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Sagaba
Blue Scholars Lyrics


Sister sits on the steps
Cigarette rests on fingertips
Takes a sip of slow death deathly through her lips,
She blows a kiss
Which I can only resist in vain
She got the gift of gravity pulling to ask her name
She says Sagaba
What?s it mean ? she says in Ilocano
It translates into suffering
I?m pondering the irony to conjure up the fearlessness to find a conversation
She offers me a square, I decline the invitation
It reminds me of the days when I would chain smoke
Broken with no hope
Like broken like the manner she spoke
We both
Two people seeking
Solace and remembrance
And wondering if miracles were meant for us
But intent was just an innocent thought between a sister and a brother
Who been building in the guidance of a mother
And the storyteller stops
Waiting for the beat to drop
Gathering his thoughts in the wind, breathing in like?

Now
I couldn?t stand to see the queen breathe her dreams away
And tell me her tomorrow will never become today
I say I used to know a woman just like you,
Beautiful but jaded by the multitude of men who?d often try to
Justify their lies with twisted notions of survival
And hide behind their armor when karma completes a cycle
She replied
That just because I knew a woman well it doesn?t mean I know them all
She begins to bade farewell
Eyes up to the sky, she sighs, I need nobody
True indeed, sister, but you still need everybody because
We hardly know ourselves if we know nobody else
And only in our loneliness can home become a hell
Exhale
The cloud in the loudest form of silence
Watches as it rises like suns over horizons
The storyteller stops
Waiting for the beat to drop
Gathering his thoughts in the cloud, breathing out like?

Dreams be the ashes
Burns and thrashing in the wind
Flying out the burning bush attached to sister?s hand
Who whispers ?word?
Smiling and giving thanks, living in doubt no longer
As she figures out the riddle to the song
Saying why must we suffer now and not suffer later if later
Never comes soon enough to soothe the hatred
And hatred
Is the cancer born ____ of love?s absence
And the absence is the void left from missing every chance to
Challenge our fates and perhaps our very names
Sister says peace and prayers for rain and change
Tosses out her lighter
Walks out of the cipher
For shizzle it starts to drizzle and then I begin to write this
Inhale the imagery ? a queen walking steadily
Effortlessly
Ready to be
Every woman and now the
Story teller ends
Waiting for the beat to fade
Gathering his thought near the edge of the day like?

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RALPH LOUIE ABITAN

Sister sits on the steps, cigarette rests on fingertips
Sippin' slow death through her lips
Blows a kiss that I can not resist
She got that ill gift of gravity, thick
Like the tension cut quick with formalities
Hi, my name is Geo whats your zodiac sign?
She replies its Aquarius and that's a wack line
Decline the invitation to partake in a square
Mesmerized smoke dissipates in the air
I can conjure up the fearless to find a conversation
Body language talkin' but lost in the translation of her name
She said brothers tend to mispronounce it, it's Sagaba
Tells me what it means, in Ilocano it translates into suffering
I'm pondering the irony, building on our so called civilized society
The storyteller stops, waiting for the beat to drop
Gathering his thoughts in a cloud breathin' out
It's like this y'all, it's like that y'all
Now I couldn't stand to see the queen
Breath her dreams away
Either way we go things are gonna be okay, so they say
Said that I used to know a sister just like you,
Beautiful but jaded by the multitude of men who'd often try to
Justify their lies with
Manhood deficient twisted notions of survival
Insecure seein' even lovers as the rivals
And hidin' behind the armor when karma completes a cycle
I'm sick of all this metaphor philosophy
You got a man, whats your man got to do with me?
You see between you and I is a thin line we stand by
But if we ever find ourselves on the other side
Then time will stand still and whole worlds will collide
We hardly know ourselves if we've got nothin' to ride for
A struggle to live to the fullest and die for
And make love and wage war for
It's like this y'all, it's like that y'all
Dreams be the ashes burned thrashing in the wind
Flying from the burning bush flung from her fingers
And it hung in the air, in this moment of truth
Then it crashed into flames like the end of our youth
We gettin' trapped in abstractions, reality bites back
We casually fight, lackin the insight to spite that
Opposites attract, but if not we stay honest
She told me that its better to be critical than conscious
My sister, your fist is more symbolic than you know
And use it as a weapon if he calls you a...
Hold up, did I mention I'm a Pisces,
And all these other fish up in the sea would ever love you like me?
Inhale, the imagery, a queen walkin' steadily
Hips sway sweetly to an old soul melody
I hold this memory close, she kept walkin'
And thats when I wrote the first line to this song like...
It's like this y'all, it's like that y'all



All comments from YouTube:

Daniel Watters

I come back to this a few times a year and it never loses its magic. Truly some of the greatest lyrics I have ever heard

SkyBlew

This song is truly a rare gem.. I absolutely agree, it never loses the magic. I faithfully listen to this song and the Sagaba Remix as well, and it always touches the soul. It's rare to find music like this these days.. Thank you Blue Scholars for the TIMELESS music! Peace & Love πŸ’™βœŒπŸΎπŸŽ¨β›…

Nick Blake

Agreed I’ve been bumping this since my moms friend tony who was a college teacher in Seattle gave it to me in like 2006/2007 geo is the man!!

WhippySpoosledorf

I look back how much things change in my life to this song. I limit it once per year.

Gabriel Black

And somehow Seattle is known for macklemore...such a shame

SkyBlew

Yea Seattle had one of my favorite music scenes! Blue Scholars are amazing, Common Market as well. Although like someone said in the comments before me, Macklemore's earlier albums were great and had that classic Seattle sound.

Emmm Cee

Macklemores earlier album was very good. Before he blew up.

Daniel Regueira

2020 coming back to Blue Scholars damn. Wish they'd make more music nowadays, lord knows we need it.

Hao Quach

@Daniel Regueira I honestly think Common Market is more blatantly leftist

killburn25

@Daniel Regueira Yea them and Blue Scholars were part of Mass Line. Common Market's new EP even has a song called "Commies n Condos", they're great

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