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There is a concept in Native American philosophy (also central to Buddhist philosophy) which holds that essentially all the pain felt in our human experience can be traced to our difficulty in releasing from attachments.
In letting go of the things and ideas we are attached to we in turn are released from the prisons those things and ideas tend to create.
Also woven into the lyric is a parallel theme; an expression of longing for a spiritual time and place (the American Southwest or perhaps Aboriginal Australia) and family loved-and-lost. Only after the ‘letting go’ of it all can our homecomings truly happen.

Lyrics

the Letting Go

with the desert dust upon my face
I will see the coming of the Golden Dawn
in the smiling hot Sahara wind
where the sweet kiss of life lives on and on
soon to touch that ground again
sacred earth I’m found again
I’m coming home
home to you, Mokambaku
we are family

I’m letting it go, letting it all go
it’s the ‘meant to be’ that comes back to me (the things I love I let go of)
but first the letting go, I’m letting it all go
free at last, I’m free at last

standing on the edge of ancient silence
as these salted tears stream down my burning cheeks
now on my knees I ask the last drained from me
oh let these red cathedral canyons teach
brother son, rise and shine
sister moon, rise and shine
I’m coming home
home to you, Mokambaku
we are family

I’m letting it go, letting it all go
it’s the ‘meant to be’ that comes back to me (the things I love I let go of)
but first the letting go, I’m letting it all go
free at last, I’m free at last
we are family, we all, we all, we all…

at the final moment of my dying
how could that release be ever sweet
now Mokambaku, she has the answer
across the distance we are still in reach
tears of joy, blood on sand
dust to dust in the motherland
I’m coming home
home to you, Mokambaku
we are family

I’m letting it go, letting it all go
what’s meant to be will come back to me (the things I love I let go of)
but first the letting go, I’m letting it go lord
free at last free at last
free at last free at last

Music & lyrics by George Wallace (c) 2008 Celestial Songs (ASCAP)