About Megaciph

A truth teller, mental energies gather and circulate in positive harmony, delivers lyricism with imaginative storytelling. A former U.S. Marine, his voice booms with authority while varying cadences and double entendre. Megaciph steadily drops ear-candy jewels of truth for the audience. Every word is carefully placed and every line is meant to elevate the consciousness of his listening audience. Megaciph is a socially conscious writer, a practitioner in the craft of freestyle and a social entrepreneur. In 2003 Megaciph recorded on his first full length album, First Orbit, with the Atlanta based band The Twelfth Planet. In 2006 he self published his first solo album, The Graduate Program. The following year, while living in NY, he commuted between NY and Atlanta to perform with Aqua-Fi Project; the three member group made it to the Atlanta finals of the international Emergenza festival competitions. And In 2011 he self published his sophomore solo album, Migration of the Soul’d Kind. From November 2010 until March 2013 Megaciph founded and hosted The Vital Movement; a weekly open mic/concert event that provides independent artists with a viable community for sharing their art. Megaciph’s passion and continued work in the belief that music and art can holistically improve our lives and our world, is evident in both his daily life and his writing. He holds a minor in Music Management, 2006, from Georgia State University and a Master’s in nonprofit management, 2010, from The New School University. He is the founder of ThatsGoodness Entertainment; a not for profit record label with a focus on human rights, incorporated in NYS in 2010.

Nuchi Du Takara w/ translation

Chorus
NUCHI du takara Nuchi du takara           ヌチドゥ宝  ヌチドゥ宝
No new Futenma  Henoko Bay feeds us          辺野古新基地 建設 反対
Nuchi du takara Nuchi du takara             ヌチドゥ宝  ヌチドゥ宝
Any means you measure Okinawans are together     どんなことしたって 沖縄はひとつだ
Nuchi du takara  Nuchi du takara             ヌチドゥ宝  ヌチドゥ宝
All life is a treasure  All life is precious          すべての命は宝 すべての命は大事
Nuchi du takara  Nuchi du takara             ヌチドゥ宝  ヌチドゥ宝
Shut the bases down forever Shut the bases down forever    基地を閉鎖しろ 永久に
Verse 1
Long Before America was born This became the ryukyu nation   アメリカ建国しのぐ琉球国
Predating by more than 400 years imperialist japanese annexation  日本併合前だって400年の歴史
Then US offensives came to fight and kill and this I land was taken  けどアメリカ攻撃、島は占領
In the battle of Okinawa away from the country of the rising sun   沖縄は日本防衛の犠牲者だ
Now  Busting big guns is still done often makes civilians anxious   今も銃におびえる市民
The situations simply one of ethnic oppression let’s just face it    これは 民族弾圧だ
For the seven generations coming their views and imaginations    もう すでに70年余
And all the lives unnecessarily taken opposing these occupations  占領反対し続け 流れた月日
Chorus 1x

Verse 2

Its a simple matter of Human rights over humiliation hence the   これは 人権抑圧、屈辱だ
Daily demonstrations and colorful cloth placements         繰り返されるデモや抗議
The power and peace represented through the perseverance     忍従が強める 平和への力
In the push back against The rampant militarization         軍国主義 反対
From the northern training area down past camp Hansen      沖縄中のすべての基地に 反対
For All the noise and harassment and Ospreys crashing       騒音・苦しみ・オスプレイ墜落
The Illegal land grabs an American embarrassment        アメリカ 不法占拠 恥を知れ
And the 12 year old raped in 9 – 5 with no answer         強奪、略奪、強姦もう、たくさんだ
Chorus 1x

Verse 3

Yeah I was stationed at camp Schwab in ’95 and        1995年 俺はキャンプシュワブにいた
I remember our presence impeded a normal life         住民生活を 蹂躙していた
i mean On the island Marines relax by fucking wilding      やりたい放題の 海兵隊員だった
when Drinking and fighting iwas our way of socializing       酒を飲んで けんかをして
So now I work towards vocalizing the way I feel properly     けど 今、俺は  声をあげる
Now that I am no longer government property          もう政府の言いなりにはならない
I hope and pray it’s not impolite of me to say this         祈り、願って 声をあげる
I’m truly Sorry for my service …                悔い改めて 過去と決別する
it meant your freedom waited                 やっと 俺は 自由になるんだ
Chorus 2x

Japanese Translation provided by: keiko yonaha
Lyrics written and recorded by: Miles Megaciph

This song is made in solidarity with the resistance to US bases in Okinawa. There are 32 bases clogging up the island as it is. These bases are taking away the safety of the children at school by flying over designated clear zones and dropping debris from aircraft while children play.  The men are perpetuating a culture of violence against women rather than providing any meaningful forms of security. Recently two of our VFP members went up north and discovered a huge pile of MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) debris left in the forest by young Marines who aren’t being taught to care for the planet. Nuchi Du Takara is an anthem for peace, it is a call to arms for everything that is good in the face of overwhelming odds. The phrase “Nuchi Du Takara” means all life is precious and that is the daily mantra of the people; you see it in their passion for life and its beauty.

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Race/ism

This day is like the last you know what its gonna be
Humble man run fast get punished in front of me
i can’t breathe all choked up smoking this potently
Openly you choking me hoping i can’t breathe
Eric Garner on the corner Syrians crossing borders
Governors dirty water this whole systems out of order
Fukushima no more Hiroshima no more Nagasaki
I can’t take it no more i need tequila and hot sake
The way these pigs rocky i Luau on their slop house
Dance in the ashes aloha to the straw house
Lustful giving wood all up in the Brickhouse
Elohim pick this up make it run out your mouth
A race of beings ancient kings may I present the underclass
Naming things claiming history board the mother craft
Call the ancestors daily I and I on the path
Towards a simple life free of the rat race do the math

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Megaciph