Nahko And Medicine For The People Simplicity

Simplicity

Simplicity (yeah)

Simplicity

Definitely becomin’ me, becomin’ me

Less dependent living

I don’t need should, could, would to do that

Cause my will is my way

And it definitely involves time travel through space and capes

And duct tape and a new name on an old face

A place I can escape all the noise

All the noise

Synchronicities

Synchronicities

Synchronicities

The sequence of events that fit together perfectly

Spirituality, lyrically making up my life

The ever present union around the peace pipe

And my grandfather’s life was a primitive life

Living in the mountain with his bow and his knife

But he connected to the brethren, enlightened beings

Envisioned a time without these things

Just our hands

Just our hands

Astrological

Astrological

Astrological

Same person, different body, it’s a miracle

Spirituality, lyrically making up my life

The ever present union around the peace pipe

And my grandmother’s life was a primitive life

Weaving the baskets and drying her hides

And she cries at night

Yeah, she cries at night

For the native way of life, for her people’s pride

For her people’s pride

Mercury in retrograde, retrograde

Man lost in outer space without a trace of his mind

Mercury in retrograde, retrograde

Man lost in outer space without a trace of his mind

Won’t ya come on down? (ah uh oh ah oh ow ow ow)

Won’t you come on down?

I see stars and flames and consolation names

I see myself riding through across an open plain

I see stars and flames and constellation names

I see myself riding through across an open plain

(ah uh oh ah oh ow ow ow)

Won’t ya come on down? (ah uh oh ah oh ow ow ow)

Won’t ya come on down? (ah uh oh ah oh ow ow ow)

Nahko And Medicine For The People Pueo

There will come a day

There will come a day

There will come a day

There will come a day

When the sun don’t shine

And the moon don’t rise in its cycle

There will come a day

There will come a day

There will come a day

There will come a day

When the stars fall from heaven

All except seven

I’m seated on my horse with my face towards Taurus

And I’m tremblin’

I got a spirit in my house

He’s been talking to me

I got a spirit in my house

He’s been working through me

He’s got me talking in my sleep

He’s got me waking in my dreams

And I’m tremblin’

I’ve got my scroll and my feather

Gonna write it all down

Got my scroll and my feather

Gonna write it all down

Gonna write down what I remember

And not tremblin’

If we’re all one then way are we all divided

If we’re all one then way are we all divided

There will come a day

There will come a day

There will come a day

There will come a day

When the waves don’t break

And the earth doesn’t shake

And I’m waking to the quaking

Of an earth speaking

Waking to the quaking

Of an earth speaking

She says “There will come a day”

There will come a day

There will come a day

There will come a day

When the stars fall from heaven

All except seven

I’m seated on my horse with my face towards Taurus

And I’m tremblin’

I saw a white buffalo

Coming down off the hills

I saw an old white owl

Flying out from the fields

He was coming for me

He was delivering a message

He said “There is a wolf in you”

And then the earth began to move

I heard trumpets blaring

And a voice was saying

“You better start preparing

Start repairing”

And I’m tremblin’

I keep my bow to my back

And my back to the dark

I keep a close eye out for the flash of the spark

But all I see is one star

It is a map, it is a mark

And I’m tremblin’

If we’re all one then way are we all divided

If we’re all one then way are we all divided

If we’re all one then way are we all divided

Wakan Tanka when we be united

If I must go, then I will go riding

Bareback into a storm of dark gray lightning

If I must go then I will go riding

Bareback into a storm of dark gray lightning

If we’re all one then way are we all divided

If we’re all one then way are we all divided

If we’re all one then way are we all divided

Wakan Tanka when we be united

Nahko And Medicine For The People San Quentin

Windy coastal California

Cradle me City of Angels

I know, I know it won’t come easily

Return to the source of light indefinitely

Call a cab, 6 a.m

Do it just before I’m driving

Hold up, seat check, am I crazy

Greet him and release him from mental slavery

Walked the yellow line, penitentiary

Feeling off-shore wind come wink at me

Weeping like a waterfalls

To the call of the ocean

Grandfather, please bring me your medicine

I’ve come a long way to tell you this story

There’s no turning back now

Angels come when you least expect ’em

I’ve seen some crazy dreams manifested

He said an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

A life for a life, I give mine to you

He said an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

A life for a life, I give mine to you

Hum-numbaway, away

Hum-numbaway, away

Way way way way way

I’ve washed away

Hum-numbaway, away

Hum-numbaway, away

Way way way way way

I’ve washed away

Sunrise flower San Francisco

Have you ever met an angel?

I know, I know only the half of it

One side of the story, now I cannot forget

Here we go, another chapter, one step closer

Needed some closure, cross a couple borders

Got into the mind of a tortured warrior

I’m not responsible for a dark east past

On a journey from the head to heart

Do you think you can last?

Well, maybe these are growing pains for such eloquence

Grandmother came and brought the evidence

I’ve come a long way to tell you this story

There’s no turning back now

Angels come when you least expect them

I’ve seen some crazy dreams manifested

He said an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

A life for a life, I give mine to you

He said an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

A life for a life, I give mine to you

A life for a life, I give mine to you

I may be a stranger, but I come as a brother

We are not so different from one another

The man that you become and the child you are

Your anger is a strength, but it only goes so far

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

A life for a life, I give mine to you

He said an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

A life for a life, I give mine to you

A life for a life, I give mine to you

Nahko And Medicine For The People Budding Trees

In the moon of the budding trees

I was gifted new eyes to see

All of the shifting shape and ways you can be

Wake the dreams into realities

Wake the dreams into realities

Sunset diamonds trickle down our cheeks

The language of no words is how we speak

Pacha Mama spinning firelight

And a Little Bear singing by the fireside

Out of this city with the wind on our neck

That’s us whistling upon your neck

Moonlit diamonds sparkle into my mouth

Feels like hunger and it tastes like salt

Feels like hunger and it tastes like salt

So, tap me out and tap me into you

Heal my brain and my body too

Balance my chemistry hydrate these cells

Cuz the body talks and the meditation helps

The body talks and meditation helps

The body talks and meditation helps

A little bit of cinnamon pours as we snoot

All up on my shit in the morning commute

Coastal quiver on a quest through the dunes

Sandy toes and bottomless curves of the moon

Heavy lifting for Pele’s children

Hand of the goddess soaking cliffs keep building

Plate is full but appetite has dwindled

I feel a little sick so I keep the fire kindled

You the pillar steadfast light of bravery

And I the dimly burning candle still shaking

Riddled fear quiver my bones so easy!

Well, you’re the guru now so visualize healing

Yeah, you’re the guru now so visualize leaving

Let her go for she can no longer feed you

And many children need that mana creature

Just barely missed you I was finally ready!

But you are a long gone too much heavy history

Yeah you are a long gone too much heavy history

Let go of blame that shit will never serve me!

Bless other men investigate your mystery

So, tap me out and tap me into you

Heal my brain and my body too

Balance my chemistry hydrate these cells

Cuz the body talks and the meditation helps

The body talks and meditation helps

The body talks and meditation helps

Little spider weaves a wispy web

And stumbling through the woods it catches to my head

She crawls behind my ear and whispers secrets

Dragonfly wiz by and sings now teach it

Yeah, dragonfly wiz by and sings now teach it

Form on the trail I watch you head up mauka

I turn makai and whisper, “thank you sister”

Edge of the west where water touches land

You are the east with folded maps in hand

Time to increase my frequency!

Hands of light and bodies talking

Gimme some of that wild fox medicine!

But, keep me here in this wild present tense

Fully supported on new lovers chest

Dawning adventures sparkle get some rest!

Dawning adventures sparkle get some rest!

So, tap me out and tap me into you

Heal my brain and my body too

Balance my chemistry hydrate these cells

Cuz the body talks and the meditation helps

The body talks and meditation helps

The body talks and meditation helps

Nahko And Medicine For The People On The Verge

I’m feeling anxious, ancient, and ageless

Keynotes, key tones, key words, and phrases

Feel the hatred deepen in my youth

I feel the countered energy the way that it’s used

Yes the matrix keeps me naked and nameless

Joy in the darkest of forms

Sky full of lightning, deserts full of storms

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

I want everything and nothing at all

I refuse to be vulnerable

Spiritually coming of age

Care less if I die tomorrow today

Got brother hawk marking my strides

Bodies of birds and astrological signs

Waves making the patterns in clouds

The medicine is the music and the music is right right now

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

And this universe is our universe

And my definition’s always changing

It’s passing, what are we chasing?

Hey-ea-ea-ea-eah

I got a dream much bigger than me

We’ve all got a role in our community

No slave to no dollar bill

And no master could break my will

And no god could ever move me to kill

Nobody unless it was for a meal

Cause I’m hungry and I’m ready to fight

I’ve got young blood stress and I’m ready to survive tonight

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

Try to connect all the dots in the sky

Try to connect to the meaning underneath your eyes

We are machines and we colonialize

We are beneath and we are bound to rise tonight

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

And I feel like a feather swooping down on my prey

Well I could be a monster but I feel like I’m changing every day

It’s passing, what are we chasing

Hey-ea-ea-ea-eah

I remember

I remember

I remember

I forgive give give give give

I remember

I remember

I forgive give give give give

I remember

I remember

I forgive give give give give

I remember

I remember

I forgive give give give give

We are the ones

We are the ones

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

We are the ones

We are the ones

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

Nahko And Medicine For The People Nyepi

I see God in the darkest things

In the quiet of night I hear villages sing

“There’s a demon in that dragon purge it out.”

“There’s a demon in that dragon purge it out.”

In my second third world on a motorbike

I learned a waking prayer so I could sleep at night

Then I took my chances and realized many dreams

Yeah I took my chances and realized many dreams

Wild dogs tumbling along rice fields

And I said to Hanuman take away my shield

I am loud and reckless this is how I play

You are loud and reckless that’s no way to play

Oh I fear nothing, no thing fears me

Justice has different hats for different days

Release my anger, love thy neighbor

Put that pain to some good use anyway

I will do things I’ve never done before, cause I’m powerful and I’m not afraid no more, said I’m powerful and I’m not afraid no more

I feel God in the slightest of wind, at the rate I manifest every dream deepens and I know I never want to stay the same

Yeah I know I never want to stay the same

On a day of silence while the island slept, I cast my demons out at the feet of Ganesh and remove the obstacles bravely with grace

Said remove the obstacles bravely with grace

In a past life I cut the ropes and scalps, and in this life I mend the wounds I dealt, maybe by my hands or by my words alone

Maybe by my hands or by my words alone

I fear nothing, no thing fears me

Justice has different hats for different days

Please release my anger, love thy neighbor

Put that pain to some good use anyway

Teach me honor, must remember

Don’t be selfish with all your love anyway

I tilt my head back, howl like you said

In the end my body’s spirit anyway

In the end my body’s spirit anyway

I will do things I’ve never done before

Cause I’m powerful and I’m not afraid no more

Said I’m powerful and I’m not afraid no more

Nahko And Medicine For The People Manifesto

Well this is real talk, this is non-stop

It is looped now tongue and mind

Played off the sidewalk, straight to your boombox

How it travels from ear to memory

Well this is medicine, there’s a message within

And each will find it in their own time

Well this is music, this is how I use it

It makes you move and move the movement

This is how I focus, knowing it’s not hopeless

But it sure starts with me and ends on a whole note

Musical medicine, this is my healing

For past and present future things to come

I see people stressin’ over space and possessions

Out of fear and a need for visual aids of our abundance

Give me examples or something tangible

Something I can get my hands on and find real meaning

Where is the medicine? well I’ve been searching

And I suppose each will find their own kind

Well everything’s at stake, it makes it hard to concentrate

And there are men who see a war and see a paycheck

Such different programming, to live so fearfully

Terror this and terror that, terrible reality

There is no medicine on the television

So turn it off and turn yourself around

And let’s just face it, the world’s fuckin’ racist

Even the most peaceful of us gets caught in the trend

To live cohesively is almost a fantasy

And we ought to know it starts with humbling our egos

What is the medicine for cultural woundin’?

Has its moments, has its melodies, has its time

Well I was listening to the outgoing seasons

About climate change and some of the reasons

When the sky opened, like I been hopin’

And there came horses by the thousands

And there was thunder on their tongues, and lightning on their minds

And they were singing this old melody from some other time

They sang don’t waste your hate

Rather gather and create

Be of service, be a sensible person

Use your words and don’t be nervous

You can do this, you’ve got purpose

Find your medicine and use it

They sang don’t waste your hate

Rather gather and create

Be of service, be a sensible person

Use your words and don’t be nervous

You can do this, you’ve got purpose

Find your medicine and use it

Nahko And Medicine For The People It Is Written

It is written

It is written

It is written

Gathering the nations

Prepare my relations

For spiritual battle, battle

I have my doubts

But there’s no time for that now

Gotta recharge my channel

For medicate, resist, meditate

Keep righteous walking

Steady load and locking

There ain’t no stoppin’

This bullet, load it, pull it

Bullet, load it, pull it

Fully-loaded poet

It was changing so fast

I barely kept up with it

Calling on my spirit guides

I was up in Sitka

South-east Alaska

Forgot to ask her

If I’d survive the next chapter

Born in the ‘Frisco, city of angels

Above the prophecies, up upon the table

Tangled in my spirit teacher’s angles

Middle finger to the Star-Spangled

And I know I’m ready

Big message, heavy

Gotta learn to carry

What comes to me directly, said

It is written

It is written

It is written

Gathering the nations

Prepare my relations

For spiritual battle, battle

I have my doubts

But there’s no time for that now

Gotta recharge my channel

For medicate, resist, meditate

Keep righteous walking

Steady load and locking

There ain’t no stoppin’

This bullet, load it, pull it

Bullet, load it, pull it

Fully-loaded poet

So I went to see my sister

Past, present, future

Help me remember

How to surrender

Oh, Yellowstone

Great mystery unknown

And if you blow

Poca River still flows

Puerto Rico

Part of my ancestry

Some day I’ll go

Part of my destiny

Minneapolis, cause it romances

Anishinaabe, sharing me the wisdom

I know we’re ready

Big message, heavy

Gotta learn to carry

What comes to us directly, said

It is written

It is written

It is written

Gathering the nations

Prepare my relations

For spiritual battle, battle

I have my doubts

But there’s no time for that now

Gotta recharge my channel

For medicate, resist, meditate

Keep righteous walking

Steady load and locking

There ain’t no stoppin’

This bullet, load it, pull it

Bullet, load it, pull it

Fully-loaded poet

(hey, hey)

Take your time with every little thing

Every little thing, take time

Take your time with every little thing

Every little thing, take time

Take your time!

Take your time!

With every little thing, take your time

Yeah, with every little thing, take your time, yeah

It is written

It is written

It is written

It is written

Yeah, it is written

Yeah, yeah, it is written

Oh, oh, it is written

Oh, oh, it is written

It is written

Oh, oh, it is written

Nahko And Medicine For The People Risk It

Every cell is transforming

And returning to original concepts to construct

And then I started to shapeshift

And the animals within me grew tails and the talons

I hitched a ride on the back of a whale

To the darkest of the ocean and ate off the bottom

And then I traveled dimensions

In the places I rode upon elephants and zebras

Elephants and zebras

Well I dreamed of my future big time, yeah

What it would be like to always have clean water

And if you left the trees standing

And they filtered the air and we breathed it in deeply

Well I traveled across Native America

I saw the sickness taking form in all the small children

Well if I could give you my people, yeah

Well a piece of my peace will be with you always

If I could give you my people, yeah

Well a piece of my peace will be with you always

Be with you always

Be with you always

I never thought I needed medicine but I was spiritually dying

I needed some healing

So I opened my mouth and took a dose of the music

Then I stopped and prayed for guidance now teach me to use it

I prayed for guidance yeah teach me to use it

I prayed for guidance now give me the music

And it definitely matters how you look at it

And it definitely matters how you look at it

So if you think you can risk it, well

What an opportunity to be free of it

Well if you think you can risk it, well

What an opportunity to be free of it

I heard, I heard yeah the wild horses

I were blazing trails through uncertain territory

I take a toke and reflect with coyote

I were dreaming up new ways to bring the outcasts home

I take my place in the choir

I was singing the songs of freedom and progress

And we’re delivering the babies yeah

And we’re building up the next seven generations

Said we’re delivering the babies yeah

And we’re building up the next seven generations

Seven generations

Seven generations

I never thought I needed medicine but I was spiritually dying

I needed some healing

So I opened my mouth and took a dose of the music

Then I stopped and prayed for guidance now teach me to use it

I prayed for guidance now teach me to use it

I prayed for guidance now give me the music

And it definitely matters how you look at it

And it definitely matters how you look at it

So if you think you can risk it, well

What an opportunity to be free of it

Said if you think you can risk it, well

What an opportunity to be free of it

Mouthing off

Such aggressive behavior

I’m sounding off

Holding my temper

It comes in waves

My enemies swim close to me

My heart’s displaced

Connected to such bravery

My hunger waits

I cannot swallow, I cannot swallow

I am all over the place

My spirit bellows, my spirit bellows

I am on my way

My body follows, my body follows

Written on my face

Well do not follow, do not follow…me