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White men have no Dreaming

(David Griffith)
david griffith
for Aboriginal Australia, the word Dreaming has a meaning far in excess of what the rest of the world considers dreaming.
“WHITE MEN HAVE NO DREAMING”


WHITE MEN HAVE NO DREAMING x 3

HAVE TWO EYES BUT NOT FOR SEEING - HAVE TWO EARS BUT NOT FOR HEARING

HAVE TWO FEET BUT NOT FOR TREADING - HAVE THE LAND BUT KNOW NO COUNTRY

BLACK MAN TELLS ME OH SO BLUNTLY - WHITE MEN HAVE NO DREAMING


THESE WORDS HAVE ALTERED MEANING x 3

STOPS ME IN MY WAY OF BEING - TELLS ME THAT I’M HARD OF HEARING

SHOWS THE FLIGHT BUT LEAVES ME STANDING -- SEES A STEP WHICH CAN BE TAKEN

IS A VOICE WHICH NEEDS BE SPOKEN - WHITE MEN HAVE NO DREAMING



TAKE ME FORTY GENERATIONS AND I’M BACK ON SACRED GROUND

AND KNOW A REAL CONNECTION TO THE BEINGS ALL AROUND

WE LOST THAT DEEP PERCEPTION AND THAT COUNTRY IS NOT FOUND

BUT IT NEVER REALLY ENDED, JUST SUSPENDED FOR A TIME

NEVER WAS SUSPENDED, THAT WAS ONLY IN OUR MIND

NEVER COULD BE ENDED, WE JUST ETHNICALLY CLEANSED OUR MIND …..



FEW MEN WILL KNOW THEIR DREAMING x 3

BLACK OR WHITE TO FIND THAT MEANING. … WE CAN NAME IT MYTH AND LEGEND

YOU CAN NAME IT OUR PERCEPTION…. THIS IS NOT ABOUT BELIEVING

THIS IS NOT ABOUT DECEIVING … IF ONE MAN CAN HAVE A DREAMING

JUST THE SAME AS IN YOUR MEANING…..

ONE, THEN ALL COULD SHARE THIS DREAMING

ONE THEN ALL COULD SHARE YOUR MEANING