Monday, May 4, 2009

BIRTHDAY WISHES: BRAVEBIRD

My AMAZING Blog Sister MsKnowItAll dedicated several songs for my birthday....Bravebird - Amel Larrieux. I am posting Bravebird because it is hauntingly beautiful and speaks to me on more levels than I can say. Click here for "I KEEP", By Jill Scott, and "Cleva", by Eyrka Badu

Bravebird - Amel Larrieux

In a land far away where the sun doesn't spare a soul
And a twisted tradition has a girl in a strangle hold
Lies a desert with the footprints
Of little girls with a secret
Of a pain
That you and i could never know

Little feet running fast as they can like a bird in flight
Through the days of sand with a fire in the sky
And through indigo nights
She runs away from a life spent
Being witness to other unwilling participants
Of a pain
That you and i will never know

Your a bravebird
Of the rarest kind
You may be one of the walking wounded
But still you fly

Your a bravebird
You put yourself on the line
When you shared your secret with the world
You saved another mothers child as she speaks you can tell that
The words are not easy to say
The hold the power to transport her back to that impossible day
But she hasn't any regrets
Cuz' she won't become a woman with a secret
Of a pain
That you and i could never know
You and i could never know
You and i could never know

You're a bravebird...... a bravebird.....fly high.....In the sky.....there you are

3 comments:

Keith said...

I'm all late and all..but I hope you had the most wonderfully Happy and joyous Birthday possible.

Solomon said...

This song is haunting!

MsKnowitAll said...

I love this song so very much and it's no coincidence that I went to see the artist who sings it and then you were requesting song shoutouts.

You share your stories... of strength, life, encouragement and since I've come through, you always post with profundity.

You are phenomenal! It is a pleasure and an honor having you as a Blog Sister. You are also such a Cleva woman...