Monday, June 25, 2007

Welcome to the world of Ben Harper

Ben Harper is a great great singer and Musician, he blows my mind away with his lyrics and music.

I also respect his political views; he does not support neither Democrat nor Republican and is a huge supporter of Ralph Nader who has been running for presidency as part of the green party at times or independently.

This song is one of my favorites of him, it criticizes the suits and the politically corrupt people who hold the power in this world.

Excuse Me Mister



Excuse me Mr, do you have the time?
Or are you so important that it stands still for you?
Excuse me Mr, won't you lend me your ears?
Or are you not only blind but do you not hear?
Excuse me Mr but isn't that you're oil in the sea?
And the pollution in the air Mr, who's could that be?

So excuse me Mr, but I'm a Mr too
And you're giving Mr a bad name, Mr like you
So im taking the Mr from out infront of your name
Coz it's the Mr like you that puts the rest of us to shame
It's the Mr like you that puts the rest of us to shame

And I, I've seen enough
I've seen enough to know,
That I've seen too much

Excuse me Mr can't you see the children dying?
You say that you can help them Mr your not even trying
Excuse me Mr, just take a look around
Oh Mr, just look up and you will, you will see it coming now

Excuse me Mr but I'm a, I'm a Mr too,
Your giving Mr a bad name, Mr like you
So I'm taking the Mr from out infront of your name
Coz it's the Mr like you that puts the rest of us to shame
It's the Mr like you that puts the rest of us to shame

And I, I've seen enough, i've seen and i've seen and
I've seen enough to know that I've seen too much
I've seen enough, I have seen enough to know, that I have seen too much

See coz Mr when you're rattling on heavens gate
By then it's too late
Coz Mr when you get there they don't ask they don't ask
What you saved
All you wanna know, Mr is what you gave

So excuse me Mr, but I'm a Mr too,
And you're giving Mr a bad name Mr like you
So I'm taking the Mr from out infront of you're name
Coz it's the Mr, Mr like you that puts the rest of us to shame
It's the Mr like you that puts the rest of us to shame

There's also a nice Video montage of issues and current events taking place in the world with the song. Click here to watch it.

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Another song that I love of him, kinda mellow but very very ... I donno touches the soul .. i'll let you enjoy it :)

Another Lonely Day



Yes indeed Im alone again
And here comes emptiness crashing in
Its either love or hate
I cant find in between
Cause Ive been with witches
And I have been with a queen

It wouldnt have worked out any way
So now its just another lonely day
Further along we just may
But for now its just another lonely day

Wish there was something
I could say or do
I can resist anything
But temptation from you
But Id rather walk alone
Than chase you around
Id rather fall myself
Than let you drag me down

It wouldnt have worked out any way
And now its just another lonely day
Further along we just may
But for now its just another lonely day

Yesterday seems like a life ago
Cause the one I love
Today I hardly know
You I held so close in my heart oh dear
Grow further from me
With every fallen tear

It wouldnt have worked out any way
So now its just another lonely day
Further along we just may
But for now its just another lonely day
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For the next song the lyrics say it all:

"My choice is what I choose to do
And if Im causing no harm
It shouldnt bother you
Your choice is who you choose to be
And if your causin no harm
Then youre alright with me
"

Enjoy!

Burn One Down



Let us burn one
From end to end
And pass it over
To me my friend
Burn it long, well burn it slow
To light me up before I go

If you dont like my fire
Then dont come around
Cause Im gonna burn one down
Yes Im gonna burn one down

My choice is what I choose to do
And if Im causing no harm
It shouldnt bother you
Your choice is who you choose to be
And if your causin no harm
Then youre alright with me

If you dont like my fire
Then dont come around
Cause Im gonna burn one down
Yes Im gonna burn one down

Herb the gift from the earth
And whats from the earth
Is of the greatest worth
So before you knock it try it first
Youll see its a blessing
And not a curse

If you dont like my fire
Then dont come around
Cause Im gonna burn one down
Yes Im gonna burn one down

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Disclaimer: My day in music does not encourage"Burning one down” this song is solely the opinion of the musician.

But if you do choose to burn one down we strongly encourage passing it around!
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By the way, his music videos SUCK big time .. lol .. they do .. they are horrible! Maybe he is conserving energy or something….hehehe
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6 comments:

Tala said...

for someone to enjoy ben harper, he/she should listen to a live performances, they are always better than studio records. i love another lonely day :)

dadan said...

thx for the post,
hes one of my favs :) ...

i also love the song LIKE A KING ...

for sure he got a style ...

Who's-sane! said...

Thanks a lot DJ 7aki! Loved the first song, it has an honorable message he's trying to convey

7aki Fadi said...

tala: you are sooo right. I can't wait for him to come to Toronto so I can watch him live!

dadan: Glad you liked it :).

whosane: his lyrics always have a good message. And the more you listen the more you like...you know what I mean, like if you listen to certain songs you get bored but you wanna keep listening to his stuff.

jasim said...

His song "Another Lonely Day" btishbah el lyric ta3 "Lonely Day" by System of a Down! don't ask me how or why I have said it :D

7aki Fadi said...

jasim: LOL ... wala ilhom khas biba3ad wallah ya jasim .. HEHEHEHE ... 3anjad.

OK I listend to the whole thing and it is still ma khasha .. maybe the title only ... :p.

Thanks for tuning in :D