acteal ‘97 and the one tin soldier (stay high)

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released January 1, 2012

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Track Name: acteal ‘97 and the one tin soldier (stay high)
acteal ‘97 and the one tin soldier (stay high)
[calling us down from the mountains but we’re not listening]

ima send this out for the appalachian
before the last laugh i get 40 lashings
before the ratpack puts the whack in fashion
we rep johnny cash; there’s no need to cash in

mind if my rhymes gonna lack punch lines?
take my time cuz it’s mine; let me dim light shine
40 watts what i gots, so i meet deadlines
40s, glocks, trigger cocked, how they make headlines

you heard and I wrote this, the words not for show biz
the media and greedier labels won't promote this
got pockets full of lyrics in my head unwritten
but sit and listen cuz instead i'm spittin

we paid less, but i say this, to the street corners
if the onus ain’t on us, then know this, we're goners

CHORUS real parallels to the one tin soldier

V2
ima send this out for the high sierra
bring the ruckus suckas and the terror, the terror
the dove not the cannon is way more canonical
the war is waging - purely economical

greedy nation, what mediation is for
i spit it straight, the candor i stand for
we keep the peak and don't demand more
like jabba the hutt i release the the rancor

man of peace or a pacifier
appeaser, the breeze or rev the righteous fire
cain or abel, fight or enable
stopping or watching as they run the table

didn't choose my team, it was chosen for me
for sure we wanna skip the sordid courting
and whoring, good morning, did i catch you snoring?
stay awake for god's sake; satan's rain is pouring

CHORUS the truths in the tale of the one tin soldier

V3
ima send this out for the himalaya
la playa, inspired by the zapa-maya
tebetian resettelin, ccp distortions
chinese policies - force abortions

say what i need on my knees in sorrow
pray i don't need to pray for peace tomorrow
estas listo en la sangre de cristo
copper canyon, my grandson, wasatch for cops

watch out from the outposts of foxes and birds
bombard boulevards and streets with these words
stay high in the mountains above the fray
they seek as we find, come and go as we stay

got no time so i run with my naked wrist
no clothes, so I close and raise my clenched fist
i was raised and will stay close to a way missed
if i stray home is razed, so i praise, get the gist

CHORUS
up high it is colder but as we get older
real parallels to the one tin soldier
the truths in the tale of the one tin soldier