Lyrics By Kaiyu Bayles

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

Deep B.L.A.C.K Songlist

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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