Silence Fiction

by The Beast

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about

Progressive Hip-Hop quartet, The Beast presents selections from their self-produced debut release, "Silence Fiction".

credits

released 16 October 2009

All music written by Pierce Freelon, Eric Hirsh, Peter Kimosh, and Stephen Coffman (BMI). All lyrics written by Pierce Freelon (BMI). All rights reserved.

The Beast is:
Pierce Freelon, emcee
Eric Hirsh, keyboards
Stephen Coffman, drums
Pete Kimosh, bass

Additional musicians:
Alberto Carasquillo, trumpet
Al Strong, trumpet
Andy Kleindienst, trumpet & vocals
Tim Smith, saxophones, flute
Bluford Thompson, saxophones
Chris Boerner, guitar
Summer Tyler, violin
Drew Anagnost, cello
Brevan Hampden, percussion
Nelson Delgado, vocals
Jamie Roman, vocals
Sophie Blak, vocals
Elvis Francois, vocals

Tracked by Chris Boerner at Sound Pure Studios and Ian Schreier at Osceola Studios.
Overdubs recorded by Pete Kimosh at Steady State Studios.
Mixed by Ian Schreier at Osceola Studios.
Mastered by Brent Lambert at The Kitchen.

Cover art: Gabriel Eng-Goetz, porkfriedart.com
Cover design: Brendan Ward, james-james.com

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Track Name: Collective
Collective

Intro
[Lorrie Guess]
silence the fiction

[Sample]
our only hope of survival
is uniting all the worlds against The Beast

Verse 1
[Pierce]
born into a nation based on
exploitation rape and confusion
with a fake education
you can't escape the illusion
that's why we make revolutionary
immunity music
so youth can kill this nervous system
from within like lupus
you cannot mute us
nor can you ever recruit us
with dialogue I'm throwing dialogue at you Kupa
street fighting you like Guile
I sonic boom with the crew cuts
I am Lionel meets Lion-O The Beast is the future
hoooooooooo

Chorus 1
[Pierce]
The Beast is in the building
effecting the civilians
connected to the millions
protecting all the children
we are The Beast
that means the streets is in the building
that peace is in the building
ain't no police is in the building
but get up out your seat and
put your hands up to the ceiling

Verse 2
[Pierce]
born in the belly of The Beast in the uterus
of the U.S. where the constitution excluded us
cops shoot at us like
George Lucas storm troopers
and The Beast is born afflicted like
crack addicted quadruplets
(they) rep the crucifix
but they more deceptive than Judas
gratuitous exposure to media they confuse us
reduce us to obedient consumers
but natural defense is in the mucus
so let me spit my music
The Beast

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
The Beast is in the building
effecting all the children
connecting the civilians
respected and healing
we are The Beast
that means the streets is in the building
that peace is in the building
ain't no police is in the building
but get up out your seat and
put your hands up to the ceiling

Verse 3
[Pierce]
spent a lifetime contradicted and neglected
standardized testing done replaced all my electives
arts education was aborted by the corporate contraceptive
so now we got to fight to resurrect it
how much time in money in the youth have you invested
more money on prisons than on schools for the neglected
it's time for our community to be more introspective
the only future is the one that nurtures the collective
the collective

Bridge
[Pierce]
come on
everybody just bounce bounce
come on come on come on come on

Chorus 3
[Pierce]
I said The Beast is in the building
effecting the civilians
connected to the millions
protecting all the children
I said The Beast is in the building
I said The Beast is in the building
that means the streets is in the building
that peace is in the building
ain't no police is in the building
but get up out your seat and
put your hands up to the ceiling
Track Name: Get Gone
Get Gone

Verse 1
[Pierce]
let's go don't think
don't contemplate don't meditate don't blink
don't eat we can do that on they way to the airport
we can make it if we leave in like 15
so go get clean
and I'll get cream
and we'll sim sim salabim
on a hajj like Hadji
fresh when I take you on a quest like Jonny
girl wheres your passport
we should hit the asphalt
snuck your vaccinations
from behind the desk at glaxo
pack your bags and let's go
let's move don't nobody gotta know
pack up your clothes in a duffel bag
grab what you gotta grab
step on gas and get ghost
come on

Chorus 1
[Pierce]
throw your clothes in that bag girl
we ain't left in so long
you don't have to look back girl
come on we should get gone
come on we should get gone
we can hit the gravel baby
and we can travel where the
where the beach is off the deck
sun don't never set
I'm saying

Verse 2
[Pierce]
do you wanna get get gone
put exxon in the whip get lost
quick get all the equipment packed
in the back seat cab
of my black jeep far
from your stat sheet job
let's can get bronze
on the beach in Ghana
let's learn all the
techniques of kama
sutra in Shri Lanka
or Brazil like Blanka
I can be your Captain Kirk
or Pickard if you prefer
we can boldly go expleer
where no one has gone before
or got my harris teeter baggie full of
treatment from the earth
in Johannesburg
prescriptions for all my medicinal herbs
say word

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
throw your clothes in that bag girl
we ain't left in so long
you don't have to look back girl
come on we should get gone
come on we should get gone
we can hit the gravel baby
and we can travel where the
where the beach is off the deck
sun don't never set
I'm saying
throw your clothes in that bag girl
we ain't left in so long
you don't have to look back girl
come on we should get gone
come on we should get gone
we can hit the gravel baby
and we can travel where the
where the beach is off the deck
sun don't never set
I'm saying

Bridge
[Pierce]
we can do
whatever you choose
and we can go
wherever you want to go baby
we can fly
wherever you desire
and we can go
wherever you want to go baby

Verse 3
[Pierce]
30,000 feet above the sea level
we settle in the sky just the two of us
mile high flyer than a G5
I'll make it feel like you did a split on a cumulous
make it rain like a hurricane all up in your brain
when you scream like a thunder clap
everyone can hear
the same when say my name
Barcelona Spain
Paraguay all the way to Niger
baby I can be your hero
spending all my Euro
we can got to Greece you take a bite out of my gyro
so pack your bags and let's go
you don't gotta sit around here no more
stuff all your clothes in this duffle bag
grab what you gotta grab
you know the rest girl
come on

Chorus 3
[Pierce]
throw your clothes in that bag girl
we ain't left in so long
you don't have to think twice girl
come on we should get gone
come on we should get gone
we can hit the gravel baby
and we can travel where the
where the beach is off the deck
sun don't never set
I'm saying
throw your clothes in that bag girl
we ain't left in so long
you don't have to think twice baby
come on we should get gone
come on we should get gone
we can hit the gravel baby
and we can travel where the
where the beach is off the deck
sun don't never set
I'm saying

Outro
[Pierce]
and we don't gotta come back
we don't ever gotta come back
we don't ever gotta come back
we don't gotta come back
we don't ever gotta come back baby
so come on we should get gone
come on we should get gone
yeah come on we should get gone baby
Track Name: More To Me
More to Me

Intro
[Willie Bradshaw]
I was born and raised in Durham
basically I'm a Durham boy

[Pierce]
we go hard
Beast listen

Verse 1
[Pierce]
I said there's so much more to me
yes I'm an emcee
and yea my momma is a Grammy nominee
yerp I can freestyle off the top of the dome methodically
and yes I follow Greek mythology
the Apollo creed (or, Apollo Creed)
the God of music my philosophy is honestly
to rap like I'm possessed as if I followed an apostrophe
and I believe in The Beast like the Apostle's Creed
but underneath music is just a part of me

Chorus 1
[Pierce]
would you see a Durham boy
no siree
a Hip-Hop rep North Cak boy
no siree
you see there's so much more to me
you see there's so much more to me

Verse 2
[Pierce]
there's so much more to me
than what you know from what you see
looking just at the surface I am a tree
and the roots run deep as the ocean
you are making decisions based on division
only looking at the quotient
the rest of the equation is amazing
Bull City born and raised
around the way from 30,000 acres of plantation
where black bodies were appraised
and from the ashes
Durham's Hayti community was raised

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
would you see a Durham boy
no siree
from Durham you're a young
drug dealing dope boy
is that what you think
you see there's so much more to me
you see there's so much more to me

Bridge 1
[Pierce]
come on take it to a
to another level
take it to another level
take it to another level

Verse 3
[Pierce]
look at me what do you see is it a criminal
first gut reaction I'm talking bout subliminal
maybe you would look at me
and see that I'm a Syracuse
graduate but even that don't
let you know my attributes
graduated from they schools
listen to Dead Prez educate me to they rules
now I can break loose
psychological chains of slavery
take they degree and
suffocate em with they noose

Chorus 3
[Pierce]
would you see a Durham boy
no siree
a what he got he's earned boy
no siree
you see there's so much more to me
yes and you'll see there's so much more to Beast
there's so much more to we

Bridge
[Pierce]
here we are again
come on and let's take em to another level
I said take em to another level
silence the fiction and take em to another level yall
come on come on and just
take em to another level take em to another level
come on take em to another level take em to another level
yeah come on and
take em to another level just take em to another level
just take em to another level take em to another level
come on break your neck right now
it's like one more time yo it's like
yeah come on
Track Name: Translation
Translation

Verse 1
[Pierce]
it was love at first sight
walked into the after party
seen shorty she was just my type
I offered her a drink she said
no i don't like bud light
but guess what we could let the bud light
later that night went bojangles
yea can I get a 4 piece season fries
iced tea sweet and low
she and I getting low licking fried chicken bone
best pick and roll since Goku Piccolo
I'm trying to tell you she was a real dime
shorty gave me goosebumps like RL Stine
so I got too close like RL
that's when she introduced me to Raphael
Saadiq in the back seat
blasting The Beast in the back speak
five deep ran up in the club like a track meet
it was salsa night
matter fact this music isn't even right
I remember it was more like
yeah like that
let me get my boys up in here
yo guaranteed to sweep you off your feet
Orquesta Gardel and The Beast
so I told Saddiq
you take the one on the right I'll take the left
and we danced all night till we was outta
huuf huuf
yeah she had me wrapped around her finger
this the type of girl I could hold down like a anchor
ran up on shorty like a military flanker
brick house body she remind me of Topanga
so fine got me questioning might
this love at first sight
be the love of my life and that's why

Chorus 1
[Pierce]
you and me girl
nobody cares the places we go
that's why I told my shorty
quiero hacer amor contigo
I want to make love with you
you and me girl
nobody cares the places we go
that's why I told my baby
quiero hacer amor contigo
I want to make love with you

Verse 2
[Pierce]
cash rules everything around senorita
she was half black the other half latina
so I told Saddiq it was a pleasure to meet him
check please who got the keys to my beamer
we were ready to go take it back to the crib
home alone or maybe it was Black Snake Moan
make it back buster night wax off wax on
all night we kick it like Ralph Maccio so
we limped out the club like Plaxico
jumped into the whip peeled off like pistacio
trying to haul ass got gas at Texaco
almost crashed on the way home driving so fast
it was 3 o'clock on my casio
we was in the car getting hot like casserole
about to ignite the question is might
this love at first sight
be the love of my life and that's why

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
you and me girl
nobody cares the places we go
that's why I told my baby
quiero hacer amor contigo
you and me girl
girl we should flee to Pureto Rico
nobody cares the places we go
that's why I told my shorty
quiero hacer amor contigo

Bridge
[Nelson Delgado]
aqui es la bestia con Gardel si Freelon
[Pierce]
allow me to introduce Nelson Delgado
[Nelson Delgado]
yo quiero
[Pierce]
Orquesta Gardel is in the building come here baby girl
[Nelson Delgado]
yo quiero
[Pierce]
yeah yo quiero I want you I need you
[Nelson Delgado]
yo quiero hacer
[Pierce]
come on and move your body now
[Nelson Delgado]
yo quiero hacer
[Pierce]
come on, I know you like it like
[Nelson Delgado]
yo quiero hacer amor contigo
[Pierce]
come and dance with me baby girl
[Nelson Delgado]
yo quiero hacer amor contigo
[Pierce]
Orquesta Gardel

[Nelson Delgado]
yo quiero hacer
yo quiero hacer
yo quiero hacer
yo quiero hacer
amor contigo
amor contigo
amor contigo
amor contigo

Chorus 3
[Pierce]
You and me girl
girl we should flee to Pureto Rico
boricua morena
quiero hacer amor contigo
you and me girl, listen to me
nobody cares where you and me go
that's why I told my baby
quiero hacer amor contigo

Outro
[Pierce]
quiero hacer amor contigo
boricua morena
boricua morena
quiero hacer amor contigo
translation I want to make love to you baby
I want to make love to you baby
quiero hacer amor contigo
Track Name: Four Seasons
Four Seasons

Verse 1
[Pierce]
a breath of fresh air is not to be taken for granted
life on this planet's been granted by specific circumstances
so we can't afford to take chances
when ignorance is rampant like igneous is granite
and damage is permanent so think about the chances
if we mis-manage the only planet that we've been handed
we still have the advantage
with knowledge we can plan it
so that we can replenish instead of vanish off the face of the earth
like a mother with her child at birth
we need to nurture so that we can cure her
give her support because her temperature is rising like a fever
and F.E.M.A. could not relieve her
of her disease in New Orleans
she couldn't breathe
so she Drew Brees*
by sneezing up Katrina
and bless her cause hurricane season is so depressing
we need to spread our love throughout the globe
before our one and only momma go and catch a cold

*Drew Brees (an NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints) is interchangeable with the phrase, "drew breeze"

Chorus 1
[Pierce]
this is the four seasons
the four seasons
yeah the four seasons
naturally we're going to start with the first season

Verse 2 "Spring"
[Pierce]
one is for the Spring
the beginning of the cycle
genesis like in the bible
life will rotate like a bike wheel
like a revival that's vital for our survival
other seasons follow spring like a disciple
think about it
a spring is all about compression
put pressure on a spring
when you release it bounces back in that direction
it is a time of resurrection
we move into the summer we are losing her protection

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
this is the four seasons
the four seasons
the four the four seasons
if one is for the for the Spring
next up we got the next thing

Verse 3 "Summer"
[Pierce]
two is for the Summer
wealthy men have made the blunder
of exploiting her body and now she's burning from the plunder
with green house gas amassing
it's like she needs a gastric bypass climactic back flip
cause if the summer does evaporate the atlas
the government would have to evacuate the masses
summertime will be over once and for all
as we move into perpetual Fall
as we fall into perpetual Fall
come on

Bridge 1
[Pierce]
when the leaves start falling down
and the trees start turning gold
this is Autumn's calling sound
as beautiful as she is cold

Verse 4 "Fall"
[Pierce]
but we not gon fall
like leaves from a tree
we gon rise up like the water vaporizing from the sea
the only other option is to freeze
turn your short sleeves into fleece and eventually cease
we can either be the sheep or be self determining
we can think and react or shrink and collapse
these the facts
the ice we're standing on is getting thinner
we can't help it if we fall into the Winter

Chorus 3
[Pierce]
this is the four seasons
the four the four the four seasons
I said one is for the Spring
two is for the Summer
we will surely fall by Winter
if we don't recover

Verse 5 "Winter"
[Pierce]
comprehend the consequences
if we compromise these continents
will turn into our coffins and sarcophaguses
our metropolis will perish like the populous of Krypton
we'll be synonymous with the Triceratopses
forget the politics we're fighting for survival
the revival of our mother from the depths of our arrival
as if we needed more reasons
listen to The Beast we are four see sons
Pierce Eric Steve Pete we are four see sons

Bridge 2
[Pierce]
when the leaves start falling down
and the trees start turning gold
this is Autumn's calling sound
as beautiful as she is cold
and she is cold

Outro
[Pierce]
yeah the four seasons
it's like this yall
one is for the Spring
two is for the Summer
we will surely fall by Winter
if we don't recover
Track Name: Freedom
Freedom

Intro
[Pierce]
(crowd cheers)
*alright this next song is called freedom
and I want yall to do some call and response with me
listen listen listen
we don't got time to spare so everybody
put your fist in the air and say it freedom
alright try it again let's hear yo
we don't got time to spare so everybody
put your fist in the air and say it freedom
alright almost on time come on come on come on
we don't got time to spare so everybody
put your fist in the air and say it freedom
we don't got time to spare so everybody
put your fist in the air and say it freedom

*sampled from a live performance at the Shakori Hills Festival of Music and Dance

Chorus 1
[Pierce]
yeah freedom
yeah yeah freedom
The Beast
listen to me

Verse 1
[Pierce]
they call Baltimore Bodymore
Philadelphia Killadelphia
so what the fuck we dying for
Bull City to Singapore
why I'm singing more songs about
freeing more individuals
yall smoking them trees but I'm sycamore
it's all wood in the hood
cause we filling more caskets
and body bags this is drastic
prisons are filling fast
the sons are left bastards
we need freedom if you believe it say it with me
we need freedom if you love it say it with me
we need freedom if you need it say it with me
we need freedom yall say it

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
freedom yes yes
freedom put your fists up say it with me now
freedom we don't got time to spare so everybody
put your fist in the air and say it freedom
we don't got time to spare so
put your fist in the air yo
come on

Verse 2
[Pierce]
we want freedom for political prisoners
they lock away our visionaries
and replace their names with integers
but we will never forget
Assata Shakur Mumia Jamal
FREE EM ALL
we want freedom of citizenship
on some militant shit
freedom for the immigrants
it's a American arrogance mixed with ignorance
hate heritage from the Arabs to the gay marriages
we need freedom if you believe it say it with me
we need freedom if you need it
if you love it if you gotta have it
if you can't live without it then say it

Chorus 3
[Pierce]
freedom yeah yeah
freedom yeah yeah
freedom we don't got time to spare so everybody
put your fist in the air and say it freedom 
yeah we don't got time to spare
Eric talk to em

Solo
[Pierce]
talk to em Eric
yeah

Bridge
[Pierce]
we want that Harriet Tubman to Nat Turner
we want that MLK to Marvin Gaye
we want that Billie Holiday lady day
east coast to California say
we want that Harriet Tubman Nat Turner
that MLK that Marvin Gaye
we want that  Billie Holiday lady day
east coast to California say
freedom is necessary
freedom is necessary
freedom is necessary
if you really want to know let me tell you how
by any means necessary
by any means necessary
by any means necessary
by any means necessary
freedom
I said freedom is necessary
by any means necessary
come on come on
if you feel me then just say it

Chorus 4
[Pierce]
freedom
yeah come on come on freedom
if you need it if you love it
gotta have it just say it
yeah come on come on
we don't got time to spare
so everybody put your fist in the air
Track Name: Professor X
Professor X

Intro
[Pierce]
we are The Beast
silence fiction stop lying
come on come on
Sophie Black on the track
North Cack follow me follow me follow me

Verse 1
[Pierce]
Africa America back to Caribbean you Black
wherever you at feeling me on the track
WE NEED
people ready to feed the mass
ready to teach the class
ready to beat some ass
FREEDOM
if you want it let me hear it
if you feel it let me near it
if you make it let me wear it
if you got it let me share it
WE THE BEAST
helping you see through the fog
phenomenal product of music and God
talk to em

Bridge 1*
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
East Africa
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
West Africa
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
North South Africa to the diaspora
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
ALL MY PEOPLE STAND UP
we got to give the ancestors what they asking for

Chorus 1
[Pierce]
baby girl you are a shining star to me
[Sophie Black]
I will follow you to freedom like astronomy
[Pierce]
and when the world gets dark your light is all I see
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me
[Pierce]
baby and I will follow you honor you
every single molecule
[Sophie Black]
you are so phenomenal
you came into my life and you provided what I need
[Pierce]
and all you needed was a taste
to emancipate your mind from the belly of the Beast and now
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me

Verse 2
[Pierce]
this underground hip hop
not backpacks railroads
we train yall on the tracks
MOVE
let the stars be your map like astronomy
follow me to equality
GET FREE
these are modern day spirituals
coded in the lyrical see what type of message you can find
cause if you really want to get free
before you to liberate the physical
FIRST YOU GOTTA LIBERATE YOUR MIND
come on

Bridge 2*
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
North America
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
South America
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
from the Caribbean to the diaspora
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
ALL MY PEOPLE STAND UP
we got to give the ancestors what they asking for

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
baby girl you are a shining star to me
[Sophie Black]
follow you to freedom like astronomy
[Pierce]
and when the world gets dark your light is all I see
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me
[Pierce]
and I will follow you
I will follow you honor you every single molecule
[Sophie Black]
you are so phenomenal
[Pierce]
you too baby
[Sophie Black]
you came into my life and you provided what I need
[Pierce]
and all you needed was a taste
to emancipate your mind from the belly of the Beast and now
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me
[Pierce]
follow me follow me follow me

Refrain 1
[Pierce]
all that we can do is stand tall
where we go when we don't have an option to fall
because failure is not an option at all
what do we do when we don't have an option to fall

Verse 3
[Pierce]
we do what we got to do cause we don't have the option to do nothing
no person can do everything but everyone do something
you're fronting if you say that you have nothing to contribute
because everyone's been blessed with something precious to distribute
when I was a student my education was diluted
Professor X was my revolution I was a mutant
respect my inspiration he was flyer than a flacon
yes my Professor X his name was Malcolm

Refrain 2
[Pierce]
all that we can do is stand tall
what do we do when we don't have an option to fall
because failure is not an option at all
so we got to stand tall we not gon fall

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
baby girl you are a shining star to me
[Sophie Black]
I will follow you to freedom like astronomy
[Pierce]
I know you will baby I know you will baby
and when the world gets dark your light is all I see all I see
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me
[Pierce]
and I will follow you anywhere you want to go
I will follow you honor you every single molecule
[Sophie Black]
you are so phenomenal
[Pierce]
you too girl
[Sophie Black]
you came into my life and you provided what I need
[Pierce]
the game changer
and all you needed was a taste
to emancipate your mind from the belly of the Beast
[Sophie Black]
don't you know you are a shining star to me

*Bridges 1 and 2 are spoken in Haitian Creole translation:
oh my
my love you are so beautiful
what a beautiful oh what a beautiful lady you are
Track Name: Where is the Light
Where is the Light

Verse 1
[Pierce]
be the change that you want to see
these are the words of Obama Gandhi Dr. King
these are words of prophecy
you should take heed to their philosophy
people died for your right to be
so you are obliged to ignite the streets
go to school get you a degree and live righteously
in high school I got lots of Ds
they didn't teach me 'bout isosceles
they didn't teach me 'bout Sophocles or philosophy
they only taught me I would not succeed
so I taught myself how to rock the beats
school of hard knocks at least I got the streets
I got the weed we could spark the leaf
where is the light
it's kind of got me asking where is the light

Verse 2
[Pierce]
the light the light the light the light
the light is like keep your mind right be the optimist
and plant seeds like a botanist
give your dreams all the oxygen they need
and the tree will bear the fruit of your accomplishments
surround yourself with an accomplice
that will keep you fresh like a box a mints
stay positive success will be the consequence
how can I be optimistic
when I'm facing extradition
listen we both have our convictions
but yours are your opinions mine are served in prison
I do what I need to do without repentance
I am locked inside a room without an entrance
and the darkness has ascended
where is the light
I'm asking where is the light
tell me where is the light
tell me where is the light
somebody tell me where is the light

Refrain
[Pierce]
spent my life in the shadows
so I travel with my eyes closed
that way when the night comes
I know that I can make it through till twilight dawns
and those dark dark dark days
are replaced with the bright ones
but still I need to know

Verse 3
[Pierce]
they try to tell me come into the light like the poltergeist
but this world can be colder than ice
and this life is a throw of the dice
I mean my life could be over tonight
they ask me why you refusing the light
you could be losing your life
how do you move in the night
why ain't you using your sight
tell me where is the light

Outro
[Pierce]
somebody tell me where is the light
where is the light
somebody tell me where is the light
I can't see
I can't see
it's the fiction I can't see through it
the darkness is consuming
tell me tell me where is the light
tell me tell me where is the light
there's no shades of grey there's only black and white
so tell me tell me
tell me where is the light
tell me where is the light
tell me where is the light
tell me where is the light
Track Name: Interfaith Dialogue
Interfaith Dialogue

Verse 1
[Pierce]
listen now I'm a tell you bout my spirituality
just sit so you can listen
bout this miracle that happened to me
I seen God in my sleep
she was a strong black woman
brown locks dropped down to her feet
she said it's not about the Christians
or the Muslims or the Jews or
anybody except you you dig
from the east Zhuangzi
Confucius was my people
and Hinduism Siddhartha I like to speak to
In every culture I swear the Devil like a vulture
instead of speaking to me he got yall worshiping a sculpture
or scripture that helps you get a picture of my plan but
most of them was written by a man
maybe now you understand the many contradictions
my children who use religion to create division
is really trippin give unconditional love without provision
you need to listen to your momma wisdom 
but first you gotta listen

Chorus 1
[Trice]
you gotta feel it in your soul
you gotta feel it in your soul now
you gotta feel it in your soul

[Pierce]
where you gotta feel it talk to em now

[Trice]
and if you feel it in your soul
you let your body loose control now
you gotta feel it in your soul
you gotta feel it in your soul

[Pierce]
talk to em now
we need an interfaith dialogue
an interfaith dialogue
come on

Verse 2
[Pierce]
back to my dream about this African queen
she took me to places I could never describe
she had eyes like fire my only desire
was to fall at her feet and expire
but she required me to see so I could be
experience what free feels like so i could breathe
and speak to your beliefs
she said they used to call me Ra now they call me Allah
Rastafari they call me Selassie I or Jah
some call me Christ or maybe the Most High
I been Jehovah Yahweh Messiah The Light
to the Yoruba I manifest through the Orishas
they speak through ancestors when they want to reach us
but listen
i got an alias depending on your various
culture community language or other area
so stop comparing us and try uniting
if God is everything then love God and stop fighting

Chorus 2
[Trice]
you gotta feel it in your soul

[Pierce]
talk to em now

[Trice]
you gotta feel it in your soul
you gotta feel it in your soul now
and if you feel it in your soul
you got to let your body loose control
you gotta feel it in your soul
you gotta feel it in your soul

[Pierce]
you got to feel it in your
you got to feel it in your soul

Bridge 1
[Pierce]
we need an interfaith dialogue

[Trice]
we need an interfaith dialogue

[Pierce]
we need an interfaith
so just throw your hands up high one time
come on come on

[Trice]
throw your hands up high

[Pierce]
we need an interfaith dialogue
we need an interfaith
so just throw your hands up high
right now come on

Verse 3
[Pierce]
now we done started on a whole new groove
you know how we do it on the impromptu
this is the reincarnation nirvana heaven seven
everything benevolent relevant
so put your hands up to the heavens
wave them from side to side
and just fly like an angel in the choir
fly like an angel in the choir
fly like an angel in the choir
put your hands up
wave them from side to side
and just fly like an angel in the choir
you don't gotta die to be down the the Most High
you just gotta fly like an angel in the choir
put your hands up
wave them from side to side
and just fly like an angel in the choir
fly like an angel in the choir
fly like an angel in the choir
fly like an angel fly

Bridge 2
[Trice]
like the angels in the choir just fly

[Pierce]
yeah we need an interfaith dialogue

[Trice]
like the angels in the choir just fly

[Pierce]
if you feel me say it
we need an interfaith dialogue

[Trice]
we want you to fly fly fly

[Pierce]
yes yes yes we need an interfaith dialogue
yes come on
get my Christians with my Buddhists
with my Muslims with my Atheists
with my Scientologists with my with my Zooligists
yeah we need an interfaith dialogue
yeah now go on take em to church
preach ow talk to em now
come on woo woo
I got the spirit can you feel it
come on come on come on

Outro
[Pierce]
yeah we need an interfaith dialogue
if you feel it in your soul
put your hands up to the sky right now
we need a we need a we need a
interfaith dialogue
come on come on we need an interfaith dialogue

[Trice]
interfaith dialogue
let's have a conversation

[Pierce]
yall just heard the sermon
this the cookout right here
get your cornbread get your fried fish
get your kool aid
hate to break out the stereotypes
but that's how we get down after church
in North Carolina baby
you don't know you better ask somebody

[Trice]
angels in the choir