Eskawata Kayawai (I Will Devour)

from Wild & Free by Nathan Maingard

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Eskawaya kayawai, kayawai kiki

What you do not eat
I will devour
Right down to the core
Until the seed falls out
Sinks into the ground
And the tree bursts forth
And the fruit falls down

In the soft moist loam
In the undergrowth
Where all creatures know
What that seed is worth
I will lay me down
And I will sink in too
Just like the seed
I will feed the new

And my leaves will wave
Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye

Yes my leaves will wave
Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye

Can you hear them...
Whispering
Their secrets learned
From the sun

Eskawata kayawai
Kayawai Kiki

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from Wild & Free, released June 6, 2021
The Huni Kuin tribe for their words Eskawata Kayawai, which means transformation.

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"His voice is soft, yet powerful, his lyrics whimsical and truly extraordinary. Folk, rebellion and beauty can be heard in all his songs." -Lydia's Reviews

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