eyes My foot hits the pavement but my toes they can’t feel How long have i been asleep at the wheel Lord it into a mirror i don’t know what to do Cause i can see my eyes are dying too Oh no one even flinches at the jarring sound of screaming sirens a mothers buying cigerettes can’t even hear her child crying Lady pay attention it’s your own flesh and blood What will it take to make you wake up other than a Flood Feeling suffocated all the sounds start to drone Alone around this crowd i’d rather hide inside my home So in a rush to go to somewhere else I lost my focus and now i’m steppin over a homeless man I didn’t even notice My foot hits the pavement but my toes they can’t feel How long have i been asleep at the wheel Lord look into a mirror i don’t know what to do Cause i can see my eyes are dying too
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[PSCHOPHARMACOLOGISTCANEXPIDITEYOURDOSES] Look we know exactly where you are Can’t get the lid up off the jar Not feeling even what this world is offering Cause suffering is life and all life is suffering But all the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Can forever be avoided with some brain contortion so come follow me come let me help you up Not just half full but really fillin up your cup - You Have to Laugh – Out Loud – and Plead Insanity To this alien nation [alienation] and inhumanity Three little birds sittin on my line So i put them in a cage and they sing all the time If you super sad and fragile and accept your own prognosis Your pychopharmocoligist can expedite your doses If you want to understand how we say this elated It’s cause were medicated It’s all Good Super sad and fragile and accept your own prognosis Your pychopharmocoligist can expedite your doses Please tell me more cause i’ve been depressed And losing luminescense through self opression And i guess i only have one question left And what exactly is this pill? Well, it’s not just a pill it’s a thought that’s consisting of all things being perfect and bad not existing cause everything negative and dark are lies And it all goes away if you just close your eyes But how do you grow if everythings perfection ? Just throw away your mirror and you have no reflection But without hate how can love be known ? Just grab anyone’s hand and you won’t feel alone But what about injustice and oppression and cancer ? We don’t ask those questions we don’t like the answers But what about that soldier face down in the mud ? With rose colored glasses you can’t see the blood If you super sad and fragile and accept your own prognosis Your pychopharmocoligist can expedite your doses
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All dressed in black blockin traffic causing panic and the protesters marching on energies manic and fanatical radicals resisting the mechanical poisoning of our childrens minds to generate more capital understand and overthrow, pull them in the under tow, let them know they can’t cut down the underprivilaged overgrowth all dressed in black, a rock hid behind his back and he’s jonesing for the moment when the cops come attack and he pulls back his hand, and he let’s out a scream, ‘You are forcing your nightmare into my dream!!!” down by his feet, a young girl dressed in white sat there praying for peace, but he paid her no mind he said, “I will find you on the battle line, and I will fight you to the bitter end, and I know that Right is on my side, and I will hold you to the bitter end!” All dressed in body armor, stead fast inside the clamor he didn’t become a cop for the money or the glamour, but he did it to defend the Law and Order and he swore to defend a dream his father fought and died for off in foriegn wars “These ungrateful, unpatriotic Hippies are diseased!” he wouldn’t have to beat them down if they would leave in peace All dressed in body armor with his helmet and his shiled and thirstin for the moment when the crowd refuses to yield and he pulls back his club, and he let’s out a yell, “You are dragging my heaven down to your Hell!!!” down by his feet, a young girl dressed in white sat there praying for peace, but he paid her no mind he said, “I will find you on the battle line, and I will fight you to the bitter end, and I know that Right is on my side, and I will hold you to the bitter end!” …as she was trampled under foot they didn’t see her carried off in a bright white van with a blood red cross and as the two soldiers clashed niether one of them heard the last breath she whispered she got in the last word she said, “forgive them”
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This world full of suffering and violence Lord i’m losing my will to try I find when i finally find silence I just hang my head down and i cry, i cry Welcome home my son You’ve been down such a long road Come warm yourself by the fire and rest your weary bones welcome home In your anger joy and sadness you will never alone The road you walk is a circle and will always bring your home Welcome home Give what you can and take what you need These arms are wide open and here when you need I know you must go soon so go plant good seeds And be careful which of the two wolves that you feed (Give what you can and take what you need) And all of the harm that ever i done In the end it was only to me The Two Wolves An old Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A battle is raging inside me … it is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.” The old man fixed the children with a firm stare. “This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.” They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee replied: “The one you feed.”
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Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale let go your apprehension cause it’s time for the mind to join the self inside this third dimention Just gladiators battling on tv talk show drama Politician preachin drow in dualistic instant karma New milimiem light gonna shine blind all of those with a black and white mind Balance it on end and that’s the thrid side of the coin Antithesis and thesis are created by the tongue and shattered words confine like prison bars turned sideways become wrungs on ladders Many well intentioned teachers try but they have lied because I’m not speaking in metaphore becasue a coin really has three sides New milimiem light gonna shine blind all of those with a black and white mind Balance it on end and that’s the thrid side of the coin There’s Father and there’s Son but Holy Ghost he has the answer For bipolar two dimension people spreading 2-D cancer Take this coin inside your hand and now you’ll never have to doubt it No more need for fundemented warfare nothing fair about it
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Activist, pacifist, catalyst to wag a fist Throw up your peace signs show me how you manifest We all know those suffering for apathy are locked in a box So show ‘em that you have the key Action reaction no satisfaction Wheels keep spinnin but they get no traction Buddha and Shiva and the elephant with six arms All love Jesus so put away your fire arms Oh now people come together Let’s go down to the gateless gate Slow down floatin like a feather Come on superhero it’s time to activate There’s cable and satellite and many types of kryptonite Like moths around the firelight Pull the plug and save your life so stand up get up jump up and rise Everybody look at everybody right in the eyes Sit in the lotus maintain focus Self disappearin like (whh!) hocus pocus Swimmin in the deep end and leapin off the high dive Call out to all bliss junkies now’s the time
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I used to let it run saw that it was havin fun Thought that it would get tired but it only just begun Now I'm annoyed with the species as it’s jumpin branch to branch Or throw a little fieces, or do a little dance And my mind isn’t steady it’s spinning like a top Got tangents and they vanish into English or to Spanish And it never feels finished I can almost touch the Grail They monkeys in a circle and he’s swallowin his tail He’s got his buddy’s in a barrel and their arms are locked I try to get one but only get the whole lot I see the claws and the fangs and the riots on the way Lord what i wouldn’t give to get quiet for a day Devouring itself but it can’t feel the sting And the thoughts keep on turnin till i think i thought of everything Got to keep your monkey on a string Meditate to make that Primate sing! [Buddha, Buddha, Buddha!]
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You shake your fist at the waiting list And still insist this big cruel world has passed you by Sand moves fast through the hour glass and still another hour passes You still just sit there gettin high And your soul is thin cause everyday’s so long And you hide inside the thought of what went wrong Like Sisyphus will push another boulder up that hill They’ve broken your will But you thought that it was fine Thought you were still in line But your killing all your time yeah you are killing all your time Ship got hit sinkin not to be saved But everybody sat in place while the band still played Now we’re surrounded by waves and it’s up to our ears Cause it drowns your motivation, amplifies your fears They all died at twenty seven full of drugs insane So i made a conscious change to make my role models change Gandhi Dali Lama Mother T and Dr. King Doesn’t matter what religion they all say the same thing You gotta be the change you wanna see in the world I know it sounds strange cause i’m the first to complain about this world full of depression and these people in pain But it doesn’t do much to sit around and bitch If you wanna activate you gotta throw the switch They all died at twenty seven full of drugs insane So i made a conscious change to make my role models change Gandhi Dali Lama Mother T and Dr. King Doesn’t matter what religion they all say the same thing You gotta be the change you wanna see in the world
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Nobody knows how it goes in Guantanamo Terror level orange fear fall like dominoes Leap but not looking let’s jump Jeranamo Nobody knows what goes in Guantanamo Machiavelli Machiavelli then i found a quite compelling Story that the Prince is telling now becoming foul smelling Justified and over selling listen to your own gut feeling Conscious screaming now it’s yelling Good’s not dealt from dirty dealing Machiavelli Machiavelli you can call us yellow belly But from Bali to New Dehli people see what your revealing See them rising from their kneeling waking up from their unfeeling Machiavelli been dispelled by trading vengeance in for healing Nobody knows how it goes in Guantanamo Terror level orange fear fall like dominoes Leap but not looking let’s jump Jeranamo Nobody knows what goes in Guantanamo Ration the lies so international spies can rise above the law while we all close our eyes Cold war, cold sores, hide behind the closed door commit the crime that we all know that we would bomb them for
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Put those words in my mouth and i spit them right out And your ear suddenly found that you’re hearing how you sound Don’t you know that sometime soon your house is gonna fall on down And nothing that you can do can keep the walls from crumbling to the ground And is there something that i could say to push past your condemnation pick a hammer and knock away the cornerstone to your foundation Oh now here we go living in the prison of our own ego falling like the wall of Jericho really nothing short of a miracle Oh now here we go how do we escape our own ego black and white and right and wrong and what are you afraid of that you can’t let go when you think you’re disconnected all inside you’re imagination self fulfilling prophet stop it leave yourself disintegration out beyond ideas of Right and Wrong there is a field I promise that I’ll meet you there no armor and no shield
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Put those words in my mouth and i spit them right out And your ear suddenly found that you’re hearing how you sound Don’t you know that sometime soon your house is gonna fall on down And nothing that you can do can keep the walls from crumblin to the ground And is there something that i could say to push past your condemnation pick a hammer and knock away the cornerstone to your foundation Oh now here we go living in the prison of our own ego falling like the wall of Jericho really nothing short of a miracle Oh now here we go how do we escape our own ego black and white and right and wrong and what are you afraid of that you can’t let go when you think you’re disconnected all inside you’re imagination self fulfilling prophet stop it leave yourself disinigration out beyond ideas of Right and Wrong there is a field I promise that i’ll meet you there no aromor and no shield
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These obstacle illusions man i know they cause you pain But poisoning your well, lonely living life in vein Oh brother please brother please don’t make that sound Know that there is always further down The dirty little secrets and the lies you tell yourself The biggest one to swallow is your not damaging anyone else oh brother please please don’t make that sound Know that there is only further down Lying in the basement thinking there can’t be anymore You’ve landed that rock bottom but still falling through the floor And now you can not even trust the solid ground Cause you know that there is always further down If we sent you down a rope that could lift you up from harm Would you stand up be a man and take that needle out your arm And open up and feel the love that’s always around Brother please brother please just put it down
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Here’s to the grass that grows through the cracks of the pavement on the street find the weakness and defeat the concrete this is you're mother calling, who you’ve abused and uprooted chopped down, bruised, polluted, and used any way you’ve suited you know that book where that Tree gives that spoiled little kid damn near everything he needs limbs, branches, and leaves while I’m hear to decree now, that that Tree is me but now I’m only just a stump! this self fulfilling Profit Margin got no way to stop enlarging Monkeys will piss in the well where they get there drinking water from and not even notice the smell… you say you wanna save the planet but you know you’re Mother’s planned it so that She’s not the one who needs saving so good luck with all of your paving but you know that youi’ll be sorry when I’m… gone just like that little punk who cut down my trunk and carved me up and sailed away that day i admit i really wish he sunk cuz don’t forget in the end like destiny he sat his ass on what was left of me and sailed off int a strip mall sea thinking, “Now where are my children gonna play?” so here’s to the grass that’s growing throughout the cracks and claim in the name of the Mother the other side is fighting back here’s to the grass that’s pushing up high in that pace we used to call outside you say you wanna save the planet but you know you’re Mother’s planned it so that She’s not the one who needs saving so good luck with all of your paving but you know that you’ll be sorry when I’m…
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When you eventually see through the veils to how things really are you will keep saying again and again this is certainly not like we thought it was - Rumi
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released September 12, 2006

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