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can't believe what I watched the other day.
emerged from the demise of our beloved South Bay Action Center, a semi-autonomous
Activist Collective that lived and died in the early 1990's. After a year
of Anarchic Experimentation of various forms, all geared toward changing people's
minds about critical issues of the day (Environment, Hemp- Legalization, Persian
Gulf War, Human Rights) the SBAC collapsed under its own Heavy
Vibe as member organizations bickered as much about internal policy as they
did about their own pet peeves. BlissNinnies, although supportive of the causes
espoused by these organizations (Green Party, La Raza, Earth First, LifeWeb,
and several others), felt that our role was to bring the joy and the music
to the SBAC events. We left the Anger and the Outrage to the guest speakers
and their sponsors, and generally finished up the evening with a crazsy mixture
of Grateful Dead, Little Feat, and other covers of the genre. In November
of 1991, after all of the other groups had left the SBAC, the building was
reclaimed by its original owner, and the dream was over. This song was written
in its wake.
watched a dream turn into a memory
always figured it would sometime fade away.
just never realized what it meant to me.
not so long ago, we stood together
by a common enemy.
shared that moment in the face of stormy weather
once we knew ourselves as family
and blood alone won't realize a vision.
gotta have just a little faith.
talk alone is not enough to make decisions.
got to live up to what you say.
not a question of consensus, or agreement,
or not we make mistakes.
Love can lead you to change what you believe in
a choice for you to make.
Its not a choice you can make.
takes a moment to get my thoughts together
there's so much left to say
everything is changing, and sometimes its for the better,
when it doesn't go your way
the road, if we ever meet each other,
hope we still might share the memories
then we'll see ourselves as more like one another
maybe we won't take it all so seriously.