Happiness and Peace

from by Joshua/Gurpal

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DJ Defunkt scratches:

'Hip Hop and positivity!'
'Shout world peace!' x 2
'Imagine waking up solidarity is evident!'

Verse 1:

So much that we share it all starts from the souls
so much separation but we’re part of the whole
so many of us raised to be earning pay
see there’s so much slavery in the world today
we’re seeking happiness in price tags, overt displays
while these kids who make the NIKE bags never learns to play
the hurt and pain of bondage is a curt display
of materialist ways, we slash burn and slay
but in all truth, everybody’s birthed from the Mother
therefore, everybody on earth is a brother, sister or lover
we all feel the pain by the hurt of another
see we’re fighting with our mind
and stay scheming with these demons
but with insight you’ll find
there’s no decreasing all the dreamin
these kids in copper mines still got they dreams to believe in
and these kids in Palestine still be screaming for they freedom
they say that suffering’s as certain as the seasons
well, it’s through suffering we find all our reason
if we can receive peace we relieve all this deceiving
but we need to step back and find a way for peace
happiness ain’t cheap when you’re chasing p’s
we need to stop placing blame on waylaid police
take a moment to meditate, you could change the fate
of thousands of young kids who’ve got to face grenades
or waste away, in the face of an aimless game
coz in reality all we seek is happiness and peace
love and prosperity could break all the deceit
instead of sleeping on our people, we awake them from the dream

Tupac Shakur Skit

Verse 2:

So watch your mind grow and feel you heart double in size
for those in the war zones when the trouble is nigh
we’re your family standing by you when the rubble resides
empathise with one another, see your struggle is mine
the design of self and other keeps us smothered in lines
but these boxes can’t define us we all suffer inside
see they numb us through the screens and place a buffer in minds
so if you’re like me and you know you’ve had enough of this guise
then rise up, know we can make it one step at a time
we learn quick with every test, that there’s a lesson to find
understand with every jewel that we’re blessed in disguise
work hard to work together, and the rest is a prize
we got a whole world to save and it sits on our shoulders
coz most that came before just got rich and got older
to concerned with wealth which is the root of the curse
we choose life in all its forms we're the stewards from birth
take care of the woods and rivers, all the fruits of the earth
coz harmony is whats needed, interbeing of mind
start to see that by believing that we’re free of design
we free our mind of the grind of always being reminded
that its you and me, when in truth its all we
elevate from separation thats what we call free

DJ Defunkt scratches:

Shout world peace x 4


from The Context, released January 30, 2014



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The Context is the debut album from Joshua/Gurpal and Spiritual Gorilla Records.

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