Ain't no ambulances for no nigguhs tonight - by Stanley Crouch
"John's words were the words
Bird and the other wing-ed creatures
How the darkness could
and would someday
sink behind the sun,
how we, when we grew
to ourselves, past what we were,
how we would dance outside
bucking the eyes of all stars and all light
how we would be as gentle
as the rebuilt wings of a broken sparrow,
how we would lick back the rain
and wash ourselves with light
and our eyes would meet His
our God, our Om, our Allah, our Brahman.
And, we like all oceans,
and love each other.
-After the Rain
Pretty rad beat emerging from behind the words of an L.A. Jazz artist known for punching out critics at the same time as he denounced gangsta rap for degrading women and promoting violence.