Songs in Search of a Musician

Songs in Search of a Musician

Songs in Search of a Musician is a collection of poetry, verse and songs by Abdalhamid Evans.

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The Dark Side of the Earth

The Dark Side of the Earth

Here is a poem for mid-winter. Remember, it holds the seeds to those long summer days.

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Nomad Song

Nomad Song

The nomad he breaks camp in every season
moving on when the time is right
he ain’t just moving on for no reason
he’s following the moon and the grazing rights

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Sons and Daughters

Sons and Daughters

Son of my son
Daughters of my daughters
Like roots in stone
Like a breeze on the water

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Captain, Oh Captain!

Captain, Oh Captain!

Captain, Oh Captain
we are knocking on your door
Captain, Oh Captain
we just can’t take much more

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Rumi & Shams

Rumi & Shams

Where are you now when we need you…
Rumi and Shamsi Tabriz?
All the words that you spoke and the rules that you broke
that’s the only thing now can really free us.
We’ll follow your light through the tunnel
that takes us through the dark and the cold.
We’ll follow your light, through the wild and windy night,
out into the daylight so bold.

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Thirsty Now

Thirsty Now

If the road don’t lead to the river, don’t take me down there
If the river don’t reach the sea, don’t let me go down down down
If the well ain’t got no water, don’t throw me in there
I’m thirsty now Lord, I’m thirsty now.

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Hold Sway

Hold Sway

It’s your life, it rests between your two hands
It’s your earth, its just a grain of sand
It’s your destiny, its waiting on your right side
Its your horse, so ride ride ride

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Turn Away

Turn Away

If you fall of the wagon
If you fall off the bar
When you fall too short
and when you go too far

Turn away, turn away

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Being human is a guest house

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Freedom From the Fire

Freedom From the Fire

For my old friend Hajj Abdullah
Who passed in the night…
A flower for his grave.

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Nihilism Boogie

Nihilism Boogie

Just when you think that you’re going crazy
And there ain’t no more that you can go through
Remember that your own opinion of the Lord
Is exactly how He deals with you…

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Dancing on the Lawn

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Margin Call

Margin Call

You say the banks are too big to fail
We say they all oughta go to jail
What they doing is a God Almighty crime,
Reckon these guys oughta do their time

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Liberation Blues

Liberation Blues

We just work for the Big Corporation
I’m a kind of executive executioner
If the Boss wants to do some drilling,
We gotta do some killing
And I used to know why, but now I’m not so sure

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