The Dream Jazz Manifesto

by Jelly Cleaver

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Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber If you like "Cure for an Existential Crisis", approach this album with care. You might be shocked about the completely different kind of music you will find here. The pair of singles released beforehand already announced the change. Gone is the elaborate melodic folk rock - enter a highly idiosyncratic kind of eclectic R&B, which is hard to digest on first listen. This album needs time to grow within the listener's soul, but its uniqueness an innate spirituality comes as a reward in the end. Favorite track: Song That He Wrote.
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(Spoken Word) When our great future comes into being Remember what it is that you believe in Ask yourself what is my freedom For freedom, like love, has always been a call to war It calls us all into a crashing, thunderous chasm Where we must examine our purpose on this earth Cast an eye to our brethren And choose the path we walk among them For it has always been in our power to choose our beliefs To imagine and dream of a better world Is a precondition of creating it One can believe in anything Why not then believe in a dream One can believe in anything Why not then believe in a dream One can believe in anything Why not then believe in a dream The power of, the power of, the power of dreams The power of, the power of, the power of dreams The power of, the power of, the power of dreams The power of
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VI II V 04:11
The sad thing is I know we're in a golden age When hopes get dashed it makes our heart bleed and create waves I have dignity that I cannot see I thank the Lord I am not wise enough to know my place Cos wisdom comes and wisdom fades All that remains is the wind over the mountains and the river waves I lay my ground I stake my claim If I look down the earth beneath my feet will evaporate I kiss goodbye to the last of the dreamers When dreaming ends you know you wake up dead But it's no surprise that the sunlight will blind you To the colours in the night and the pictures inside your head. 625, 625 What is anybody doing here? Once I went looking for the guy in charge I heard a voice in the hall speaking to the crowd I walked into the room as a hush came down He said the children that died were the lucky ones So I called my father on a broken line Asked him "how is it that we can feel nothing?" When I'm still weeping for my infant years I was always standing out the window looking in So I keep running dashing out of my house Cos I'm burning from the inside out You need to have been around just to forget about it But when you've been everywhere there's no-one left to tell about it 625, 625 All that anybody's saying is Now I've never known a sunrise that didn't inspire That anything can grow from the ashes of the night I threw another branch in the funeral pyre It's funny how they both bring light What's the point is all anybody said The point, it circled us like ravens and jabbed us in the head It pricked my skin until it bled The point can lead to a painful end 625, 625 All that anybody's saying is
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In the shadows of the past And in the spark behind the smile And in the beating of his heart Was the song that he wrote Was the song that he wrote And if numbers turn to nought And if all life is but a dream Then the song that he wrote Could be all that remains It could be all that remains All his thoughts were lost in wonder All the love that could have been ours All the love was in the song that he wrote In the song that he wrote And the song shall remain
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Spoken word: Instead of become a slave to words or concepts Zen is aware of the role they play in human experience And assigns them to the place to which they properly belong The greatest danger man is apt to court is that he becomes a slave to his own creation. Someone asked Koboku, a disciple of Kyosan Yejaku of the ninth century, "What is right hearing?". He gave the following gatha: "Who is it that asks about the transforming of mountains and rivers Where is the Buddha What is Understanding" What is Who is Where is What is understanding I be standing under the sun Man, all suffering comes from the material Man, don't be a slave to your own creation I be understanding the sun Spoken word: The master's reply in the form of a counter-question was , "Do you hear now?" If satori would come upon me I would escape from this earthly being If satori would guide our glory We would escape all the suffering All the suffering, all the suffering
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Ego 06:02
So many search to find their place in this world, this world, this world But always seem to come up with nothing They say oh, they say oh, they say oh, they say oh, they don’t know That you could be at one with all creation The universe an incantation The self a momentary incarnation And so it must be so, and so it must be so Time and space suspended in the heavens Reality a reflection Identity a fluid illusion And so it must be so, and so it must be so But you can’t let go of your ego Can't let go of your ego, your ego, your ego Can't let go of your ego, your ego, your ego Can't let go of your ego, your ego, your ego Can't let go of your ego, your ego, your ego Why can’t we find the peace and the love, the love, the love Why is this world so full of hatred We say oh, we say oh, we say oh, we say oh, we don’t know We find the meaning of freedom in each other In our hearts sisters and brothers Living as one we come together And so it must be so, and so it must be so We’ll build up the bridges and not the borders Create the change, not just take orders Give ourselves up to one-another And so it must be so, and so it must be so But you can’t let go of your ego Can't let go of your ego, your ego, your ego Can't let go of your ego, your ego, your ego Can't let go of your ego, your ego, your ego Can't let go of your ego, your ego, your ego Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go When you could be at one with all creation The universe an incantation The self a momentary incarnation And so it must be so, and so it must be so Time and space suspended in the heavens Reality a reflection Identity a fluid illusion And so it must be so, and so it must be so We find the meaning of freedom in each other In our hearts sisters and brothers Living as one we come together And so it must be so, and so it must be so We’ll build up the bridges and not the borders Create the change, not just take orders Give ourselves up to one-another And so it must be so, and so it must be so But you can’t let go of your ego
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Angela 03:06
I had to figure out, I had to figure out the hard way I had to think about, I had to think about what you don't say In polite company I had to step out, I had to step out Into unexplored territory I had to justify my philosophy of love Oh I came to comprehend, I came to comprehend the dichotomy I came to testify, I came to testify for the unvoiced and the unseen I came to recognise, I came to recognise all the in-between I came to fight for our ability to love Oh The struggle, the struggle, the struggle is real, the struggle, the struggle
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Yarl's Wood 05:01
We shall use these prison walls as our drums Shut down Yarl's Wood, shut down them all Brick by brick, wall by wall No human is illegal Borders must fall, not our brothers and sisters, sisters, sisters, sisters, sisters, sisters Freedom will come Cos you can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in It's like a hidden civil war we're living in Punishing those that most need a hand This hostile environment puts them in sin Why do the people with the power not understand Why are we wasting our resources Why are we only chasing profit Why are we building up the borders While we are sending in the rockets Why are we drowning in the oceans Why are we locked up in the prisons Why are we repressing emotions Why are we fueling the divisions Our austerity is forcing us to loose our humanity But they can't chain our hearts And they can't chain our consciousness So we shall use these prison walls as our drums We are all here for one another Come together, stand together, come together, stand together Come together stand together Come together stand together now Come together stand together And freedom will come Cos you can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in You can't stop our love from breaking in

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released May 21, 2019

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