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The opening track of our debut album. So...Are You Ready?

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Times are changing all over the world
What will you do? I say, what will you do
when the life you know is gone,
where will you run? I say, where will you run
when the wheels of your bus are gone?
So, I must say, Are You Ready?
To bring sound to every song, mute and denied,
to speak life unto these words;
I'm unhappy with this world, and it's hands wrung 'round
mine and our...skinny necks.
It's the crisis of our times, to reap that which we have sewn,
and then to ask ourselves, Are You Ready?

Time to accept all that's been denied,
to take off this mask, and find
Humanity inside-
Covered up by drugs and guns, in a cellophane caccoon.
I say it's time to break free,
to stretch these forgotten wings
And thus born anew
Are You Ready?
For you'll hear it in a scream, or hear it in a whisper
The words of today-
I don't want to fall in love with the ways of this world, with
it's wars and wage death! There must be
another way, than the seeds of our fathers' work
and so I shall say...
Are you Ready?

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from The Small Axe Ensemble, track released October 25, 2014

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