Lunchtime Concert, 23​.​11​.​05

by ShINRI

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you see what we see you feel what we need you act like you don’t know me you need what we feel so why don’t you speak the truth why don’t you do what you came here to do why don’t you speak the truth why do you deny what’s good you see what we see so strange, life is so very strange you know what we know in fact you know much more but then you won’t show that what you came here for so why don’t you speak the truth why don’t you do what you came here to do why don’t you speak the truth why do you deny what’s good you gave them gold they don’t recognize it give them bronze make sure you shine it you see what I see © S.T. Scott-Emuakpor, 2004
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From a distance I watch you smile, I’ve been watching you smile for a while Your shadow shines, blue light Yes it does, yes it does From a distance I watch the birds high up in the sky For birds are like flowers Birds are like flowers, flowers that fly Have no fear Love is here Have no fear Truth is near here Why do we make so much noise? When there’s so much more Music in Silence From a distance I watch the butterfly flatter by For I’m a peacock, he cannot fly And so he cries But birds are like flowers Birds are like flowers that fly Yet I, tragic I, I’m a flower that cannot fly Solely there for the butterfly Have no fear Love is here Have no fear Truth is near here Why do we make so much noise? When there’s so much more Music in Silence © S.T. Scott-Emuakpor, 2000?
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Little lamb quality Unknown by she So deeply envied By foolish society She cares 4 the truth Not even aware 4 she is a child And children don’t think but care She sells her soul Cuz it’s all she knows She sells her soul Cuz it’s all she owns Little lamb quality Dwells in a space At each of the walls She stares and sees a face Some hate some love some need Some beg some smile some plead Maturity drowns our soul And the lambs turn to sheep She sells her soul Cuz it’s all she knows She sells her soul Cuz it’s all she owns Independence She won't take nothing from thee Independence As she sets herself free Please remember your feelings when you were believing Before you could read and be poisoned by needs To deceive not just bleeding you crave for release So baby be not a sheep, in the flock they call society Can’t u look 2 graze when the shepherd misguides Won’t u run try and hide when the foxes run wild U cum of age and yes behold u dwell on all the bullshit told By those who regard being old as some sort of holy fold Note not like a child, the torments wiped from its banks How we misunderstand the weird old man with barbie in his hand He don't give a damn Neither does little lamb She sells her soul Cuz it’s all she knows She sells her soul Cuz it’s all she owns Peaceful © S.T. Scott-Emuakpor
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Sometimes god is in your heart And the devil in your head And you cannot fall apart But you can get upset And you know you’ve got to start But you can’t get out of bed Cause god is in your heart And your lover offers sex Stay in bed, till god is in your head Stay in bed, till god is in your head Stay in bed, oh yes Stay in bed, confess Stay in bed… the goddess says They say god made us his image So my god then is a she And my devil my reflection Of the pale damp othery Sometimes god is in your heart And the goddess in your head And you cannot fall apart And you cannot get upset Stay in bed cause god is in your head Stay in bed till god gives you head Stay in bed, oh yes Stay in bed, confess Stay in bed the goddess says Make love the goddess says Sometimes bad is in your heart But the truth is in your head It feels you’re falling apart But you know you nah go dead Don’t want to make a start Cause the bad is in your heart Get up yes! No stress The goddess says Get up yes the goddess says Get up yes the goddess says Get up yes make love Get up yes love god Get up yes the goddess says The goddess says She says get up yes © S.T. Scott-Emuakpor, 2005
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Sister said go now Go! You’re gonne miss your bus Sister said no now No I don’t eat candy floss Oh little sister Never been one back to you Oh little sister Sister my girl Sister said smoke now Smoke if you must Sister said I don’t know I don’t know if I do Oh little sister Never been one back to you Oh little sister Sister my girl Sister said sleep now Sleep! You’ve been awake to long Sister said eat now You want to fight you’ve got to be strong Oh little sister Never been one back to you Oh little sister Sister my girl Oh little sister Never been one back to you Oh little sister Sister my girl Sister said cry now Cry! You know I know you need Sister laughed don’t worry Don’t you worry about me Oh little sister Never been one back to you Oh little sister No not with the way you look Oh little sister… Sister my girl © S.T. Scott-Emuakpor
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As long as the sun comes up in the morning As long as the sun goes down at night As long as the moon is there in the darkness With the stars to give us light Everything is fine Just give what you can Even just a smile Show that you’re part of the big plan/ Know that you’re part of the big plan The oceans nearly been depleted Yet you want songs of joy and dance If only life it was that easy But then it would be if faith was change But luck is god it’s what you make it It’s the force that drives your mind Meditation equals prayer Limitations govern that And this is called respect Yea that’s right respect It’s called respect Yea that’s right respect Everything is fine Just give what you can Even just a smile Show that you’re part of the big plan/ Know that you’re part of the big plan As long as the food will still our hunger If we have access yea that’s right In this day of wealth and genetification Some parents still have to watch there newborns die Everything is fine Just give what you can Even just a smile Show that you’re part of the big plan/ Know that you’re part of the big plan © S.T. Scott-Emuakpor, 2005
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Everybody wants a piece of the pie Everybody wants the biggest piece No peace, no ease just the biggest piece Even when they’re not in need of feed They want the biggest piece of pie No lie! No, no peace - Just the biggest piece of pie No, no peace - Nobody wants a peace of mind When everybody takes The biggest piece of pie Children cry Good souls fight For their peace of mind When everybody take The biggest piece of pie Bad souls they rise Even when it’s not feed they need they take the biggest piece Deny I and I and I No, no peace - Just the biggest piece of pie No, no peace - Nobody wants a peace of mind The smallest child should divide The biggest child must choose That way nobody will loose Unless one of them is a fool Less you nah show them life rule Less you hide Jah Jah tools Less you are lazy and you microwave their food Less you’re not living good Even a child can turn a fool If you’re not living true, it’s true Everybody wants a piece of the pie Everybody wants the biggest piece No peace, no ease just the biggest piece Even when they’re not in need of feed They want the biggest piece of pie - No lie! No, no peace - Just the biggest piece of pie No, no peace - Nobody wants a peace of mind © S.T. Scott-Emuakpor, 2003
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I’m walking down the street with my creed We’re all freaks, well that’s what they see Colour’s not the issue, yet we’re all oppressed Obsessed by ourselves, nobody can test The cream of the new generation We believe our own sensation Evaluated by the point That we do not conform To the norm of the times when our parents were born Just looking 4 love We’re looking 4 love I’m walking down the street with my creed Colour not the issue, neither sexuality We’re all blind but see the sign of the times We don’t judge no colour No we judge your mind Senseless rebellion I think not, think not I think Background, education, race, culture We mock I think From the heart the creed torn apart Still we’re too smart to believe the facade I’m walking Looking 4 love I hear you talking I know you’re looking 4 love Yes you are lying When you say you’ve got enough How can ? How can ! How can you have enough love You can never have enough Don’t stop looking 4 love Looking 4 Don’t stop looking 4 love ©S.T. Scott-Emakpor

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Shinri's Lunchtime Concert, 23.11.05.

This is the last concert I gave on English soil. I was told that I was the first to play contemporary works at Saint Gregory's Centre. A church used by Canterbury Christ Church University for musical events and other. My dear friend Daniel Sayers, got me the gig, recorded and mixed it down, burned it on a CD and made me a cover... Ok so I added the sheep and "LIVE by Rugged Appointment"

This CD has proven over the years to be many people's favourite. I used to think it was because the quality of sound is not bad at all. I guess I have come to appreciate that my performance on 2 hours sleep and after having played "the removal van man" all night driving 2 soundsystems, 1 to the other side of London and the other with us (Cécile, Andy and moi) to Canterbury is quite a mystical performance. Dan & Emily did an aller-retour Canterbury-London too; picking up the equipment we needed to play with at Saint Gregory's...

We were all sleepy.
Very very sleepy.
Some clearly more sleepy than others.
Sleepiness transformed itself into a rhythmic trance
... and then I played.

There's an offspring DVD to "SHINRI'S LUNCHTIME CONCERT" entitled "NO SLEEP 'TILL KER-IZEL"

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released November 11, 2006

All songs written by ShINRI tEE
Recorded by Dan Sayers and Andy Dorman
Mixed down by Dan Sayers

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