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well how are you today
Well how are you 
now that the sun is rising
and the clouds are showing off
well how are you now
that your still alive

you feel like the world was 
ending everyone was pretending to love you
to be your friend
to be your friends
but now you know 
that everybody loves you
everybody loves you more than yesterday
still you're not satisfied
still you want to claim
that you're not good enough to be yourself
around me
well can i take you again to the place where 
we once knew the world to see
like a telescope wrapped around the eyes 
that i use to dream of the ones that use to be yours
well hey!
can we hope for something new?
can we hope that the statues that are build for you
well that they continue to float
baby stare at the flag that you once saw waving by
now imagine yourself all alone
with no technology to glorify the way you look
come one now
lets be uncivil
lets be animals 
lets be natural again
lets be natural again
one more time
one more time 
one more time


from This Hood Taught Us Golden Ways, released September 3, 2013
Written by Hebert Lucio
Music by Hebert Lucio & Dazie White



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The Black Velvetines Los Angeles, California

The Black Velvetines are an LA based Avant garde-folk duo formed in 2012 by Guitarist/ Drummer Dazie White and Singer/Songwriter Hebert Lucio.
With sounds that are reminiscent of 70's folk and unconventional instruments such as African drum (Djembe), and a multi-functional plastic organ, this duo combines their diverse cultural background to create a more modern take on the California sound.
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