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1. THY KINGDOM COME

One man who comes from the slums
And needs to be checked 'cause he takes wide steps
Thy kingdom come
There are many stories and phenomenons of healing
But his greatest talent is to love his neighbour
Thy kingdom come
Some follow him and find what they left behind meant nothing
Wanted to share their true love
It looks like a revolution but it's only the truth
People call him Black Angel because of the colour of his skin and his goodness
A procession of homeless kids and beggars dressed with ripped blankets
Despite of everything
Smiling faces
While people start to love this man, some will be preparing his death
Thy kingdom come




2. GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE

Tension days of unbreatable air
The clamour of the drums and missiles can be heard
Human hearts drag below
The weight of evidences
Searching for the people in need
Give people a chance
What is the use of one more preacher among thousands of books ?
To shake the temples and avoid the fossilization of poetry on paper
Giving heart and soul
Searching for the people in need
Give people a chance
The way : charity must be done without rewards or understanding
Life is like the monotonous sound of a train in movement
But the trail always lead to somewhere
"All things whatsoever you would that men should do to you
Do you even so to them"
For this is what left for us to make a better world
Where everybody would live in peace forever




3. R.I.P. (Racism, Ignorance, Prejudice)

The outcast bunch crossed the neon city doorways
Under the scorn of the busy businessmen
"That scum is still the same
Must shoot them to death."
Homeless like Black Angel are relegated to the lowest degree

RIP (racism, ignorance, prejudice)

But the master keeps on preaching
Philosophing between failures and sucess
Sharing streets with knifes, nipers and street vendors

Hundreds of wide open hearts taken by simples words of hope
Feeding the hungry crowds
Ired of routine and the sansara's wheel

RIP (racism, ignorance, prejudice)




4. STRAITGATE

Politicians invited the Black Angel to feast
Inside their palace
A modern Babylon
His presence astonished both sides
"For wide is the gate
Enter you in at the straitgate and broad is the way."
"Broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many
There be which leadeth into life."
Master, why do you eat with politicians and sinners ?
They that have a need not a physician
"But you are sick"
"For the tree is known by its fruit but all the words
You do to be seen by men."

There cannot be peace in the world without peace in the heart
Without peace in the world there is no peace in the family
Without peace in the family there is no peace in the home
Without peace in the home there is no peace in the village
Without peace in the village there is no peace in the state
Without peace in the state there is no peace in the country
Without peace in the country there is no peace in the world
And there cannot be peace in the world without peace in the heart

[Old chinese prophecy]




5. RAISE THE DEAD

The corpse was at the morgue for three days
The body was from a sociologist struck by aids
Who struggled to feed those less fortunate
"O thou of little faith wherefore didst thou doubt ?"
Raise the dead those who believe
"Believe in me shall never die" were the master's words
Then he ordered rise
Raise the dead

The master was expected by the relatives of the deceased
The green faces of the legist with cold eyes of insensibility
Informed the recent death
Nobody dared to breath
Time waited its minute of eternity for the breath of
Life to take the body in assault
Cancerous screamed for help
The radiation from the nuclear era generated the lepars

The Black Angel healed them all in front of the amazed mob
Why the power that awakes them all cannot convince mankind ?
"O thou of little faith wherefore didst thou doubt ?"




6. HUMAN RIGHTS

"Man shall not live by bread alone
Lay not up your treasures upon earth"
Thousands listen to the master's words
Thrown to the wind 'cause their hearts were not present
People don't believe in miracles anymore

Human rights

"Some foreign organization might be supporting you"
Lights, camera, stampede and looting
The powerful men and the saints wanted the leader
Where are the human rights ?

The followers lost faith
Many who dreamt of power are destroyed
The press is a daily vampire

Street kids steal and they are mistaken
For the apostoles
During the riot an extermination group of policemen shoot both
Lords and slaves want everything easily

Human rights
Clubbing and kicking
Blindfolded eyes
Human rights
Where are the human rights ?




7. VIRTUAL REALITY

The governors debate among themselves
Using the virtual development machine
Through lenses of indifference
Virtual reality recreates the misery
To instantaneous order and progress
First the economical development
Then the individual guarantees
Even with repression
Their speech if fulfilled

Inside government's palace there's
An international conference
They drink cold purified water and let
The people die of thirst

And island surrounded by all sides
The captain must sink with his ship

The priests arouse the mobs in the stadiums
Against the "Evil Angel"
See nothing, hear nothing, say nothing

Virtual reality recreates the misery
To instantaneous order and progress




8. LAST ACT

The world has waited 2000 years for that
Where's their angel with green eyes and straight long hair ?

The master shares his final moments
With the disciples enlightned only by candles
He says with love :
"This is not a goodbye. We will meet again.
My persecution will soon begin."

The world has waited 2000 years for that
Where's their angel with green eyes and straight long hair ?
The genetic codes are being changed to DNA
Faithfully we will reach the final stage
Doubt haunts your souls as you drift through existence

"Go you there fore and teach all nations"

"There is no knowledge, out of reach for every man"

"I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves
Be you therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves
For many are called, but few are chosen"

The police invades the plot gently as a pachyderm
"For all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword"




9. BLACK MESSIAH

Black guards priding in their own indignity
Rape the Black Messiah
Their uniform show the color of the power
The police chief takes the torn and bloody man
It's not part of the professional ethics to aid
Someone who has nothing
The decision's up to the interactive TV
To choose between a fanatic or a murderer
What a let down for the families

Maybe if he was an oriental
But a Black Messiah ?

The home computers have opted for the illusion
Black Angel and two convicts
Go to the electric chair
Like the animals leaded to the slaughter house
The black and white stairway of eisenstein
Why can't he save himself now ?
The king takes his place on the metal throne
Between two ministers binded by the law

Maybe if he was an oriental
But a Black Messiah ?

"Father, forgive them, they know not what they do"
The conscience groans like a whale being killed
The devastation of the forest
Gaia's embryo aborted

Maybe if he was an oriental
But a Black Messiah ?




10. LOYAL LEGION OF THE ADMIRERS

Another electric discharge is broadcasted live
Where's the loyal legion of the admires ?
A blackout brings the city and the
Hearts of men to the darkness
A wakening doubts and ancestral fears
Where's the loyal legion of the admires ?




11. LIFE GOES ON (VIDCOM EXPERIENCES)

The God of technology must bow to the greatest of powers
All know the Black Angel is dead but why is he talking live on the air waves ?
Why does he insist ? Vidcom experiences

Why do you seek the living among the dead ?
Cause life goes on

"When sky and the Earth communicate everything will be in order" [Tao]

"There demption in tragedy marks its presence through the terror of pity" [Junito Brandão]

Why do you seek the living among the dead ?
Cause life goes on

Now you don't see one image of a man anymore
But all races, sexes, and languages
At the same time
He gave humanity one more example of love
And we killed him for the love of ourselves

Life goes on

It's senseless for Christ to be born a thousand times
If he is not born in the heart of each person
Death is the excuse for the truth on the TV screen

Why do you seek the living among the dead ?
Cause life goes on




12. TAKE TIME

Take time to laugh for it's the music's soul
Take time to read for it's the wisdom's basis
Take time to work for it's the price to sucess
Take time to enjoy for it's the eternal youth's secret

Take time to think for it's the source of power

Take time to friendship for it's the way to happiness
Take time to dream for it's the connection between
Heaven and Earth
Take time to love and be loved for it's the privilege of the Gods
Take time to be usefull to others
This life is too short for selfishness




13. SUMMARY CONDEMNATION

I ain't superior than my country
That's not my intention
Yet eternally its son I shall be

Lie is like fire
Devastating mercilessly
On newspapers news
On the cover of mags

Hanged with my own hair
Not to dirty their hands
Summary condemnation
Kafka's worst process

I ain't the master of truth
Neither are you
We don't even belong to us
I claim mercy for accusing me

I ain't superior than my country
That's not my intention
Yet eternally its son I shall be




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