John Trudell - Listening/Honor Song lyrics

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John Trudell - Listening/Honor Song lyrics

I was listening to the voices of life Chanting in unison Carry on the struggle The generations surge together In resistance To meet the reality of power Mother Earth embraces her children In natural beauty to last beyond Oppressors brutality As the bu*terfly floats into life We are the spirit of natural life Which is forever The power of understanding Real connections to spirit Is meaning our resistance our struggle Is not sacrifice lost It is natural energy properly used One time I was visiting with my relatives The clouds the mountains the sky The trees My relatives touched my spirit Nudged it lovingly Listen to us impatient one We are forever You must remember the gentleness of time You are struggling to be who you are You say you want to learn the old ways Struggling to learn When all you must do is remember Remember the people Remember the sky and earth Remember the people Have always struggled to live In harmony in peace Stuggle against selfishness and Weakness so the people may live As Nations The old ways are hard The people have always had To work together Remember impatient one Remember and live Do not be afraid of truth Respect discipline Share your life so the people may live Honor sky and earth Honor yourself Honor your relations Remember impatient one The gentleness of time Grandmother Moon You are more than light in the night You are more than the moon You are spirit connection Your energy is our life You our memories to generations past You are the creator of sensations That will always last You are the knowledge the teacher The influence to keep the people sane You are a healer for spirit pain Grandmother moon We love you and we are angry At the invaders who trash you And violate our universe with Their mechanical uncleanliness We pray for you for us and for the Invader who just can't comprehend Respect love or the balance of life We do not join the invading madness From the way they act It speaks of the spirit sadness Machine money progress is the Cause of our common abuse We see you grandmother We feel you We love you We know through your reality We will endure We are one We pray for you We pray to you Grandfathers whispering in the wind Rejoice at the life you are a part of Natural energy bound to natural laws You will survive this Temporary madness imposed upon you Natural life is longer Than oppressors Illusionary insanity Spirits experience human deeds But need not end This is just one place of changes Spirit life is forever if you want The universe is your home You can survive here Do not let them k** you Keep your spirit strong For distant stars and distant drums Are the memories of spirit drums Are the memories of spirit infancy Children of earth let the spirit live So you can grow in your place In the universe