Lion Babe – Umi Says (Audio, Lyrics)

Lion Babe - Umi Says (prod. Astro Raw)

Lion Babe comes up with “Umi Says”. Listen, stream, buy, mp3 download and read the lyrics to the song produced by Astro Raw.

Lion Babe Umi Says
Lion Babe Umi Says

Lion Babe, consisting of members Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman, has taken on a classic Mos Def cut for a great cause. Earlier this week, Lion Babe unveiled their cover of Mos Def’s “Umi Says,” a song off of his debut album Black On Both Sides. Putting their own spin on the classic Mos Def record, they explained how they felt the message of this song resonated deeply with the times in the wake of the recent protests across the nation.

“The song inspired us to bring it new life, the message, however, remains the same. FREEDOM for BLACK PEOPLE. We all are finding our own ways to participate in the revolution, and for us it is with music,” they said.

Lion Babe – Umi Says (prod. Astro Raw)

Lyrics

[Intro]
(I want black people to be free, to be free, to be free)
(All my people to be free, to be free, to be free)
(All black people to be free, to be free, to be free)
(All black people to be free, to be free, to be free)

[Verse 1]
I don’t wanna write this down
I wanna tell you how I feel right now
I don’t wanna take no time to write this down
I wanna tell you how I feel right now, yeah

[Chorus]
My Umi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Abi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Abi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Umi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see

[Verse 2]
Tomorrow may never come
For you or me, life is not promised
Tomorrow may never show up
For you and me, this life is not promised
I ain’t no perfect, man
I’m trying to do the best that I can
With what it is I have
I ain’t no perfect, man
I’m trying to do the best that I can
With what it is I have
I put my heart and soul into this song
I hope you feel me
From where I am, to wherever you are
I mean that, sincerely
Tomorrow may never come
For you and me, life is not promised
Tomorrow may never appear
You better hold this very moment very close to you

[Chorus]
My Umi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Abi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Abi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Umi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see

[Verse 3]
Sometimes I get discouraged
I look around and things are so weak
People are so weak
Sometimes, sometimes I feel like crying
Sometimes my heart gets heavy
Sometimes I just want to leave and fly away
Sometimes I don’t know what to do with myself
Passion takes over me
I feel like a man, going insane, losing my brain, trying to maintain, doing my thang
Put my heart and soul into this y’all (This y’all)
I hope you feel me where I am, to wherever you are
Sometimes I don’t want to be bothered
Sometimes I just want a quiet life with me and my babies, me and my lady
Sometimes I don’t want to get into no war
Sometimes I don’t wanna be no soldier
Sometimes I just wanna be a man but

[Chorus]
My Umi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Abi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Abi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Umi said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see

[Bridge]
I want black people to be free, to be free, to be free
All my people to be free, to be free, to be free
All black people to be free, to be free, to be free
All black people to be free, to be free, to be free
That’s all that matters to me
That’s all that matters to me
That’s all that matters to me
That’s all that matters to me
That’s all that matters to me
That’s all that matters to me
That’s all that matters to me
That’s all that matters to me

[Outro]
Shine your light
Shine your light on the world to see
Shine your light for the world
Shine your light on the world to see)

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