Love, Peace, Freedom

"Love, Peace, Freedom" is a song I wrote on a plane from Oakland to NYC. "I'm floating heavy minded over plains of thought", is how the rhyme begins. I didn't really have a concept or an idea for the lyrics, but I had the music; I always make the music first. Then I just let the universe guide me and trust where it takes me."

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"If there were a song that stands for my beliefs, it's this one. Everything stems from love. Without it we cannot have peace, or freedom. True freedom cannot exist if there is no peace. Peace of mind, body, and soul."


Love, Peace, and Freedom

Written, Produced, and Performed by Remo Conscious

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VERSE 1

I’m floating heavy minded over plains of thought

Dreaming of a place where people follow their hearts

Where material lust is a thing of the past

And corporations can't buy a mans soul with cash

And since money bought trouble, it was all burned

Love and respect would make the world turn

People would barter for goods, every hood had peace

In a land full of nourishment so all could eat

Picture no starvation, war between nations

Where every day is a celebration

And it’s ok to smile shake hands and hug

Cause to get a record deal you don’t have to be a thug

The ski is always clear, no smog and no tears

In the eyes of a child cause she’s living’ in fear

No guns or bullets, bombs or borders

No secret society, New World Order

Prisons don’t exist, cause crime is obsolete

Freedom is real and love rules the streets

Freedom is poetry over a fresh beat

And the sound of life never sounded so sweet

And just to make it complete there are no elite

All people are equal white, yellow, or brown feet

Smile at each other give a pound when they meet

Rather than grief, stress, bullet holes, or loose teeth

Chorus

Say love, L.O.V.E.

What about peace, between you and me

And Freedom

Put your hand’s in the sky if you believe we can find it tonight

Say love l.o.v.e.

What about peace, between you and me

And Freedom

VERSE 2

Can this place really exist or am I psychotic

Is this world we live in meant to be chaotic?

Little boys with guns fully loaded and heavy

Trigger finger steady, flesh torn like confetti

Bless those born ready, and wide-awake

Struggling for peace in a cold world of hate, poverty and disease

Enemies await armed in the shadows, each day a battle

Fighting with starvation or self annihilation

Life is full of complications

The media and school system have got your mind imprisoned

Trapped in a box of limited thought and vision

From Pediatrician to Mortician, the struggle is continuous

Just paying the rent takes every last cent

The present quickly turns to past tense

Homicide by drive by or government

They spend billions on bombs but neglect the war on the streets

Where kids commit crimes just to eat

Dying on crippled blocks, where tax money seems to funds

Dirty cops who play god with guns

The schools are left in shambles

Making the future for the planet that we cherish a gamble

My pockets are full of lint but if I had the money

I wouldn’t buy diamonds, I’d feed the hungry

Chorus

VERSE 3

Which is the road to peace and happiness?

Smiles and sunshine, love and fun times

No more bombs, tanks or gun times

Or minorities placed on the front lines

I dream of these things like a fiend In the night

Holding the mic like a pipe, looking for light

I want to inhale my daughter smile and exhale relief

Knowing that she can live in peace

Sometime tears run down my cheek chasing dreams

Where ghettos turn to gold and sour living turns sweet

Where pain turns to joy, the smiles replace the frowns on every face

Girls and boys know that they have a place

In this world living free from oppression, in a land where complexion

Can mean either life or death have and have not

That’s why we have got to make a change

For social justice in a nation of deranged men

Greedy for control of your soul

It’ll change when we organize and wise up

We’ve got to join as one and rise up if we really want

Chorus

Remixes, Freestyles, and Unreleased Tracks!

From time to time I'll be posting "new" music on my SoundCloud page. These new tracks will include remixes, unreleased music from the 90's and beyond, plus alternative versions. Many times when producing a track I create several versions and choose the one I like best for one reason or another. These songs will vary musically, but sometimes will differ lyrically as well. This is very obvious when listening to the track "Razor's Edge" which was first written based on my own life, then later changed and released many years later on my album, "Not The Only One".  Take a listen here.

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