The MESSENGER LYRICS

THE MESSENGER – LYRICS

Litefoot released The Messenger album in 2002 which he wrote in a matter of days. He then recorded the entire album in one day. The Messenger has become a fan favorite and the lyrics to three of the songs on the album, as well as the intro to the album, are below for you to read and enjoy.

Intro

If our hearts are in the right place and we do what we do in a humble way

Then the Creator will bless our actions

Remember righteousness in your heart and in your mind

The pain has to be turned into self-determination and the anger into enlightenment

The time is coming and the lines are being drawn for who will stand for positive change to root out the evil energy that plagues Indian Country

Our enemy does not have a physical form, only uses those in physical forms to do the work, feel me?

When I say to pray, I mean it

We had better all prepare ourselves for battle on a spiritual level

I have had the enemy at my door and I have looked him in the eye and shown him that I am not afraid

He is a cowardly foe but one who is manipulative and a user of persons to achieve his ends

He is also as equally determined to remain as I am determined to cut him out

He has control over the weak and uses them without their knowledge and he knows our weaknesses but he is helpless in front of the Creator and to all of those who stand with the Creator

He is a huge screaming confused ball of energy who easily consumes the timid

But behind that, he is a puny weak coward who is without power

The only power he has, is given to him by those he manipulates and intimidates into his fold

Many do not know what he looks like but I see him everyday

But I have seen him on the Rez, I have seen him in the people’s eyes, I’ve seen him in leaders, I’ve seen him on the internet, I have heard him on CD, I have watched him on TV, I have listened to him on the radio, I have read about his work in newspapers, and I have felt him near me

He knows me and he knows who I am and he know that I am coming for him

The Messenger

The Coming

1st verse:

I’ve come to give my life so my people can rise

You can step on me if it means we all rise

The People first that’s a warrior’s point of view

But real warriors are few and they don’t teach that at school

So listen to ya elders and absorb their heart

Because one day they’ll end then with you we start

You understand that? The most important fact

To get a good look at us then you gotta look back

Embrace the concepts and ideas of a village

Instead of kill each other rape, rob and pillage

You just bein Tonto gettin down like that

Stereotypes of us & they still wearin the white hat

The whole situations ill from here to Capitol Hill

We can’t get our thing together but they still passin bills

And all you know is there ain’t nothin to eat

So ya sit back down and kill the hunger with sleep

Chorus (2x):

I’ve come to bring life & heal your pain

I’ve come to shed Lite make sunshine from the rain

I’ve come to bring truth, yeah I’m gettin at you

I’ve come bearing news, the choice is on you

 

2nd Verse:

I’m back with a vengeance this land is mine

Apology for the wait to hear these conscious rhymes

Brothers and sisters we gotta take that stand

Move outta comfort zones and develop a plan

Foot Soldier for life inclined to end red strife

Make war not peace till the enemy ceases

Cuz I can still the bugles and guns go off

Everytime I see them youngins get into that pot

Thinkin weed in they system takes em to a higher plane

Neglectin ceremonies which could heal those pains

Frustration I have a spiritual man called

He said what I see ain’t as simple to all

Be patient young man pray never lose hope

Burn that cedar smoke and keep ya heart in the zone

And I finally come to terms to all the things I learned

Which makes me dangerous far’s the governments concerned

Chorus (2x):

I’ve come to bring life & heal your pain

I’ve come to shed Lite make sunshine from the rain

I’ve come to bring truth, yeah I’m gettin at you

I’ve come bearing news, the choice is on you

 

3rd Verse:

I gotta live my life like a soldier for the cause

I gotta make a stand even through bad odds

It only takes one to make it through enemy lines

To turn the tide of battle make the enemy mines

So I vow to stay down diligent and true

Travel through this land, bring the word to you

Visions still playin on repeat of a dreams of me in that field

Smelling the grass so sweet I see my body rise and now I’m floatin in air

It’s beautiful up here but why is my body back there

My eyes cut to motion comin over the rise

Again, it’s me with children on each side, a little boy and girl innocent

I walk on by and down the hill we went

My body turned itself and now I see on the rise

See nothin but my people reachin back to the sky

Chorus (2x):

I’ve come to bring life & heal your pain

I’ve come to shed Lite make sunshine from the rain

I’ve come to bring truth, yeah I’m gettin at you

I’ve come bearing news, the choice is on you

The Message

Verse 1

Tomahawk! Still leaving scalps on the ground
Still rolling though towns with my rag top down
Who want to come test, Native America’s Best
Who want to get rolled by fools with tactical vests
A good day to die just got better for me
It’s a whole new year but damn, outlook is bleak
Every negative poll, got us first place listed
Trying to be optimistic- but how you battle statistics?
Undo government abuse, tribal genocide.

Thousands of treaties with nothing but lies
Call me militant. Man your missing the point.
Everything I spit’s historically’s on point.
If it don’t sound good, I know ya wanna stay asleep
But in your dreams, you seein the cavalry creep.
Wake up call! Rally up all of the troops
Tell em fight till the end & do what they gotta do
Chorus:

My people, listen to the truth in the verse
C’mon people, even if the words I speak hurt
Knowledge, the key to unlock your cell
Enlightenment, the very opposite of hell
My people, get up off your knees
Native people, we’re our own worst enemies
Wisdom, all you need to overcome
The light, stops the dark from coming on.

Verse 2

Politikin the message. Yo, the letters is real
The Creator told me, “Tell all ya people the deal.
Fire off a few rounds with your lyrical arrows
Say what you gotta say- even if it scares those
Weak hearts, that’s playing the fence.

Let the spirits handle that Make ya blows make dents

Speak your words clear, then you blast em with truth,
Rap it to a beat and tie in your cultural roots
That’s your medicine LITEFOOT, Go do my work!
Even if it hurts, You still do my work.
I make you the promise, I’mma get your back
You answer to me, go on & never look back
Your rewards come later, don’t sweat any haters
I got something for them, between me & them
LITEFOOT, that means your FEET have LIGHT
On the darkest of nights, you see my path alright.”

Chorus
My people, listen to the truth in the verse
C’mon people, even if the words I speak hurt
Knowledge, the key to unlock your cell
Enlightenment, the very opposite of hell
My people, get up off your knees
Native people, we’re our own worst enemies
Wisdom, all you need to overcome
The light, stops the dark from coming on.

 

Verse 3

A decade strong, a CD stripe each year
Steady bring the word to many thousands of ears
Stand tall my people, you can do your thing
Don’t you listen to fools, disrespect your dreams
You see me player, I’mma handle my game
There ain’t thing you can do, you better bet on the name
I’m thinking of those, who rode against black boots
So I’m rapping for those,who gave their life for the truth
The battle is only over when you give up the fight
So the war is still on, until the end of my life
I’mma be that example of a warrior for you
I’mma be about everything’s right & true
I want you to know we ain’t promised a deal
You don’t get caught up thinking, you got time to kill
Every moment that pass, stays gone forever
Every second God gives, better treat it like treasure.

Chorus to fade
My people, listen to the truth in the verse
C’mon people, even if the words I speak hurt
Knowledge, the key to unlock your cell
Enlightenment, the very opposite of hell
My people, get up off your knees
Native people, we’re our own worst enemies
Wisdom, all you need to overcome
The light, stops the dark from coming on.

Stereotipik

1st verse:

Hello, I’m an Indian it’s really nice to meet ya’ll

Hau! Oooga Oooga Now should I do a war call?

I know what you’re wondering where’s my headdress

Well, I forgot it in my teepee with the scalps and fry bread

It’s right next to my knife and my bloody tomahawk

And picture of my dad’s hockey team the Chicago Blackhawks

I was really in a hurry cuz my horse it ain’t that fast

I don’t have a car I’m just ya basic blanket ass

Plus with no cash it’s kinda hard to buy that gas

You know we’re all poor & sleep naked on the grass

I didn’t finish school man, it was way too hard

Plus I can get through life with just my Indian card

It lets me know how much of an Indian that I am

And who decides that quit playin man that’s Uncle Sam

Sam and his crew take really good care of my fam

They only killed half my tribe and stole our land

Chorus:

Stereotipik –whatcha know bout me

Stereotipik- absent from history

Stereotipik-don’t pretend to know

Yo America-ya lettin ya ignorance show

Stereotipik-Hollywood stereotyped me

Stereotipik-Mascots don’t honor me

Stereotipik-ya’ll reap what ya sew

Yo America-raise up we lettin ya know

 

2nd Verse:

Oh hey there I’m back now where’d I leave off

Somethin about my tribe..hmm, dang I forgot

Mustn’t been that important if I forgot so easily

Oh look, the Washington Redskins are playin on TV

They’re my favorite of all of these Indian teams

Cuz of that crazy black guy who dresses up to honor me

The Seminoles look cool but the Chiefs fight anywhere

And the Chicagos got the Illini hmm, what’s an Illini?

Makes me so proud to see these teams named after me

To see my peoples struggle honored with rivalries

A mascot I can wear and you can grow up to be

A brave with braids a new native identity

Chief Yahoo Underwear a culture we can all share

So paint ya face up till the other teams fans get scared

It’s a beautiful thing recreational genocide

America’s multi-cultural Native American pride

Chorus:

Stereotipik –whatcha know bout me

Stereotipik- absent from history

Stereotipik-don’t pretend to know

Yo America-ya lettin ya ignorance show

Stereotipik-Hollywood stereotyped me

Stereotipik-Mascots don’t honor me

Stereotipik-ya’ll reap what ya sew

Yo America-raise up we lettin ya know

 

3rd verse:

Oh hau! Oooga Oooga now huntin story begin

Tracked a bear all day found him up in his den

I fought him with my hands and I punched and I kicked

Then killed him with a blow from my mighty war stick

I skinned him on the spot and I drank his blood

Like in Dances with Wolves man that stuff is good

Then I wandered in the woods for a couple of days

Prayin to the trees chantin like I was in a daze

I laid down and had a vision right there in my sleep

Dreamt I was a Cherokee and everybody wanted to be like me

Jumped up grabbed an arrow shot a bird out the sky

You know me good hunter got him right in the eye

Saw a deer took off ran him down with my knife

Talked to him for awhile then he vanished from sight

And through the whole hunt a white guy played the flute

That was strange to me cuz he was pretty goot

Chorus:

Stereotipik –whatcha know bout me

Stereotipik- absent from history

Stereotipik-don’t pretend to know

Yo America-ya lettin ya ignorance show

Stereotipik-Hollywood stereotyped me

Stereotipik-Mascots don’t honor me

Stereotipik-ya’ll reap what ya sew

Yo America-raise up we lettin ya know

 All Songs © (p) 2017 Litefoot Enterprises, LLC/Native Style Music

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