Motherland

by Aaron O'Connor

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This song is about showering in the rain in Ghana, there is no better feeling. It goes on to sell the idea of sacking in the capitalist western lifestyle for a much simpler and fulfilling life in the Motherland.

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released August 9, 2012

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Aaron O'Connor London, UK

Aaron is a primary school teacher and plays the guitar to the kids just as much as he does at gigs. He is all about spreading joy, as he told me "A few weeks ago I tuned up a homeless guys guitar and taught him a few chords, it's the little things that make a big difference...". ... more

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Track Name: Motherland
Shower in the rain in African terrain
Soothing your brain
In absence of the pain you begin to feel
Alive once again
She’ll take you to the motherland
Crying in her healing hand
She’ll take you with her travelling band
Give you things you never had
I’ll never go back even by turtle back
To the place of consumerist aristocrats
I’ll stay here in African terrain
Until the end of days

This is where we should all reside
Until the rest of the world opens its eyes
This is where we should all embark
Until the rest of the world opens it heart

You will go to sunset hill
While the rest of the world is asleep
You’ll stand at the peak
Amazed at natures miraculous feat
You’ll fall to your knees
Overwhelmed by blankets of trees
Welcomed and loved by communities
An alien concept to you and me
So let’s revolutionise the century
And reject capitalist philosophies
So come with me to African terrain until the end of days

This is where we should all reside
Until the rest of the world opens its eyes
This is where we should all embark
Until the rest of the world opens it heart (x2)

So come join me in African terrain
Until the end of day
In absence of the pain we’ll begin to feel
Alive once again
She’ll take us to the motherland
Crying in her healing hand
She’ll take us with her travelling band
Give us things we’ve never had
So come stay with me in African terrain
Until the end of days
Track Name: Lightning Bolts
Forever chasing rain clouds
in mystery you are shrouded
forever chasing rain clouds
why do I feel lonely when I'm crowded
why do I miss you?
I think it's 'cause I kissed you
and you pulled away
why do I miss you?
I think it's 'cause I kissed you
on that fine, fine day
every cloud has its silver lining
so why does it feel like
I've been hit by lightning, lightning
Bolts bolts bolts bolts (x3)
Bolts bolts lightning lightning
Bolts bolts bolts bolts (x3)
Bolts bolts lightning lightning
Bolts bolts bolts bolts (x3)
Oh lightning bolts
Forever chasing rain clouds
please tell me when our love will be allowed
forever chasing rain clouds
and all of a sudden the sun's come out come out to
Play play play play (x3)
Can you come out to
Play play play play (x3)
Can you come out to
Play play play play (x3)
Can you come out to play
why do I miss you?
I think it's 'cause I kissed you
and you pulled away
whay do I miss you?
I think it's 'cause I kissed you
on that fine, fine day
why do I miss you?
I think it's 'cause I kissed you
and you pulled away
whay do I miss you?
I think it's 'cause I kissed you
Track Name: If Jesus Was Jamaican
If there was a creator
She would not want you to praise her
She'd want you to cherish each day
Love your sisters and your brothers
And always thank your mother
'Cause she made you this way

Listen to reggae in the morning
Reggae in the evening
You'll stay young that way
Jammin' UB40 with winos at the station
Praying that it won't rain
Listenin' to Ziggy on my headphones
Biggy I can't let go
Toots are droppin' by today
And Desmond and the Deckers
Keep telling me to let go
Not to search for fame

If there was a creator
She would not want you to praise her
Just cherish each day
Love your sisters and your brothers
And always thank your mother
'Cause she made you this way

Oh oh those Isrealites
Coming from Jerusalem
Tearing up Bethlehem tonight
Oh oh gonna see the Wailers tonight
Playing at the stables
Underneath a star so bright

Give me one of them
Give me two of them
Red wine and I will dine them (x2)

If there was a creator
She would not want you to praise her
She'd want you to cherish each day
Love your sisters and your brothers
And always thank your mother
'Cause she made reggae
Track Name: Secret Garden
Over the weekend
I fell far
I fell hard
She has my heart

Over the weekend
Biting lips
Embracing hips
It's the chasing tricks

Over the weekend
Eyes so blue
The warmest laugh
Have we gone too far?

Over the weekend
I fell far
I fell hard
She has my heart

Keep your heart in your chest
Keep it beating at best
Ears hear your heart cry
And your eyes know she's

One of a kind
Yeah she's one of a kind
Wish you were deaf and blind
Just to free your mind (verse x3)

Your mind is weak
But your heart is strong
Oh so strong
It's been far too long

Your mind is weak
But your heart is strong
Oh so strong
Your eyes were never wrong

Your heart it weeps
And your mind it sings
Along to it's
Teary song

Your mind is weak
But your heart is strong
Oh so strong
It's been far too long

Over the weekend
I fell far
I fell hard
She has my heart