Pedagogia do Oprimido

by Bilal Salaam

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inspired by Paulo Freire

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released May 1, 2011

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Bilal Salaam New York

Bilal Salaam is an independent, experimental singer and composer from the United States.

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Track Name: Nobody Else(World Change)
Just when you needed her
to be a banal blur,
On the surface simplicity
but you lay her down you'll see

She's nobody else.
She's not simply help.
She may change your world
like nobody else.

Assume and you may think
he has a head of meat.
On the surface simplicity,
but a layer down you'll see.

He's nobody else.
He's not simply help.
He may change your world
like nobody else.

To protect each other from the blight
we use the color and the light
and melanin's a melody.

To protect each other through the night
we use our hearts as second sight
to wade us through what we can't see.

Justice is blinding me
to find an honesty.
On the surface simplicity,
but there's truth in everything.

And I'm nobody else.
You're nobody else.
We can change the world
with everyone's help.
Track Name: Mantra(for the formerly oppressed)
At times an act of love's a fight.
Opposing lovelessness is right.
Assimilation's chased with zeal.
Adhesion eases what is real.

Permed out. Sauced up.
Blending is no defense.
Forget them. Free you.
Your defense is your strength.

You want all of the things your oppressor has,
including an equivalent to you.
Please don't start the circle again.
Look at your oppressor and realize the one difference

Your burden is greater than those who put it upon you.
Your job's to teach the people who taught the ignorance you've shed what you've learned from it.
For there is no way that they know what you've learned.
Track Name: Heart Alarm
Sometimes I think I hear you stare at me
and your eyes sound just like the sunrise
when it peaks it's head above the window pane to make sure I'm alive

Can this be
that you would be the one to share my life
We're past the past. Today is paradise
To protect each other through the night we use our hearts as alarms

Oh to make sure that we're alright
Oh, we'll make sure that we're alright

Some tides can move the change of life ashore
And sureness like the tides can rise and fall
But each wave leaves a line to mark the amplitude of change it left before

Can this be
and put it on a shelf inside your mind
above the can't and won't and fear of harm
To protect each other through the night we use our hearts as alarms

Oh, to make sure that we're alright
Oh, we'll make sure that we're alright
Oh, just make sure that we're alright

'Cuz i feel I'm fallin in love with you.
Track Name: Nous Savoir(News Ave Wah)
Consequence is not fate
Nature's eye turned it's way
Until the levees break
they can't relate.

Songe donc, nous savoir.
In the rain
In the ashes
In the ford
In the flood

Songe donc, nous savoir.
Dans le pluie
Dans le cendres
Dans le gue
Dans le crue

Crooked paths are made straight
Nature is not a lady
Until their own homes shake
they can't see Haiti.

Songe donc, nous savoir.
In the rain
In the ashes
In the ford
In the flood

Songe donc, nous savoir.
Dans le pluie
Dans le cendres
Dans le gue
Dans le crue

(Repeat)


The only limit is our imagination.
Track Name: SoSo CyberAlarm
Don't have much to say,
Thought I'd call you anyway
And kiss your lips through cyberspace

But so what,
beh doo deh
You know what
beh doo deh de doo deh

Kiss your lips through...
Track Name: Our Art Ark
Hark maiden.
May I build an ark with you?
Our art ark.

Hark maiden.
May I share my heart with you?
My heart, your art.
My heart's art
Our heart's art
Our art ark

Hark maiden
May I build an ark with you?
May I share my heart with you?
May I say it starts with you?

Art made in high regard for you.
Our art ark...

Art made in our hearts
Our art ark.