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naomi wachira - self titled album 2014

i'm alive

It's an honor and a privilege /  When I can say I am alive/ Beyond the breathing, beyond the waking / I am alive/ when I shut down to shield my heart cause I've been hurt too many times / And I don't want go through another heart break /still I know I am alive

It's the pain, it's the love / It's the hurt/ disappointment / I know I'm alive

When I feel like I'm slowly fading / And I can't find the strength or will to live another day fight for anyone or anything / I am alive And when I finally reach out my hand / in quiet desperation because I want to live, I want to fight, I want to breathe / Then I know I am alive

It's the pain, it's the love / It's the hurt, disappointment / I know I am alive

oh, oh, oh, oh, I know I am alive
And even though sometimes I just want to run and hide, I know I am alive
 

I'm alive, alive
oh,  I know I am alive

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sacred love

This heart of mine has never known what to do with love/ I see it a mile away and I take off and run/ But when I laid my eyes on you I couldn't breathe/ I couldn't move/ Cause I found something I could never let go/ 

You're my sacred love/ You're my sacred love/ My sacred love

When you say my name, when you laugh, when you cry/You break me helpless/ With those big brown eyes/ You make me feel like I've been seen/ You and I for sure we are bound in this together/ I found something I could never let go

You're my sacred love/ You're my sacred love/My sacred love

And I will sing it to the world you are/ You are my sacred love

My sacred love

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you better

Tell me can you make this frame, rattle with fire like Jeremiah/ Tell me can you make my soul, rise up like Ezekiel's bones/ Cause I'm not looking just for anybody, to lay next to me, we gotta change the world/ I'm not looking just for anybody, to make love to me, we gotta change the world

So you better be quick on your feet, you better, be slow with your tongue/ You better, have a good head on those shoulders

Tell me can you ravish my searching mind, with the likes of Socrates/ Tell me can you capture my doubting heart, without making me prisoner/ Cause I'm not looking just for anybody, to lay next to me, we gotta change the world/ I'm not looking just for anybody, to make love to me, we gotta change the world

So you better be quick on your feet, You better, be slow with your tongue/ You better, have a good head on those shoulders

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah 

See, I'm the fool who believes/ I can change the world/ So don't waste my time/ if you don't want to be the same, do the same

So you better be quick on your feet, you better, be slow with your tongue/ You better, have a good head on those shoulders

You better, have a good head … have a good head… have a good head/ On your shoulders

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burn me

Well I've been afraid to hold you, Cause I've heard  you burn, leave ashes/ I've been afraid to welcome you, Cause I've heard you tear apart/ But I've also heard you're sweet like honey, you make life delightful
I've also heard you're a great companion, you make life less lonely

So burn me if you will, I don't care / I don't wanna die alone 

Watch me now as I let fear go, I am determined to hold you/ Watch me run with desire, Cause I've got nothing to lose/ Cause I've heard you're sweet like honey, you make life delightful/ I've heard you're a great companion, you make life less lonely

So burn me if you will, I don't care/ I don't wanna die alone 
 

So I'm letting go of fear, I'm letting go of pain, I'm letting go of anything, anything in my way/ I'm letting go, letting go, letting go, letting go, I'm letting go 

So burn me if you will, I don't care, I'm gonna rise/ Burn me if you will, I don't care,  I'm gonna rise

I’m gonna rise, I’m gonna rise, I’m gonna, I am…/ I’m gonna rise, I am, Iam, I’m gonna rise

So burn me if you will, I don't care, I'm gonna rise

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be ok

Is it possible to let somebody who's never lived in your skin/ Tell you how to live, how to feel, how to be yourself/ Is it possible let somebody who's never walked in your shoes/ Tell you how you embrace yourself, live your numbered days 

But the truth is that they will never give you breath / So wrap your arms around yourself and be ok

Is it possible to run away from every need to compare/ By raising others up, while pulling ourselves down/ Is it possible to finally accept what we are/ Who we are, and the grace and curse we're meant to bear

But the truth is that they will never give you breath / So wrap your arms around yourself and be ok 

What if you don't look a certain way
What if your skin is a shade too different
What if your body curves in all kinds of ways

But who holds the truth about who you are?

Oh the truth is that they will never give you breath/ So wrap your arms around yourself and be ok

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just like you

For years, she’s been talked about as the/ Forgotten of God/ And everybody’s running to Mother Africa to save her/ Everybody wants to save her/ All the while, no one seems to go beyond/ Her many, many, many, many bad days/But I can hear her say I…

I’m beautiful, magnificent I am, 
Glorious, intelligent, I am just like you
I am, beautiful, magnificent I am
Glorious, intelligent I am just like you

Through images, you’ve been told about her world/ With such simple illusions, with such simple illusions/ And no one ever seeks her mind, / Cause no one thinks she’s got any good to give, any good to give/ All the while, no one seems to go beyond/ Her many, many, many, many bad days/But I can hear her say 

I’m beautiful, magnificent I am, 
Glorious, intelligent I am just like you
I am, beautiful, magnificent I am
Glorious, intelligent I am just like you
I am just like you

I may look different, but I, I’m just like you/ I may think different, but I, I’m just like you/ I may be different, but I, I’m just like you

I’m just like you

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We Are in trouble

It seems that we have not learned the mistakes of those, who've gone before us/ And we have not taken notes from the Holocaust, genocides, segregations and the crusades/

Cause when one man declares his religion is better than rest, you know we’re in trouble/ And when one man thinks his race is superior to the rest, you know we’re in trouble/ we're in trouble, you know we are, we are in trouble 

How long will we allow pride to dictate the way we, treat our fellow man/ And how many wars could we have solved if we just learned, to live in grace and mercy
 

Cause when one man declares his religion is better than rest, you know we’re in trouble/ And when one man thinks his race is superior to the rest, you know we’re in trouble/ we're in trouble, you know we are, we are in trouble 

How long will it take before we realize that we are, we are, oh we are in this together

If you hurt your brother, you hurt yourself
If you hurt your sister, you hurt yourself

Cause we are, we are oh we are in this together

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so what now

The way you treat your fellow man makes me wonder/ Whether you think, you're better than them/ The way you hold them down and keep them down/ Shows you think you are the exception
To the end that becomes all of us

So what now, and what then/ We are all heading down the same way/ No, you are no better, you are no better than the rest of us 

The way you live and move, makes me wonder/ Whether you think the earth was made for you/ Cause how you get ahead and crush them down/ Shows you think you are the exception/ To the end that becomes all of us

So what now, what then/ We are all heading down the same way/ No, you are no better, you are no better than the rest of us

So don't you, don't you be fooled to think you are better than rest of us/ Don't you, don't you be fooled, to think you are/ better than rest of us

Better than the rest of us, better than the rest of us, better...

So what now, And What then, We are all headed down the same way

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anywhere

We breathe the same air, we bask in the same sun, we sleep under the same moon/ And the rain that falls on the ground, it’s the same, anywhere you go/ And the color of fire is the same, anywhere you go, anywhere you

oh, oh, oh, oh, anywhere you go

We thirst, we hunger, we long, we desire, we want to feel like we count/ And the way it feels when you are loved, is the same anywhere you go/ And the way a heart breaks is the same, anywhere you go, anywhere you go

oh, oh, oh, oh, anywhere you go

And even though we live in different parts of the world/ We all began the same way/ And even though we believe in different things/ We’re somehow the same/ Cause we laugh and we cry, we dream and we hope, we fall/ We rise again/ We love and we hate, we fight and we make up/ We’re somehow the same

oh, oh, oh, oh, anywhere you go

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I am a woman

They always call me the weaker sex/ And they treat me like I'm breakable/ But I’ve proven myself throughout the centuries/That I  give life, strength and hope

I am a woman

In times of war they've used my body, And desecrated everything I am/ They try to make me believe I am not my own/ But I chose to live life, with strength and hope

I am a woman 

See over here the ones I love, I'd give up anything to see them fly/I've sacrificed everything I could/ Cause they give me life, strength and hope

I am a woman 

God made no mistakes when he made me, I am, I am a woman/ I can persevere through anything you send my way, I am, I am a woman/ I can get down on my knees and pray the devil back, I am, I am a woman

I am a woman 

They always call me the weaker sex/ But I am a woman

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i know

You see me now with rose colored glass
But I know, I know, I know, I know, it's not over, it's not over yet        
You see me now in a single frame                
But I know, I know, I know, I know, it's not over yet

So I keep on fighting, I keep on fighting for me 
Cause I know, I know what I'm meant to be 
 
I'm not the first and I will not be the last 
To wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up and know there's gotta be more
When hope is scarce and failure blooms
I wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up and know there's gotta be more

So I keep on fighting, I keep on fighting for me 
Cause I know, I know what I'm meant to be 

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Naomi wachira - african girl ep (2012)

AFRICAN GIRL

witness

I don't play with my heart, I don't give it out to anybody
Who comes along side me and says, 'Baby I've got you'
The lesson that I've learned, is too many people,
Know just what to tell you, 
but they don't know how to follow through

I am searching, I am longing
That I don't have to walk this road alone

Don't let yourselves be fooled
By these walls that I've built around me
It's the only way I know
How to keep my heart safe
But if you listen close
I guarantee what you'll hear
A never ending story,
This is not how we're meant to be

I am searching, I am longing
That I don't have to walk this road alone

All it takes, one willing person to say
I will be, I will be, I will be your witness

 

stand up

Stand up, stand up for your sisters
Stand up for us, please don't fight against them
Let your words be kind, let your words be full of love
Stop the violence, stand up for your sisters

Relationships can be complicated
We all know that
So don't use it as an excuse
To say it's your place to set your woman straight
Like you're without sin, and should be first to cast a stone

You say can't you see
I didn't lay my hands on her face
Isn't she lucky, isn't she lucky
But you call her every name in the book
and desecrate the God in her, then proclaim your undying love

My brothers please, stand up, stand up for your sisters
Stand up for them, don't fight against them
Let your words be kind, Let you words be full of love
Stop the violence, stand up for your sisters

My brothers I know that it's not easy
To say what's on your mind, provide, protect and guide
But when you don't share that heavy load
It's your woman and your seed that pay the price


If you find yourself in a state of mind
And you know that nothing good could come of it
Just walk away, just walk away

See I've been walking down this road
for about 35 years now, and I can tell you,  it's been one hell of a ride
And I've been carrying my father's words that he said to me
learn to be wise, walk with integrity and be honest
and I can hear my grandma say, child I've got nothing to give you
but may God be with you, in that distant land

I am an African girl, well I know where I'm coming from
And I know who I want to be
I am trying to defying everything they said of us
we who have chocolate skin

In the back of my mind all I can hear ooh ooh are voices
of those who are here and those who've already gone
And I can hear them whispering, mwari witu,
when you go their land, please represent us well
and I can hear my grandma say, child I've got nothing to give you
but may God be with you, in that distant land

I am an African girl, and I know where I'm coming from
And I know who I want to be
I am trying to defying everything they said of us
we who have chocolate skin x2

I will sing, I will sing, I will sing

Ngai, wa Ibrahamu, ithe witu, udirikane
tondu wa thakame ya murugwo, udirikane, udirikane
ndeithagia maundu makwa mothe, ndikamachonorithie, udirikane
ndeithagia maundu makwa mothe, ndikamachonorithie, udirikane

I will sing, I will sing, I will sing

I am an African girl, and I know where I'm coming from
And I know who I want to be
I am trying to defying everything they said of us
we who have chocolate skin