The Dream Jazz Manifesto

by Jelly Cleaver

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One can believe in anything.
Why not then believe in a dream?

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released May 21, 2019

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Track Name: The Dream Jazz Manifesto
(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
Track Name: VI II V
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
Track Name: Song That He Wrote
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
Track Name: What Is Understanding
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
Track Name: Ego
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
Track Name: Angela
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
Track Name: Yarl's Wood
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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