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Holy Colony Burning Acres

by Troy Kingi

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Ethiopia 03:51 video
Answers are in your genetics, every single one holds the truth blueprints aside whats insides kept for those who rule Who truly is the chosen one? Been here since the very beginning of time? Some say we were forged in the dream light Or while the earth was being designed All my gold all my rubies – my heritage all taken from me (I got treasures under foot, test me with your holy book. You come in to devastate, is this a dream or is this fate?) Where you sit on the family tree (grandfather he fell for a dollar) Our Hazy History Who got ties to the utmost high (Derived from the original power) Ethiopia Are you a shaker or a mover? He with the conqueror manoeuvre Only one can claim to the pure blood Says he aint no Lion of Judah All their pain all their desires, I have attained and now I must acquire (I got treasures under foot, test me with your holy book. You come in to devastate, is this a dream or is this fate?) We left Alkebulan, we took the heart away with us Stars flow deep in our veins, a message from the gods above Ocean Eyes sent from the skies Poison perfection, Planned misdirection Answers are in your genetics, every single one holds the truth blueprints aside whats insides kept for those who rule
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The footings of your house sit upon a stolen wealth survived so long on tall tales passed down the history books always overlooked the freedoms that you took One people pushed out to make way for holy things another brought in to take care of future kings one day your empire will come sinking into the sand cos you’re not for the land it’s all about equity in the hand when the final fish is caught and all the rivers are gone when the sky is beaten you’ll finally see that money can’t be eaten I know my ancestors were taken from other lands fought endlessly for equality yet i’m still judged by the colour of my....skin What’s more important the people or the flag? “Go off and go burn your nikes’ There’s some super dark stuff that nobody wanna talk about “As long as I got my 5th amendment” people killed while others watch from golden clouds Ain’t ask for nothing but a chance to make their mama proud we are statistics now just numbers in a native crowd I fight the greed so those who went before can get some peace Stand Up Come on and Raise em up Gotta be more commonsense then a nuclear defence Power to the people We were all made equal The few at the top We have to chop them off you got to Use your Voice shout scream come make some noise We see the rich get richer But we get clearer picture We are the Majority So here’s some clarity united we’re powerful no monster could ever overthrow
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Pseudo Ego 06:20
You ain’t good enough for seven So you move your slot to the AM Every Tom, Dick and Harry has something to say Apparently your getaway beaches are full of leeches This Rock is a Hole Sipping on the money teet Better shut your Piggy Banks Islands wanna fill their tanks Ungrateful never giving thanks Since way before Endeavour Sank Them half naked with a wooden spear (pseudo ego) Speaking language I don’t wanna hear (pseudo ego) Teach their babies with a Cuisenaire Then Natives need to Disappear. We Ain’t going nowhere No Matter what you say We Ain’t going nowhere Pissing on a silver spoon eat em up, buena petite-o El Gringo - Puta que pariu I’m sorry that our traditions Make you a little uneasy But most of yours make me a little fucken quesy Free Speech ain’t free at all Are you willing to take the fall Higher ups always make the calls Elite conspire behind closed doors
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Just the other week I saw an exodus thousands fleeing from destruction they’d Rather brave the seas then their countryman There’s no dreams left in their home land I know that money talks but how can you turn away a child love is what we need if you were born of this earth then how can you be a refugee no love for one and for all Propaganda brought the Powerhouse Made their Leader into a Villain Wanna make your own currency break free from the dollar fast forward to the present and your people just trying survive This wasn’t for humanity it was a forced entry it was a crime Left the people to pick up the pieces the damage is done you already won
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All our lineage rests on the hope child send him out to protect the order testing the ghost breaking the water Right there lies our dreams dead on the coastline Karma strikes it strikes without fanfare When your first contacts through the cross hair You darn gone scorched the earth (oohhhh) pushed me out of my home town (my hometown) I watch it burn and burn and i can’t take it just lying down Aint no circus we no need no clown They wanna trade everything that I own for these blue beads. What can I do with a Blanket Flu Captain? The Mighty Invader when you are the one with the musket gun should I flee or succumb so my son aint no orphan, dear captain? Mighty Invaderx3 (with Sax) Sent by the King to Infiltrate the offspring water down DNA till their race can reign supreme Every dock, every port every chief that you extort (sax riff) it puts you higher and higher on your high horse You leave a little piece behind from the pacific to the great beyond remnants of you in bronze statues (ohhhhhh)to the naked eye you are a legend you are a god (you are a god) But in reality you and your crew are the firing squad The dagger you gifted has come back she’s come back to stab you in the back like i say karma
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We shall not fear when our bird sings from the garden of Eden spiritual blind eyes will turn when their own skies burn Someone free the bird of paradise from the grip of Babylon been waiting a long time for your love you may burn my forest down but you will never burn me to the ground been waiting a long time for your love Self-determination is all anybody wants freedom of choice yeah, freedom of thought Media only wants you to see a filtered truth Open your eyes and start looking for yourself big man bully him far too long The People of the dirt will rise to right the wrongs someone free West Papua from the grip of Babylon been waiting a long time for your love you can’t cage the bird of paradise cause he was born wild been waiting a long time Push a chief to the floor Your asking for guerilla war Try chain these mighty tiger claws Natives you must defeat for the diamonds under feet You claim the mountain to the shore story travels across the sea can’t make a change from your computer screen you have to see it has to be me
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This is getting hard now cos we once were kings inch by inch this archipelago it turns to flames As this ancient landscape becomes commercialised all will be forgotten unless our children rise light in the sky with feathers like a bird for the lonely one and the stone he overturned unified before it was destroyed A Paradise This Holy place forged from the depths of the earth Goddesses rage turns the fire into dirt uuuuuuuuu Militarised zone Covers sacred bones My Elders weep cos now our dance is just a cheap parlour trick been oppressed since your disease made me sick Is this reality a thing we can unfix It seems we’re just a game in politics yes this will be hard now for us to be kings inch by inch this archipelago it turns to flames As this ancient landscape becomes commercialised all will be forgotten unless our children rise uuuuuuuuuu
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They catch you sleeping it’s an early grave They suck you in and spit you out if only there was another way we wouldn’t have to scream and shout it grows, Babylon grows x2 we see the flames in the distance and nobody wanna put them out epitome of persistence we might as well scream and shout it grows Babylon grows x2 Bridge History swept under the rug Forgot who was original We are the people of the land and that’ll never change Mountains watched since the dawn of time and remain until were gone As long as there’s Queens there will never be peace now everybody wanna helping hand or somebody that’ll understand We send a message to the western land that they live in castles made of sand it grows Babylon grows
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Glass Eel 05:13
Up in mystery sea we begin the ride, an evolutionary journey taking us to the coastline From a humble leaf we start to show some teeth, a fascination with the surface and what lies beneath How Many sunsets till we get where we wanna get? At the moment I’m nocturnal oooo I travel at night – until I get my yellow stripes Baby, I’m sticking with my family Its safer in a crowded bunch Don’t wanna be nobody’s lunch Are we moving up stream today To the ocean to hibernate The eel the fish and the submarine Form a line against technology 1000 leagues in the luke warm seas To replicate and disintegrate Oooooo Catch a lift on the tidal drift Fresh river take us in and start again By Day I’m a Glass Eel by night I’m an Elver, My slender little frame gains a pound that’s my culture We are young and we swim against gravity, from way up here we get a better view of the sea How many full moons till my fate is doomed? For now, I’m climbing waterfalls oooo I’m fighting the fight until I get my silver stripes Baby down in the muddy banks down where we reside A nice dark place to hide UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU x 6 I’ve followed the stream now I’m at the end, I’ve migrated to the big unknown ooooo the mysterious place I’ve morphed from stage to stage Baby time to take my place in the greater order of things I fall and then it begins
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First Nation 04:50
It’s the land that governs the man without it - we got nothing Our essence engrained in the snow don’t degrade me I ain’t no westernised eskimo money over everything seems to be a common thread can we have a talk instead native to the corporate head we are the guardians protect for the future generations we are the Land we are the sea We are the first nation my brothers my sisters to the north of the turtle (Viva America) i hear you i feel you i see you same shit happened to me too we were beaten for speaking our native tongue While you were sent to schools of elimination Find the root we find the cause separate us till we arent a force there ain’t nothing more dangerous then a native man who knows who he is They pushed us for centuries but we’ll remain till the end of days I am the land the land is me. I am the first nation We must fight till kingdom come kingdom come Shamans pray on the moon and the sun chase away babylon babylon Yes we will overcome overcome 1st verse again
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How much fruit/ can dem take/ from the tree/ before it won’t fruit anymore Wiseman know that -one must wait/ till dem fall When that peach is yours for free In the name of progress disturb the peace who capitalise the least when dem civilise the beast The land is bare - and no one plants a seed, my mother pleads how can we see the same view when your first and i’m last we can’t build a new Till we Address the past How much longer are we gonna play these games cos Im sick of living in this manufactured shame I aint in a laughing mood they’ve come to extract the crude while a child he has no food keep taking what aint yours but now we woke - it’s the mirror smoke The land is bare - and no one plants a seed, my mother pleads
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Truganini 04:06
All lands have queens but she’s a goddess of the dream-time evaders of the black line around the world it’s a reoccurring thing Truganini Everybody wants the simplest things they want hope they want love no voice from above it’s the truth and it echoes through the ages you cannot refute our history yes I was taught to compromise but at what price the past is the heaviest burden so many broken promises I must warn the others - set the plains on fire let me rest in the river behind the mountain give my all to the bloodline it’s up to them how the story ends Truganini

about

The third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational 10|10|10 Series (ten albums in ten genres in ten years), Holy Colony Burning Acres delves into the dark corners of worldly Indigenous politics, namely colonisation and its (c)rippling effects on today’s social climate.

A stark contrast to the space psychedelia of Kingi’s sophomore offering (Shake Your Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron), Holy Colony Burning Acres is a motivated commentary on indigeneity wrapped in an electrifyingly 70s-styled deep roots/reggae offering reminiscent of such bands as The Abyssinians, The Upsetters and The Congos.

credits

released July 12, 2019

All Songs written by Troy Kingi (Pseudo Ego Troy Kingi and Rob Ruha)

Troy Kingi Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keys/Bass
Treye Liu Drums
Marika Hodgson Bass
Hani Totorewa Keys
Guy Harrison Trumpet
Nina Joyce BV
Rachel Hall BV
Additional Piano and Keys Brendan Zwaan
Guitar solo (Glass Eel) Tyna Keelan
Guest Vocals Melodownz


Spoken Word
Kipa Munro ~ Maori
Domingo Candelario ~ Spanish
Trwar Max (1942) Cheif of Ireeuw Clan ~ West Papua
Julia Corciulo ~ Indonesian
Hana Tapiata ~ Maori
Jarulah Slabb ~ Aboriginal
TePuawaitanga Silich ~ Maori Karanga
Natty Salaimanu ~ Solomon Islands
Shahab Ramhormozian ~ Iranian
Shirley Tubbs ~ English

Recorded at RedRoom Studios NZ ~ Auckland
Produced and Recorded by Troy Kingi and TeMatera Smith
Assistant Engineer Jamie Crerar
Field Recording (voices) Brendan Zwaan
Mixed by TeMatera Smith
Mastered by Chris Chetland (KOG)

Photography Abe Mora

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