Ways Of The World

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released June 7, 2019

All songs written and performed by The Movement, Ross Bogan, Johnny Cosmic and friends.

JOSHUA SWAIN - Lead Vocals and Guitar
JASON SCHMIDT - Bass
GARY JACKSON - Drums
ROSS BOGAN - Keys
MATT GOODWIN and PAUL WOLSENCROFT - Additional keys on Take Me To The Ocean

REDWOODZ: Co-written with Tony-Ray Jacobo and Nathan Feinstein. Background Vocals by T.J. O’Neill. DIAMOND: Co-written with Jacob Hemphill, Joachim Berose, Aleks von Korff, Xavier Delaunay, and Corentin Hercule. Special thanks to Dana Shayegan and Future Sounds of Reggae. ORANGE SKY: Co-written with Amp-Live with background vocals by Maggie Kubley. BREAK IN THE GLASS: Co-written with Chali 2Na, featuring an excerpt from Alan Watts’ Become What You Are, narrated by David Cardonick. Siren: Co-written with Scott Woodruff. The Great Discovery features an excerpt from Alan Watts’ The Nature of Consciousness

Produced by JOHNNY COSMIC
Executive Producer: REID FOSTER
Mastered by MICHAEL DENTEN, Infinite Studios (Oakland, CA)
Artwork: PHIL POOLE
Recorded at White Star Sound (Louisa, VA) and Great Stone Studios (Oakland, CA)
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Track Name: Ways Of The World
WAYS OF THE WORLD
I hear you're looking for a reason
They've been running you around
And if you're looking for some peace, man
You know that we can help you out

You say you're tired of working
And getting nothing in return
You're living life for the weekend
It's setting in, starting to burn

Well let me tell you about the ways of the world
Sometimes you do exactly as you're told
Not all that glitters is made of gold, no no no

But take a risk even though it may seem
You'll never make it, like it's just a daydream
One day you're living the reality

You say you wake up every morning
Like you got a million more to go
Well if you're waiting for a warning
I'll tell you something you should know

This could be your last sunrise
You gotta try to make it shine
You won't believe how the time flies
And if you're still afraid of what you'll find…

Well let me tell you about the ways of the world
Sometimes you do exactly as you're told
Not all that glitters is made of gold, no no no

But take a risk even though it may seem
You'll never make it, like it's just a daydream
One day you're living the reality

I know you really don't think it can be
But you gotta believe me
Don't shut your eyes so tight, you can't see
I know you really don't think it can be
But you gotta believe me
Don't shut your eyes so tight, you can't see
And I know it's never easy

But let me tell you about the ways of the world
Sometimes you do exactly as you're told
Not all that glitters is made of gold, no no no

But take a risk even though it may seem
You'll never make it, like it's just a daydream
One day you’re living the reality
Track Name: Redwoodz (feat. Iya Terra)
REDWOODZ (feat. Iya Terra)
Some people they live their whole lives in a compound
They couldn't find any other way out now
And then they came out of it like it was so easy
They turned from a flower into a strong tree yeah

So I ask you not to shed a tear
If you get scared you know I'll be here
I will always love you, I keep you in my heart
I will always be there to lead you through the dark yeah

We will always walk together hand in hand
Lead you through the forest and the desert in the sand
We're among the greatest things that grow upon this land
I'll be here to teach you and to help you understand, so

When the sun is getting low
Look at how the Redwoods grow
You forgot but now you know
Just look at how the Redwoods grow yeah

You know we all got to fall sometimes
Pick ourselves up off the ground and learn how to rise
It’s like I’ve been down so long that I just might
Stay here for awhile while I clear my mind

So you can cut my leaves
But you can’t kill my roots
And you can twist my words
But you can’t stop the truth

Because it’s imminent
Tell me are you listening
Universe is speaking to you
We are just the instruments

When the sun is getting low
Look at how the Redwoods grow
You forgot but now you know
Just look at how the Redwoods grow yeah

Look at the reason
Everyone's sleepin, ain't got nothin to believe in
Dreams are T.V.
They can't see the changing of the seasons
Life is a breeze
And somebody else is just fighting to ****ing be breathing
Rule of treason
Seems we're always dealing with some heathen

But we will rise
We will make it to the top
If we're clever
They can never make it stop
Plant the seed, we are free
Break the lock
And walk the walk
Never just talk the talk, everybody…

When the sun is getting low
Look at how the Redwoods grow
You forgot but now you know
Just look at how the Redwoods grow yeah
Track Name: Take Me To The Ocean
TAKE ME TO THE OCEAN
Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Wash away my worries
Let my soul be free

Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Wash away my worries
Let my soul be free

Wash away my worries
Let my soul be...

What now, it’s coming around
You’re feeling cut down into the ground
So we all come together, we’re making a sound
We sing “Look at all this love we’ve found”

Gotta raise em up, toast to the sweet life
If it’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right
See the sun giving me the green light
To kick back, relax and soak up the sweet sights

Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Wash away my worries
Let my soul be free

Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Wash away my worries
Let my soul be free

There’s something in the air
Come and take away my cares
I close my eyes
Remember these dreams that we share
I wash it all away
You gotta give us all a break
Let the troubles of tomorrow
Wait till another day

Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Wash away my worries
Let my soul be free

Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Wash away my worries
Let my soul be free

When life’s moving to fast
We can make this dream last
Just let the past be the past
Just leave it all behind

Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Wash away my worries
Let my soul be free

Take me to the ocean
Take me to the sea
Wash away my worries
Let my soul be free
Track Name: Orange Sky
ORANGE SKY
Orange sky over desert and the land so dry
The dirt thirsts for a teardrop
It's like the heavens abandoned the sands of time
The Gods fled for the treetops
Long ago in its stead was a forest of green
Beyond all imagination
And then an ocean so blue, so deep it would seem
To swallow all of creation

And if I had the power to rewind these years
And travel back through the ages
I'd watch the story unfold through a river of tears
As I longed to rewrite these pages

You
When are you gonna wake up
You can't live life for the weekend
You can't live life for the weekend
When are you gonna wake up
You can't live life for the weekend
You can't live life for the weekend

Orange sky and the temperature at 113
Them go hide from their lifeline
I know the tectonic plates shift under me
But they won't split apart in my lifetime
Sacred are the bones of the primitive man
Only had the great spirit to lean on
Palms pressed together as they sit in the sand
Praying for eons and eons

And if I had the power to rewind these years
And travel back through the ages
I'd watch the story unfold through a river of tears
As I longed to rewrite these pages

You get out of bed and wonder how much money can you rake up
Then I'm afraid you're still sleeping
When are you gonna wake up
You can't live life for the weekend

You
When are you gonna wake up
You can't live life for the weekend
You can't live life for the weekend
When are you gonna wake up
You can't live life for the weekend
You can't live life for the weekend

You can't live life for the weekend
You can't live life for the weekend
Track Name: Diamond (feat. Jacob Hemphill of SOJA)
DIAMOND (feat. Jacob Hemphill of SOJA)
You’re a diamond baby
And you gave your light to me
You’re a diamond baby
Yes you shine so brightly
I look at you and I see stars
And the stars, they have aligned
You’re my diamond and I will love you
Until the end of time

Never thought I’d wake up in the morning
And see the sunshine burning so bright
Never thought I’d make it out this darkness
But you led me into the light
Never knew a love like yours
Could knock me off of my feet
But now I know what life can be
And you made my life complete

Yeah you made my life complete

Never thought I’d look out on the ocean
Sparks of you just waving at me
Never thought I’d look up in the night sky
And see you waiting for me patiently
Never knew I’d fall so deep, I’d only sing these words true for you
My one and only precious gem
Yeah I love how you let your light shine through

You’re a diamond baby
And you gave your light to me
You’re a diamond baby
Yes you shine so brightly
I look at you and I see stars
And the stars, they have aligned
You’re my diamond and I will love you
Until the end of time

Ever since I started
Same old situation
Looking at their faces
Same old reservations
It’s the same question
Is it really her for me, for me
And I cannot explain it
Something has changed
I’m losing my wandering eye and impatience
Looking in the mirror
Crazy how I finally see
You right next to me, going nowhere

You’re a diamond baby
And you gave your light to me
You’re a diamond baby
Yes you shine so brightly
I look at you and I see stars
And the stars, they have aligned
You’re my diamond and I will love you
Until the end of time
Track Name: Siren (feat. Stick Figure)
SIREN (feat. Stick Figure)
We're all in this together
It's alright, alright

Turn on your television
Get sucked into a world of corporate greed and get ****ed
When idle hands empty
Ego run amok
So get up
Don’t pass the buck
We ain't got a ton of luck
We ain't got a lot of time either
Calling out my people gotta pick up the receiver
We ask the government and no they won't help neither
So we turn a naysayer to a positive believer
Rise above

They try to break you down
Don't let em get ya
Rise against the system
See the bigger picture
Sound the siren
Know that I am with ya
We're all in this together
It's alright, alright

They try to break you down
Don't let them get ya
Rise against the system
See the bigger picture
Sound the siren
Know that I am with ya
We're all in this together
It's alright, alright

Turn on your record player and run
Into a world of beautiful collaboration
Meditate on the melody, lyric, and the one drop
Don't stop until the revelations come
And now it's time to get clever
They try to yell quit but we reply never
They opened up the trap door
Pulled down the lever
But we made a quick escape and now we make it last forever

They try to break you down
Don't let them get ya
Rise against the system
See the bigger picture
Sound the siren
Know that I am with ya
We're all in this together
It's alright, alright

They try to break you down
Don't let them get ya
Rise against the system
See the bigger picture
Sound the siren
Know that I am with ya
We're all in this together
It's alright, alright

Switch up the melody, sound up the siren
They say eventually we're burnin' ash in the fire
They break us down but the music make us high
There's a lesson in the message, when revealed it gets quiet
Yeah there's something in the air tonight
Catch a vibe when the feeling’s right
Kill the silence, ring the alarm
Sound the siren

They try to break you down
Don't let them get ya
Rise against the system
See the bigger picture
Sound the siren
Know that I am with ya
We're all in this together
It's alright, alright

They try to break you down
Don't let them get ya
Rise against the system
See the bigger picture
Sound the siren
Know that I am with ya
We're all in this together
It's alright, alright
Track Name: Life Is A Circle
LIFE IS A CIRCLE
I just saw the most beautiful sight I've ever seen
Her grandfather was singing to his wife as she waited for her angels wings
They were so in love with each other
They had spent their whole lives together
Nothing could ever take that away
Not even death can make our hearts run astray

Cause life is a circle and we walk it with love
Because it fills us with the beauty of life
Is a circle and we walk it with love

I just heard the most beautiful sound I'll ever hear
A voice gentle and timeless as the song that he whispered in her ear
So incredible, I couldn't help but cry
But I saw freedom through the tears in my eyes
You put aside all the noise and the chatter
Cause in the end you know the only thing that matters is

Life is a circle and we walk it with love
Because it fills us with the beauty of life
Is a circle and we walk it with love
Because it fills us with the beauty of life
Is a circle and we walk it with love
Because it fills us with the beauty of life
Is a circle and we walk it with love

I just felt the most beautiful feeling I could ever feel
You can give the world a beautiful healing if your love is real
As I grow older, I'm learning everyday
I can't explain all the mystery away
But there’s a spirit that connects me and you
And when I heard him sing I knew that it was true

It's life. It's a circle and we walk it with love
Because it fills us with the beauty of life
Is a circle and we walk it with love
Because it fills us with the beauty of life
Is a circle and we walk it with love
Because it fills us with the beauty of life
Is a circle and we walk it with love
Track Name: The Great Discovery
The Great Discovery
“Some people will use a symbolism of the relationship of God to the universe, wherein God is a brilliant light, only somehow veiled, hiding underneath all these forms that you see as you look around you. But the truth is funnier than that. It is that you are looking right at the brilliant light now, that the experience you are having which you call ordinary everyday consciousness - pretending you're not it - that experience is exactly the same thing as ‘IT’. There's no difference at all. And when you find that out, you laugh yourself silly. That's the great discovery.”
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
“In other words, when you really start to see things, and you look at an old paper cup, and you go into the nature of what it is to see, what vision is, or what smell is, or what touch is, you realize that that vision of the paper cup is the brilliant light of the cosmos. Nothing could be brighter. Ten thousand suns couldn't be brighter.”

Let me tell ya first, don’t want no heat or no trouble
It’s just we have a thirst for the beat and a bubble
Go and build your ego, we go leave you heroes in the rubble
And then we visualize our future in the mirrors of the Hubble

Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Chomping at the bit but biting every word they say
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Put it on repeat, defeated when they speak in the street
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Chomping at the bit but biting every word they say
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Spin the phrase again
Poet say unoriginal sin

Ya walk around high steppin but don’t see your feet
And then you’re feeling so high, they don’t meet the street
To be ready for the winter, gotta beat the heat
And to the righteous writer
Go and reach the peak, ya know

Every person is capable of a miracle
Steering across the city creating a verbal vehicle
Being cool, calm, collected and humble
With no hysterical ranting and raving
Paving the way

Cause we don’t wanna hear no cliche
Chomping at the bit but biting every word they say
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Put it on repeat, defeated when they speak in the street
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Chomping at the bit but biting every word they say
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Spin the phrase again
Poet say unoriginal sin

Working together with all our people, it’s imminent
We’ll reach the apex on our own, won’t be no derivative
Striving and fighting our way to the top of the mountain
Giving it everything we have
Can’t stay bolted down cause they’re riveted

Limited is not a word we recognize
Great spirit listens if you give in and beckon right
Use your third eye and reply with second sight
Realize the power of your words

Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Chomping at the bit but biting every word they say
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Put it on repeat, defeated when they speak in the street
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Chomping at the bit but biting every word they say
Don’t wanna hear no cliche
Spin the phrase again
Poet say unoriginal sin
Track Name: Honey
HONEY
I see a lot of people tripping
If they’d tie their shoes they could walk that line
They could use a good butt whipping
Maybe momma and daddy should have made them mind

I hear them talk about tomorrow
But they never give thanks for their bread that day
I watch their greedy lips moving
And they won’t tell you nothing but I hear them say

Them gonna want a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
They can never get enough
Them gonna need a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
Give em that good stuff
Them gonna want a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
They can never get enough
Them gonna need a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
Won’t ya give it up

One time, one time

I see a worker bee buzzing
But he don’t know the beauty that he sits upon
What if we could all take a second just to stop and smell the roses
Would we get along

I hear them ache for the future
Maybe they’ll be satisfied with life one day
Till then they gather that sugar
And their mouths are full but I hear them say

Them gonna want a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
They can never get enough
Them gonna need a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
Give em that good stuff
Them gonna want a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
They can never get enough
Them gonna need a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
Won’t ya give it up
Them gonna need a little more honey
Them gonna want a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
They can never get enough
Them gonna need a little more honey
Won’t ya give it to em
Won’t ya give it up

A little more honey, won’t ya
A little more honey, won’t ya
Track Name: Loud Enough
LOUD ENOUGH
Tell me are the speakers loud enough
Can you feel the baseline thumping is it tough enough
To tell me are my people loud enough
We can love enough

Tell me cause I need to know before I go
I don't have much time to sit and relax while we all unwind
To just **** and pay tax while we all run blind, no

I hear em scream “We’ve had enough”
But they bluff and talk a good game
The next day come and they still the same
It’s like they don’t even understand what I’m sayin

So tell me are the speakers loud enough
Can you hear my voice cutting through the crowd enough
Can you feel the baseline thumping is it tough enough
To break the silence and turn it into love

Now tell me are my people loud enough
Is there any hope, can we wake up proud enough
To live a life of purpose, I know that we can love enough
To get going when the going gets rough

Tell me cause I need to know before I go
I don't have much time to sit and relax while we all unwind
To just **** and pay tax while we all run blind

Look where it's heading
The people scream but we're getting nowhere
We're aiding, abetting the politicians' system
Cover the constitution
We're sleeping
We're letting them get away with the steady manipulation of policy
Look at the petty, ****ty example we're setting
While we party confetti falls on the unheard innocent,
The sick, and the sweating, but the profits we're netting
Convinces all that we're ready to just turn it down, shut it off

Tell me are the speakers loud enough
Can you hear my voice cutting through the crowd enough
Can you feel the baseline thumping is it tough enough
To break the silence and turn it into love

Now tell me are my people loud enough
Is there any hope, can we wake up proud enough
To live a life of purpose, I know that we can love enough
To get going when the going gets rough
Track Name: Cool Me Down
COOL ME DOWN
The sun is rising on an east coast morning and I'm drivin
To see the waves hit the sand on the shore, so I can dive in
Road so hot, I can see the heat rising, man I'm sweatin
Ya know I gotta get in
Don't ya know I gotta get in the lovin ocean

Atlantic water come and cool me down
Pull me under, spin me around now
Atlantic water come and cool me down
It's alright now, all is right now
Ya come and cool me down in the morning
Ya come and cool me down every night

The sun is setting on a west coast evening and I'm drivin
I see the path up ahead
I've been workin, I've been striving
Life so rough, I've been stressin everyday
Ya know I'm sweatin
Ya know I gotta get in
Don't ya know I gotta get in the lovin ocean

Pacific water come and cool me down
Pull me under, spin me around now
Pacific water come and cool me down
It's alright now, all is right now
Ya come and cool me down in the morning
Ya come and cool me down every night

Atlantic water come and cool me down
Pull me under, spin me around now
Pacific water come and cool me down
It's alright now, all is right now
Ya come and cool me down in the morning
Ya come and cool me down every night
Track Name: Break In The Glass (feat. Chali 2Na)
BREAK IN THE GLASS (feat. Chali 2Na)
All we want is to chase our own destiny
But sometimes we all let the winds of change move us so freely
How can I let another no one sow the seed
And expect Gaia to just leave me alone and allow me to be me

All I want is a fire down by the sea
Beneath the palms with my feet in the sand you can find me dreaming
Open my eyes to another in misery
Hate to see a good man fall prey to the mother****ing snakes of society

Under the sun our light will outlast
No time for waiting, life moves so fast
Change the opposition, it shall come to pass
A break in the glass, a break in the glass
Bring the night, our light will outlast
We can't relax when they move so fast
Change the opposition, it shall come to pass
A break in the glass, a break in the glass

On the path of life
The task simply is
Don't let the trash tempt me
Strictly keep it classic
And you'll surpass quickly
Powers that be
Will keep us second guessing
And asking the question
Is the glass half full or half empty
Some stars burn out
From fast entry
While others last a century
It's the mind state
Of this entire country
They want us to embrace the superficial
Make the masses feel special
While this empire
They run it corruptly
Some do it for the income
But we do it for the outcome
Some of us are active
While others just let their mouths run
No doubt son
This is not just about fun
We will not be outdone
By these cowards
Who shout scum
Upgrade your faith
Just to match your vision
And your decisions will have risen
From their natural prison
And if you listen you can hear every
Snake in the grass
And you can see them
Through the break in the glass
Wake 'em at last
Come on

“Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever… You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now.”

Under the sun our light will outlast
No time for waiting, life moves so fast
Change the opposition, it shall come to pass
A break in the glass, a break in the glass
Bring the night, our light will outlast
We can't relax when they move so fast
Change the opposition, it shall come to pass
A break in the glass, a break in the glass

Under the sun our light will outlast
No time for waiting, life moves so fast
Change the opposition, it shall come to pass
A break in the glass, a break in the glass
Bring the night, our light will outlast
We can't relax when they move so fast
Change the opposition, it shall come to pass
A break in the glass, a break in the glass
Track Name: Remember (The Return)
REMEMBER (THE RETURN)
Sometimes I swear I fall asleep singing
Songs in my head just to drive away the demons
To push aside any negative feelings
Can’t even say what I dream

Sometimes all I hear is that clock ticking
I close my eyes and I find myself slipping back
Tearing pages out this notebook
Ripping them to shreds cause they don’t say what I mean

And then I take a deep breath
Step back, relax
I think about all the good times and laughs that I shared yesterday
That I had today
I’m so grateful cause I can say

I remember what it was like to not know peace
Every waking moment a blur
And I remember what it was like to not know love
But now I receive what I return
I remember what it was like to not know peace
Every waking moment a blur
And I remember what it was like to not know love
But now I’ve returned

Sometimes everybody gets caught wishing
They had another life, had another mission
They gotta make that incredible decision
To trek along in service and light

We all have to make the choice to rise above it
It might be hard but grit your teeth and go and tough it out
Scream and shout, do what you will but love it
Cause this is our purpose in life

So then I take a deep breath
Step back, relax
I think about all the good times and laughs that I shared yesterday
That I had today
I’m so grateful cause I can say

I remember what it was like to not know peace
Every waking moment a blur
And I remember what it was like to not know love
But now I receive what I return
I remember what it was like to not know peace
Every waking moment a blur
And I remember what it was like to not know love
But now I’ve returned

I remember what it was like to not know peace
What it was like to not know love
What it was like to not know peace
What it was like to not know love
But now I’ve returned

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