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This was 5 years work with my producer Mikey Rockwell behind the boards. A real labour of love. Tried to bring an open heart to this and produce something of the highest quality. The other artists involved I have the greatest respect for. They bring superior skills and work ethic to the creative aspect. Much love all listeners, may this bless your temples :).

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released May 16, 2014

D. Patterson, M. Smith, F. Patterson, K. Whitehead, N. Weston, C. Patterson, G. Reedy, R. Ruzibiza, J. Kelly, L. Cole, T. Jones, G. Harper, B. Tolich, P. Reid, S. Cole.

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Esoligh Auckland

I make music as a healing process for myself and to make a contribution to the world. I hope everyone listening takes something away with them from this. I'm making music with a purpose from the bedrooms to the boondocks. In the forest there are trees, and within the trees, the wairua dwells. As it is with this. Bless! ... more

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Track Name: Maoriness feat Fiona Erica
Maoriness by Esoligh feat Fiona Erica with te reo Maori translation in the second verse by Hohepa Joseph Henare Maclean

Chorus - Fiona Erica
Flying above the clouds,
Above darkness' shroud,
That's where marie is found,
High above the ground


1st verse - Esoligh
This study uncovered the muddy,
Values guiding modernity,
Showing cultural shifts need to be,
Implemented, most naturally

Fostering n enabling community,
Aware of self most truthfully,
Paul, Ingo, Awhi and Rewi ,
Wise experts allowed me

To delve through understandably,
Developed understandings see,
Tangata whaiora showed up too,
which was usefully cool

This boom bappy beat,
Speaks reverentially deep,
About the summer weeks,
Finding inspiring treats

Sitting in seats,
Listening to holistic feats,
Learning useful deets


Chorus - Fiona Erica
Flying above the clouds,
Above darkness' shroud,
That's where marie is found,
High above the ground


2nd verse - Esoligh
Te Reo Māori nei rā
te hononga ki onamata
ki te punga e mau
tēnei taonga ka tau

Te mauri mana māori
arero pono te kī
koia rā hei ārahi
i rō te poho hāpori

Mātāpono aroha
hereherenga Te Arawa
te mea tata ngaro rawa
Nō roto te kāra...kia

me pēhea e hoki mai
ki tōna ahuareka pai
tēnā te āta panoni
arā, kia noho Māori

Translation:
Te reo Maori ake,
Linking us to the past lovely,
Hold to be ourselves,
A taonga in itself

The living language of Maori,
Tongues which spoke truthfully,
From a guided position,
Within close community

Of Maori values and aroha,
Binding force of Te Arawa,
Something almost lost to searches,
By those inside the churches

How is it we hoki Mai,
To something ka pai,
We must readopt gradually,
allowing ourselves to re be


Chorus - Fiona Erica
Flying above the clouds,
Above darkness' shroud,
That's where marie is found,
High above the ground


3rd Verse - Esoligh
It's clear to me,
For Maori to be healthy,
We need to be,
Included in the lived landscape

It is our identity,
Part of us centrally,
Papatuanuku earth goddess,
Our mother she doth bless

It's honestly incredible,
To know we’re all special,
To a greater power,
Inexhaustible aroha hour by hour

Simply know the links,
Whence we came instincts,
A balancing of energies,
Like reciprocal synergies

Mixing together ethnicities,
Melting like liberties,
Like this and like that,
Hit the beat like a bat

Jamming to indigenous tracks,
Like a yacht tacks
Track Name: My Day
My Day by Esoligh

Chorus
Stars and sunlight,
Brightest, brightness, bright,
As the wakatopatopa flies,
The universal energy aligns and rewinds (aligns and rewinds)


Verse One
Woke up got out of bed and up Everest,
Took three minutes in my black hawk flight mish,
Ignited light speed like Han and Chewie,
Flew to Sweden incredibly quickly

Said hey to Mia and watched a movie,
She paid she asked yea that’s the life, yea groovy,
Went to Saturn to meet a slattern,
Who created aids and blasted the pain away,

Trying to avoid clichés I flew the Milky Way,
Just a day to day occurance bei,
Scouring the universe for a better way,
Stockholm is where my allegiance lay

So back my homebuilt Blackhawk flies,
The sun did rise at two am in Svarje’s sighs,
So I had light to light my way,
Sleeping in a park til timing was right to be


Chorus
Stars and sunlight,
Brightest, brightness, bright,
As the wakatopatopa flies,
The universal energy aligns and rewinds (aligns and rewinds)


Verse Two
Next up was the sub Saharan sand,
Drawing up sand moving like a cloudy hand,
As we pulled up to land,
Setting up speakers and a mic stand

Tat pain sets off the funky beat jammed,
Blam into the set as planned,
With a crowd of a hundred Bedouin women, children and men
The tangata looked on amazed as music blazed

We gathered around the bonfire later,
It was all good we elevators,
Learning desert languages,
Eating vegan sandwiches

While G Tat ate the beefiest meat,
We rested up and relaxed our feet,
Universal Black Hawk converted flight machine,
Gave us the gift of seeing beyond and between,

What it is many people don’t have the sight to see,
Or to be, being


Chorus
Stars and sunlight,
Brightest, brightness, bright,
As the wakatopatopa flies,
The universal energy aligns and rewinds (aligns and rewinds)
Track Name: New Forest
New Forest by Esoligh

Chorus
Bad as kung fu busting through,
Who is it are you?
Free from fatiguing flu,
Unblocking flow in falling snow


Verse One
Ancient Chinese hurrah ha,
Mossy walls divine my brah,
Shaolin dope monastery ma,
Walking historically heeyah

Shadowboxing with Mystery,
Whole being in synergy,
Being soul, heart energy,
Pass internal lethargy

36 Chambers train with,
Findin’ peace n togetherness
Leaving out any intoxicants,
Life begins to be against

Monks walk with training past,
Calm thoughts n healthy arts,
Useful training starts,
Moving hearts to mindful parts


Chorus
Bad as kung fu busting through,
Who is it are you?
Free from fatiguing flu,
Unblocking flow in falling snow


Verse Two
Kung Fu skies of truest blue,
Guan Gong fighting in this song,
Guan Yins’ kindness wins,
Disconnects the sin within

Pathes winding above us yo,
Constant toughest stuff my bro,
Rises up in healing of,
All the pain and that roughness guff

A necessity for all of we,
To grow stronger, healthily,
Into high level eclectic mastery
Buddha n Jiddhu Krishnamurti,

A walk we gotta take,
Stillness’ mountain lake,
Awakened n Awakening, Awake
Yea yea yea


Chorus
Bad as kung fu busting through,
Who is it are you?
Free from fatiguing flu,
Unblocking flow in falling snow


Verse Three
Sweet soulful flowing niceness,
Gifts to show yaself ya twice rich,
Overall stealthy healthyness,
Abundant internal wealthyness

Keeping like righteous stealth,
Rising to whole truest mouth,
Functioning like winds from the south,
Cold warms up the house

Opposites technically bind,
Infusing my body into mind,
Spiritual energy attaches in kind,
Into Tao like massive rewind

A cat sits on this paper,
Gongs sound and then taper,
Monks rise amongst the fog,
Training up from internal bogs
Track Name: Being feat Koncept, Soul Khan & Cee belle
Being by Esoligh feat Koncept, Soul Khan, Cee belle

Chorus with Cee belle
The winds of change briskly whisk,
Make hits like Carlton Fisk,
Underdogs we are Good Will Hunting,
Makes a life not to be missed


Esoligh’s Verse
Taku ingoa Esoligh hitting A’s and B’s,
Busting frees and writtens easily,
Paying the fee to my creator gee,
Leaving ego raw and at the door baby

Can’t handle rejection like a negative human,
Ego attempts to hold on through them,
These days I live lovingly using my hands,
Things are about the community bands

My waiata advances at the speed of sound,
Life is for living we keep it nailed down,
Cycle of births and deaths,
A challenge like your first breaths

Tamariki are joy to behold,
Mokopuna of tangata pai stay uncold,
Genie level like Pharoahe’s raps in the mould,
Gattling gun on the negative aspects of that

I keep it phat never wack on this track jack


Chorus Cee belle
The winds of change briskly whisk,
Make hits like Carlton Fisk,
Underdogs we are Good Will Hunting,
Makes a life not to be missed


Koncept’s Verse
There’s no black and white just go, sacrifice live whole,
Give more back and you can lift souls, and lift yours,
I bought this jacket right up out the thrift store, flintstones
That shirt don’t work unless you bodying this yo

But momma don’t think so, she’s thinking awards shows,
But look at my wardrobe I’m spitting these raw flows,
I’m best of featured, if you slept better check your speakers,
Breath is kept between the breasts and t-shirts

I always hold your life so high, that light the sky,
Blow ignite the flames like this 9th July,
I should have a thousand tears drops cuz,
For killing everything I touch, I’ll never see the tears stop

Fu*ked in the best way, but in the world that’s ratchet,
That is backwards, I’m here to make a classic live the next day,
Checkmate getting closer, handshake on my di*k,
Firm gripping got you firm wishing I was on their list


Chorus Cee belle
The winds of change briskly whisk,
Make hits like Carlton Fisk,
Underdogs we are Good Will Hunting,
Makes a life not to be missed


Soul Khan’s Verse
A pocket full of wishes, are popping at the stitches,
Walls close in till the socket is in ?cinches?,
Away from the sink where I’m washing all my dishes
And now you know the story of the body in the kitchen,

You gotta problem then call me in a instant,
I’ll be right there with an answer, drinks,
And secret that costs you all your inhibitions
Hands in the handcuffs, hair full of dandruff

I never travelled on the regular route,
But when the road gets rough you pathetically pout,
See life ain’t a bitch she’s a hell of a spouse,
So stop lying to her when you telling her vows,

And just in case this message never arrives
The monkey on the back ended his life,
With his head at his side, decapitated,
If you’re glad I made it keep my legend alive


Chorus Cee belle
The winds of change briskly whisk,
Make hits like Carlton Fisk,
Underdogs we are Good Will Hunting,
Makes a life not to be missed
Track Name: Comforted feat GSR, Raiza Biza & Cee belle
Comforted by Esoligh feat Raiza Biza, GSR and Ceebelle

Verse One - Esoligh
Ate a whole garlic bread, and a chicken pizza yea,
Full of a feed can’t sleep energ-eea,
Gotta chill, drunk a half a big bottle of pepsi
Tryin' to be vegan is a struggle true compassion,

I know people struggle, same as me to tussle
With their desire to growth, or base desires to devolve,
Drugs and alcohol, meat and fast food yo,
Step up step up on top of the yacht

Brush aside battle bars feeling hot,
Stand up tallest like majestic totara trees,
Like hitting one shot hole hits on par threes,
My Uncle G would love to see more of these

In the sun drenched summer evening breeze,
Golf stees smashing golf balls off of tees,
Straight out of Maccas like some fat bellies,
Prayer on knees feeds the deepest of my needs


Chorus – Ceebelle
Live for the love,
Live for the joy it brings,
Seemingly weak I gently speak,
My desires retreat


Verse Two – GSR
All these kids pain and sorrow,
The kid he used to follow like a sheep,
Hollow head, no speech, inner voice try n speak,
The demon said he's weak, devil's technique, in a green creek, praying for a better week

I'm unique, different to y'all,
But they don't want him to change,
Temptation in the game,
Best friends turn strange for a little dough, maybe the fame

Me I got the aim locked, strapped to my brain,
His given name genuine stands sane,
But others would claim,
That I wouldn't make moves

Wishing I'd lose, and stuck to the booze,
I changed gears and refused,
I was sick of that life, stuck in the strife,
Never doing any right, now my visions all tight,

With a open mind, golden sight
Now I just need to climb,
And time never waits, No ally,
God said take your dream and fly

Don't comply with these guys tryna bring you down,
N keep your faith strong, play your sounds,
And keep making me proud, making me proud


Chorus – Ceebelle
Live for the love,
Live for the joy it brings,
Seemingly weak I gently speak,
Down deepest streets my desires retreat


Verse Three – Raiza Biza
Raiza Biza,

Fresh off my best year,
On my third lap in this race,
Now I operate with less fear,
It's that music that you should like,

That feel good type,
That Tupac with no Suge Knight,
It's for the good life,
It's for the down to earth women who can cook right

This is what it looks like,
We on mission, we seeking our recognition,
A different way of living, you it see within my vision hah,
We still a problem, we get it all, from the city of parliament

The sound spread into it like ??,
The music is within me like the cartiliage
My heart is what I put into my art, every part of it,
It's more than music these are audiobooks

Probably why we got the audience hooked,
It's funny that what starts as loop, transforms to a hook, add a verse then we off to the moon, It's my comfort


Chorus – Ceebelle
Live for the love,
Live for the joy it brings,
Seemingly weak I gently speak,
My desires retreat
Track Name: Wahine Ataahua feat LMNO, GSR & Fiona Erica
Wahine Ataahua by Esoligh feat LMNO, GSR and Fiona Erica

Chorus - Fiona Erica
We all have mothers who gave us life,
They put in the work to bring us to earth
Now I'm giving something back,
Doing what is right, for what it's worth, for what it's worth


Verse One - Esoligh
Wahine hold a flavour of beauty,
A lightness of the dailiest duty,
A strength of, the baddest ability,
Life like agility, umbilically

They are our first points of call,
Their brightest blessed received by us all,
Becoming a human being gives all,
Experience, infinite to the small

Our mothers are our gift, like,
A creative forceful chairlift,
A pregnancy of, thoughts,
Giving rise to rhymes that are wrought

Who are we but this faaact,
We have a loveliness paaact,
With the possible space of stars on black,
Where from we came and will likely go back


Chorus - Fiona Erica
We all have mothers who gave us life,
They put in the work to bring us to earth
Now I'm giving something back,
Doing what is right, for what it's worth, for what it's worth


Verse Two – LMNO
The love she gives supercedes the negatives,
And without that there's less need to live,
Blessed us with her entrance,
It was a labour of love, intense as it gets,

Rinse out the toxins, whether the storm,
Provided the born, where the guidance is norm,
Loyalty to her offspring, a true queen,
Unconditional love is her offering,

Nature, nurture, patience, merger,
Her love is close, not further,
She's resilient, beauty is brilliant,
Her existence is all for the children

Not stranded like an abandoned building,
Nor demanded she's ready and willing,
To plant crops in the field where the killing drops,
From this day forth until the sun stops


Chorus – Fiona Erica
We all have mothers who gave us life,
They put in the work to bring us to earth,
Now I'm giving something back,
Doing what is right, for what it's worth, for what it's worth


Verse Three – GSR
Ah, yeah, dear mumma, you always had me feeling strong,
Took away the fears to nightmares, to beautiful dreams
And now it seems that I have to make it right,
Your bear grip, held me tight and secure

The pure rock of the fams, yea Dad left f*ck him man,
But deep down it used to hurt me,
Never slept as I crept into your bed age 5,
Scared and confused, heart bruised

Didn't understand that you wiped my tears, took my hand,
Told me I got a plan but you were white I was tan,
So when school hit, so did the jokes,
And even my coach looked at us weird but we don't care

Carried on living, told me not to listen,
Listen to the Lord as you a Christian,
Still reminiscing, when you went without
To my hot wheels, to my power ranger belts

And the dark road in my teens,
Me turning into someone that I hated being,
Not seeing my destruction,
An ignorant kid hanging with the wrong crowd

Deep in the dirt, cos you helped me convert and read my verse,
Said son it hurts to see you this way,
The day it dreams through a place feels like a curse
I could've been inside or maybe worse

I could've been inside or maybe worse,
Thank you mum


Chorus - Fiona Erica
We all have mothers who gave us life,
They put in the work to bring us to earth,
Now I'm giving something back,
Doing what is right, for what it's worth, for what it's worth
Track Name: Psychotherapy feat Laban Cole
Psychotherapy by Esoligh feat Laban Cole

Chorus (Laban Cole)
Psychosis means waking dreams,
Inner balances unredeemed,
Balancing unstable scenes,
Reining in with mental health teams


Verse One (Esoligh)
Standing here with this excessive yang,
Seeing this neggy darkest hand,
Squelching out this collective fire,
Feeling much flyer in the shire

Than demonic looks in mires,
We’re gladly stepping out like buyers,
Inner compasses eyeing North,
Looking South standin’ on the porch

My eyes see this upside down kingdom,
Crumbling under the brightest wisdom,
Re-empowering our intuition,
Findin' ourselves in concentration,

Finding tractions wholesome factions,
One gloved GOD’s like Michael Jackson,
Clearer view of future actions,
Heals blood flow like sutras packed in


Chorus (Laban Cole)
Psychosis means waking dreams,
Inner balances unredeemed,
Balancing unstable scenes,
Reining in with mental health teams


2nd Verse (Esoligh)
Standpoints are sometimes untwined,
Closeish to the sun my mind does whine,
Closeish to the moon my heart unfinds,
Needing to grasp elite mystic rhymes

One with my inner holy oneness,
GOD is wisdom like the sun mist,
goddess compassion like the moon kiss,
Light hitting us with brights heart's bliss

Ignorance's darkness heavily hit,
By light from my inner drum kit,
Light beams explode demons to bits,
Dreams take flight to delight through the mist

Mystical sight alights on my might,
Moving towards the shores of light,
No longer lost on the seas of fright,
Existing in spiritual plays that’s right


Chorus (Laban Cole)
Psychosis means waking dreams,
Inner balances unredeemed,
Balancing unstable scenes,
Reining in with mental health teams
Track Name: Kaitiaki feat Rapper Big Pooh & Ben Tolich
Kaitiaki by Esoligh feat Rapper Big Pooh, and Ben Tolich

Chorus (Ben Tolich)
Bahoom, in primary he did, scribble,
When he was a tama, little,
But a child, but a boy,
Writing his sight, loud, out, mad, joy


Verse One (Esoligh)
I own this life in some senses bish,
Shameful perspective since this dish,
Could change forms now this given gift,
At any time now just grift then drift

Move myself from hi, here I am,
To somewhere I’m gonna go through,
Flavours of life like, tight, mic, sight,
Chocolate, Boysenberry right, bright, night,

It’s a light line I follow ongoing,
On the ground, this going forward motion,
From here I is, to there and on and on,
Moving higher with this waiata in song

Asking to improve my being I be climbing,
Trying to bearably exist healthfully,
Unpainful feeling biased trickery,
Life like living is found in gifts given me


Chorus (Ben Tolich)
Bahoom, in primary he did, scribble,
When he was a tama, little,
But a child, but a boy,
Writing his sight, loud, out, mad, joy


Verse Two (Esoligh)
Down in Nelson heated, seated, scorch-ed,
Sitting on the sweet tasty apple orchard,
Thinning growing apples skilfully, thoroughly,
Loving life given to me handed lovingly

True movement is what are for sure,
Rocking back and forth, near or far, like these bars,
On the rocking chair of days, my art
Giving sound the air these ways, I start

Being clearly here or there no bare stare,
Found or following like the unseeing seer,
Light or darkly lost bare cupboards bare,
It’s a trudge at times that’s clear my dear

Avengers give rhymes to chime times,
Of reason to life’s struggles like muggles, muggles
Writing brings joys like ninja turtle toys,
Keeping pens in hands like bobbing sea buoys


Chorus (Ben Tolich)
Bahoom, in primary he did, scribble,
When he was a tama, little,
But a child, but a boy,
Writing his sight, loud, out, mad, joy


Verse Three (Rapper Big Pooh)
Uh, give em something they can coast to,
Down to earth earthlings will approach you,
Some days I just wanna fight em off,
I just wanna write 'em off, being happy that they chose who,

To be the one they believe in I breathe in,
Exhale bar one is where I be-gin,
And peak in to my inner minds eye,
Hear my inner self sigh as I'm staring at her, thighs

This is life, no wrong, no rights,
Just the right to have life go exactly as I plan it
Circle of trust trust me I'm more candid,
I'm likely to share more wit' you

Penthouse I'm climbing from the bottom floor, could you,
See me as I see us in the light,
No brighter star than the one you are,
I guess the moral of the story is everything is alright


Chorus
Bahoom one scribbled,
When he was a tama little,
But a child, but a boy,
Writing his sight out mad joy
Track Name: Daily Cycle feat Fiona Erica & Gregg Harper
Daily Cycle by Esoligh feat Fiona Erica and Gregg Harper on scratches

Chorus (Fiona Erica)
Today’s daily living,
Is given like the best of giving,
Freedom inside this gifting lifting,
Above the smog, we’re drifting


Verse One (Esoligh)
Foot over foot to my car,
A rapping drive up to the place that I park,
Walk up to skate shop Four Letters,
Say sup to Liam from the ‘shop lyfe’ go getters, huh

Buy me some sushi,
Do me some wu shi,
More likely to be tai chi,
After this catch a bus to the CBD,

Meet my adviser,
She says tena koe re-viber,
Discuss my thesis deliberately,
And especially necessarily

Hit up Headphone Foundation,
Hang with Brad, Gregg and their critical evaluation,
Easily destroy them with witty hassles,
Walk back to the bus stop space battles

Yea yea smack them in the face,
cos arse rattles like a rattle snake,
peace out mate


Chorus:
Today’s daily living,
Is given like the best of giving,
Freedom inside this gifting lifting,
Above the smog, we’re drifting


Verse Two (Esoligh)
Bus back to the shore,
Rhymes galore in the RZA’s,
Me another abbot known as the DZA,
From the See Through the Spew Tang Clizza,

Known for a solid puku,
And for kicking it like tuku tuku,
Sitting in a solid state,
Rising above unheartful hate

Foot over foot back to my car,
Drive to the gym Olympic bar,
Walk the treadmill a distance afar,
Pump the weights

High five some mates,
Drop more of the gut,
Drive back to the chill out hut,
Day one million and one done

Beneath the sun son,
Everyone runs one way or another son,
Every one of us does,
So peace to the one above,

One love, peace and love, yea bruv


Chorus (Fiona Erica)
Today’s daily living,
Is given like the best of giving,
Freedom inside this gifting lifting,
Above the smog, we’re drifting


Verse Three (Esoligh)
Elevating like the Tao Masters,
Fresh rhymes like ripe tomaters,
Doing different things,
Different days allow us underground kings

The freedom to be alive,
In a free way to strive,
Life allowed and lived for,
People hugged and given more

Gregg rip it up on that scratch tack,
On this phat track boom dap, boom dap


Gregg Harper scratches phat for 8 bars


Chorus (Fiona Erica)
Today’s daily living,
Is given like the best of giving,
Freedom inside this gifting lifting,
Above the smog, we’re drifting
Track Name: Mohio Sharpens feat Ben Tolich
Mohio Sharpens by Esoligh feat Ben Tolich

Chorus – Ben Tolich
Ataahua skies,
Cleansings derived,
By the filters of time,
And enter the divine,
Mining this golden mine,
Within this heart of mine


Verse One – Esoligh
We be jammin', reformed the team be slammin',
Complementary skills, drilling balls for sixes on the reals
The real deals is revealed,
By the golden spiritual seals,

The scholars heart appeals, to those with depth of fields
Reverend Maori Marsden,
Wrote 'The Woven Universe', heavy hittin',
Amazing holistic book, about the place we place our foot

Step upon Papatuanuku,
A place of the most true crew view,
Concealed, by post-post-modern cities,
The land where in place are treaties

Calls to open hearts to all and all and all,
Realising kindness n wisdom most tall,
Are what it really means to ball,
Do your ears hear the universal call?


Chorus – Ben Tolich
Ataahua skies,
Cleansings derived,
By the filters of time,
And enter the divine,
Mining this golden mine,
Within this heart of mine


Verse Two – Esoligh
A second and final omission,
Of Legal's nuclear fission,
His reactor burst,
He must be dying of thirst

Or am I dying for a verse,
From the legendary lyrical burst,
Opportunities ride off in hearse,
Saying goodbye to that search

Back to the kaupapa with this verse,
We are a clean upper, an endorphin release,
Like an energetic feast, our steps onwards,
Our walks forwards, our achievements steadfast

Knowing realness like breakfast,
Shouts to the humpday, backflip jump stumps today,
Better make hay, In an old kura way
All day, and every single day bei hey!


Chorus – Ben Tolich
Ataahua skies,
Cleansings derived,
By the filters of time,
And enter the divine,
Mining this golden mine,
Within this heart of mine
Track Name: E Hoa feat Peter Reid
E hoa by Esoligh feat Peter Reid

Chorus
Friendships,
End rips,
Deaths ditch,
Top tips


Verse one
Why do emcees get loved like trees?
While others as great, ignored like fakes?
Facts seem steady, like stable eddies,
Love like life, always present plus tight

Form not promised, clearly being honest
Need people like mates, straight out the gates
Who are we tastes, oneness like states,
Elevating like Tate's, creating like baked cakes

Who is it you rate? Do you fall to the hate?
Like someone I did date, Give and take, elevate,
Move past pain, mainframe must regain,
Must reintegrate and grow mayne,

Reimage then reboot the sane
Go skateboarding like lil Wayne,
Bust tricks and reframe, regain and maintain,
through the insane... mayne


Chorus
Friendships,
End rips,
Deaths ditch,
Top tips


Verse two
Bus to town, walk around,
Faces smiling, recognise self guiding
Me around, breaking useless patterns down,
GPS is the sound, boom bap loud

Headphones allow, me to plough,
Through multitudes of peeople,
Held down by frowns unspeakable,
We created this, modern city busyness

Doesn't work too well,
People buy and sell, time will tell if aware,
Live and legendary on the go like Hairy McClary, (yea!)
Being merry sans sherry, working hard like the ferry

In areas diverse like berries, definitely really hairy
On the go like Richard Scarry,
True friendships outlast the fast-paced capitalist iconoclast,
Held together by aroha


Chorus
Friendships,
End rips,
Deaths ditch,
Top tips
Track Name: Arohanui feat Cee belle
Arohanui by Esoligh feat Cee belle

Verse One (Esoligh)
Do you miss this state?
A Maoriness ability I rate,
Finding it in the Southern place n shhh,
Flyin' over Southern Alps n shhh

Like my Great Aunty is,
Beautiful vibes inside of this,
Living alive, vibing and striving,
Buddha heart of aroha arriving

Bestest restless state of moving,
Oneness growing up like doing,
Our mission to pick it up,
This fragrant frangipani to touch

Growin' power like tsunami,
In the Costello whare,
Listening to the Brew,
Doing the best to do

What I need to do to move,
Far away from disgruntled stages,
Trapped within the ugliest pages,
Lifelike worlds unknown sages

Throwing hitters towards the heavens,
Becoming stars like Win Blevins, yeaa,
Doing it 24/7, heh


Chorus (Cee belle)
Love to the people suffering,
Love to the brothers huddling,
Love to the sisters muddling, through,
This is what we all do,
We're all one crew of the true yea


2nd Verse (Esoligh)
Moreporks off to doing you,
Put the love in what you do,
Skilled emcees put the b-e =in m-i-c genie,
Like beans to a bean bag easy, you best believe me Stevie

We must bless the mic,
When we hold it in our hands syke!
Haha nah but we have to,
Telling jokes paying true dues

It's my point of aroha,
To listen to those that do,
Because they enjoy to do,
Basic rhymes are crimes

With elite Auckland emcees,
Such as on the album Home Brew these,
Peoples stees as varied as Dilla beats,
An enjoyable sized entourage of deets

Something free like geese,
The images an amazing frieze,
Flying formation like ducks,
Paying no bucks to fly as such

It's freedom, like smacking putts and filling guts


Chorus (Cee belle)
Love to the people suffering,
Love to the brothers huddling,
Love to the sisters muddling, through,
This is what we all do,
We're all one crew of the true yea


3rd Verse (Esoligh)
Much of a suchness,
A tricky mucky “touch this”,
As in goo when I was six,
Face straight, this said my mate

“Ooh that's yuck!”,
haha that's what's up,
As he cracked up,
Put it away fast

Couldn't smear it full blast,
Mt Albert near the polytech base,
Where my mates parents worked,
We played and searched

For fun things to do for reals,
Like walk in the fields,
Wade through the watercress ponds,
On wonderful fern fronds

Koru's like growth and harmony,
Balance what my brain must be,
See through to infinity,
Enjoy the life like soups' divinity

Eyes glinting with me,
Grinning we be universally lovely
like princess Leia,
Never listening to Slayer

Holding no principles like Vader
In this onomatopoeia,
Flying like Skywalker after the imperial slaughter, yea


Chorus (Cee belle)
Love to the people suffering,
Love to the brothers huddling,
Love to the sisters muddling,
This is what we all do,
We're all one crew of the true
Track Name: Eternal Grower feat Cee belle
Eternal Grower by Esoligh feat Cee belle

Chorus Cee belle
Present people live forever,
In one form, or another,
Birth is the opposite of death, yes it is, oh
Life is eternal like they said, like they said


First Verse - Esoligh
Growth is like a trees' leaves sprouting,
Intro of food til I’m undoubting,
Third eye clarify and believing,
Stuck at one point not the ointment I’m seeking

Rising needfully towards the sky,
Far from smoking herb and getting high,
New standards of quality berry pie,
Soulful lives lived alive with no tie,

Aptitude encouraging like chi,
Uplifting the one love that we be,
Up mountains stepping and not forgetting me,
Our chosen trajectory, we be netting like tea

Taps drip with constant change,
Buckets fill on the range,
Sticking like changes made contained,
Mountainous GOD’s connect to heaven’s mainframe


Chorus - Chlo
For present people live forever,
In one form or another,
Birth is the opposite of death,
Life is eternal like they said, like they said, like they said


Second Verse - Esoligh
Talking to Mikey about things I self-doubt,
Identity skewed like racists about,
This pain I feel baselessly breaking me,
One twentieth Maori, nineteen twentieths faking me

My mind a kanikani zone for demons,
In hindsight a Titanic zoomin’ beamin’,
I rap as freely as a freestyle deemin’,
Who I think is me denying European seamen

Trying to be the growth expert I’m feeling,
But the truth is, I’ve never been eeling!
I have an id not many possess,
This white boy part Maori is out the nest

I’m hit in the temple by who I see,
The dark skin brothers around me be,
Giving me allowances about being me,
Five ethnicity strength, is all of D


Chorus - Cee belle
Present people live forever,
In one form, or another,
Birth is the opposite of death, yes it is, oh
Life is eternal like they said, like they said


Third Verse - Esoligh
My progression is in the maddest session,
Bringing down delightful heaven's freshest blessings,
Impressing elite equestrians horsey dressing,
Calmly strolling through this landscape I’m testing

In Greenhithe with Dad, having a burst,
Cooking kai using spatula, like papa smurf,
Meditating every day, quite intuitively,
Creating more healthy moments potentially

Being here to own this eventually,
Outlie on bell curves most sensually,
Internally rhyming abstract mentality,
Making it clear growth is my entity

Choices make my reality real,
Power over life is developed like steel,
Climbing ladders slowly on the real,
Gaining perspective decisions I kneel


Chorus - Cee belle
Present people live forever,
In one form, or another,
Birth is the opposite of death, yes it is, oh
Life is eternal like they said, like they said
Track Name: Parenting
Parenting (over the Chicago beat) by Esoligh

Bring up the kids, look after em’
Bring up the kids, look after em’
Bring up the kids, look after em’
Bring up the kids, look after em’


Chorus
Light up the kids,
Make them love Aotearoa,
Make them love each other,
Move forward the future


1st Verse
My nephew loves Ninjago and Spiderman,
Playing with, watch n be around, the little man,
Raising him my sis n our whanau strive,
Making sure he lives alight and alive

Being alright, using his rights right,
Being a happy dude of light like christ,
A timeout occurred as happens all over,
Ignoring was the charge, the boy a wild rover

Making children be respectful can take hours,
We're bigger, but small words wield great powers,
As we love them so much,
And are light to their touch

Don't want ta use them as a crutch,
Growing up is like singing while doing a double dutch,
Bo is skipping away, while we all stay,
Giving him smiles and arohanui


Chorus
Light up the kids,
Make them love Aotearoa,
Make them love each other,
Move forward the future


2nd Verse
Will I be even able to have kids?
Don't want them to be afflicted,
With what I have to muggle up to,
On the everyday, I struggle on through

There are babies all over facebook,
The kids of tomorrow just take a look,
Being born to people I know or once knew,
Once on my day to day travels through

It will be revealed to me,
Beauty and brains coordinatedly,
An ultimate woman awaiting me,
Moving on to future's necessitating gee

Court dates made just because,
I felt pain on that day like my whanau does,
It happened that way to create more belief,
Golden, like an autumn maple leaf


Chorus
Light up the kids,
Make them love Aotearoa,
Make them love each other,
Move forward the future


3rd Verse
Yo I mentioned I went to court?
Cos I crashed my car when distraught,
Blew me away, fantastically,
The Ross whanau stopping to help me

Saved my bacon as I walked away,
The cops took a photo that day,
Showed me sick as can be, that was me,
Needing to heal to be healthy

Integration my aim yo,
Integrating body and brain yo,
Move to connectedness,
Wholeness, bless away the distress

I gotta deserve to receive,
An amazing woman called Genevieve?
With strength in heart and numbers,
Love to share, understanding like no others


Chorus
Light up the kids,
Make them love Aotearoa,
Make them love each other,
Move forward the future
Track Name: Polar Ice Caps
Polar Ice Caps by Esoligh

Chorus
Two polar bears munching fish,
That’s a tasty carnivorous dish,
Though polar bears are very solitary, as adults,
As cubs, together in peace very very


Verse One
Yo when I was a young, one son,
I loved everyone, more than some,
Then I got crushed, mushed and flushed,
By a psychotic illness dashed with lust

Went walking lonely at night uptight,
Freezing cold, pushing to be bold,
Munted, spiritually I bled,
Fed to the fishes just about dead

Being hit by an unholy gust,
Ushered in a headspin type thing,
Had me lost tailspinning with broken wings,
My whanau had lost our song to sing

No one had enough, understanding,
Of how my life was descending,
This was ultimately very distressing,
I was needing renewed blessings, no question


Chorus
Two polar bears munching fish,
That’s a tasty carnivorous dish,
Though polar bears are very solitary, as adults,
As cubs, together in peace very very


Verse Two
That became my life, cut like a knife,
Living in a world of utmost strife,
Striving for skateboard heights and delights
Became, being blighted at home most nights,

Transforming this crashing system,
People need people to assist them,
We must regain a good frame of reference,
To be seeing and believing, with deference

These things we are experiencing,
People not able to see what I'm sensing,
Units of bio-power we're moulded to be
Being lost, universally

Unless we choose consciousness tree,
Internal searches, internal churches gee,
Leaving darkness behind we gotta rise,
Flying flights through the skies of the third eyes


Chorus
Two polar bears munching fish,
That’s a tasty carnivorous dish,
Though polar bears are very solitary, as adults,
As cubs, together in peace very very


Verse Three
So I bust this rhyme to shine,
A light from places divine, in the darkest time,
The Rockwell beat thumps,
As the bro’s composition blends, while Esoligh defends

Your right to an upright, better life,
See beyond futures, with foresight
Crushing these mics with a healthy delight,
Keeping rhythmic patterns and syncopation tight

Holding aloft the beautiful truths light,
Above pollution like a star-flying kite
Mashing this beat like the bubble and squeak,
It’s my determination to ride this beat

Cooking up some tasty soup and eat,
So we're walking like diamonds in the street
Discovering details about the life we lead,
Learning from masters with the spiritual seed


Chorus
Two polar bears munching fish,
That’s a tasty carnivorous dish,
Though polar bears are very solitary, as adults,
As cubs, together in peace very very
Track Name: Hikoi feat Laban & Strahan Cole
Hikoi by Esoligh feat Strahan and Laban Cole

Chorus sung by Laban Cole with Guitar licks by Strahan Cole
Pain of tangata whenua,
Pronounced in this place,
Tenure of Ngai tahu Otautahi,
Being 'of tautahi' the rangatira rahi

(the definition of rahi is – be large, great, plentiful)


Verse one - Esoligh
Lying here listening to my landlord in ablutional bliss,
Days aren’t sposed to end like this,
Trying to sleep before I fly,
Down to Christchurch and Rehua marae

Otautahi revealed,
The truth is sealed,
On the plane as we speak,
Drinking tea feeling sleek

Flying over cloud formations,
High above the nations, waters,
Seeking after meke daughters,
Riding taught like court orders

At Rehua marae now in the flow,
Submersed in the mauri soul,
The symposium has a phat roll,
Knowing the way we all know

And I blow with a fever all the time bro,
And I’m here in the ChCh chilling out,
Being filled with no doubt,
About that mad mad clout shout out 


Chorus sung by Laban Cole with Guitar licks by Strahan Cole
Pain of tangata whenua,
Pronounced in this place,
Tenure of Ngai tahu Otautahi,
Being 'of tautahi' the rangatira rahi


Verse two - Esoligh
Tangata pai ki ko nei,
Tupuna amungea ko nei,
Maorism strong in this place,
Full base in takiwa, like space

Writing this down, to remember,
Who I am and where I'm from,
Te Arawa, Ngati Whakaue,
Whanau a Tapihana I be

Moving forward subsequently,
Trying to high five the free,
Potentially true people we be,
light inside we live eventually

Aroha tu meke blu & exile,
On the iPhone iPod dial,
Tawhirimatea gusts,
Ignorant logic rusts n busts

As I bust this freestyle dust,
As I bust out of the wackness,
Esoligh with the phatness


Ko nei means are here

Amungea 1. (stative) be strong, brave, persistent, determined, forceful, plucky, resilient, resolute, steadfast, tenacious.
2. (noun) advocate, campaigner, champion, promoter, proponent, upholder, supporter - a person who is strong, brave, persistent, determined, forceful, plucky, resilient, resolute, steadfast or tenacious.


Chorus sung by Laban Cole with Guitar licks by Strahan Cole
Pain of tangata whenua,
Pronounced in this place,
Tenure of Ngai tahu Otautahi,
Being 'of tautahi' the rangatira rahi