"Stay Human (all The Freaky People)" as written by Michael Franti, Carl Rogers Young and Jose Miguel Jr. Reynoso....
Starvation is the creation of the devil, a rebel
I'm bringin' food to the people like a widow
Bringin' flowers to a grave in the middle
Of the city isolation is a riddle
To be surrounded by a million other people
But to feel alone like a tree in a desert
Dried up like the skin of a lizard
But full of color like the spots of a leopard
Drum and bass pull me in like a shepherd
Scratch my itch like a needle on a record
Full of life like a man gone to Mecca
Sky high like an eagle up soaring
I speak low but I'm like a lion roaring
Baritone like a Robeson recordin'
I'm givin' thanks for bein' human every morning

Because the streets are alive with the sound of Boom Bap
Can I hear it once again
Boom Bap tell your neighbor tell a friend
Every box gotta right to be bomin'
Because the streets are alive with the sound of Boom Bap
Can I hear it once again
Boom Bap tell your neighbor tell a friend
Every flower got a right to be boomin'

Be resistant
The negativity we keep it at a distance
Call for backup and I'll give you some assistance
Like a lifesaver deep in the ocean
Stay afloat here upon the funky motion
Rock and roll upon the waves of the season
Hold your breath and your underwater breathin'

To be rhymin' without a real reason
Is to claim but not to practice a religion
If television is the drug of the nation
Satellite is immaculate reception
Beaming in they can look and they can listen
So you see don't believe in the system
To legalize you or give you your freedom
You want rights ask em', they'll read em'
But every flower got a right to be bloomin'
Stay human


All the freaky people make the beauty of the world

You see Y2K ya know is a moment
In time we find that we can open
Up a heart that's locked or been broken
By the pain of words not spoken
Or shot by guns a still smokin'
Cartwrights out on the Ponderosa
Or drive by bang in Testarossa
We need to heed the words of Dalai Lama
Or at least the words of yo mama
Take a mental trip to the Bahamas
Steam your body in a stereo sauna, sauna, comma


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"Stay Human" as written by Jose Miguel Jr. Reynoso Carl Rogers Young

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentThe acoustic version on Songs From The Front Porch is lovely
    azkmon June 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    MemoryMany many years ago *early* one morning (or in my case very late that night) at the Berkshire Mountain Music Festival (Berkfest) weary and bleary eyed I was walking from somewhere when I heard this tune being played. I walked down to the main stage and saw Michael Franti and Spearhead performing for the other 50-odd souls that happened to be conscious and within earshot. The chorus of o/' all the freaky people make the beauty of the world o/' jibed perfectly with the collective mood and as completely wrecked as we all were the music gave us the energy to dance like fools twirling each other about with reckless abandon. Even though the crowd never grew they put on a show as if we were a packed arena... I'd like to think the vigor with which we celebrated their music made up for the lack of bodies. It was one of the best festival experiences I've ever had... I had never heard of MF & Spearhead but was an instant lifelong fan.

    A truly wonderful song... Be proud and let your freak flag fly !!!
    grenon December 19, 2016   Link

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