Breathe and Believe feat. Xception and Meena

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Although the only acapella track on this EP (and the shortest), it is the most reflective of my roots. Long before I was playing the guitar, I was using only my voice to compose music.

Breathe and Believe began with Meena's voice, which I heard on Let Them Sing! That 2006 recording features young musicians in India, and it is part of the family of projects supported by Project Ahimsa. Learn more about Meena (and others) at projectahimsa.org/letthemsing/.

And thank you to my friend and favorite emcee, Xception, for contributing the song's final poetic element.

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Thankful I'm able to breathe and believe
not only in me but the people I see
Equals they be,
hand-in-hand with me
we defeaters of evil and plans to deceive
leaders that see through the land and the trees
to land that would greet us when we was in need
Then lo and behold in our hands was a seed
we bent down to plant it with blood on our knees
From ground to the heavens
it grew and was free
from sound it had leaven
the truth in the Three

Hallelujah

Jehovah
Krishna
Allah
Brahma
Shiva
Ganesha
Tukanshila

Espiritu Sanctu
Vishnu
Jesu Christu

Jah
Rah
Immanuel
Adonai

Oh, Creator, I can tell you why I sing!

Hallelujah!

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from Flower Water, released December 21, 2012

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Eric Ian Farmer State College, Pennsylvania

No doubt, I sing for the love of it. If you have a mic for me to blow, maybe the people in the way back will feel some of the love, too.

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