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B.L.A.C.K = Beauty Land Ancestry Culture & Kin is what we be representin.

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Biography Deep B.L.A.C.K

B.L.A.C.K stands for: Beauty, Land, Ancestry, Culture & Kin – lets begin. With “Humanizing and Thriving” our motto, we got a few messages worth listening to. Comming from one of the worlds oldest cultures we bring a fresh sound for the entertainment world to dance and live to.

Biography

From uncertain times come our positive, wise, cheerful and truthful songs.  The stories we sing about can span back to 100 000 years ago in our country and also speak about our times today.  Unity, Faith and Freedom is where we would like our experience to arrive and we sing about always keeping on that track.

We talk about belonging to a peaceful people and land, being disrupted, survival, revival, childhood, adulthood, motherhood, fatherhood, day to day and politics of course.  We advocate natural living, positive thinking, people belonging in nature and together and really hope to make our difference with music and dance.

The song we did for the Canberra Embassy 40th anniversary:

https://www.reverbnation.com/aboriginaltentembassy40yeartribute?utm_campaign=FacebookSharing_v3&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=thumbnail&utm_content=artist_2079567

You can listen to my first song here: http://guerrillarepublik.org/idle-no-more-invasion-day-the-mix-tape-presented-by-k-otic-1/  (im also on another track too on this album).

 

by Blackfulla Roar aka Kaiyu Moura Bayles

 

Poetry –

Is The Strong Black Man Dead? Poem By Kaiyu Bayles A response to: The Strong Black Woman is Dead By Laini Mataka

Is The Strong Black Man Dead? Poem By Kaiyu Bayles

A response to: The Strong Black Woman is Dead

By Laini Mataka

 

After being ripped from his homelands

Tortured worse than any man

Humiliated, Devalued, Deprived

Ever since the white man arrived.

 

No more protecting the tribe

Hunting to provide

Not allowed to cry

Be Macho no askin why

Cant get the question out of my head

Is The Balck Man really dead?

 

From hanging his brothers

Being ripped from his mothers

What did he get, I mean for his troubles?

Years of slavery, rations n blaming me

N plenty of drink to ease the pain

Cause that man inside will never be the same.

 

With no father

Can he get much further

In life, we know strifes ahead

Don’t matter how careful he tread.

He will soon learn racism and hatism

N if he got attitude

He’ll find plenty of blues

One has to wonder

Is the strong black man dead?

 

We ask please old fulla don’t give in

These young fullas want to listen

Don’t let this white man erase everything

They like u are our hunters and warriors

And keepers of our old way.

Our knowledge must never be thrown away.

 

Forget the buildings, roads n noise

Don’t let them quiet you, Walk tall raise your voice

Take a stand for your people

We don’t need to follow in no steeple

We need strong black men of the 21st century

To show the whole world how things meant to be

The Strong Black man is Alive

For the next 100,000 years, ready to thrive

With your other half in tact

We gonna get that old balance back.

Kaiyu Bayles

 

Original poem by Laini Mataka is below the fold.

The Strong Black Woman is Dead

On August 15, 1999, at 11:55 p.m.,

while struggling with the reality

of being a human instead of a myth,

the strong black woman passed away.

Medical sources say she died of natural causes,

but those who knew her know she died

from being silent when she should have been screaming,

milling when she should have been raging,

from being sick and not wanting anyone to know

because her pain might inconvenience them.

She died from an overdose

of other people clinging to her

when she didn’t even have energy for herself.

She died from loving men who didn’t love themselves

and could only offer her a crippled reflection.

She died from raising children alone

and for not being able to do a complete job.

She died from the lies her grandmother

told her mother and her mother told her

about life, men & racism.

She died from being sexually abused as a child

and having to take that truth

everywhere she went every day of her life,

exchanging the humiliation for guilt and back again.

She died from being battered

by someone who claimed to love her

and she allowed the battering to go on

to show she loved him too.

She died from asphyxiation,

coughing up blood from secrets

she kept trying to burn away

instead of allowing herself

the kind of nervous breakdown she was entitled to,

but only white girls could afford.

She died from being responsible,

because she was the last rung on the ladder

and there was no one under her she could dump on.

The strong black woman is dead.

She died from the multiple births

of children she never really wanted

but was forced to have

by the strangling morality of those around her.

She died from being a mother at 15

and a grandmother at 30 and an ancestor at 45.

She died from being dragged down

and sat upon by UN-evolved women posing as sisters.

She died from pretending

the life she was living

was a Kodak moment instead of a 20th century,

post-slavery nightmare!

She died from tolerating Mr. Pitiful,

just to have a man and the house.

She died from lack of orgasms

because she never learned

what made her body happy

and no one took the time to teach her

and sometimes, when she found arms

that were tender, she died

because they belonged to the same gender.

She died from sacrificing herself

for everybody and everything

when what she really wanted to do

was be a singer, a dancer, or some magnificent other.

She died from lies of omission

because she didn’t want

to bring the black man down.

She died from race memories

of being snatched and raped

and snatched and sold and snatched

and bred and snatched and

whipped and snatched and worked to death.

She died from tributes

from her counterparts

who should have been matching

her efforts instead of

showering her with

dead words and empty songs.

She died from myths

that would not allow her

to show weakness without

being chastised by the lazy and hazy.

She died from hiding her real feelings

until they became hard

and bitter enough to invade

her womb and breasts like angry tumors.

She died from always lifting something

from heavy boxes to refrigerators.

The strong black woman is dead.

She died from the punishments

received from being honest

about life, racism & men.

She died from being called a bitch

for being verbal,

a dyke for being assertive

and a whore for picking her own lovers.

She died from never being enough

of what men wanted,

or being too much for the men she wanted.

She died from being too black

and died again for not being black enough.

She died from castration

every time somebody thought

of her as only a woman,

or treated her like less than a man.

She died from being misinformed

about her mind, her body

and the extent of her royal capabilities.

She died from knees pressed too close together

because respect was never part

of the foreplay that was being shoved at her.

She died from loneliness in birthing rooms

and aloneness in abortion centers.

She died of shock in courtrooms

where she sat, alone,

watching her children being legally lynched.

She died in bathrooms

with her veins busting open

with self-hatred and neglect.

She died in her mind,

fighting life racism, & men,

while her body was carted away

and stashed in a human warehouse

for the spiritually mutilated.

And sometimes when she refused to die,

when she just refused to give in

she was killed by the lethal images

of blonde hair, blue eyes and flat butts,

rejected by the O.J.’s, the Quincy’s, & the Poitiers.

Sometimes, she was stomped to death

by racism and sexism, executed

by hi-tech ignorance

while she carried the family in her belly,

the community on her head,

and the race on her back!

The strong silent, talking black woman is dead!

Or is she still alive and kicking?

I know I am still here.

 

By Kaiyu Moura Bayles

 

 

Prayer From Me An Australian Aborigine….

Goodmornin World and those of us on the other side,

What another beautiful day,

The earth, the water and the sky,

as it was in the beginning of time.

The children of ancestors,

so strong and wise,

we still learning bout peaces prize,

Please keep us from pain and resentment,

Our children smilingAnd our old people contented

We pray to be grateful

And give thanks for life

By Kaiyu Bayles

 

 

Wheres The Tribe?

Where is my people?

Where is my tribe?

My bodies giving in, tell me their alive.

How many are crying? Tired of trying?

Forgotten people, forgotten time?

Not in my mind.

Where is my people?

Where is my tribe?

I got to get there, drive, swim or fly.

Ther’ll be no more ear ache, from no-good words

And no eating this food, feeling worse afterwards.

Where is my people?

Where is my tribe?

Got you in my heart and freedom’s in our path.

Connecting back up with one another

The animals, our ways and the land, our mother.

Here is my people. Here is my tribe.

Human being roaming free, the ole spirit inside of me.

Ready? Our season is near.

Just like our wildflower

With the might and strength of our creator,

We shall bloom a new era.

Breathe…Be at Ease…Believe…

By Kaiyu Bayles

 

 

Freedom

 

Eyes open mind shut

Gonna start the day? Nuh

Mumma’s gone, granny two,

N the population, we 2.2

No more boomerang no more spear

We reachen for the powder, yarndi, n beer

The chains remain, see the pain

Hear the silence, no rain?

Pain and suffering day after day

Old n young searchin for a new way

Gotta organise, stick together and stay strong

No more these fullas, doin us all wrong

We know what ought to be done

Let’s lead the way and on the way we goinn have some

 

Freedom was taken but we can get it back

Love that skin your in, the family your in we not slack

Freedom – we got the red yellow and black

Live life to the fullest, with the finest, never crack

Freedom- 4 one an alll – back on track

Good times and good friends

Together we can be, we gots to be

Like the wind, birds, ocean and sea

FREE

Indiginise your mind, hear the music

Free your body, move your feet

Dance with mother natures mystic beat

Speack your tongue,

live with love!

Listen to the echoes of the past

We gotta get freedom fast

Cancer, tumurs and heart disease

Animals disappearing and cutting our trees

Time to change the fight, no more struggle

Ask them fullas do the right

Not just by us, by their ole fullas,

They must!

Disabled by physicals, racism, hate or greed

Freedom’s what we all need

Empowered by the idea of freedom in every way for all – achieved through the concepts of indigenisation.  Hit a nerve?  Let’s brainstorm

By Kaiyu Bayles

 

Reverse It

Reverse It… please,

wearing rags, clothes I mean,

happiness hardly seen,

Loosing sight of whats right, learnin nothing in schools,

Talking English, Living in houses and Jails, no good rules

Money supposed to be important, people always fight

Na Not me, I’m Indigenous to Thee

We belong to beauty possessed by you and me, but now we all crying

All together was Mother Earths creations, laying, walking and flying,

Words of wisdom, love in everyone, peace always a given

Free we was, off our home we were driven

I can feel the pain and the sorrow,

What will come tomorrow?

Whiteman, yellow man, black man need to make a stand….

Make their ways count, discover the lors we have for this land

Save us all….  No more Jails, Housing estates, highways, murders and rapes

No more Red tape…..  Reverse it Please!

We might all be free, not just the old aborigine

Let’s Indigenize it all ay?

By Kaiyu Moura Bayles

 

Take A Moment

To think about the clothes you’re in

Are You Comfortable

To think about that house you call home

Is it really a Castle?

To think about the family you’re in

How happy is everyone and why?

Take a moment

Before you leave today

Think

What makes you happy?

And what does not

Because change

Starts with you…so

Take a moment

Greet the day

Just as our ancestors did

Speak words of kindness

To ourselves too

Heal your pain

Let yourself free

Eat the foods of the earth

Swim in her oceans and lakes

Say I love you at least once a day

Take a moment

Remember we are all great

Free yourself from the chains

How can you be?

If you’re not happy

Go back to being that free spirited child

We all deserve to be free

We can and will make it right… Just

Take moment

Love the skin your in

Discover your true talents

Practice Gratitude and fewer attitudes

Love Peace More and Hate War Less

Still having trouble? Well that’s cool too

When you c that child smiling

That’s what it’s all about

Yes there’s negativity all around

But change is a coming

But first we all have to

Take a moment

Own our pain, heal it

Breath, Lets not exist but live life

Hold on to your loved ones

Lead the way for all

Let love and positivity rule

Not politicians, jobs and school

Let’s recreate true happiness

For one and all

Take a moment

More answers lay deep in our beautiful lands

Turn to our brothers and sisters who carry the true way forward

Harmony, balance and respect for great and small

Since the beginning

This can be ours now

Handed down through you and me

Take a moment

We will move forward soon

We have to dig deeper in time

Make those ancient laws yours and mine

Teach them to our children, communities and countries

Are we heading for destruction as 1 people?

Have the answers for a real proper society been left in time?

Take a moment

For the future of all

Maintain principals that stand tall

Take this moment right now

By Kaiyu Bayles

 

 

You go!

Yes u got pain sista girl

Loosin your mama ain’t easy

Split up from your grandma well that’s real hard too!

What happens when your not safe changes everything about you

Sayin goodbye to old friends and babies too

But plenty of people before you made it through

Your allowed to cry, it’s been tough

On your own u need more than luck

Take that pain sis its yours,and love it

Yeas you could have been this and that

But you can’t take that back

Look after yourself – relax

No fears with the tears

Let them flow

Choking n smoking

Feeling yourself grow

It’s ok Sis – let it go

Look back on pain and happiness

Live in the moment

Create that bliss

And remember without the blues

you wouldn’t be you

By Kaiyu Bayles

 

WHY CANT I JUST B ME?

Why cant I just be Kaiyu

Why cant I just be me

All this stress n responsibility

I just wanna be free

Yaraka, Mara, Jyda, Kia, Binowee

They all me

Alison, Laina N Dee

Let me Be, You go, Be free

Granny here now, I’m feelin sad

Don’t know what’s goin on. N feelin bad

Everythings goin to be all right

Just one more night

By Kaiyu Bayles
 

 

 

 

About my music:

Here u know!

 

My first song was recorded first run, my first time rapping in a room of people, with live band.  All firsts, music is done by some peeps well known, Amen from Almecca Supreme etc.  Feel like i let them down lol.  Wanna do recording wid King Homeboy, nz’s number 1 beat boxer over n over, we worked on a song together.

 

I live on an island now, in isolation, not too far though.  I travelled oz really young as dad managed most of our big name bands of the time.  I love all good music but the style of that day, is where my heart is.  Do u know song We Have Survived by No Fixed Address, this is a lil of the sound i love most? Us mob rocked, and of course Warumpi, i remember being in the desert watching him/uncle play in the middle of no where to about 100 camp residents. Better than the 20 big shows i saw him in.

 

Anyway i love music i bn to c womak n womak n interviewed them 4 my radio show wen iwas like 7, public enemy (met them twice), mickael (my sister was chosen at preschool to go bak 2 hotel wid mikael n was in paper wid him), janet jackson, mc hammer, salt n pepa, missy elliott, snoop dog, nelly, i know Michael Franti n have been to backstage 2 4 spearhead gigs since 1993. Dad organised building bridges stuff where i met barnsey, crowded house mob, gondwanna n sadly because dad WAS friends with Garett id go to the oils concerts until i was about 13.  I’d ring manager myself wen i was lil, dad would tell me to n organised tickets 4 few of us.

 

But most importantly mum n dad r close with Archie Roach n we’d stay up late wid him n aunty singing in da kitchen, we looked after everyone,  dancegroups, bands, families in early days in sydney, formed a dance group ourselves n ended up even closer to murri artist at events. Like Kev Carmody, Bart Willoughby, paul Kelly, Tiddas, Roger knox n all hip hoppers too. Than i worked in festivals n loved it all.

 

Anyway, this is my experience so far n hope dat 1 day my sound wil be a melting pot of everything.  At this stage, since i only recorded it in oct 2010 n laptop is blinked i have lots more work to do and would totally understand if u don’t like it.  I just jumped at the chance to share really, trying to get more confident n leave this shame shit behind.

 

Deep B.L.A.C.K Songlist – Lyrics

 

Is It Always Going To Feel This Way?

 

Chorus:

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

This our Island home

Free n easy we roam.

Disrupted 100,000 years of peace

For convicts and their police.

You’ve no jurisdiction,

With a history like science fiction.

Cause we have listened, we have learned,

We have laughed, cried and yearned…

So this Westminster system with no jurisdiction

Is about to be overturned.

 

Confusioned, disillusion,

where’s the rebelution?

Keep a check on how we feel,

Are we all keeping real?

Keep checkin our relation

Cause from nation to nation

We are all racin to nowhere land and

We need to understand…

 

Because, it’s not meant to be like this

Bein helpless

Not meant to feel like this

Clenchin our fists.

Kneeling and praying each day,

Is it always going to feel this way?

 

(Language)

 

GOORI’S!!!!!!!!!!

Rise up, Rise up, Rise up.

Sovereign people still today

For a new day, for our old ways.

Time to thrive,  we have survived.

Even modern day genocide.

Colonisation, segregation, assimilation and  now reconciliation…

Got all our ears achin!

So let’s go walkabout n coorooboree now..

Dreamin’s alla time – anytime,

 

Chorus:

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to  ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

It’s not meant to be like this

Lacking a mothers kiss

Not meant to feel like this

Lil joyfulness

If we kneel n pray, for it to go away

Is it always goin to feel this way?

 

This land where you stand needs man to understand

This is sacred land,

Everywhere you walk, sit or stand,

Our people been there.

Home 2 da rainbow serpent and red sand

Law, histories, song and dance.

It’s coming back from the surface

To put an end to this circus.

We know a better way

From living in a better day.

Now Sssshhh, while we watch our children play.

There ain’t no mystery

We governed, we tilled and documented history.

In 2011 you can’t get away with Invasion

Put an end to this illegal occupation, of a nation,

Stop rations, listen,  be patient.

Kicking off the heads of our next generation,

Now still victims of corporate rascists.

We the key ingredient!

All this talk, anybody meanin it?

Experience and understanding is seldom

Yet knowledge plus consequences, equals, wisdom.

Don’t it?

 

Not meant to be like this,

Life is politics

Not meant to feel like this

Bunch of lunatics at it,

If we try a different way

Is it always goin to feel this way?

 

(Language)

 

Chorus:

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

No, No, No,

It’s not to be this way

Our spirit still strong today

It’s not meant to feel this way

Sing, dance, shout now n play

The ole way back for a new day.

 

Together: Dedicated to our great, great, great, great, greats,

we shall b free In our home country.

To all our childrens, childrens, childrens, children,

Keep on smiling and thrivin on your Aboriginal Island.

 

Chorus:

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to  ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

(language)

 

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to  ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

The Block Rocks

 

Holden Street’s where my family began,

Nan hiding under the bed

From the devil man.

Mum fought her way through,

No one had it easy I knew.

Cards was the go, though

But no takin things slow. though

The Railway view, The Clifton, The Empress.

Koori’s here dress to impress.

We got style,

Leave Paris in Denial.

And our love is strong

Kisses and cuddles are long.

Don’t mess around

Or the block will come down

Around

You!

 

(Language)

 

Chorus:

The Block rox!

We been here too long,

We too strong!

Your plans are no good

Wantin the block to look good.

No rain’s goin to come,

Once development’s began.

 

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

Mix it up, fix it up,

Don’t mess it up!

 

From Newcastle, Mooli, n Cowra

To Walgett, Moori n Cumra!

We’ll be gatherin till eternity

And now it’s up to you and me!

To give the men a hand

Help with em a plan

Culture centre & Sports centre, we a solid community.

Let’s get  it together true Redfern unity

All the block babies, warriors, soldiers,

Everyone knows now cause we told em.

Hold up ya hands if ya care!

N Scream I’m there

(I’m there)

I Care

(I care)

If that qualified as a petition

The world would listen.

 

Since the beginning of their visiting

We been holdin em out – resisting.

Pamulway, Tedbury,

They showed the way!

Uncle Doug, Uncle Ken n Uncle Max,

They knew not to be too relaxed.

Like the Redfern All Blacks

Keep the ball in motion,

Just like a rolling ocean.

Truth is always the potion,

Let’s move this notion.

 

The Block Rox!

 

(language)

 

Chorus:

We been here too long,

We too strong!

Your plans are no good

Wantin the block to look good.

No rain’s goin to come,

Once development’s began.

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

Mix it up, fix it up,

Please don’t mess it up!

 

Forget the Harbour Bridge, Centre Point, The Rocks,

Bondi & Darling Harbour  – the Block Rox!

What a sad day

That one in Botany Bay.

So called brutes and Terranulias.

You fulla’s shamed your king and yourselves,

Changing paradise into a colony.

Forgetting along the way, humanities.

But now we strong and each one of us is free.

Hardened by misery.

Cause today the top dogs

Still bring in the top rocks.

But No matter what

The Block will always Rock!

Yes its the black heart,

Redfern was the very start,

Of many things, great.

A late congrats to all who’d congregate,

for our communities, our race.

FACTSIA, Activists,

With all the mad tactics

Medical centre and childcare.

Still on the Block we always share.

For the work you do,

We all thank you

Uncle Shane, Aunty Ali n all the mob that rallies

Together for Redfern, it’s your turn

to sing:

 

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

 

Chorus:

We been here too long,

We too strong!

Your plans are no good

Wantin the block to look good.

No rain’s goin to come,

Once development’s began.

 

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

Mix it up, fix it up,

Please don’t mess it up!

 

To the whole Redfern family,

U a big part of me.

Specially those we’ve lost.

And we’ll never loose the block!

No sellin off

To no yupee lot

I oppose any notion

That goes against the grain of the people n the emotion.

I hope this message travels across the land,

All hear it, Koori woman and man.

The blocks still under threat,

They tryin to knock it down n attack it with bricks and cement.

Is any body available – (to comment?)

Whose liable,

When the grandchildren come to gather

And there’s not even a shadow.

To remind them of the times,

All the years, all the people gone by?

All the years Redfern shines,

Always so fresh in my heart and mind.

I’m one to put a stop to, well start…

We can’t be sold out by no retard.

No disrespect.

No harm meant.

Be accountable,

Don’t let it fall!

I can’t it’s where I learnt to crawl!

N people there changed my nappy…

The block is where we’re all happy!

 

Cause

 

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

 

(language)

 

Chorus:

We been here too long,

We too strong!

Your plans are no good

Wantin the block to look good.

No rain’s goin to come,

Once development’s began.

Mix it up, fix it up,

Please don’t mess it up!

You only got one shot.

 

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

The Block Rox!

 

Breathe

 

Chorus:

Sometimes

When I rise up

Open my eyes up

Wanna scream

Wanna scram

Get the hell out here

But all is as it’s meant to be

Release, release, Oh release.

All is as it’s meant to be.

 

Language (fast dance beat)

 

Cause they don’t know how they feel,

Let’s keep these dictators reel.

We been driven from our lands.

Are we controlled by the man?

All is as it’s meant to be.  They say.

And we can’t fix a world that’s not broken

But so many words go unspoken.

So man’s direction has to be criticised

For disillusioned plans to civilise.

We the most documented race,

But nobody really knows,

Even though on

All of our faces it shows.

 

Chorus:

Sometimes

When I rise up

Open my eyes up

Wanna scream

Wanna scram

Get the hell out here

But all is as it’s meant to be

Release, release, Oh release.

All is as it’s meant to be.

 

But people care, there to lend a helping hand.

Is it enough though?

Life is tough you know?

Open your eyes; wanna scream?

Everything is as it’s meant to be.

Everything’s just as it’s meant to be?

Would I change a thing?

This damn democracy is crazy!

No, don’t, stop that, you can’t,

Even babies aren’t free.

These puppeteers of false mastery

Better off stickin to customary law…real mastery.

 

Kaiyu: Gotta look after number one?

How do you tell that to a mum?

All those who’ve had enough, open your heart

Where do they start?

Hear their screams,( is ok?)

What bout they dreams

Can we walk away because we feel this way…?

When lil help never went astray.

 

People care and someone’s always there.

The greatest of us, grew up tough,

Overcoming feelings of giving up.

So don’t scream, just breathe.

In n Out    In n Out  (background fast beat – In out, In out at same time).

 

C’mon people share and care to understand, first…

Kaiyu: Breath in and out.

 

Sometimes

When I rise up

Open my eyes up

Wanna scream

Wanna scram

Get the hell out here

But all is as it’s meant to be

Release, release, Oh release.

All is as it’s meant to be.

 

Patty: Does the world get colder as we get older?

Can’t get sick, need an ear or a shoulder?

The unity is missin

From our communities.

To raise our children proper,

Let’s set up camp wherever.

 

People do care – there to lend a hand

Listen carefully – to the land

Open our eyes – we all got to realise…

People care – even wen the problem ain’t theirs.

Sing and dance now.

 

Close your eyes.

Close your mind.

Because everything,

everything is as it’s meant to be.

 

Together, lets send love to all suffering and for freedom,

For the war torn and oppressed,

The hungry n homeless.

 

Together: Do we care? Care to really understand,

How we really feel?

How we really live?

Might make us wanna scream, but…

Take it slowly and… breathe.

Care to share n be there,

For the ones you love,

Before we give up.

Dare to dream,

Quieten our minds and breathe.

 

And join together,

One mob forever.

Bring our best selves

Aim for the top shelves.

And start to care

Or it could be the end of man, damn.

In the meantime, just breathe….

 

In n out (In out, In out).

In n out (In out, In out).

 

Language (fast dance beat)

 

Chorus:

Sometimes

When I rise up

Open my eyes up

Wanna scream

Wanna scram

Get the hell out here

But all is as it’s meant to be

 

Sometimes

When I rise up

Open my eyes up

Wanna scream

Wanna scram

Get the hell out here

But all is as it’s meant to be

 

Sometimes

When I rise up

Open my eyes up

Wanna scream

Wanna scram

Get the hell out here

But all is as it’s meant to be

Release, release, Oh release me.

All is as it’s meant to be.

Just Breathe In N Out

(Breath in out, in out).

 

 

 

Sunshine In A Concrete Haze

 

Lil Kaiyu down Waterloo,

Down the PCYC you can find me,

The factory, Laundromat,

The fern or market.

Not quiet what life was meant to be,

Shops n a lane – not reel free.

We were happy

Eatin fruit from a tree,

Drinkin water from a whole in the conrete.

Little women,

Meetin up – goin swimmen,

Down the PA,

Go home n u have to stay.

No idea what was round the corner,

Sis, wished I could’ev warned ya.

Cuase it felt too good

In our lil neighbourhood

Across from the Rabbits

N all the bad habbits

So much goin down in our home town

We were too busy bein little clowns

 

Chorus:

You see we love Redfern n Waterloo too!

Even far away it’s still in you.

But take us home

Where our spirits roam.

Our ole ways

Like cleaning rays

Too much sorry time

In all our lives…

Brothers n sisters we free – You n Me!

 

Cause we the deadliest,

The strugglers!

They goin bleed us,

We goin Lead us!

 

Your bodies tired and mind’s even worse,

You’ve seen it all

N aint nothing to live for.

But this is your land!

Bloods on white hands!

You and me,

We free.

Send all the majik U can find,

Heal that pain and see us shine.

Our grannies were taken,

Our children forsaken.

And trying to awaken

From this nightmare called life,

Trouble, strife.

Old n new trauma is too much pain

For one too maintain.

It’s not all in vein,

Cause we can all remain

Part of that long, long chain.

 

(language)

 

Chorus:

You see we love Redfern n Waterloo too!

Even far away it’s still in you.

But take us home

Where our spirits roam.

Our ole ways

Like cleaning rays

Too much sorry time

In all our lives…

Brothers n sisters we free – You n Me!

 

Cause we the deadliest,

The strugglers!

They goin bleed us,

We goin Lead us!

 

Cause we the deadliest,

The strugglers!

They goin bleed us,

We goin Lead us!

 

We free to enjoy each other n loving this experience,

Make time to cry n still marvel at our brilliance.

We can learn to live, love n laugh,

Even if making the most of this day is hard.

Learn just 1 word, listen n smile,

Play with children, run a mile.

Our mind needs exercise.

Soon we’ll all realise,

With these strong blood lines,

It’s still our time.

Swim in our waters, eat our food,

Rid all problems with mood.

And with all this began,

Wat will invasion really have done.

Aborigine – part o’ u’s in part of me.

Me n you, you n you, we gotta become we.

We all branches off the one tree.

That’s how we put an end to world hostility.

 

Cause we the deadliest,

The strugglers!

They goin bleed us,

We goin Lead us!

 

Cause we the deadliest,

The strugglers!

They goin bleed us,

We goin Lead us!

Chorus:

 

You see we love Redfern n Waterloo too!

Even far away it’s still in you.

But take us home

Where our spirits free to roam.

Our ole ways

Like cleaning rays

Too much sorry time

In all our lives…

Brothers n sisters we free – You n Me!

 

(language)

 

This song is dedicated to the sufferers of invasions. There experiences are a direct result of systems gone wrong from the beginning.  Who feels it the most? The disadvantaged. Even though they do not engage in it in any way they experience the brink of the rapes, the violence, the murders, drugs, degradation and overall disregard of one of the greatest treasures of all time. Human Kind.

 

Cause we the deadliest,

The strugglers!

They goin bleed us,

We goin Lead us!

 

Cause we the deadliest,

The strugglers!

They goin bleed us,

We goin Lead us!

 

Cause we the deadliest,

The strugglers!

They goin bleed us,

We goin Lead us!

 

 

 

Is It Always Goin 2 Feel This Way?

 

Chorus:

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

This our Island home

Free n easy we roam.

Disrupted 100,000 years of peace

For convicts and their police.

You’ve no jurisdiction,

With a history like science fiction.

Cause we have listened, we have learned,

We have laughed, cried and yearned…

So this Westminster system with no jurisdiction

Is about to be overturned.

 

Confusioned, disillusion,

where’s the revolution?

Keep a check on how we feel,

Are we all keeping real?

Keep checkin our relation

Cause from nation to nation

We are all racin to nowhere land and

We need to understand…

 

Because it’s not meant to be like this

Bein helpless

Not meant to feel like this

Clenchin our fists.

Kneeling and praying each day,

Is it always going to feel this way?

 

(Language)

 

GOORI’S!!!!!!!!!!

Rise up, Rise up, Rise up.

Sovereign people still today

For a new day, for our old ways.

Time to thrive,  we have survived.

Even modern day genocide.

Colonisation, segregation, assimilation and  now reconciliation

Got all our ears achin!

So let’s go walkabout n coorooboree now..

Dreamin’s alla time – anytime,

 

Chorus:

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to  ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

Patty: It’s not meant to be like this

Lacking a mothers kiss

Not meant to feel like this

Lil joyfulness

If we kneel n pray, for it to go away

Kaiyu: Is it always goin to feel this way?

 

Patty: This land where you stand needs man to understand

This is sacred land,

Everywhere you walk, sit or stand,

Our people been there.

Our rainbow serpent and red sand

Law, histories, song and dance.

It’s coming back from the surface

To put an end to this circus.

We know a better way

From living in a better day.

Now Sssshhh, while we watch our children play.

There ain’t no mystery

We governed, we tilled and documented history.

In 2008 you can’t get away with Invasion

Put an end to this illegal occupation, of a nation,

Stop rations, listen,  be patient.

Kicking off the heads of our next generation,

Now victims of corporate rascists.

We the key ingredient!

All this talk anybody meanin it?

Experience and understanding is seldom

Yet knowledge plus consequences, equals wisdom.

Don’t it?

 

Not meant to be like this,

Life is politics

Not meant to feel like this

Bunch of lunatics at it,

If we try a different way

Is it always goin to feel this way?

 

(Language)

 

Chorus:

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

No, No, No,

It’s not to be this way

Our spirit still strong today

It’s not meant to feel this way

Sing, dance, shout now n play

The ole way back for a new day.

 

Together: Dedicated to our great, great, great, great, greats,

we shall overcome In our home country.

To all our childrens, childrens, childrens, children,

Keep on smiling and thrivin on your Aboriginal Island.

 

Chorus:

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to  ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

(language)

 

We were here you know?

Long, long, long, long time ago.

In this bright green country

For us to all roam freely

Why would you change It?

I have to  ask this nation.

Got to realise it.

Then Indigenize It!

 

 

Anything Is Possible

 

It was spiritual majik

All round me.

I thought that Island home had trapped me.

I’m alive, ready to thrive.

With you I wanna dance it through.

Dreamin together,

Squeezin forever.

I love U! I Love U!

True I do!

N Only You.

 

Your beautiful, spiritual n sensual,

So young, yet so sensible.

You make me shine

N smile all the time.

I never knew I was so strong,

I hadn’t been happy for so long.

This love is amazing,

It drives me crazy.

And when I look at you,

That light is shinning thru.

Enjoyin the kids and life,

I’d gladly be your wife.

Because with you, anything is possible,

Everything is real.

 

(Language)

 

Chorus:

It was spiritual majik

All round me.

I thought that Island home had trapped me.

I’m alive, ready to thrive.

With you I wanna dance it through.

Dreamin together,

Squeezin forever.

I love U! I Love U!

True I do!

N Only You.

 

Oh n how u love me,

You believe in me,

Your overwhelmin me,

By helping me get to my feet.

With you I feel complete.

I hold your hand,

Proud to call you my man.

We can do anything,

Together just being.

We’re so happy.

All the time.

N it’s our time to shine.

 

Chorus:

It was spiritual majik

All round me.

I thought that Island home had trapped me.

I’m alive, ready to thrive.

With you I wanna dance it through.

Dreamin together,

Squeezin forever.

I love U! I Love U!

True I do!

N Only You.

 

Yes let’s fish n swim,

The way u treat u’r woman.

U know how to have fun,

Lift my head when its hung.

Talk, play the PSP

Books, n movies,

We even paint beautifully,

Create a life mural.

I promise we’ll do well.

I’m here for you,

Right next to you.

All the way,

What he say.

N for me you do the same.

You’re a father, a hunter.

N ooohhh I  just luv ya

With you anything is possible

Everything is real.

 

(Language)

 

Chorus:

It was spiritual majik

All round me.

I thought that Island home had trapped me.

I’m alive, ready to thrive.

With you I wanna dance it through.

Dreamin together,

Squeezin forever.

I love U! I Love U!

True I do!

N Only You.

 

It was spiritual majik

All round me.

I thought that Island home had trapped me.

I’m alive, ready to thrive.

With you I wanna dance it through.

Dreamin together,

We belong forever.

I love U! I Love U!

True I do!

N Only You.

 

It was spiritual majik

All round me.

I thought that Island home had trapped me.

I’m alive, ready to thrive.

With you I wanna dance it through.

Dreamin together,

We belong forever.

I love U! I Love U!

True I do!

N Only You.

 

Herstory

 

Matriarch, sacred feminine,

The sun moon balance.

Divinity decided by vanity.

And so becomes history.

Your hollyness was a man

His other half – you guessed it, a woman.

Standing strong

Ready to carry the messages on.

I’m a disciple of the old way,

Again and again you’ll hear me say,

Herstory is here to stay!

 

Chorus:

Women’s business,

It’s serious.

It’s not gone, why dismiss it?

Live with it,

Start sharin it.

Cause we had it tight, right, right, right, back.

And on a feminist track

We had a lot to do with that!

 

Free thinker have learned

Back then we’d a be burned.

Like the first testament

N the scriptures

That might contain some truth.

Who they tryin to fool,

Telling us all to believe

This father of Jesus,

Made us?

Our mothers created us.

Believe in ourselves.

G.O.D

Is the Great Out Doors.

So pay attention to the seasons,

And look at all the reasons,

We ended up here.

We’re in drivers seat – steer.

Look after the sisters

Nurture her.

Or stay clear n live in harmony with mother nature

She’ll save ya.

There’s a female half to all things,

Can’t u c it’s missing?

We are out of balance and out of wack,

Herstories got to come back.

 

Chorus:

Women’s business,

It’s serious.

It’s not gone, why dismiss it?

Live with it,

Start sharin it.

Cause we had it tight, right, right, right, back.

And on a feminist track

We had a lot to do with that!

 

Dubai, Jundal, Kudgerie!

Woman Magic!

 

Why do you mock our business?

Ladies night at clubs,

Distasteful pubs.

Cause women are the champions of all time.

Standing behind,

At the brink of crime.

So with this rhyme

I hope to remind you all

We there to pick u up fall after fall.

Nurture you more and more.

Heal your pain,

Stop the world from goin insane.

So let’s go back, back in time.

To a way even I’d be happy to live by.

And instead of worshippin myths and legends,

Kings and Queens-

There is no other,

Like a mother.

Yes it’s pagan

Like Yagan.

Where we began.

Fire, water, sun and moon,

When it’s full notice, that change in you?

And harvest times were Christmas

Before Christians.

But we still half thinkers, missin…

What is it? The feminine.

So let’s get in touch with it,

We all need mothering.

 

Chorus:

Women’s business,

It’s serious.

It’s not gone, why dismiss it?

Live with it,

Start sharin it.

Cause we had it tight, right, right, right, back.

And on a feminist track

We had a lot to do with that!

 

You gotta know it –

To be a warrior

You gotta show it –

To be a soldier

You gotta luv it –

Let her rock ya, world!

In the Moonlight,

Watch us shine bright.

To drum beats,

We movin right.

Loving all of it,

Lookin sweet!

Needin leeders,

We need her.

Believe that

No matter what!

You know where we came from now let’s

Live a life that’s wholesome.

 

Dubai, Jundal, Kudgerie!

Woman Magic!

Chorus x 2

 

 

 

Look Out…

 

(warning: contains issues dealing with sexual violence)

 

We feel like scrubbing hard,

Runnin a yard,

Punch and scream real loud.

And you, your runnin you coward,

Leavin me forever in half,

In your path.

Hope you soon land in hell.

What just happened – who to tell?

Where’s my safe place?

Keep my mind at a safe pace.

Dr’s, lawyers, police, family n Psychology,

How’s anyone gonna help me?

Grown men to lil girls,

Upside down goes their worlds.

 

I’m goin to see you one day,

Why’d you do that I’m a say?

Somebody hurt you that bad,

You go make hundreds sad?

Go on tell me your problems – if that’ el help.

I’l do anything to end this living hell.

But it’s time for you to repair what’s no longer there.

 

Where, how do people loose control,

And take like a car needs petrol.

I hope you get help soon,

Before a new victims doom.

But where do we start,

Being worlds apart?

I feel sick, I’m scared,

You, you better be scarred.

Love n kindness not

Anger n violence.

 

I’m goin to see you one day.

Why’d you do that I’m a say?

Somebody hurt you that bad,

You go make hundreds sad?

Go on tell me your problems – if that’ el help

I’l do anything to end this living hell.

But it’s time for you to face your disgrace.

 

Care to loosen

This noose I’m wearin?

Ever thought about it

All the pain created?

That you initiated,

Debilitating.

Worth the lives taken?

One day soon I’l be free

From the misery you put on me.

My body’s my shrine

And more importantly it’s mine.

If I forgave you

What would that do?

Really, how much good is still in you?

Plus.. the pain you cause,

You could never undo.

 

I’m goin to see you one day,

Why’d you do that I’m a say?

Somebody hurt you that bad,

You go make hundreds sad?

Go on tell me your problems – if that’ el help.

I’l do anything to end this living hell.

But it’s time for you to prepare.

 

Years of living lost,

You cant imagine the loss.

Is this any skin of your nose?

I really gotta know.

I am going to see you and I’l have all day.

I want to hear what you have to say.

I will walk away, start again.

For you – I’ll just say

Poor thing!

 

Kids Weekend

 

No tears, no fears, you got t be strong

Got to find a place where you belong.

Just shying away

Where faith dances straight.

Take time out, dig deep, deep down.

Keep your head up high, u’r feet on the ground.

We decide how we’ll feel.

We decide how we heal.

Fillin our day with laughter and play, (please)

Look after each other and send love each day.

Seek n u shall find

What treasures I hide in my mind.

 

Chorus:

Listen please, listen to me.

As I sing, this song to u.

Hear my message coming through

Do we wanna be happy?

Do we wanna be free?

Boom shuck-a-lucka!

Twiddley diddley diddley dum

Twiddley diddley diddley dee

 

Wanna start out happy

All the family

Kids clean behind us

For there’s fun to be had

Have some fruit

Put on the boot

Love you all – I’m off

Cause I’m a kid

– n I’m free

I’m me – who I’m meant to be

I’m a kid, I’m a kid!

A brainy, brainy, brainy, brainy kid.

 

I think I’ll fly a plane

N hope it don’t rain.

Then play shops

And buy the lot.

We’ll pretend to go to work

N that someone gets hurt.

We can be ten foot tall

Without a problem at all

But when I’m feelin down,

Please don’t turn around.

Cause one day soon

(I promise) I’ll be big like you.

But it don’t look real fun

so let’s walk, not run.

And let’s get the party

Begun.

 

Chorus:

Listen please, listen to me.

As I sing, this song to u.

Hear my message coming through

Do we wanna be happy?

Do we wanna be free?

Boom shuck-a-lucka!

Twiddley diddley diddley dum

Twiddley diddley diddley dee

 

I Wanna start out happy

All the family

Kids clean behind us

For there’s fun to be had

Have some fruit

Put on the boot

Love you all – I’m off

Cause I’m a kid

– n I’m free

I’d rather you be you – n I be me.

Cause I’m a kid, I’m a kid!

A brainy, brainy, brainy, brainy kid.

So you be you n I be me.

 

I can imagine being called your honour

Or being the prime minister.

If it were up to me maybe the world wouldn’t be so messed up.

I can play basketball,

Even pretend to start a war.

But I’d rather be peaceful,

Or even sing soulful.

Go home to get a quick bite,

This time I might take the bike

Or the skates or scooter.

I really love things with a loud hooter.

I’ll make some cool music

And pretend to go loopy.

Or be an adult

That would be yuck!

 

Chorus:

Listen please, listen to me.

As I sing, this song to u.

Hear my message coming through

Do we wanna be happy?

Do we wanna be free?

Boom shuck-a-lucka!

Twiddley diddley diddley dum

Twiddley diddley diddley dee

 

I Wanna start out happy

All the family

Kids clean behind us

or there’s fun to be had

Have some fruit

Put on the boot

Love you all – I’m off

Cause I’m a kid

– n I’m free

I like being me, can’t u see?

Cause I’m a kid, cause I’m a kid

A brainy, brainy, brainy, brainy kid!

I Love being me – can’t you see.

I’m Free!

So listen please, listen to me.

N you and I will be complete!

 

Written with Jamie Morgan

 

 

Mum’s The Word

 

Chorus:

Mum’s the word

That’s what you heard

My best friend, my teacher

Thanks to you I’m hear

My mother’s the bomb

Number 1! (scratched)

I love you mum,

Thanks for all that you’ve done.

 

Irunjel: My mum’s always there

Tries to help me understand.

N grows me up to be man.

Everyday should be mother’s day, her day, your day.

Put your feet up,

Have a massage.

I know for you it’s hard,

Kid’s, the job, house n lil rewards.

But, I’m gonna make you proud

Stand out in the crowd.

You’ve given me all I need,

So don’t worry now, please.

I chose the right one.

I got the very best mum.

 

(language)

 

Mum’s the word, (scratched)

That’s what I learned.

Where would I be,

Without thee

Best mother.

Oh respect her, hear her, honour her, feel her.

 

Chorus:

Mum’s the word

That’s what you heard

My best friend, my teacher

Thanks to you I’m hear

My mother’s the bomb

Number 1! (scratched)

I love you mum,

Thanks for all that you’ve done.

 

Tiga: Mother nature, creator.

They made us

And everything we see,

Its all majk mother’s weave.

Protecting us,

Connecting us.

I need them kisses, how u hold me tight

N tell me I ‘m doing alright.

You listen n you feel my pain.

Mum, without you life ain’t the same.

But while we here together now,

For the finest job, please take a bow.

 

Cause the star to the show is……….

 

Mum!

 

Mum’s the word, (scratched)

That’s what I learned.

Where would I be,

Without thee

Best mother.

Oh respect her, hear her, honour her, feel her.

 

(language)

 

Chorus:

Mum’s the word

That’s what you heard

My best friend, my teacher

Thanks to you I’m hear

My mother’s the bomb

Number 1! (scratched)

I love you mum,

Thanks for all that you’ve done.

 

Irunjel:

Everyday your there

Every piece of you is shared.

What about you though

Where you wanna go?

Let’s spend some time,

I wanna see you really smile.

Taught me everything I know

How to wind down and take it slow,

Have fun, be playful while getting on with the show.

 

Tiga:

You only get one life

Live it wisely.

Treat people kind, you taught me.

Hold your head up high,

Always try hard,

Aim for the moon, at least you’ll land in the stars.

Be strong and loving.

Look after the land, family,

culture and let that spirit dance.

Most importantly you taught me to take a stance.

 

Mum’s the word, (scratched)

That’s what I learned.

Where would I be,

Without thee

Best mother.

Oh respect her, hear her, honour her, feel her.

 

Chorus:

Mum’s the word

That’s what you heard

My best friend, my teacher

Thanks to you I’m hear

My mother’s the bomb

Number 1! (scratched)

I love you mum,

Thanks for all that you’ve done.

 

(language)

 

Together: We look like our mum

Sound like our mum

We love you mum

The way you love us

The way your bringing us up

You’ve taken me everywhere

I  even love fighting,

the beach even shopping with you.

You’re the number girl in the world,

We’re the luckiest of all.

Put u # 1, whenever

Cause mum… you matter.

 

We walk together, read together, Talk together, swim together,

Ride together, drive together

I love our time together.

 

Chorus:

Mum’s the word

That’s what you heard

My best friend, my teacher

Thanks to you I’m hear

My mother’s the bomb

Number 1! (scratched)

I love you mum,

Thanks for all that you’ve done.

 

Mum’s the word, (scratched)

That’s what I learned.

Where would I be,

Without thee

Best mother.

Oh respect her, hear her, honour her, feel her.

 

Written with Tiga & Irunjel

 

How Insane (that Gin Lane)

 

Alcohol bans, treaten us like children

Over this alien substance,

An introduced nuisance.

Governments might as well be an endorsee,

It’s legal cause of the money in it.

Rum Corps, bribes and slavery.

Here, that’s how it come to be.

But in London

For the peasants

Came an affordable drink,

Makin life for the poor gut renchin.

A lane for drunks and gins.

We got called the very same thing.

Babies hangin by there feet,

Mothers without teeth.

It’s a little different,

Just convenient

To label

The rebel.

All who drink 2 much turn to mongrel,

It’s not our way,

Drink it you say.

Make your pain go away.

But like the girls in gin lane,

Go insane.

 

Chorus:

Cause we had no such thing as an alcoholic

Or gin and tonic.

Yeah people got high from time to time,

Medicine, help to relax the mind.

Today though we choose dope or hope

To cut the chains, the shackles, the ropes.

Cause we beautiful and culture colourful,

We true!

 

Ruining ourselves,

Fillin jail cells.

N wakin listenin to whats been done.

None of it fun.

It was me though

I don’t remember but I know.

Bit humiliating,

The self blaming.

Born on the hottest coals,

Just need a lil calm n self control.

We loose another day, week, year,

We’ll get sober.

Fixing livers

Start really livin.

But what else is there to choose

I mean instead of drinkin booze?

There ain’t many options,

I can only think of one.

To get back to our roots

All of our truths.

Find ourselves.

Lost is easier to control

But come on -not our, parkies, goomies or drones.

 

Chorus:

Cause we had no such thing as an alcoholic

Or gin and tonic.

Yeah people got high from time to time,

Medicine, help to relax the mind.

Today though we choose dope or hope

To cut the chains, the shackles, the ropes.

Cause we beautiful and culture colourful,

We true!

 

We cant be lifer’s

Good liver – Good livin

Cant imprison ourselves

Lets fix the liver cells

Feel alive

Thrive!

 

We cant be lifer’s

Good liver – Good livin

Cant imprison ourselves

Lets fix the liver cells

Feel alive

Thrive!

 

Giving up can be empowering,

But goin need supporting.

Our old ways are here you know

From long time ago.

To stand up strong, in this land

Where we belong.

Reclaim our bodies,

Yeah be a little sorry

But it’s amazing

This thing covered in skin.

It can heal with love and kindness, like all of us, with niceness.

It’s the only solution –

Steps towards a health revolution.

Something different? Something new?

Or recycle the idea of goin back

On an original Aboriginal track?

With alcohol out of the equation

Lets go about undoing the effects – decolonisation.

 

Chorus:

Cause we had no such thing as an alcoholic

Or gin and tonic.

Yeah people got high from time to time,

Medicine, help to relax the mind.

Today though we choose dope or hope

To cut the chains, the shackles, the ropes.

Cause we beautiful and culture colourful,

We true!

 

C That Star!

 

Dedicated to Yarraka Bayles on your 27th birthday.

 

Yarraka u’r a beaming star

 

You da mumma Luck,

The aunty Yak.

With an unbelievable power,

For the family, like a tower, yet a flower.

My sister,

All that time together,

Is what I really miss,

It’s me n u sis.

Never alone now,

You keep me goin and glowin.

I never did enough,

When you were doin it tough,

Down on your luck.

Stupid, I was stuck!

As the years go by you know,

I’m letting go,

Lettin my love show,

Mo n mo .

So let’s do this sis.

Let’s start some shi……

 

Chorus:

You C that star – that’s my sistar

Small baby dark cloud

U keep standin proud

Cause 27 years now

It’s time to cheer now,

Cause your one of a kind,

(Here comes) 2009 –

Watch this sister fly.

 

When we step up,

With sisters like us,

People know to make a fuss!

We real!

Showin all the deal.

With mum beside us,

We here to have fun.

N we’ll always be there,

Lookin out for each other,

I’m by your side now, forever.

 

Cause Yarraka – your the brightest star!

 

Chorus:

Yeah C that star – She my sistar!

Small baby dark cloud

U keep standin proud

Cause 27 years now

It’s time to cheer,

Cause your one of a kind,

(Here comes) 2009 –

Watch this sister fly.

 

With personality galore,

Since u were small.

Impressin with your dressin,

You have your own fashion.

Always mellow n yellow

But still letting me know.

Teachin me a lot, and

Not even aware of it.

We have to take a fall

We’ll get the right call.

U got the right stuff to be directin us,

Beautiful n tuff!

And for being there from day 1,

Through my tough spot,

Yarraka, I can’t thank you enough.

 

Chorus:

Yeah C that star – She my sistar!

Small baby dark cloud

U keep standin proud

Cause 27 years now

It’s time to cheer now,

Cause your one of a kind,

(Here comes) 2009 –

Watch this sister fly.

 

You’ve waled alone

But not no mo,

Your love is gold and tight, I’ll hold it.

Together runnin,

Since we had no pants on.

Growing up dancing

Laughin now at the romancing.

Tryin to move the tribe along,

We gotta thank mum n dad, we strong!

No where we belong and

Never forget where we came from!

 

Youthful

Artistic

Realistic

Romantic with

Attitude

Kaiyu loves u, (watch her she’s)

Aware (n truthful)

 

Be there for her now

Cause Yarraka you’re the star!

 

Chorus:

Yeah C that star – She my sistar!

Small baby dark cloud

U keep standin proud

Cause 27 years now

It’s time to cheer you know,

Cause your one of a kind,

(Here comes) 2009 –

Watch this sister fly.

 

So pretty and golden n

Plenty a breath you’ve stolen.

Yes a heart breaker,

But straight up and never a fake faker.

So I’d like to see you keep up

With Lili, Lala and they’re mum.

Names to look out for,

Gonna hear roars for one day

For the girls with a majikal ways.

Yeah, you’ll feel em commin from miles

Feel they’re smiles see the styles,

Of strong black women in the 21 century,

Watch these ones as they show us how it’s meant to be.

 

Chorus:

Yeah C that star – She my sistar!

Small baby dark cloud

U keep standin proud

Cause 27 years now

It’s time to cheer n Let go,

Cause your one of a kind,

(Here comes) 2009 –

Watch this sister fly.

 

Yeah C that star – She my sistar!

Small baby dark cloud

U keep standin proud

Cause 27 years now

It’s time to cheer n Let go,

Cause your one of a kind,

(Here comes) 2009 –

Watch this sister fly.

 

All Lyrics By Kaiyu Bayles
 

 

 

 

 

 

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