Cicada Season

by Adam Gottlieb & OneLove

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    "Nature doesn't hurry, yet everything is accomplished on time."
    -Tao Te Ching
    Our Debut EP “Cicada Season” is meant to boldly announce our presence as a Revolutionary Folk-Hop/Fusion band onto the scene after years of steadily growing underground. And because we are dedicated to playing music that expresses the spirit of the rising people’s movement of our times, we see the album’s release as a microcosm of that movement. The cicadas symbolize the revolutionaries of all kinds emerging, #RightOnTime, to shed the skin of the old world and make a lot of noise for the new one!!!
    “Cicada Season” also represents a time of super-abundance: during the actual cicada season, all kinds of animals and plant life are almost effortlessly fed and nourished, symbolizing the promise of a world in which we can all share in the natural abundance of our earth. This is what we are fighting and singing for.
    I am grateful for revolutionary struggle for teaching me enough patience to finish this album, and I hope it finds you right on time. More importantly, I hope it offers you some inspiration in your daily struggle to build the new world we know is coming. You can stream or purchase it on all major online music platforms. Here it is on our bandcamp site (our preferred method of sale if you’d like to buy it!)
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    P.S. Our first full album, “All of You,” will be dropping this fall!
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1.
Integrity 06:17
People will fight you down when you are following your light but if you’re not wrong you’ll be alright Only your own heart knows only your conscience is your guide look into your soul, what do you find? Stand on your own two feet, look the oppressor in the eye, let Jah spirit speak like thunder in the sky Wherever you may be whatever other people say in times of war and peace all we ever have is our true nature Integrity No one can take away my Integrity as long as I live my truth Integrity growin day by day and changin Integrity doin the best I can do (ho’oponopono) Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace on earth, oh no, I have not come to bring peace but a sword People will polarize before they finally unite We must exemplify the peaceful fight Cuz we are the leaders now -- we are the ones who we must trust We must show the world how, how to set free our love For your children and your friends for whatever land you call home survival on earth depends on whether you and me are willing to be whole Integrity No one can take away my Integrity as long as I live my truth Integrity growin day by day and changin Integrity doin the best I can do (ho’oponopono) We’re on a mission of intuition / following a vision of our freedom the abolition of competition / this is our decision -- we will be one! Integrity No one can take away my Integrity as long as I live my truth Integrity growin day by day and changin Integrity doin the best I can do Integrity No one can take away my Integrity as long as I live my truth Integrity growin day by day and changin Integrity doin the best Jah can do (ho’oponopono) People will fight you down when you are following Jah light but if you’re not wrong you’ll be alright
2.
My baby didn’t get her paycheck when it was due last week My baby didn’t get her last paycheck, & neither did the other teachers The superintendent said ‘I’m under stress, please have some empathy!’ To keep your public school, it only takes a hunger strike To keep our neighborhood schools open, it only takes a hunger strike You might even get the city to remove some lead from your building, if you ask polite There’s homeless folks on every corner – some are old, some are in their teens There’s homeless folks on every damn corner – some are old, some are in their teens & my people ain’t ready for revolution, naw, they don’t even know what it means Well, Nelson died & I miss him, & I’m scared for the times ahead, & my friend Nico died way too early in his cold hospital bed, & Donald Trump fucking won that election, & it could be the last one that we get They killed Sandra Bland & then framed her, & they say the answer is more cops & they killed those 43 students down in Ayotzinapa & it looks like another world war’s comin, & artists just care about when their project drops Oh, I got the blues, I got Chicago blues, yea I got the blues, I got the U.S. blues, yea I got the blues, globalization blues, yea I got the blues, civilization blues, I got the red solution revolution blues!
3.
April 06:22
Walking down the city streets in spring With a good book and a guitar in my hands I can feel the little worms singing Mother Earth in jubilee: “This is our land!” Even as the soldiers are warring Even as the politicians sell their lies Every day we’re writing new stories as the old world dies… It was Easter Sunday in Chi-town Everywhere were signs for “Chuy” or for Rahm And I wonder how Jesus would fight now If he could see how deep we’re in Babylon But I feel the call of a new earth I can hear it breathing in my quiet hours And I don’t think tyrants can stop it anymore than flowers… Cuz April’s always right on time! And the rain comes down and the crocuses sprout And there’s a bright blue sky Over the cities rushing And robins fly And the future rises in us in the tides And as the days go by Though we sigh, hope never dies... And I don’t care much about money But I’m working for the future all day long And I love a woman who loves me And we’re warriors together, fighting strong So no matter whatever happens I have to believe that in the end we’ll win Even all their nuclear weapons still can’t kill seasons Cuz May is always right on time! And the wind blows cool & magnolias blooms And there’s a bright blue sky! Over the highways choking And bees still fly And we make the world with our hearts and our minds And as the days go by None of them can stop the time! And June is always right on time! And the sunlight beams & the fireflies gleam And there’s a bright blue sky! Over the world dying But still alive And there’s so many good people I find And as the days go by God help me, I love my life!
4.
mmm new moon new moon / mmm full moon full moon mmm blue moon blood moon / super moon soon soon mmm new moon new moon / mmm full moon full moon mmm blue moon blood moon / super moon soon soon mmm new moon new moon / mmm full moon full moon mmm blue moon blood moon / super moon soon soon Lookin at folks on the cta I think of my comrade passed away One thing he'd always say: “We're gonna win” And sometimes i feel selfish to be spending so much time making music wonderin just how much it’s even doin And some days I’d bet we’ll get free soon and others I guess the world is doomed tempted to think there’s nothing I can do But that would dishonor Nelson's name and all of the warriors who came before me -- I think I know what they’d say: Be your own hero Be your own hero Be your own hero or there ain't gonna be no more heroes Get ready to see a rock star now Get ready to feel my full-blown power Get ready to hear my spirit shout to the moon I call upon Marley and Seeger I call upon Che and Sojourner I call upon all the ancestors who grew me I know that our freedom takes its time I know many people gave their lives I know many more will have to die too soon I need to believe there's something true I need to believe I'm touching you I need to believe there's love in every human Be your own hero Be your own hero Be your own hero or there ain't gonna be no more heroes Go out there in the world open eyed! You got something to offer humankind Show us what you look like with no more fear Do you know what's the reason you are here? Be your own hero Be your own hero Be your own hero or there ain't gonna be no more heroes
5.
Ripples 05:54
another sunrise over the skyline a city waking from slumber the geese are flying people are riding the buses taking them to work the rabbits burrow factory workers go back home from night shifts to get some rest the grass is growin the river flowin a sparrow makes its nest and O, I know, thunder never lasts all morning no, it goes, like everything, it’s ever forming, and deer in dusk and dawning, they know a secret, don’t they? connecting dark & light – trees grow in roots & branches they know just how to balance they know the laws of Life and O, I know people are a part of all of this. And we’ll fit if only we can figure out our shit! * thing about nature it’s always changing and yet it’s always one big thing wherever I go Rome to Chicago I’m always home so I can sing the sun is burnin the earth is turnin every effect’s also a cause amid the slaughter, ripples in water -- take faith in nature’s laws and O, we know it goes around in seaons, always flows, and grows, life celebrates itself in so many ways: the sound of owls calling the autumn red leaves falling, and then the bright white snow, then yellow tulips blooming, then cottonwood in June and the fireflies’ light show! and O, we’ll know the life of nature, the nature of life. and we’ll fight – Now is the time -- the earth is still alive!

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released October 27, 2017

Adam Gottlieb: vocals, guitar, flutes, percussion
Noah Silver-Mathews: bass
Ty Jones: drums, conga, percussion, vocals
Amanda Suckow: violin, vocals
Andy Willis: harmonica
Anthony Beck: guitar, vocals
Vickie Pang: keyboard
Meg Anderson: vocals
Produced by Audio Warrior Productions
All songs by Adam Gottlieb © 2017

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Adam Gottlieb & OneLove weave together strands of Folk, Funk, Blues, Rock, Hip Hop, Reggae, Jazz and more. With songs directly inspired by the gathering movement for a new world, we offer our songs as a contribution to the soundtrack of our revolution.

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