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NATIVE ROCK – The Singles

By: Robby Romero & Red Thunder

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Format: CD/LP COMING SOON!

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TRACKLISTING

1. Who's Gonna Save You
2. Heartbeat
3. Lonesome River
4. All Our Colors
5. Dream Catcher
6. Touch Your Beauty
7. Talking Stick
8. Lakota Woman
9. Prayer Song
10. Hidden Medicine "LIVE"

“NATIVE ROCK, The Singles”! A unique collection of new, live, and remixed hits never before released outside Indian Country.

“Robby Romero and his band Red Thunder are changing the world – and the world of music.”

- Los Angeles Times Magazine

“Red Thunder has commanded the largest audience of any contemporary Indian music group.”

- Encyclopedia of North American Indians

“Its been a long time since “alternative” rock was as fresh or unexplored among the mainstream as Native American rock is today, and Red Thunder is the perfect introduction.”

- Entertainment Today

The Red Thunder line-up includes Native American Music award winners Robert Tree Cody (traditional flute), and the Jones Benally Family with Jeneda Benally (bass), Klee Benally (guitar), Clayson Benally (traditional drums), and Jones Benally (spoken word).

The CD includes the song “Hidden Medicine,” which was recorded live on Robby Romero & Red Thunder’s groundbreaking “Indian Country Tour.” Spoken words by Oglala Lakota Spiritual Leader, Richard Moves Camp are featured on the track “Prayer Song”. And, spoken words by Chief Oren Lyons are included on the track “Dream Catcher.” Lyons is Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan Onondaga, Haudenosaunee Grand Council of Chiefs and emeritus SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and Director of Native American Studies in the Department of American Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo.

The CD also includes new mixes by Grammy Award winner Steve Addabbo, including “Lonesome River,” and “Heartbeat,” featuring the legendary Al Kooper on piano and organ. Kooper has played on some of rock and roll’s greatest hits, including: Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”; The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”; Jim Hendrix’s “Long Hot Summer Nights”; and many more.

New singles on the recording include: “Talking Stick”; “All Our Colors”; and “Who’s Gonna Save You”. On a ‘sneak preview’ EP “Who’s Gonna Save You” spent more than 20 weeks on the National Aboriginal Top Thirty Music Charts.

R&B singer and Grammy Award winner Lisa Fischer (The Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross) appears on “Lakota Woman,” “Who’s Gonna Save You,” “Dream Catcher,” and “Touch Your Beauty.” The gifted singer Ataahua Papa (Ulali, Maori Dance Theatre) is featured on “All Our Colors,” “Lonesome River,” and “Heartbeat.” Yungchen Lhamo “The Voice of Tibet” appears courtesy of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records label. Lhamo, is featured on “All Our Colors.” ETE’s Dakota René sings background vocals on “Who’s Gonna Save You” and “Talking Stick”. René’s highly anticipated first CD will be released in 2010.

WHO'S GONNA SAVE YOU

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero and Steve Addabbo

we touched down in crescent city
jazz blues and me
oceans rising higher and higher
as the arctic melts into the sea
gathering clouds surround us
in poverty of the rich man's greed

no time to point a finger
we got to face reality

who's gonna save you
who'll take the risk
who's gonna save you
from all this

all alone in the forest
with the last standing tree
clear cut and sold to the highest bidder
now what will our children breathe

were spinning out of balance
we've got to face reality

who's gonna save you
who'll take the risk
who's gonna save you
from all this

winds howl across the desert
where dammed rivers flowed free
no water to drink or bathe in
no escaping from disease
this change in the weather
will burn us then will freeze

there's a point of no return
we've got to face reality

who's gonna save you
who'll take the risk
who's gonna save you
from all this

who's gonna save you
who'll take the risk
who's gonna save you
from all this

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

ALL OUR COLORS

Music & Lyrics by Robby Romero

a chance for love draws near
We have nothing left to fear

spirits whispering in your mind
i for i has only left us blind

all our colors paint the world
all our colors paint the world

as darkness falls along the shore
beware the leader whose art is war

all our colors paint the world
all our colors paint the world

we are part of the earth
the earth is part of us
we are children of creation
we are Indigenous

prophecies etched in blood and stone
our children reap what's been sown
wanna be connected embrace the land
life is sacred where we stand

all our colors paint the world
all our colors paint the world

all our colors paint the world
all our colors paint the world

we are children of creation
we are Indigenous

DREAM CATCHER

Music by Robby Romero
Lyrics by Robby Romero, Jim Warrow and Bluebird

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

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

i hear them calling your name
now we'll 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

now i hear them calling your name
now we'll never be the same
dream catcher send me a dream

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

dream catcher dream catcher dream catcher send me a dream

TOUCH YOUR BEAUTY

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

with the stars that map our journey
sister moon she lights our way
i see a purple flower
a prayer in the night of day

across the canyon in the echo of your drum
i will follow in to the sun
when all the dances have begun
take my body you're the only one
you're the only one

touch your beauty touch your beauty

from the center of creation
to the last stronghold
i see the coming faces dying
with mysteries untold

across the canyon in the echo of your drum
i am going to follow in to the sun
when all the dances have begun
take my body you're the only one
you're the only one

touch your beauty touch your beauty touch your beauty

across the canyon in the echo of your drum
we shall be dancing in the heat of the sun
when piercing songs have begun
you can take my body you're the only one
you're the only one

touch your beauty touch your beauty touch your beauty

TALKING STICK

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero - Spoken Word by Jones Banelly

i hear people talking
about you talking about me
who they think your are
who they think i should be

rumors in their eyes
must be some kind of disease
spreading like fire
melting hearts while minds freeze

i see people laughing
bad rapping what they don’t want to understand
must be hard to breath
with their heads buried in the sand

what is a friend
who does not want to see
who are you
to be standing there judging me

it doesn’t matter what they say
or what goes around
love is the only way
you can’t put yourself up
by putting me down

i feel people grabbing
back stabbing trying to get ahead
climbing over bodies
so easily mislead

it doesn’t matter what they say
or what goes around
love is the only way
you can’t put yourself up
by putting me down

it doesn’t matter what they say
or what goes around
love is the only way
you can’t put yourself up
by putting me down, putting me down

LONESOME RIVER

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

in the twists and turns
of strangled love
we begin to drown
with the mist that burns
through the stars above
and the weight that holds us down

lonesome river took my baby away
left me washed up on the shore
lonesome river took my baby away
i can't hold her no more

in the dark and deep
mystery of it all
she shines like a pearl
on smooth jagged rocks
of what comes around
goes my precious little girl

lonesome river took my baby away
left me washed up on the shore
lonesome river took my baby away
i can't hold her no more

lonesome river took my baby away
left me washed up on the shore
lonesome river took my baby away
i can't hold her no more

lonesome river left me washed up
lonesome river
took my baby away
and i can't hold her
no more

LAKOTA WOMAN

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero and Curtis Milk

hey lakota winyan where did you go
you left me here on this lonesome road
come back to me winyan come back to me soon
don't leave me here in my empty room

he wa ya ha he wa ya ha
wa lo wa lo
he wa ya ha he wa ya ha
wa lo wa lo he wa ya ha

hey lakota winyan feel the wind blow
through my broken heart in night black as coal
escape me now through loves torn seam
there's a vision i follow your part of that dream

he wa ya ha he wa ya ha
wa lo wa lo
he wa ya ha he wa ya ha
wa lo wa lo
he wa ya ha he wa ya ha
wa lo wa lo hey wa ya ha

hey lakota woman where are you now
in the storm that night you disappeared somehow
come back to me winyan come back to me soon
no don't leave me here in my empty room

he wa ya ha he wa ya ha
way lo wa lo
he wa ya ha he wa ya ha
way lo wa lo
he wa ya ha he wa ya ha
wa lo wa lo he wa ya ha

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

HIDDEN MEDICINE

Music and Lyrics by Robby Romero

i've been dancing all night long
the drum beats a piercing song
up on a mountain visions of life
together we are strong

follow me up to taos peak
walk softly on the earth
like a breath of hope resting on your lips
in a sacred moment of birth

i feel hidden medicine
waiting there for you
there's some hidden medicine
to ourselves we must be true

in the home of the mountain spirit dancers
healing waters run
smoke from our fire wraps around your body
in harmony we are one

running through the bad lands
hiding in the black hills
bareback on the plains
under crying rains
are we real surreal

i feel hidden medicine
waiting there for you
there's some hidden medicine
tell me what you want to do

white buffalo woman
left a blanket of snow at my feet
in the different moons of changing seasons
a time we all will meet

i feel hidden medicine
waiting there for you
there's some hidden medicine
tell what you want to do

i feel hidden medicine
waiting there for you
there's some hidden medicine
to yourself you must be true

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