The Road Northwest feat. Smoky Tiger

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The Road Northwest

Dance, dance, dance down the road
Observe the ancient code
Of rhythm and flow

I've been all across the map, but I'm always going back
To the Pacific Northwest, 'cause that's where I rest at
Plus, sometimes I soberly ask myself
What's my backup plan in case of global collapse
And I feel, it's not an over reaction, hell no
Imagine a total absence of authority
It's happened many times in the past historically
With survivors fighting over scraps and acting horribly
Maybe I shouldn't believe Cormack McCarthy
But what's your plan to go back to Kansas, Dorothy
When the grocery stores close their doors, but it isn't a civil war
Just millions of poor and civilians beginning to starve with no energy source
Could you pack your things and go live in the forest?
Until the public trust wasn't so touch and go
Could you provide for a tribe of 25 or so
You better find a place where the wild mushrooms grow
Where the bucks and does graze on the side of the roads
Kinda sounds like a place that I grew up in though
As anyone in British Columbia knows, West Coast

The road Northwest
On the road
Observe the ancient code
Of rhythm and flow
Dance, dance, dance down the road
But never let them steal your soul

Go east
And you'll find civilization's increasingly ancient, expansive land masses
Palaces built on the ruins of sand castles
Layer after layer of man's trappings
Go west
And you'll meet the limits of human advances
Buildings get increasingly ramshackled
With summers of abundance and winters of avalanches
Wilderness that hits you right in the Adam's Apple
Yeah, it's magical, it's a survivalist's dream
With landlocked salmon spawning up wide crystal streams
And forest as far as the eye can see
Even when you climb to the peak of the highest tree
Am I making sense, all I'm saying is 'Yes!'
There's no place on this planet like the Canadian West
And when climate change hits
Me and my people might just make a nest
And watch as civilization ends

The road Northwest
On the road
Observe the ancient code
Of rhythm and flow
Dance, dance, dance down the road
But never let them steal your soul

Dance when you're broken, dance to atone
Dance with your blood and dance with your bone

Dance in the morning and in the afternoon
Underneath the blazing sun, underneath the shining moon

Dance for your father and for your son
Dance for your momma 'til your sins are gone

Dance for the dinosaurs who died long ago
Dance for the leprechauns if there's hidden gold
But if you wanna steal it then you can't be slow
Look there's a rainbow, that's your road

The road Northwest

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from Apocalyptic Utopian Dreams in the Western Wilderness, released September 30, 2009

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Baba Brinkman New York, New York

Canadian hip-hop with an intellectual bent, nothing but sexy beats and sumptuous brain food.

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