Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Unity

Every now and again you hear a song that makes you say "Fuck why didn't I write that." Well today I'm writing about one of these songs. I kept hearing it on 99.9 The BuZZ (shameless plug for alternative radio... yay!) but I never actually listened to the lyrics until I was stuck in traffic today and I instead of humming the melody I payed attention to all the words.

This one is a song called Unity and is a collaboration between Trevor Hall this blond kids from South Carolina that's been performing since he was 16 and Matisyahu a Jewish raggae artist. The melody is insane, the lyrics are deep and touching and the song is just sheer beauty for your ears. This in one of those universal songs that'll speak to you no matter what mood you're in... Whether you're in love and your loved one is on the other side of a continent, whether you are saddened by all the hatred and fear in the world, or by the injustice of mankind... this song will speak to you.

Here's the Video and here's the lyrics... Much love to both Hall and Matisyahu for writing this song. I am your debt gentlemen.



Take me to the table where we all dine together
And pluck me from the crowd and return me to my sender
Whatever path you follow push on till tomorrow
Love all serve all and create no sorrow
So many rivers but they all reach the sea
They telling me he's different but I just don't believe it
Love is the glorious and everyone shall reach it
Who ever seeks it
Seen and unseen

I don't want a reason anymore about the one I love, the one I love
I don't want a reason anymore about God above, God above
I just want to melt away, in all His grace
Drift away, into that sacred place
Where there's no more you and me, no more they and we, just unity yeah yeah, just unity yeah yeah, just unity yeah yeah, just unity yeah yeah

Well I don't wana count the leaves of the mango tree
I just want to taste it's sweetness
So you can defeat this above and beneath this
Yeah
Come one and all, come stand tall
And whatever your approaching dance or meditation
If you got love along than you shall reach the station
You find a road, the supreme abode
In this city all hearts shine like gold

Don't want a reason anymore about the one I love, the one I love
I don't want a reason anymore about God above, God above
I just want to melt away, in all His grace
Drift away, into that sacred place
Where there's no more you and me, no more they and we, just unity yeah, just unity, just unity, unity, just unity

Me and Jesus, Buddah, Moses, and Gouranga
All dance around, dancing on your thunder
Drunk on the wine of love for thee
Well tell me when will I be blessed to join the bliss of your company
Blissful company goes from sea to sea
From the depths of the valley to the mountain peaks
So many stories and so many fables of how the king sings of how the wall wails
Jerusalem to the Holy Himalayas
From Mount Zion to the hills of Jamaica
All land is holy, all land is sacred
All shall leave this world completely naked
Completely naked, completely

3 comments:

Charlie Bravo said...

Mati's great.

Muchacho Enfermo said...

Yeah he is.... even in this clip where he's looking through is blackberry for the lyrics! T knew Matisyahu before hearing this song, but I'd never heard of Trevor Hall before, but they sound great together on this song!

wendy said...

nice nice nice.... get the rhythm... :)