Kindred Spirits

December 11, 2013

spirit
We can all walk the spirit way. And I’m not necessarily referring to THE Spirit Way in Thompson Manitoba. When we do, a new kind of power emerges.

An interesting, powerful composition by Xavier Rudd, from his 2012 album of the same name:

Spirit Bird – Xavier Rudd 2012
YT post by Ben Keeping

Spirit Bird lyrics:

Spirit bird  Give it time and wonder why  do what we can laugh and we cry and  we sleep in your dust because we’ve seen this all before.  Culture fades with tears and grace  leaving us stunned hollow with shame  we have seen this all, seen this all before.

Many tribes of a modern kind,  doing brand new work,  same spirit by side,  joining hearts and hand and ancestral twine, ancestral twine.

Many tribes of a modern kind,  doing brand new work, same spirit by side,  joining hearts and hand and ancestral twine, ancestral twine.

Slowly it fades. Slowly we fade.  Spirit bird she creaks and groans  she knows she has, seen this all before she has, seen this all before.

Spirit bird she creaks and groans she knows she has,  seen this all before she has, seen this all before.  Slowly it fades. Slowly you fade.  Soldier on soldier on my good country man

Keep fighting for your culture,  now keep fighting for your land.

I know its been thousands of years and  I feel your hurt and I know its wrong and  you feel you’ve been chained and broken and burned  and those beautiful old people  those wise old souls have been ground down  for far too long by that spineless  man that greedy man that heartless  man deceiving man government hand taking blood  and land taking blood and land and still  they can but your dreaming and your  warrior spirit lives on and it is so, so, so strong  in the earth, in the trees, in the rocks, in the water,  in your blood and in the air we breathe

Soldier on soldier on my good country man,  keep fighting for your children now keep fighting for your land.  Slowly it fades slowly we fade slowly you fade slowly it fades.  Give it time and we wonder why do what we can laugh  and we cry and we sleep in your dust because we’ve seen it all before….

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above: Great Wise Owl at The Forks

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