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It’s Time for a New Humanity

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New Humanity

Here Right Now

So glad to tell you my brotha
It’s time to Love 1 Anotha
Call your Mama, Call your Fatha
It time to care for each otha

Oh my brotha so much work to be done
So glad that freedom has come
Now that all humanity is here
It’s time for us 2 live as 1

Freedom is Here Right Now
Repeat 3 Times

Oh my brotha so nice to see you again
Oh my sistah nice to see you my friend
Let’s come together right now
And show the world how

So much joy
Spread it around
Time for our feet to stand on solid ground
Now that we have discovered
The best part of life is each otha


I go around my neighborhood
Sharing all things that are good
The Green Lifestyle is here
To Serve Humanity
We can plant a garden we can turn the earth
We can even plant a tree
I’ll feed you my sistah
My brotha will you please feed me


When we forgive each otha
We set our own selves Free
Its time for Wonder
Time for Delight
Time for a New Humanity
Tap into the source of All Things
And let Joy, Love and Freedom Reign

Now, Now, Now, Now
Now, NOW, Now

Copyright Far I Shields 2014
All Rights Reserved
Community Singing: Chorus
1.Freedom is Here Right Now
Repeat 3 Times
2. Now, Now, Now, Now
Now, NOW, Now
Visualization: Visualize Creating Bliss Portals for all living beings – animate and inanimate entities
Why it was written: Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. A very long and difficult journey was completed. A second chance to build was issued and the shamans are together again.

This song was like seeing an intriguing person cross the street two blocks away. I had glimpses of this song yet never could figure it out and get a chance to know it yet oh what a feeling. When I moved my office and location to North Oakland with friends and family the song came all at once like a flood.

What a joy, what a blessings. The lyrics are amazing and I have been singing this song all day and night. What an honor and privilege to sing and play Here Right Now. It is time for us to clearly see we must live as one. After the atom bomb was dropped in 1943 in Japan Eleanor Roosevelt said that time has truly changed and the end of all wars is needed. Either we end the wars or we will end ourselves.

In meditating on the creation of the United Nations the day of his death. Franklin Delano Roosevelt wrote. “The work now my friends is Peace – an end to the beginnings of all wars. For those committed to The making of an abiding peace I say the only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today. Let us move forward with a strong and active faith.”

Tap into the source of all things and let Joy, Love and Freedom Reign

Lyrics and Music Copyright 2015 Far I  Shields all rights reserved

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Far I and Ayanna Perform at Oakland California’s Min Maker Faire – October 2012

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Photo Taken by Orlando Johnson of Oakland Greens http://oaklandgreens.org/

It was a beautiful October day at Oakland, Ca Mini Maker Faire http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/

Parents and Children of all ages attended this incredible, creative faire.  Far I played guitar and Ayanna sang background vocals.  The audience participation was spectacular as the crowd joined in to sing “I Love My Precious Self”.  The audience was asked to send the great energy attained through live music and crowd participation around the world.  With this thought the voices of the crowd increased and the harmony sweetened.  Great collective, harmonious energy was given, prayers were lifted and sent to all living beings.  The following songs were performed:

1. Guru
2. Watah
3. Love is My Saviour
4. Chune
5. Save the World
6. Precious

We are currently working on our CD which will be completed in the next few months.  Please visit our website www.farishields.com and like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/farishieldsmusic?ref=hl
Music videos can be viewed on our youtube channel www.youtube.com/farishields

Enjoy all that you can and live the change you want to see in the world.

Mama Sula – Original Song By Far I – Description & Lyrics

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Mama Sula

This song is about my fathers mother.  Her name was Ursula Shields born Ursula Adams. All Dolled up - show stoppahWhat a lady.  I remember her charm and style. Mama Sula was ruff yet she so had class.

From the south my father was a part of the Great Migration as African Americans escaped the rigors of racism and pains of sharecropping and moved west.  Above my Grandmother is pictured with her daughter who shared her name Ursula on a visit to her home town of Yazoo City Mississippi where she was born Ursula Adams.

The move to the west suited Mama Sula just fine.  Fine cars, beautiful homes and the good life.  She lived it up.  Mama Sula iondulged in all that was good about the big city life of Los Angeles, California. Before they information was present about the dangers of drinking and smoking Mama Sula was all in. She became an avid smoker and died of lung cancer in her early 50’s.  I remember before she died she had her lung removed. She had it placed in a jar next to her hospital bed for the whole family to see.  From that moment I vowed never to smoke cigarettes.

My grandmother was mean.  Se was so mean that I had a complex.  Other grandmothers that I saw seemed so nice and loving. Mine grandmother was a knock down drag out serious southern woman from Arkansas who you better be on your p’s and q’s or you were going to get a sharp reprimand with a quickness.  Grandmamma didn’t take no mess.

I also mention her brother Joseph Thomas Adams in the song Mama Sula.  He was very loving, wise and lived to the age of 84.  Much like his sister he battle alcoholism yet he always managed to be loving even when drinking heavily.   Uncle Joseph overcame his drinking habit and became an outstanding member of AA.  He touched many live with his love and encouragement.  Some of his favorite saying were.  “You reach a point where you get sick and tired of being sick and tired”  & “this to shall pass”

Above Uncle Joseph is pictured with is incredibly lovely wife Aunt Leora.  Together they nurtured me through many difficult times.

I longed for a sweet reassuring grandmother yet it just was not in the cards I was dealt.  I wanted a grandmother to say come here baby – you know grandma loves you.  As I entered my 30’s I began to realize that my grandmother loved her family through her cooking.  She was one of the best cooks I ever encountered.  It was like she had some magic in the kitchen and would sprinkle it in the pots.  Gumbo, salmon crockets, mashed potatoes, greens – all the great food the south has to offer.  Then she would follow it up with Sweet Potato Pie and Peach Cobbler.  The crust she made was worth walkin for miles and miles to taste.  Mama Sula past in 1978 and I still can taste her cookin.

The song Mama Sula is a way of me saying to my Grandmother – ok, I get it.  You did love us.  You loved us through your cookin and I still feel the love.

Mama Sula Lyrics

Hey Mama,  Mama Sula
Hey Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama
Mama Sula

Well Life is full of Love if we just see it right
Sunshine on your face and the groove is tight
Plenty of Love so why don’t ya come on in
We got hugs and kisses and good cookin
Gumbo on the stove and we got alot
we got crab on the bottom and shrimp on the top

Well now every time I see yall I don’t want to go
Oh Mama Sula I love you so

Hey Mama,  Mama Sula
Hey Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama
Mama Sula

Hey yall Uncle Joseph’s in the house
All yall babies come gather around
pull up a chair sit down I’m talking to you
stories of life and love and adventure too
well one thing that I know is right
Uncle Joseph is going to make you love your life

Hey Mama,  Mama Sula
Hey Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama
Mama Sula

Mama Sula Can burn she will cook you to life
She got seasonings from heaven make your soul take flight
House full of love that what it means to me
Every time I go there all the family I see
Grandmama your my rock, my sun shining smile
Peach Cobblah, Taata Pie Crust, Melt In My Mouth

Well now every time I see yall I don’t want to go
Oh Mama Sula I love you so

Written by farishields

March 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm