Nahko & Medicine For The People ~ Manifesto

Music for the Evolution of Consciousness
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Well this is real talk
This is non-stop
It is looped now tongue and mind
Played off the sidewalk
Straight to your boombox
How it travels from ear to memory

Well this is medicine
There’s a message within
And each will find it in their own time

Well this is music
This is how I use it
It makes you move and move the movement
This is how I focus
Knowing it’s not hopeless
But it sure starts with me
And ends on a whole note

Musical medicine
This is my healin’
For past and present future things to come

I see people stressin’
Over space and possessions
Out of fear and a need for
Visual aids of our abundance

Give me examples
Or something tangible
Something I can get my hands on
And find real meaning

Where is the medicine?
Well I’ve been searchin’
And I suppose each will find their own kind

Well everything’s at stake
It makes it hard to concentrate
And there are men who see a war
And see a paycheck
Such different programming
To live so fearfully
Terror this and terror that, terrible reality…

There is no medicine
On the television
So turn it off and turn yourself around

And let’s just face it
The world’s fuckin’ racist
Even the most peaceful of us
Gets caught in the trend

To live cohesively
Is almost a fantasy
And we oughta know it starts
With humbling our egos

What is the medicine
For cultural woundin’
Has its moments, has its melodies
Has its time

Well I was listenin’
To the outgoing seasons
About climate change
And some of the reasons
When the sky opened
Like I’ve been hopin’
And there came horses by the thousands

And there was thunder on their tongues
And lightnin’ on their minds
And they were singin’ this old melody
From some other time

They sang don’t waste your hate
Rather gather and create
Be of service
Be a sensible person
Use your words and don’t be nervous
You can do this, you’ve got purpose
Find your medicine and use it

They sang don’t waste your hate
Rather gather and create
Be of service
Be a sensible person
Use your words and don’t be nervous
You can do this, you’ve got purpose
Find your medicine and use it

They sang don’t waste your hate
Rather gather and create
Be of service
Be a sensible person
Use your words and don’t be nervous
You can do this, you’ve got purpose
Find your medicine and use it