Black As The Night

A close friend of mine recently shared a video with me. I loved the sound and lyrical content so I did a little digging. Black As The Night was the second song I found among many that really spoke to me. This song, in particular, has a message of optimism, deep fulfillment, and spiritual self-confidence. There's an earthiness and beauty in this video that makes me want nothing more than to sit in the back of a pick-up truck in Hawai'i and share beautiful messages with the world.

Nahko Bear is one member of Medicine For The People, a non-profit devoted to spreading their medicine with the world. In their own words:

A community experience. Spirited thump-hop storytelling. Earth-based-spirit-inspired. Working for social and environmental justice. Musical medicine. Our band tours and performs at benefits to support causes for other non-profits aligned with a similar vision...We will activate our audience towards positive direct acti1on; a selfless tribe, caretakers of the land, walking in a sacred manner. Live by example. Live your truth. Sing loud. Be heard.

I love how music speaks to everyone in different ways; some music will hit someone at their core while merely grazing by another. This one hits my core so much so that's I've been listening to it over and over again for weeks. For real. Regardless of your taste in music, I think you'll be able to find beauty in this song.

Photo credit: Krystle Marcellus Photo subject: Gump, B1

Black As The Night Video & Lyrics

I did my best with the lyrics. Feel free to shoot me a line with corrections.

I believe in the good things comin’, comin', comin' comin' I believe in the good things comin’, comin', comin' comin' Out of darkness lion heart pumpin', pumpin', pumpin'pumpin' into white light all things runnin', runnin', runnin' runnin' Who have I been, who am I becomin’? Come in, come in, come in Deep breathes for a young man learnin', learnin', learnin', learnin' Took a walk with the cedars hummin’, cityscape, pink sunset stunnin’, every fire kindle burnin’, every empty space is fittin’.

I believe in the good things comin’, comin', comin' comin' I believe in the good things comin’, comin', comin' comin'

I am no master, I know nothin’ I am no master, I know nothin’ I am no master, I know nothin’ but I am a servant and I know somethin’ yeah I am no master, I know nothin’ definitely still young Built on hunger so fuckin' stubborn a lot of self-work undone I am a witness The life of one who carries all of his secrets in his music, music, music, music

More pages more words to my story, more grace, more meaning unfoldin’. Take a drive green fog cascadia Feel the warmth in my cold hear radiant Two shakes and I’m feelin’ weightless Heart aches but its actually painless. Take a vow in the Pale moonlight, moonlight, moonlight, Take a look at myself through my third eye. Everything’s already alright, always alright, always alright

I’m black as night I'm black as the night Black as the night I'm black as the night Black as the night with a little bit of moonlight Black as the night with a little bit of moonlight I'm black as the night with a little bit of moonlight shining from my center within. Sharp and smooth to the touch I'm a dark little cinnamon man It's part of my make up, uh-huh, uh-huh Nevermind the nightmares, always gonna wake up, wake up, wake up

You got the keys You got the keys You got the keys You got the keys You got the keys but I’ll never keep my door locked, You got the keys but I’ll never keep my door locked, nah You got the keys but I’ll never keep my door locked you can always come right in And if my arms are full you can bet your sweet ass I will drop that shit right then. I might be busy but I always got some time to surrender to your beauty, beauty, beauty, beauty.

I believe in the good things comin’, comin', comin' I believe in the good things comin’, comin', comin' Out of darkness light are pumpin', pumpin', pumpin' into white light all things runnin', runnin', runnin'Who have I been, who am I becomin’? Come in, come in, come in Deep breathes for a young man learnin', learnin', learnin', learnin' Take a vow in the Pale moonlight, moonligh, moonlight, Take a look at myself through my third eye. Everything’s already alright, always alright, always alright

So, I am no master, I know nothin’ I am no master, I know nothin’ I am no master, I know nothin’ but I am a servant and I know somethin’ yeah I am no master, I know nothin’

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