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  • #NoJewels is the narrative style poetry book that inspired the music.

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    Oh and the co-signs, blessings: Greg Tate (Village Voice), Okayplayer, SoulTracks, Patricia Spears Jones (Jackson Poetry Prize & legend), Monifa Lemons (Watering Hole) et al

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NO JEWELS has been a blessing and is the first of three books. The second A BOOK OF LOVE is a little warmer, kinda. Water & Chocolate is gem from the second poetry book's soundtrack.

A head nodda. A vibe as Dot Ichiro explains!

lyrics

constant is what i crave
long nights and early days
with someone
who wants to do what i do

closed eyes to lead the way
a tight palm & an ugly face
are perfect
when perfect is you


it's like water
or chocolate

you take a sip
and then you close your eyes

it's like water
or chocolate

you take a sip
and then you close your eyes

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from No Jewels Has Soundtracks! Listen Here, released January 1, 1999
music: El Keter
vocals/melody/words: Tai Allen

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tai allen Brooklyn, New York

maker of fine things with words, melodies and images.

and, if you ask, he loves apples, grapes & craft beers. (he curates a beer & wine festival...
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