humanifesto

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sem luta, nada se conquista.

sem luta, nada muda.

e a luta não é necessariamente a violência, o sangue no chão;

lutar é remar com as forças além dos nossos corpos,

mesmo que nenhum vento esteja ao nosso favor,

mesmo que eles estejam contra;

nós resistiremos!

e sabemos que a resistência é fértil.

mesmo que o mundo acabe amanhã, eu plantarei uma árvore hoje.

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Meer Bewusstsein tut gut. Die Nature is speaking Kampagne und das Humanifesto von Conservation International tut gut.

Humanifesto- Copyrighted by Gerard Kelly 2007.

I want to be a grace guerilla
no longer a chameleon of karma
the time has come to stand out from the crowd.
I want to give forgiveness a fighting chance of freeing me
I want to live in love
and live it out loud.

I want to drink deep of the foolishness of wisdom
instead of swallowing the wisdom of fools
I want to find a source in the deeper mines of meaning
to search out the unsearchable
to invoke the invisible
to choose the truth the TV hypnotists aren’t screening.

No camouflage
no entourage
no smoothly fitting-in
I want a faith that goes further than face value
and a beauty that goes deeper than my skin.

I want to be untouched by my possessions
instead of being possessed by what I touch
to test the taste of having nothing to call mine
to hold consumption’s cravings back
to be content with luck or lack
to live on water as well as on wine.

I want to spend myself on those I think might need me
not spend all I think I need on myself
I want my heart to be willing to make house calls.
Let those whose rope is at and end find in me a faithful friend
Let me be known as one who rebuilds broken walls.

No camouflage
no entourage
no smoothly fitting-in
I want a faith that goes further than face value
and a beauty that goes deeper than my skin.

I want to be centered outside the circle
to be chiseled by a different seam
I want to be seduced by another story
and drawn into a deeper dream
I want to be anchored in an undiscovered ocean
to revolve around an unfamiliar sun
a boom box tuned to an alternate station
a bullet fired from a different gun.

No camouflage
no entourage
no smoothly fitting-in
I want a faith that goes further than face value
and a beauty that goes deeper than my skin

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This is an old video of my old band, Humanifesto, performing at Fear & Loathing in Montreal back in 2006. Both those songs ended up being on a split 7" with I Am The Cartographer. Looks like Hip Kid Records still has copies for sale here.

Humanifesto - Big Man

Based on a true story:

Heads smashed as lovers kiss, their affection replaced with blood
as some dickless fuck shows off his ignorance, his intolerance
Amidst confusion, heads still spinning, both still thinking clear
Clear enough to know this wasn’t random, it wasn’t accidental

So tough. So cool.

Later on that night bragging to his friends
about the dykes he fucked up on St Denis
They laugh, pat his back, and pour another beer;
They’d bashed another queer!
Instilling fear. More fear.
It was fear that caused it!

So we try to deny that this hate permeates to this day
there’s no way we’ll give up on this fight or put up with this shit ever again!

Meanwhile, back at home, the girls aren’t sitting down
A week later dozens kiss on that same spot.

Queers!
Fags!
Dykes!

So where were you then, big man?!

http://www.myspace.com/humanifesto to listen.