Nneka - Heartbeat (lyrics & video)

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Nneka Egbuna (born 24 December 1981) is a Nigerian-German hip hop/soul  singer and songwriter. She sings in English and her traditional language of Igbo. She was born and grew up in Warri, in the Delta region of Nigeria. Here she went to primary school of the Delta Steel Company and later to secondary school at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Nneka relished the experience of singing from an early age in her school and in the church choir. After relocating to Hamburg, Germany, at the age of 18, she pursued a career in singing alongside a degree in Anthropology. She divides her time between Nigeria and the German city of Hamburg.

Her lyrics reflect much of her history and life in Nigeria as well as her time spent in Western Europe. Her songs stress the issues of capitalism, poverty and war and are often loaded with moral and biblical messages and references, with some music commentators comparing her to Erykah Badu, Neneh Cherry and Floetry.



Nneka - Heartbeat

You said you'd be there for me
In times of trouble when I need you and I'm down
And likewise you need friendship
It's from my side pure love but I see lately things have been changing
You have goals to achieve
But the roads you take abroad are heartless
That wants you make another way
You throw stones
Can't you see that I am human I am breathing
But you don't give a damn

Can you feel my heart it's beating
Can you see the pain you're causing
Can you feel my heart it's beating
Can you see the pain you're causing

Blood blood blood.... blood is rushing

And now the world is asleep
How will you ever wake her up when she gets deep in her dreams, wishing
And yet so many die
And still we think that it is all about us
It's all about you
You sold your soul to the evil and the lust
and the passion and the money and you
See innocent ones die, people hunger for decades
suffer under civilized armedrobbers, modern slaveholders

Can you feel my heart it's beating
Can you see the pain you're causing
Can you feel my heart it's beating
Can you see the pain you're causing

Blood blood blood... keeps rushing

Evaded, eliminated, erased, interrogated
Our tradition, our love for our fellow countrymen,
our property, our resources - our pride

Can you feel my heart beating
no no no... you don't

Can you feel my heart it's beating
Can you see the pain you're causing
Can you feel my heart it's beating
Can you see the pain you're causing
« Last Edit: 08 Oct, 2010, 11:34:11 by Ion »
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