#Songshare – Feel No Pain

Feel No Pain – Sade

 

Mama been laid off
Papa been laid off
My brother’s been laid off
For more than two years now
Ooh, can’t get a job
Billy can’t get a job
Ooh, they gotta listen to the blues
Help them to strive
Help them to move on
Help them to have some future
Help them to live long
Help them to live life
Help them to smile
Don’t let them stay home and listen to the blues
Papa been laid off
Mama been laid off
Billy can’t get a job
For too long, too long
Don’t let them lose
We gotta give them a chance
It’s gonna come back on everyone
If you don’t make them dance
Don’t let them stay home and listen to the blues
There’s nothing sacred
(Why?, why?, why?)
Breathing hatred
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
We have to face it
(Why?, why?, why?)
No one can take it
And feel no pain
(Feel no pain)
Mama been laid off
Papa been laid off
My brother’s been laid off
For more than two years now
Ooh, can’t get a job
Billy can’t get a job
Ooh, they gotta listen to the blues
Help them to strive
Help them to move on
Help them to have some future
Help them to live long
Help them to live life
Help them to smile
Don’t let them stay home and listen to the blues
One day we’re gonna wake up
And the ghetto’s all around
All over my friend
Have you ever seen a man break down
Do you know how that feels?
(Why?, why?)
To walk the street with your head held high
(Why?, why?, why?)
Oh Lord have mercy
(Why?, why?)
Did you ever see a man break down
There’s nothing sacred
(Why?, why?, why?)
Breathing hatred
We have to face it
(Why?, why?, why?)
No-one can take it
(Why?, why?, why?)
And feel no pain
Ohh, did you ever see a man break down?

Vizzane – The Friendship Collection

You said your life was filled with farewells
Whenever you met a kindred spirit
they left before your smile settled

I left without saying goodbye
You must have pretended that I went solo sailing
You checked on the anniversary
and thought
the sea must have been a bit too rough that year

When I appeared like the sudden rain
You brought out beers to celebrate
the trophy of safe home coming

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Confusion Says

Your scarred hand caught my heart
wrapped around the chambers and vessels
housed the over stimulated nerves

When you placed my heart back into the void
I covered your hand on my heart
the song of redemption played to heal us

A scar knows a bare nerve
Two broken mend at once
Three lined poetry is one stanza too many

We Met in the Rain

A new collaboration with Joey – The Fragrance Writer

 

When we were lonely, we met in the rain
We only stood and stared at each other
We shared comfort in misery and pain
And in the raindrops, our tears found cover

Our own silence was louder than the storm
But we found heat in the palms of our hands
You became the jacket to keep me warm
Is this love? My anxiety expands

But you only love me when you’re lonely
You only call me when you are in pain
You no longer call me like you know me
I guess this is the meaning of “betray”

Friend, there’s times and seasons for everything
For both being away and to embrace
The monsoon season gave no covering
When it subsided we both felt out of place

But every time I met your tear-filled gaze
My reflection was nowhere in hiding
My heart sank deep into a hopeless place
I prayed for our friendship never ending

 

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