Motherland

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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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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

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from Motherland, track released January 10, 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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