Songs

Songs written for Hendri Coetzee

<strong>JUNGLE ROAD (A TRIBUTE)</strong>WHO AM I

Written and performed by Rush Sturges
Produced by Michael Saint John

To risk it all for the passion
I can’t tell you if it’s worth it
till they shut my casket
dragon blood in our veins
man we had to have it
like the fire aint
gonna stop until we burn to ashes
turn time backwards
word to your writing
your said “you’d never live to see a greater day” that’s inspiring
bottom line is
we all will stay strong
as the heat resonate like an african sun
I demonstrate what I love
to the beat of a drum
and we dance with the devil but it’s just fun

And is it really worth it huh?

This life is like a time lapse
things that we doing coming with a heavy price tag
I block it out like a line back
and ride past
light up the fire bru
and watch the fire flys hatch
i’m  rappin out these feelings to try and understand it
cuz dealing with it cuts deep like the planets canyons
what you did was challenging
start to the finish
I bet in heaven you will find a way to farther limits
no gimmicks man
I raise a toast
TO EXPLORE OR DIE
down a jungle road

(chorus)
on and on
and on
out into the unknown
down a jungle road
river take me home now
death stay on mind
but I find myself right here
where  I’m supposed rest
on the breath of the wilderness we will be kept

Now I have no idea
what comes after death
but it’s true you accepted it in the flesh
we had mutual respect
on separate quests
and they converged for a minute
at the rivers edge
like a stampeed of willdabeasts
across the horizon
you always charged hard
through the rawest environments
the world keep spiraling
toward the great unknown
and just to live is a risk
you know more than most
but yo I’m just glad we had a chance meet
and may your spirit run free with the savage beasts
forever peace on your quest
through time and space
or wherever this takes us
on the path we make
it’s a numbers game
and that parts the hardest
in this heart of darkness
though you kept your guard up
I don’t know what to say
that could make things change
but you blazed the way
so I just say thanks

(chorus)
on and on
and on
out into the unknown
down a jungle road
river take me home now
death stay on mind
but I find myself right here
where  I’m supposed rest
on the breath of the wilderness we will be kept

Now the forest breathe peace
and the river speak truth
and the end is what you are
before you wore those shoes
I get confused
with my choices
LIKE the RISK aint worth it
but that waterfall voice
make me feel my purpose
and earth in
her essence don’t practice compassion
now she finally won the battle so we tackle sadness
STRAIGHT on
to be remembered in song
forget god
this is nature
and she’s stronger than ya’ll
WE GOT
nothing to prove
one life to loose
maybe it’s on our death bed
maybe tomorrow at noon
I aint consumed
by it though
I put the fear to the side
LIKE a night in shining armor
on his final ride
it’s white light
when I think about the life you lead
warrior death
but it doesn’t make it better
my friend
I’m just
paying respect
and admiration
stay brave through graceland
or wherever this takes us

(chorus)
on and on
and on
out into the unknown
down a jungle road
river take me home now
death stay on mind
but I find myself right here
where  I’m supposed rest
on the breath of the wilderness we will be kept

Written and performed by Rush Sturges
Produced by Greg Ellis

Hendri Coetzee Audio Sample:

“We try and justify what we do. The fact is what we do is unusual. But why this? There are other things to understand. There are other things to do. There are easier and harder things to do. It’s not about the hardest thing. I think the people who are drawn to this place… It’s a calling. There’s other things I can do. But this is what I should do.”

Wake up/ face existence/ days like years/ months/ minutes/ twenty seven cycles i’ve been part of the changes/ my knife in the tree of life carve a name in/ canyons and rains/ floods through the plains/ blood pump in my veins/ we are one in the same/ like the waves when they break/ or the earth as it shakes/ the fate we create/ from our birth/ to the grave/

Make no mistake soldier/ we’re all mortal/ woven in moments/ the flow move us forward/ I hold my breath/ then dive to new depths/ I thrive on the edge of what life arrives next/ sacrifice the excess/ invest in my freedom/ read these seasons/ rings on a tree stump/ freezing finger tips/ bitter like the winters lips/ KISS of the wilderness/ where the inner spirit live/ I navigate the infinite/ passionately interested/ that kid who’s taking stabs at what the maximum of limits is/ and if you think it’s deep/ I suggest you dig farther/ find yourself a garden/ plant those thoughts where the stars are/ and if those heartless sharks/ eat compassion of the angels/ and mangle every rainbow/ till the colors BLEEDS to grey tones/ I’ll be in my same flow/ CRADLED in the desolate/ Invested/ FOREVER/ asking the same the questions/

PRE CHORUS

Who AM I?/
A child inside a life line/
Time gone by/
But the time is I/

Who are you?/
A view that I will not perceive/
But all the exists in you is in me/

Who are we?
The seasons engrained in the hardship/
The product of darkness/
The monster that’s conscious/

US/
The taste of the dust/
The way of the one/
From our old to the young/

SING!

CHORUS

WHO AM I?!?!

THE WICKED AND THE WISE INTERTWINED/
THE THIRD EYE VISION THAT RESIDE IN THE MIND/

WHO AM I!?!?!?

THE FLICKER IN THE FIRE/
THE CRY OF THE BEAST WHO DERIVED FROM THE WILD/
NOW CONFINED/

WHO AM I!?!?!?!

THE RISE OF THE TIDE/
THE SILENCE OF NIGHT THAT WILL SWALLOW THE LIGHT JUST TO THRIVE/

WHO AM I!?!?!?

I AM ALIVE/
I HAVE SURVIVED/
IN TIME I WILL DIE/

THAT IS LIFE.

Verse 2

The master and commander/ sailing for some answers to fasten me down like anchors/ because i’ve been taking chances in the violence of the wild sea/ no light house to guide me/
i’m flying a blind dream/ I breathe my spirit on beats/ let it define me/ and speak clarity/ mountain stream on a high peak/ my life at light speed/ moving through the mayhem/ consumed in the day to day patience/ they say is AGING/ afraid/ because it’s painfully murderous what the verdict is/ impermanence/ returning into the earth again/ I merge with the current/ KILL serpents and reign victorious/ modern day WARRIOR/ conquering the conformity/ break it off like cornices/ and smash your whole fortress in/ absorbed by the FORCE/ not a soul to tell the story lives/
and with that destiny I take a minute to adjust/ conflicted by a vision that my mission’s in flux/ but we’re swimming in the RUSH/ far beyond the threshold/ and sometimes/ to hold on/
you just gotta let go/ my narrative is EBB AND FLOW/ the vessel in my flesh and bones/ an epicenter where the messenger/ control the metronome/ values/ balance/ harnessing your talents/ throw it all down and accept any challenge/ my chapel stay the mountains/ till i’m hanging at the gallows/ and my soul afterglow/ through the valley of the shadows/

PRE CHORUS

Who AM I?/
A child inside a life line/
Time gone by/
But the time is I/

Who are you?/
A view that I will not perceive/
But all the exists in you is in me/

Who are we?
The seasons engrained in the hardship/
The product of darkness/
The monster that’s conscious/

US/
The taste of the dust/
The way of the one/
From our old to the young/

SING!

CHORUS

WHO AM I?!?!

THE WICKED AND THE WISE INTERTWINED/
THE THIRD EYE VISION THAT RESIDE IN THE MIND/

WHO AM I!?!?!?

THE FLICKER IN THE FIRE/
THE CRY OF THE BEAST WHO DERIVED FROM THE WILD/
NOW CONFINED/

WHO AM I!?!?!?!

THE RISE OF THE TIDE/
THE SILENCE OF NIGHT THAT WILL SWALLOW THE LIGHT JUST TO THRIVE/

WHO AM I!?!?!?

I AM ALIVE/
I HAVE SURVIVED/
IN TIME I WILL DIE/

THAT IS LIFE.

Hendri Coetzee Audio Sample:

“There’s a reason that death and rebirth are so close to each other in spirituality. And i’m not saying I enjoy knowing i’m going to do die or I could die. I don’t. It’s a process. It starts a process of reassessing your life. And it makes it really hard not to live as best you can. When you know that you might not live forever.”