Be Fearless And Play

by Wookiefoot

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James Robinson
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James Robinson Such an amazing album with beauty and a message about the importance of community. Favorite track: Always Is.
Team Oktopus
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Team Oktopus Surprisingly upbeat music about things like the the pesticides on your salad or the destruction of the human race. Win Favorite track: Monkey See Monkey Do.
Eric Kuznacic
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Eric Kuznacic A motto to live by. Favorite track: Be Fearless And Play.
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CRGB Mark Murphy & Wookiefoot have been funkin' it for years - what a great band, with a social conscience, and healing, rejoiceful lyrics! This music just makes you feel good. Favorite track: Be Fearless And Play.
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These are no normal times my friends I can see the storm clouds gathering Try to close your eyes to the ignorance and lies But it still feels like a heavy load Greed and fear are the seeds that appear To have taken root through our garden right here These sights and sounds were draggin’ me down So I went out upon the road I went out across the ocean out to Thailand and Cambodia out to Katmandu Sri Lanka through Tibet and then down to India And up on a hill in Rishikesh I came across a holy man With shining eyes and a toothless smile He grinned and this is what he said “There’s nothing so tall we can’t climb over There’s nothing so wide we can not cross The time has come to raise your voices The light burns brightest when all hope seems lost Be Fearless and Play Even though we never seem to have it all together Still I know with us all together we could have it all Be Fearless and Play You could live for tomorrow and still live here in today When i would play when i was a child I swore that i would never forget no I will never forget no! Be Fearless and Play This is one thing that no one can ever take away
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Junk Food 03:32
To all the free range humans and organic life forms everywhere Hold your forks up with solidarity Remember you vote with your wallet Your dollar bills your ballets Alone it’s just a whisper But together you can’t stop it OMG it’s the GMO’s From the labs and tubes where the fast foods grow If you are what you eat then i’m a UFO Hope to god that my body still can decompose Cause i’m biodegradable and your biodegradable gotta stay biodegradable And you’ll find that the mind is highly persuadable Doesn’t matter if you came through the canal or your cesarean If your an omnivore or maybe more a vegetarian You choose to eat an animal a vegetable a mineral Eat what you are it’s never been more literal Come chemical come dumbin’ down the food chain Come dumb us down whose super power seed grain Come Monsanto come with your new campaign All the politicians sing along with the refrain No more junk in my food We want it slow not fast like they grew in the past With green dream coming growing up in the youth Please no more junk in my food You say something here but i can’t understand Then McDonalds got a farm GM GM GMO And on that farm he had a chicken and a cow But they do now you really don’t wanna know Why must we label it organic When that’s the way we’ve been growing it for ten thousand years I think the farm factory should label honestly To admit what they add genetically and chemically Is there a bioengineer in the house Is there a bioengineer i need some help with this label How do you say this calcium polyphosphate Is this nutritional claim a fairytale or a fable Come chemical come dumbin’ down the food chain Come dumb us down whose super power seed grain Come Monsanto come with your new campaign All the politicians sing along with the refrain No more junk in my food
3.
Monkey see monkey do monkey i see you I come and visit you in prison in this messed up zoo I wanna open up the cage but afraid of what’s it gonna do I really don’t think here on the outside’s very good for you And maybe hear no evil see no evil maybe evil too But i need to smile for awhile with the denial of a fool Cause if i see it all i’ll go crazy lock me up in a padded room I don’t know maybe let me in your cage and live inside with you You can’t do nothing But there’s nothing you can do I said you can’t do nothing But there’s nothing you can do This lesson of acceptance is what i’m going through You can’t do nothing But there’s nothing you can do (Peewee Dread)
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Damn i see a crack in the dam Like a smack to the man With his head in the sand And his back to the facts And his ass in his hand I said damn I see a lack in this plan And i don’t understand what to do lord There’s a crack in this dam And when the dam breaks the water will fall Down will come all of what’s built up behind that wall It’s been ringing and it’s ringing And we still missed that call Now we miss the ringing Bring a flood to us all To the dam it seems that happens all of a sudden But it really wasn’t doesn’t ever happen that way Years of pressure and decay Now is a critical moment Do you blame or do you own it So now what you gonna do when the pressure drops on you Can you feel the pressure build behind the wall It’s coming for us all Dam there’s a crack in the dam Like a smack to the man With his head in the sand And his back to the fact And his ass in his hand I said damn There’s a lack in this plan And i don’t understand what to do lord Help me make it through Or show me how to know just to how to make it up to you And give me one more chance to try to put a patch on the dam
5.
Original Sin 03:01
Show me that sin that’s original Eating from that tree and mankind will fall Kicked out from that garden he built a wall Where does it come from Where does it come Come cherubim with your flaming sword You see i’m not afraid i still march towards ya Have no blame i know your under orders What do you say that you guard it for? Red apple, blue pill, Knowledge gained, blood spilled In the name of the Father he’s bothered by free will Doing time for that crime think my answers cheated you But if i had that choice i would have eaten it too (Peewee Dread) Why did you kick us out of the garden Why did you kick us from the garden I just want to come back home
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Always Is 02:52
Up on a cliff i saw a tree grow out of a solid rock I follow the root back down and found how it had begun Somewhere a seed had some how slipped inside a secret crack And now the branches has reached up proudly for the sun so come on everybody put your hands in the sky And let out your mind and stretch out your spine Reach up like a tree with your limbs up high And bring in the light to your third eye sight bring in the light to your third eye Cause everything always is, always was, always will be alright Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean that it’s easy Down in Cambodia i met a man who for most of his life Fought in the war for one side or the other But just hear his laughter and you’ll know this soldier never sold his soul Although the senselessness had stole away his father and his brother Up on a cliff i saw a tree grow out of a solid rock The roots were clinging for life Saving it from certain doom But the tree had a limb That held a branch And the branch that held a twig And on that twig a beautiful flower bloomed
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Two men come and disagree to agree Both one to the other saying what should be Each climbing higher up self righteous towers And catapulting “shoulds” back and forth just empowers them Don’t get me wrong i’m the king of it Just a little bit hippy hypocrite winging it Sometimes thinking that i’m knowing everything of it And putting my should inside a song and singing it Should as it should maybe sounds absurd But should could be heard almost every other word When you should on your friends it’s bad for the health But you got to be careful not to should on yourself These Towers of Babel all inevitably fall With cracks in the walls and the building implodes From the wreckage and rubble we rebuild another bubble Cause that’s the way the monkey mind goes With a “should do this!” and a “should do that!” Everybody’s just trying to do good But how many shoulds would a good man say If he could stop would he stop shoulds Oh my friend for the wounds to mend There’s only one thing we should do Don’t you should on me and i won’t drop my shoulds on you Frequencies unfold in our numskulls Like a spark in a dark cave Where the light and sound waves Pave a way to mental higher ground All the little thoughts we collect Turned them into bricks with our intellect Build a tower in your hypothalamus and cortex Our own fortress in our cerebellum We can carry our convictions to the roof and yell ‘em At the top of our lungs standing on the top rung
8.
Blue Sky 03:06
The mind is a bright blue sky Clouds are thoughts and feelings floating by You have them but you are not them Whatever you do don’t let them have you
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At Last 03:28
Why do you throw stones at your own heart It makes us sad to see you this way These ideas that you still cling on to Don’t belong to you Throw them away But our minds play tricks on us all Waiting for anything to catch your fall Sit a moment in silence There you can recall That the tide will rise And the tide will fall And the things that push on you You can’t see them all And the moon will rise And the night will fall And the things that pull on you You can’t leave them all So put your best foot forward And let’s get out of here fast Cause your bones are healed So rip off that cast And let the past be the past at last You’re thinking what are you gonna be doing when the pain comes back But it’s just a shell that surrounds you understanding just got cracked Like a fruit will split, a seed will drop now will grow another crop Don’t ever let it stop drop or roll you off the top Now you can see the season coming and going ebb and flowing And you know when it’s snowing that the seed will soon be growing Winter into spring and summer into fall Got to love them all And you will rise And you will fall And the things that come at you You can’t fight them all So don’t fight at all
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All Together 03:53
Just because we think of treasure not in terms of gold and silver Doesn’t mean that we don’t have our wealth Some say we have lost it But know in a world gone mad Sanity is no real sign of health So drop your bags and drop your fears Lift your voice and voice your cheers Hoist your mug and give some hugs Shout your mantra sing your prayer Look around we’re all right here It just proves we’re not all there We may not have it all together But together we can have it all (Hi di-diddly-i dum diddly-iddle-idle-dum hi dum di diddly-i day) (Peewee Dread) The purpose of this life is to live a life with purpose So don’t get trapped inside your safety net So fill you well and light your flame But go on seeking service Life with out a cause is life with out effect
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Home Free 02:49
In every tribe only a few would wonder What’s beyond that hill Who will go, fewer still you know And you’ll find in every shape and every kind The reasons why now’s just not the time to go But i say go and let your sail unfurl Go talk to strangers and see this beautiful world Home free that’s where i long to be With a pack upon my back An open road in front on me And mister when you look No don’t look down on me I’m not homeless no, i’m home free Years ago when i was sailing down the coast I met a man who had a boat in his back yard He worked on it for years, but it had never seen the water And now his life was ending and this just broke his heart He said now go and let your sails unfurl I say go talk to stranger and see this beautiful world Home free that’s where i long to be (Kite) surfing on a beach In some beautiful country Mister when you look Oh no don’t look down on me I’m not homeless, i’m home free
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The Thing 02:52
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Shade 04:04
Why not make a change in your life It’s not that hard to become who you are Why not make a change in your life It’s not that hard to become who you are He was afraid of his shadow run from his shadow Shaking roll and rattle always picked the wrong battles Never won, never once thought that he should slow down So he ran and he ran and he ran till he can’t stand Damn need a plan look down upon the ground But there it was, his shadow was there So he ran till he died Silly man If you just sit under a tree in the shade Watch your shadow slowly fade away Sit in silence soaking up some shade See your shadow slowly fade away To the man with the hammer Every problem is a nail And it really never fails Always builds is own jail With a cell, with himself Where he hides from the world And he slams and he slams and he slams With his hammer and still no plan Look down around his cell But there he was, his shadow was there So he hid till he died Silly man
14.
When the day is long but something feels wrong And i just can’t seem to put my finger on it Same old cloud still follow me around Try to listen to my own advice But still falling down trying Tears of a clown still crying Outside fine but inside dying Soundly she puts her arms around me Pulls my head against her chest And says please my love please rest your mind This life is but a dream Know you’re not alone because i know what you mean Look at you there’s no surprise Don’t like when it’s sets but loves when it rises Look at me always waking up late So it seems sunsets are strictly my fate And look at you with the love in your eyes And waiting for what’s coming over the horizon Look at me got stuck up a tree of knowledge of good and evil never helped me
15.
Rumi 00:49
we don’t listen to stories full of frustrated anger we feed on laughter and a tenderness we hear around us when we’re together - Rumi (We point to the new moon)
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Extra 02:02
When i would play when i was a child I swore that i would never forget no I will never forget no! “There’s nothing so tall we can’t climb over There’s nothing so wide we can not cross The time has come to raise your voices The light burns brightest when all hope seems lost Be Fearless and Play Even though we never seem to have it all together Still I know with us all together we could have it all Be Fearless and Play You could live for tomorrow and still live here in today Be Fearless and Play It’s one thing that no one can ever take away

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released September 12, 2009

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