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Live By The Leaf

from Moonbow EP by Purplefly



Composed August 1995


Oh don’t ya know what this little bit of green can do?
Relaxing vibe, medicinal uses too
Saving lives & clearing skies
By growing it as our fuel

It’s a miracle, but even if it’s not
What gives the man the right to keep it from growing in my pot?
This idiocy has brought our world to its knees
I say string him up nice and high sweet revenge for & by the trees

When you live by the leaf, you’re living life as it were
No crowds, no scenes, no big machines, a blessing from the Earth
But if you live by the leaf, it might lure you away
From what it is you’re moving toward and hold you in its sway

I think that we all realize
That the time has come to legalize
And let this gift of the Earth grow free
From the laws of you and me

But I think that we also need to realize
That wisdom is the greatest prize
And will keep us from treating this wondrous weed
As just another commodity

It’s a sacrilege to use this sacrament simply as a substance
So use a little wisdom in the way you use the weed


from Moonbow EP, released April 3, 1998
Estar - vocals, guitars & percussion
Isabella - vocals
Phat J - bass
Scotty G - congas
The Swami - keys
D'rell - drums




Teduardo Detroit

Guitarist, composer, producer, engineer, singer, multi-instrumentalist w/
bands Black Mali, The Majic Dragon, Purplefly, Isabella, Black Bottom Collective. Commercial: Compuware, GM, Ford Motor Company, Kmart.
500+ live performances inc. appearances w/Afghan Wigs, Angelique Kidjo, Beastie Boys, Blue Dog, Cee-Lo, Chuck D, Darnell Kendricks, Don Was, Dwele, fIREHOSE, Joe Hunter & Talib Kweli
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