Sleeping in the Jungle
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from 2003 Root 1 "Love Dub and Guitars".
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October 29, 2011
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MP3 6.9 MB, bitrate 160 kbps.
6:03 minutes
Jerry Stevens © 2003
Story behind the song
Written while camping with Deb (on our honeymoon!) in the Kalalau Valley on the island of Kaua'i in the state of Hawai'i, where we met many fugitives from drug laws. 9/11 happened 2 weeks later, and it appears to me the song has a lot to do with that as well.
Sleeping in the Jungle [J. Stevens] I got to slow down, must get rest tonight/ Been runnin' for miles on the trail 'til we ran out of light/ Lawyers courts and money all be damned/ I set my sights on the jungle and away I ran The rain has soaked us all the way to the bone, won't leave us alone/ It's such pervasive invasion/ I need to know this, I need to know somehow but please don't wake me now because we're Sleeping in the jungle Sleeping in the jungle System are you really with them it makes me so blue/ Protect us from ourselves is that the best we can do?/ Cities are your prisons you keep them in their cells /They all still hold the keys but they're still under your spell/ Your rain has soaked them all the way to the bone won't leave them alone/ It's such pervasive invasion/ They need to know this, they need to know somehow, but please don't wake them now because they're Sleeping in the jungle Sleeping in the jungle