41788_137994242908382_4551_nThis drum

From the trunk of a tree speaks a rhythm that breathes

From the roots in the earth it’s a sound that gives birth

Ancient and sacred the djembe gods make it

When your hands touch this drum a world you become

The spirits rise and the earth listens

The music speaks the stars glisten

From the trunk of a tree the rhythm that breathes

Play me a beat, a tone to make home

Ancient and sacred the djembe gods make it

Rhythms powerful and old

Drum beats transcending the soul

This drum, the circle of one

The djembe gods make it

ancient and sacred

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