Rainbow People

Song: Rainbow People
Artist: Inanna, Sisters In Rhythm
Album: Skin And Bone

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

When I look into the eyes
Of all the people I see
It reveals a kind of knowing
A shared identity

Beneath the outer shell
Of skin and bone
Ancestor voices
We don’t walk alone

We’re sharing our stories
And our memories
We lay the bare
The essence of life’s mystery

Threads come together
To form a tapestry
Of beauty, deep feeling
And rich conplexitity

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

Sombala ba rumba
U mauil chi jiem
Chippu kakilambu
U musti jump in

Sisters in rhythm
Brothers in time
Three against four
Isn’t fine

From the 53 countries
Of the african beat
Senegal, Mali, Gambia
Just to name three

Connections of all people
As we share a common ring
North, south, east west
Sharing as we sing

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

Healing vibrations
Are soothing my soul
The power of music
Connecting us all

Sounds of the drums
Bass on tone slap
Weave through your body
You can’t hold it back

History of slavery
And wars over race
On this one planet
We share the same space

Just stand up for justice
Let your voice be strong
Drum call for freedom
Take part in the song

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

The way that I see it
We’re all rainbow people
The way that I see it
We’re shining with life

LISTEN

Follow the Sun

(Xavier Rudd)
Follow, follow the sun
And which way the wind blows
When this day is done
Breathe, breathe in the air
Set your intentions
Dream with care
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
Brand new moon, brand new sun
So follow, follow the sun,
The direction of the bird,
The direction of love
Breathe, breathe in the air,
Cherish this moment,
Cherish this breath
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
Brand new moon, brand new sun
When you feel life coming down on you,
Like a heavy weight
When you feel this crazy society,
Adding to the strain
Take a stroll to the nearest waters
And remember your place
Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came
So which way is the wind blowin’,
And what does your heart say?
So follow, follow the sun,
And which way the wind blows
When this day is done
LISTEN

#1021 Lean on Me

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on

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#1028 The Fire of Commitment

From the light of days remembered burns a beacon bright and clear;
Guiding hands and hearts and spirits into faith set free from fear.

Chorus:

When the fire of commitment sets our mind and soul ablaze;
when our hunger and our passion meet to call us on our way;
when we live with deep assurance of the faith that burns within;
then our promise finds fulfillment and our future can begin.

From the stories of our living rings a song both brave and free;
Calling pilgrims still to witness to the life of liberty;

Repeat chorus

From the dreams of youthful vision comes a new, prophetic voice;
Which demands a deepeer justice built by our courageous choice.

Repeat chorus

SHEET MUSIC

#1028 in Singing the Journey: A Supplement to Singing the Living Tradition

LISTEN:

#1052 The Oneness of Everything

(Jim Scott)

Far beyond the grasp of hands,
or light to meet the eye,
past the reaches of the mind
There find the key to nature’s harmony
in an architecture so entwined.

Like the birds whose patterns grace the sky
and carry all who join in love expanding,
The message of peace will rise in flight
taking the weight of the world upon its wings,

In the oneness of ev’rything.

that touch our own are written in the earth evergiving,
And now to maintain the harmony
gives to us all lives worth living,
For the oneness of ev’rything.

Still we seek to find a truth
that we might understand

and reduce to terms defined
Vast and immeasurable time and space
all so overwhelmingly designed.

Oh, passing years just might I know the faith
that winters in the heart
to be reborn in spring.
To hear and to feel the pulse of life
enters my soul as a song to sing,
Of the oneness of ev’rything.

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Everything Possible (#1019)

(Fred Small)

We have cleared off the table, the leftovers saved, washed the dishes and put them away.
I have told you a story and tucked you in tight at the end of your knockabout day.
As the moon sets its sail to carry you to sleep over the Midnight Sea,
Well, I will sign you a song no one sang to me—may it keep you good company.

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