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released July 4, 2016

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Track Name: Love Is the Answer
High heels and pickup trucks and
Guns are not enough
To hide the pain you hide from yourself
Behind these childish ways of living

Living in this city is like living in the brain
Of John Maynard Keynes
The Roman grid to keep us all in line
On this spherical, round planet Earth

Earth has felt your fear and it is death
5000 years of right over left
Light over dark, big over small, white over black
Over over under

Undersexed and overworked
We have felt your pain and it hurts
It's destroying this place and those around you because
It's destroying you

You are part of this planet
What you do and how you feel matters
We create the world every moment. The universe is mental and
It is love

Love is the answer to all our needs
Love resolves what terror feeds
War, love; pathological narcissist Donald Trump (go Bernie!)
Needs love
Track Name: Sings With the Birds
If the wind carries the message
From the horns of the waxing moon
Then darkness is as light to her
The dark couldn't come too soon

In and as the cold light of the sun
Demeter weeps for her child
Sings with the birds, the chevron shape
From rebirth of the earth spring her smiles

If Persephone plows her own body
Gives herself back into the soil
Then she needs no possessive man or place
As death for the underworld
Track Name: Dream Bear
Hidden heart
Shafts of light
Mother night
Eternal life
Whirring in stillness

Embracing her gifts is
Mother's embrace
Father the spirit
Mother the face

Friends for life
Can't decide
Home is up
In the sky
Or in the earth's dark stillness

One digs and one builds
They suddenly know
The bricks of the tower are
Made with soil from below

Dream bear came
Said taste and see
This is the sweetest honey
This is all you've ever been

On top of the mountain
Transported by crow
The valley's gold honey
Took a snowy white glow
Track Name: Slumlord Blues
Don't grow plants
Keep the 3 foot high grass
Don't replace the broken glass
I'm selling this place at my first chance

New documents to sign
Don't get comfortable
Be thankful it's affordable
It was never yours - it's mine

Slumlord blues in a slumlord town
Don't get to high or we'll knock you down
If it rains you might drown
We require double rent money down

Misreable day to day
You are under my thumb
You have nowhere to run
An eviction on your record if you misbehave

Slumlord blues in a slumlord town
Don't get too high we'll knock you down
If it rains you might drown
We require double rent money down

Slumlord blues in a slumlord town
Don't get too high we'll knock you down
If it rains you might drown
We require double rent money down
Track Name: History of Patriarchy
It's no accident you think snakes are demons
They represent the great power of the goddess
If you met Jesus now you'd think he was a heathen

The Bible's a document of the ascendance
Of Jehovah over Ishtar by violence
He went off and killed his lover
Why'd he go and kill his mother?

Mary Magdaline asks you to listen
Mary asks you to give a listen
Jesus died a death esoteric
And raised up a magician
Track Name: Systems of Cooperation
Hangin with a fine lady at notsuoH
Modeling post-ownership concepts of contribution
Working with my hands

Like building up a tolerance to snake venom
Day by day drinking a tiny amount
So to immunize myself against fear, I smoke weed

Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Worker ownership
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Worker ownership

And grow food together in interstices between weeds
Put in work on myself
Before we, me

Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Worker ownership
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Worker ownership

Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Worker ownership
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Worker ownership

Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Worker ownership
Systems of cooperation
Systems of cooperation
Broken promises
Track Name: Guard Against Them
White devil with unnatural skin
Moved into my block I'll never smile at him
Genetic mutation that's why his woman's so thin
Don't know where he's going don't know where he's been
Guard against them

Superpredator does he know where he's at
Silver wristwatch where'd he get that
Lazy and shiftless that's why his woman's so fat
For everyone's safety better lock him in the pen
Guard against them

Another man talking trying to tell me my mind
Talking about what he could never define
They are always pushing and crossing the line
We have to be twice and good if we want to win
Guard against them

Emotional woman always running her mouth
Eyes out for money or a man with clout
Excuse me but she don't know what she's about
It's been that way since she gave that apple to him
Guard against them

Ignorant songwriter trying to talk about class
Sure as your born gonna burn his own ass
Blaming the victim has no sense of the past
Abusing the audience make us take it on the chin
Fit the lines to his rhymes and the song to his whims
Mind weak with privilege but we stay so trim
We're superior to him, he's no friend
Guard against them
Track Name: We are the Earth Waking Up
In this wintertime of gross materialism, the expected death after five millennia of biocidal religion, disembodied science, racial propaganda, cynical political manipulation, and wealth and mind symbolism over matter

We are the earth waking up

You may well ask: how can you know of the building blocks of the universe? That the universe is mental? That the universe is composed of love like the ocean is composed of water? The edge of matter dissolves back into the formless realm, a blurry transition, a gradual boundary

We are the earth waking up

You've been there. Remember sound of light at the boundaries of sleeping? The force that, if allowed, pulls pain to the surface of the mind, the pain of the body erupts, it all releases, and blooms like a water lily from the mud?

We are the earth waking up

By what bidding came the bloom of the water lily? The seed to sprout and grow? This tiny product of death, itself dead, to magnetize the whirring elements of vegetable consciousness?

We are the earth waking up

We are the earth waking up

Remember how your body persists: the liver red with life and lymph white with death, the dance of mammalian consciousness parading in spite of the Roman grid, the stress of gridlock as concussive on soft bodies as the linebacker on the gridiron. These square fields, square streets, square buildings, square bedrooms, on our eminently spherical earth, the vertical risers a mathematical abstraction pointing to the center of gravity, also an abstraction

We are the earth waking up

We are the earth waking up

Remember when, as a child, you rose from your nighttime resting place and slowly circled below the ceiling fan, yet never moved a muscle? Remember the dreams of pinwheels on the ferry boat and the sky and flirtatious adolescents and how you watched it all unfold years later?

We are the earth waking up

Nobody can prove this to you: nobody but yourself. The experience of cosmic love arises naturally after years of disciplined study, rigorous thought, measured action, dedicated meditation, and fervent prayer. Even in spite of all of these

We are the earth waking up

My consciousness may break through to universal love during play, lovemaking, sitting by a brook, the leaves of grass and cottonwoods sound like shimmering light on eternal oceans. Spring vibrant rustles into dusty summer green and fall's yellow helicopters to rushing waters

We are the earth waking up

Love forms the context for hate. The consciousness of the universe consists of love. We experience this as compassion for the suffering, the intuitive satisfaction in a well-expressed painting, poem, prose; bridge, skyscraper, road; the branching river, veins of a hand or leaf, or government. Jokes

We are the earth waking up
Track Name: Five Pointed Star
Five-pointed star
Five-pointed flower
Flower to fruit
Rained like a show

Sun behind the sun
Blind from the eye
Love of the heart
Felt from inside

Love of the heart
Thought of the mind
Like flower and fruit
Sweet from the vine

When love and the thought
Bud and then flower
The spirit of earth
Gives life her power