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NATIVE CHILDREN’S SURVIVAL

By: Robby Romero & Red Thunder

Release Date: 25 November 2005

Format: CD/DVD LP Eco pack

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TRACKLISTING

1. Is It Too Late
2. All The Missing Children
3. Spirit Song
4. Heartbeat
5. Prayer Song
6. Makoce Wakan
7. Sacred Run
8. Agenda 21
9. Dream Catcher
10. Round & Round
11. Put A Hero On Your Shelf
12. Ya Na Neh Ho

A limited addition of Robby Romero and Red Thunder’s “NATIVE CHILDREN’S SURVIVAL If Not Now when? If Not you Who?” was originally released in 2005 and sold out! By popular demand ETE re-released this essential CD/DVD compilation in 2006.

“Red Thunder spreads a positive spiritual, environmental message around the globe.” 

- Lakota Times

“Since VH1 began airing Inside Music segments featuring Robby Romero, the viewer service hotline has been bombarded with calls.”

- VH1 / MTV Networks

 

“A mixture of modern and ancient, Red Thunder makes some powerful magic.”

- Album Network

Through the international language of music and film, this new release supports the work of Native Children’s Survival (NCS) and Robby Romero, founder of NCS and the Native Rock band Red Thunder, in their campaign to create awareness about the critical need to permanently protect our last remaining wild places and bridge the gap between Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment.

This CD/DVD collection features the original music of Robby Romero and Red Thunder, plus three critically acclaimed rockumentary’s; VH-1 World Alert Special Makoce Wakan , Sundance Channel Hidden Medicine, and SABC Africa 50/50 Special America’s Last Frontier . Also featured are interviews with Robby Romero on MTV Crossroads and VH1 Inside Music, as well as music videos including the never before released Red Thunder music videos Is it too late… and All the missing children.

100% of Profits from the sale of this CD/DVD set will be donated to Native Children’s Survival

CREDITS

Artist: Robby Romero & Red Thunder
Producers: Robby Romero, Holly Knight, Stephen Crows, Steve Addabbo
Executive Producer: Stacey Thunder
Recorded at: Fallout Shelter, London, England; Village Recorder, Westwood, CA; The Complex, Los Angeles, CA; Shelter Island Sound, New York City, NY
Mixed by: Rob Fraboni, Chris Lord –Alge, Stephen Croes, Niko Bolas, Steve Addabbo
Re-Mastered by: Tom Hutton, Bionicmastering, Soho, New York

Red Thunder Lineup
Robby Romero – vocals, guitar, bass, piano, harmonica, traditional percussions
Stevie Salas – guitar, backing vocals
Randy Castillo – drums
Paul Martinez – bass, backing vocals
Benito Concha – traditional drums
Charles Gasper – bass, backing vocals
Mazatl Galindo – traditional flute, traditional percussions, backing vocals
Klee Benally – guitar, backing vocals
Clayson Benally – traditional drums, backing vocals
Jeneda Benally – bass, backing vocals
Robert Tree Cody – traditional flute, traditional percussions, backing vocals
Edurado Reyes – traditional flute
Kangi Knight (Crow) – traditional drums, traditional percussions, backing vocals

Special Appearance
Jean-Louis Albert (France) – vocal
Katya Bocharova (Russia) – vocal
Tokahewin Clifford (Indian Country)- vocal
Gregory Darling (USA) – vocal
Lisa Fischer (USA) – vocal
Gwich’in Youth Dance Group (Indian Country) – vocal
Howard Bad Hand (Indian Country) – vocal
Si Hyman (Israel) – vocal
Curtis Milk (Indian Country) – vocal
Patricia Mujalisa (South Africa) – vocal
Ndonda (South Africa) – vocal
Robbie Nevil (USA) – vocal
Terri Nunn (USA) – vocal
Dakota René (Indian Country) – vocal
Christian Riou (England) – vocal
Joanne Shenandoah (Indian Country) – vocal, traditional flute
Sola (China) – vocal
Reverend Jun Sei Terasawa (Japan) – Uchiwa-daiko

Additional Musicians
Steve Addabbo – guitar
Omar Rane – guitar
Michael Visceglia – bass
Danny McDermott – drums
Paul Winter – saxophone
Brendan Healy – organ & string arrangements

Copyright © 2006 Eagle Thunder Records

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IS IT TOO LATE

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

people can you hear your mama crying
feel the warning taste what she's saying
people the hour is near
do you know the game your playing
will this be your fate….

is it too late
there's no time for hate
is it too late

politician hungry for power
big business blinded by greed
people obsessed with position
well this could never feel their need
is this your fate….

is it too late
to open your arms
is it too late

strip mother earth
to feed fat man and little boy
tell me what she is worth
to treat her life like some little toy
you have grown to hate

is it too late

children struggling for freedom
clouds of fear begin to lift
do you see are you listening
as the winds of life changes shift
will this will be your fate….

is it too late

All The Missing Children

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

dorothy is walking home from school
a cool winter's day
a stranger offers her a ride
steals her away

her mama cries all night long
her dad is angry full of fear
what happened to dorothy
how could she disappear

all the missing children
in this world something's wrong
homeless runaways
where have they gone

johnny and his family there not getting along
one day he doesn't come home
one day he's gone

his parents don't understand
no one seems to care
what happened to johnny
they can't find him anywhere

all the missing children
in this world something's wrong
homeless runaways
where have they gone

how many kids will we lose
how many deaths before we chose
to save our children
we must try somehow
we have to do something
the time is now

and think of all the kids exploited and abused
living out in the streets
lost and confused

all the missing children
in this world something's wrong
homeless runaways
where have they gone

all the missing children
in this world something's wrong
homeless runaways
where have they gone

all the missing children
in this world something's wrong
homeless runaways
where have they gone

all the missing children
in this world something's wrong
homeless runaways
where have they gone

bring home our children

SPIRIT SONG

Instrumental

HEARTBEAT

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

as the purple sunset fades
are we really here alone
on the main street of the world
relocated from our homes

and all that's real seems so far away
sacrificing tomorrow for yesterday

there's a heartbeat louder than thunder
revolution is in the air
there's a heartbeat deep inside our mother
are you too cool to care

you one so clever
never speak too soon
you one who knows better
to be sliding in and out of the room

with your friends close your enemies closer
be careful now not to force her

there's a heartbeat louder than thunder
revolution is in the air
there's a heartbeat deep inside our mother
are you too cool to care

roll back the darkness
we've been blind for far too long
in this socialist communist democracy
it can't be right when it's all wrong

and the spirit they could never really see
you can't take away from me

there's a heartbeat louder than thunder
revolution is in the air
there's a heartbeat deep inside our mother
are you too cool to care

there's a heartbeat louder than thunder
there's a heartbeat coming up from 
deep down under
there's a heartbeat deep inside our mother
there's a heartbeat, heartbeat

PRAYER SONG

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero and Bobby Neuwirth

great spirit grant me vision
that i may not go wrong
and find myself in prison
of things i have not done

teach me the secret
that i might see
fill my heart with compassion
to love my enemy

mother earth will feed our hunger
father sky will love her well
make me worthy of this vision
that no human tongue could ever tell

the winds of life blow in four directions
the sacred waters flow to the sea
the eagle flies high as any mountain
oh great spirit keep us free

give me strength to learn the lesson
make me wise to understand
what it takes to walk in beauty
as i learn to walk this sacred land

the winds of life blow in four directions
the sacred waters flow to the sea
the eagle flies high as any mountain
oh great spirit keep us free

the winds of life blow in four directions
the sacred waters flow to the sea
the eagle flies high as any mountain
oh great spirit keep us free

oh great spirit keep us free
oh great spirit keep us free
i pray to you great spirit
please hear me

MAKOCE WAKAN

Instrumental

SACRED RUN

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

roots of peace nations united
we're walking the red road across this earth
healing winds blowing through boundaries
cleansing skies an endless rebirth

a thread of hope spins around me
into this precious web of life i live
i've felt the wounds from deep inside her
its hard to forget what i've learned to forgive

and so i am
dancing with the sun
with all my relations
on this sacred run

i've scaled the walls of deception
torn through the lies entangling me
escaped the prison of my own mind
now and forever my spirit is free

and so i am
dancing with the sun
with all my relations
on this sacred run

on rays of light were on a journey
darker forces can't stop us now
riding clouds through velvet skies
thunder people you and i

and so we are
dancing with the sun
breaking down these walls
on this sacred run

break them down break down these walls of deception

break them down break them down break them down
break down these walls of oppression

separating me from you under the stars under the moon

AGENDA 21

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

who are these men illusions of power
playing with the fate of the world in this eleventh hour
past the point of no return what warms us now soon will burn
don't cry

some times i am scared i don't know how
to let you in and i want to now
in a world of hunger and greed your love is all i need
help me

change this path of sorrow
save us from tomorrow
love save us from tomorrow
tomorrow love save us from tomorrow

this war on earth won't last much longer
the gift of life threaten now will only make us stronger
heal your body cleanse your mind gather your medicine it's almost time
don't cry

are you lonely baby i am too
yesterday is so far away our future belongs with the child in you
right here and now is all we know share this with me before i go
help me

change this path of sorrow
save us from tomorrow
love save us from tomorrow
tomorrow love save us from tomorrow
help me

change this path of sorrow
save us from tomorrow
love save us from tomorrow
tomorrow love save us from tomorrow

DREAM CATCHER

Music by Robby Romero
Words by Robby Romero, Jim Warrow & Bluebird

in a dream i saw the spirits dancing around you
wrapped in white light flashing thunderbeams
in a dream you were shinning through virgin forests
on rays of beauty floating down in streams

your voice like an angel your heart like a drum
in separation all is one

and i hear them calling your name
now will never be the same
dream catcher send me a dream

in a dream i saw the old ones coming to protect you
painting the desert with the sunset serene
in a dream you were my light in darkness
to the great white pine what does it mean

your breath like a prayer, your eyes like a song
with the cry of an eagle your flying along

and i hear them calling your name
now will never be the same
dream catcher send me a dream

in a journey from your past through my future
her child came to me in a dream catcher

dream catcher dream catcher dream catcher send me a dream

ROUND & ROUND

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

hey you where are you coming from
do you know where your going
where the truth is rarely scene
you can feel it blowing
up ahead in the distance
all the time knowing
there's no future in turning back
the cards you hold are showing

round and round and round we go
through the day into the night
black red yellow white
round and round and round we go
until we get it right

hey you who your working for
do you know what your buying
are you in the business of living
are you busy dying
with your leaders making promises
you know there lying

yea you the people take back your government
cant you here your nations crying

round and round and round we go
through the day into the night
black red yellow white
round and round and round we go
until we get it right

round and round and round we go
through the day into the night
black red yellow white
round and round and round we go
through the day into the night
round and round and round we go
until we get it right get it

PUT A HERO ON YOUR SHELF

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

it's definitely obvious
we are living on a stage
broadcasted blasted
on every front page
this constant courtroom carnival's become a cage
and the will of the people taken by rage

if it gets too heavy
put a hero on your shelf
throw a penny in the well
they say it's all meant to be
can't you tell

terrorism, kidnapping, hostages are in
take a deep breath it's hard to win
like a holy war twisted out of time
i can't tell no more is this a game or a crime

if it gets too heavy
put a hero on your shelf
throw a penny in the well
they say it's all meant to be
can't you tell

bad-jacket that movement
take AIM
relocate the people
change their name
is there a bomb
on this plane
self appointed leaders looking for someone to blame

if it gets too heavy
put a hero on your shelf
throw a penny in the well
they say it's all meant to be
can't you tell

children under the sun
do you believe in freedom
in this land of conspiracy
do you think it's really all meant to be
are you free

YA NA NEH HO

Lyrics by Robby Romero
Music by Robby Romero and Jessie Ed Davis

there's thunder in the distance
lightning dances in the sky
there's a spirit i follow
through the rainbow in your eye

the smell of sweetgrass draws me to
a place in time with you

ya na neh ho
weh ya ya weh
ya na neh ho
ya weh ya ho

if every beat of your heart pulled me closer
would nothing ever drag me away
all the pain and disappointment
all the dues we have to pay

sage smoke whispers true
i only want to be with you

ya na neh ho
weh ya ya weh
ya na neh ho
ya weh ya ho

i pushed this body across the desert
i have been lost under the moon
i found my way to the sacred mountain
i found my way back to you

yes i have traveled far
only to be where you are

ho ya na neh ho
weh ya ya weh
ho ya na neh ho

weh ya ya weh
ho ya na neh ho
weh ya ya weh
ho ya na neh ho
ya wah ya ho

Copyright © 2006 Eagle Thunder Music / ASCAP