Sing it from the Hills

from The Seedling (Deluxe Version) by Fruit Vendor

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Listened to the drone of my phone on the nightstand
then I grabbed a hold of the pen in my right hand
then I took a dose of the hope that it might land
on the end of the rope of the mic and
with a tight band and the right team
and the force of marauders behind me
no disorder to border the pipe dream
of a light fiend in the throes of the darkness
nothing can harm this harmless resistance
calm with persistence, farmed in the cisterns
far from the pistons of Babylon's system
vagabond boys into vagabond misters
shout it on a hill, bang it on a drum
shout it on a hill, bang it on a drum

Sing it from the hills, sing it from the tall trees
sing it in the streets where the people all meet
sing it from the fields and the open high seas
I believe in the you and me

I grew up to the pound of sirens in the sound of violence
a disillusioned man in a den of lions
I tried to be quiet, relying on the noise
to quiet the whisper of an ever present voice
that effervescent call is like a lesson to us all
bent over backwards against a wall
pressed into a ball, I still wrestle with the Fall
working to be worthy, I accept the fault
trapped in the system, a victor's still a victim
modern day religion needs leaders with a vision
and people with a cause, with a reason to be Yours
and singers with a message who can sing it from the walls
sing it in the halls from the roof to the door
sing it in the club like it's four to the floor
sing it in the streets where we need it more
and sing it for the rich 'til we feed the poor


you and me...



from The Seedling (Deluxe Version), released February 26, 2020
Written by J. Prinsloo & A. Rogowski


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Fruit Vendor Cape Town, South Africa

Fruit Vendor is an eclectic Afropop music project from Cape Town, South Africa that fuses elements of ghoema, maskandi, funk, hip hop, RnB, rock and jazz – altogether held together by authentic, meaningful lyrics and a distinct and colourful live show. It’s their mission to share their musical fruit as far and as wide as possible.

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