Monday, April 13, 2009

I AM A WOMAN AND I AM AN ARTIST AND I KNOW WHERE MY VOICE BELONGS

My favorite blog Sister Kay C, The Quiet Storm had this amazing song posted on her blog last week in a post called The Last Of A Dying Breed...An Endangered Species and I was so BLOWN AWAY! I had to have it. Had to post here and let it speak for me. THANK YOU KAY C! You light my path!


Endangered Species - Dianne Reeves



I am an endangered species
But I sing no victim
I am a woman I am an artist
And I know where my voice belongs

I am a woman I exist
I shake my fist but not my hips
My skin is dark my body is strong
I sign of rebirth no victim

I am an endangered species
But I sing no victim
I am a woman I am an artist
And I know where my voice belongs

They cut out my sex they bind my feet
Silence my reflex no tongue to speak
I work in the fields I work in the store
I type up the deals and I mop the floors
I am an endangered species
But I sing no victim
I am a woman I am an artist
And I know where my voice belongs

My body is fertile I bring life about
Drugs, famine, and war, take them back out
My husband can beat me his right they say
And rape isn

I am an endangered species
But I sing no victim
I am a woman I am an artist
And I know where my voice belongs
I know where my soul belongs
I know where I belong

2 comments:

Sista GP said...

Hmmm. Who would have thought that "Real Women" would become an endangered species. Something to ponder, or at least a satirical post.

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

Thanks for the love, babz. This was my theme song for a while :)