Wow! Pow!

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Son sailed across the great ocean soup, to find some work in the red, white blue
From south Sudan, ya know he left his family, drivin taxis just to make them happy
Another brother from Senegal crossed the waters to north Milan
Sellin CDs, hustlin hashish, sellin anything to keep advancing
A Chinese sister left her picture, New York City’s where she picked up
Cookin food then go to night school, brick by brick build a brand new
Home is in your head like Marley said: Rasta, Buddhist, Christian, voodoo, Muslim, Hindu, good God who knew how’d they sail to Honolulu?


Wow! Pow! no matter what you say, I’m gonna live my life my way
Wow! Pow! no matter what you do, gonna find my way, gonna get my food


Son sailed the ocean blues
Bones dancing in the soup/Fire biting at the night
Hunger blazing through the sky

2nd Verse:

I met Akhtar from Ramallah, said he fled and he saved his dollars
Brought his wife and his childen too, even a brother and his cousins who
Together raised and built a family, integrated in the social fabric
Never static, always active, brand new life amid these foreign standards
Daughter raised, she fell in love with Jane, the Cuban girl who came from east LA
Sacrilege to thy name, they blushed in shame at the strange, new changes
Some battles won, some battles lost, and with some time yes the healing started
Life went on and people saw what truly mattered was the love

3rd Verse:

One thing I know is you gotta be free or the whole wide world is a washing machine
Disinfectin dirty laundry, you ain’t dirty you’re a comet
Burning bright like flash a lightning, shooting stars across the skyscene
Everything is so insane see I can’t wrap my head around these
Places, people, Mogadishu, North Korea, free the people
All across the world we see it, guns for money, hunger, freedom
Shanty towns by mega-mansions, education is the answer
The more you know, the more you gather, information kills the cancer


from Man vs. Bear, released April 1, 2012
written and performed by D. Bess
produced by D. Bess


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D. Bess Chicago, Illinois

D. Bess is a one-man-band who loops all his licks live: reggae/ska/blues-hop and roll. Using a cajon, percussion, guitar, bass and harmonizing his vocals, he builds and records layers of instrumentation to create the sound of a one-man-band.

He released his first album as D. Bess in April of 2012. The album, Man vs. Bear, features reggae legend and icon Toots Hibbert on the track "Oh Carolina".
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