From the Rabbles collection “How We Roll”
Thanks to Blue Green of Glasgow, Scotland for making this video.
from the Rabbles/How We Roll
They say that freedom’s not free
People dieing for you and for me
In some forgotten place
Dropping bombs on the human race
Embrace/For many people this world’s such a lonely place
And I take a deep breath
And I’m counting to ten
Resonating with the mis en scene
Don’t try to hide
All alone in your hiding place
Sometimes by su’prise
You’ll find there’s no such thing as a mistake
Hand in hand
When the words aren’t the best way to understand
And we pick ourselves up from the place where we land
With the feeling you’re your only friend
It’s easy to see
I’d rather you beside me than be cut free
And do you obey
Hidden forces try’na make us a slave?
Not too late
At the crossroads of your chosen path
And my jing is a jank
and my funk is a bunk
Am I leaving or I only begun?
What would you say?
A lifetime slips by/Untapped potential
No one knows why/Or what’s essential
Taking place/Too big to all embrace
Touched by the hand/Of many spirits
Led on our way/and always nearest
Memories of joy/Of little girls and boys
Family strange/and I’m a stranger
No way to relate/this fear or anger
On our own/Blown from a dandelion
We’re just a seed/Chosen and planted
Sprouted and grown/Not understanded
All that much/At once as years go by
Do you really want to know/Just how the music goes?
No good reason why/Still I’ll clarify
No matter near you are/Transmissions from afar
Through the folds of time/Set in zig zag lines
There’s a hurt you can’t disguise/A sorrow ‘hind your eyes
No way round the wide/So over we climb
The past is through/it’s no longer you/just a remnant in your mind
Look around and breath/living a daydream
Searching for a trace/for a place to make your stand/On shaky land
And we try so desperately/To make everything complete
Sew up every seam/Seems unraveling
The only way to know/Is when the credits role
and the outtro music plays at the end of our days
Song two from the Rabbles 2012 lp How We Roll written and sung by Marina.
Hey where did you run to when you ran to rolling down the road/And hey where’d you find out from you found out from everything you know/And who, who let the cat out?/And who, who let the cat out?/Everybody’s talking ’bout where to go/When the shit went down used to be Mexico. (Second verse same as the first)
Too late to matter and too early to tell/Either way, we wish you well/Too this or that to possibly be “it” and that look in your eye/when dreams die/sliding by
Just a fraction of the satisfaction will do for me/easy/Do unto yourself may your heart beat true to keep on do what you love too/How we roll
I blame you and you blame me/round we go/black hole/The idea’s never let up/Why should I speak when you know?/Know the answer/Tell no lies
The day drips away/vanished in plain sight/On the edge of the divide as day it turns into/night….
Blame you and you blame me and you…..
We live this life and we play our parts and round we go/back start/This ain’t no race and there ain’t no prize when all you want to survive/without fear/engineer/love is clear/ending near