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Song Lyrics: Haunted House

“Verse 1

Regret always follows

Making you feel hollow

You promise it is the last

Even if you know it is a lie

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Poem / Song Lyrics: Nowhere

“Crisis

Crisis

That’s how

I see who I am

My humanity

Is questionable

Indefinable

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?

Passport

Passport

Worthless document

They think it is fake

My nationality

Defies fascism

Racism

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?

Colour

Colour

Just pigment

Yet, key in my life

My race

A construct

Conduct

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?

Roots

Roots

The truth

Although, recovering it, is painful

My ethnicity

Most important

Constant

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?

Identity

Identity

African heritage

Stolen, erased, trashed and enslaved

My soul

Invisible essence

Distress

Nowhere

Where am I from?

Nowhere

Where do I belong?”

 

By Emilie F. Yaakaar

All Rights Reserved © 2017

 

 

Song Lyrics: Anarchic Mind

“(VERSE 1)

Growing up I had no guide

There was no one to teach me about my role

I kinda did what I wanted

I kinda was who I wanted

With no limits or social rules

Being part of the marginalised had its advantages

Hardly anyone cares enough to police you

I kinda created my own morality

I kinda shaped my view on morality

Without pressure or lectures

But, at some point, people got involved

My wings were cut off to push me into a box

I kinda felt like a prisoner of others’ desires

I kinda thought it was the end of my own desires

Which were in trouble and in danger

(PRE-CHORUS)

Those people started to be like

Clean this, clean that

Learn to do this for your future man

Cook this, cook that

Learn to serve the man of the house

Fix this, fix that

You are a girl, it is your task

Do this, do that

You are old enough, even if you are still a child

(CHORUS)

I’m sorry, that’s not gonna happen

And your expectations don’t matter

I don’t care about catering to men

I just want to be for myself

Changing for others is not in my plans

Where were others while I was suffering alone?

Don’t wanna limit myself to rise someone else’s ego

I’m not a slave or a puppet

My mind is filled with dreams and goals

Marriage, being a housewife and kids are not in those

Things might change, I’m still young

But, please let me live

Teach me to be responsible, but also carefree

Teach me to be mature, but also dreamy

Oh oh oh

My anarchic mind won’t allow this

Oh oh oh

My mind is too anarchic for this

(VERSE 2)

Soon depression came

My brain was lost and my heart broke

I kinda was confused about everything

I kinda felt angry about everything

With a lot of resentment and sorrow

Forced into the mainstream

Into what was expected of a black female teen

I kinda thought they were right

I kinda didn’t want to prove them right

Without keeping my pride and arrogance

Yet suddenly I saw the light

That showed me the path to being strong and wild

I kinda went through a resurrection

I kinda reinvented myself through resurrection

Which motivated me and opened my eyes

(PRE-CHORUS)

Those people were still like

Clean this, clean that

Learn to do this for your future man

Cook this, cook that

Learn to serve the man of the house

Fix this, fix that

You are a girl, it is your task

Do this, do that

You are old enough, even if you are still a child

(CHORUS)

I’m sorry, that’s not gonna happen

And your expectations don’t matter

I don’t care about catering to men

I just want to be for myself

Changing for others is not in my plans

Where were others while I was suffering alone

Don’t wanna limit myself to rise someone else’s ego

I’m not a slave or a puppet

My mind is filled with dreams and goals

Marriage, being a housewife and kids are not in those

Things might change, I’m still young

But, please let me live

Teach me to be responsible, but also carefree

Teach me to be mature, but also dreamy

Oh oh oh

My anarchic mind won’t allow this

Oh oh oh

My mind is too anarchic for this

(BRIDGE)

From every bad experience

You can learn a lesson

I learnt many

From the one in this song

One, there are no designed life paths

Two, there are no rules on how to be a girl

Three, arrogance is sometimes necessary

Four, arrogance is still problematic

Five, you can fake who you are if under pressure

Six, you can fake who you are till you crack

Seven, sacrifice comes at a huge cost

Eight, sacrifice is sometimes worth it and others not

 (CHORUS)

I’m sorry, that’s not gonna happen

And your expectations don’t matter

I don’t care about catering to men

I just want to be for myself

Changing for others is not in my plans

Where were others while I was suffering alone

Don’t wanna limit myself to rise someone else’s ego

I’m not a slave or a puppet

My mind is filled with dreams and goals

Marriage, being a housewife and kids are not in those

Things might change, I’m still young

But, please let me live

Teach me to be responsible, but also carefree

Teach me to be mature, but also dreamy

Oh oh oh

My anarchic mind won’t allow this

Oh oh oh

My mind is too anarchic for this

Oh oh oh

My anarchic mind won’t allow this

Oh oh oh

My mind is too anarchic for this”

 

By Emilie F. Yaakaar

All Rights Reserved © 2016

 

 

 

 

Song Lyrics: Who Is Gonna Love Me?

“(VERSE 1)

My problematic unloved soul

Has accepted that it might always be alone

 

I’m too complicated and paradoxical

Way too weird to be understood by someone

 

Trust is something I lack

Met too many people that didn’t treat me right

 

(PRE-CHORUS)

So I know dating isn’t for me

Yet, I still wonder…

 

(CHORUS)

Who is gonna love me?

Who is gonna stay?

Who is gonna heal me?

And end my pain?

 

I don’t see anyone

Courting me and liking me enough

To tolerate my broken mind

And to fill the empty spaces in my heart

 

(VERSE 2)

My dysfunctional sad brain

Has processed it will never find a partner

 

I’m too arrogant and cold

Way too independent to depend on someone else

 

Bravery is something I lack

Met too many people that told me to step back

 

(PRE-CHORUS)

Hence I’m aware relationships aren’t for me

Yet, I still wonder….

 

(CHORUS)

Who is gonna love me?

Who is gonna stay?

Who is gonna heal me?

And end my pain?

 

I don’t see anyone

Courting me and liking me enough

To tolerate my broken mind

And to fill the empty spaces in my heart

 

(BRIDGE-Just Melody)

 

(CHORUS)

Who is gonna love me?

Who is gonna stay?

Who is gonna heal me?

And end my pain?

 

I don’t see anyone

Anyone

Anyone

Courting me and liking me enough

To tolerate my broken mind

To tolerate my broken mind

And to fill the empty spaces in my heart”

 

By Emilie H. Featherington

All Rights Reserved © 2016

Song Lyrics: The Chess Game

“(VERSE 1)

Prepare for the game

That you are forced to play

Sided on the white side

Even if you prefer the black one

Surrounded by other pawns

Whose innocence won’t save their minds

Get ready for the battle

Because you are about to suffer

First move

Someone pushes you

You don’t know what’s going on

But you don’t complain, no

You have been trained to be a good pawn

To lie and scam

Yet, you weren’t told about the rules

You don’t know you are about to enter a real mess

(CHORUS)

Welcome to the chess game

It won’t be a fair play

64 squares to explore

An eternity to do so

You are just one of the 16 pieces

Don’t ever think you are special

Remember the queen is the powerful figure

And you only exist to serve her needs

Pawn, pawn, pawn, stupid pawn

So naïve and young

One day you will learn

But till that, welcome to the chess game

(VERSE 2)

Many minutes have passed

Time really flies

Against the odds, you remain strong

The bishops and knights await behind you

Your sacrifice will be their freedom

Meanwhile you ignore the deceiving rooks

Who make the sharpest moves

And create the most hurtful wounds

Another push, this time by your own mind

You swear you know what you are doing

Fatal threats taught you to be calculated

You think you are staying safe

And you don’t foresee the bad outcome

That other pawns will pay with their lives

While the rules keep changing

And you are forced to keep up and don’t look back

(CHORUS)

Welcome to the chess game

It won’t be a fair play

64 squares to explore

An eternity to do so

You are just one of the 16 pieces

Don’t ever think you are special

Remember the queen is the powerful figure

And you only exist to serve her needs

Pawn, pawn, pawn, stupid pawn

So naïve and young

One day you will learn

But till that, welcome to the chess game

(BRIDGE)

The board is now nearly empty

Most figures have been eliminated

None of the teams are winning

Yet the clock keeps ticking

You are the queen’s last paw

You protected her through everything

But finally you realised

It wasn’t worth it all

You finally see

The power she has isn’t love

And you regret all the time and effort lost

You just want to disappear

You want to quit playing

You pray to be eliminated

But nobody hears your prayers

It is too late, stupid pawn

Stupid pawn

(CHORUS)

Welcome to the chess game

It won’t be a fair play

64 squares to explore

An eternity to do so

You are just one of the 16 pieces

Don’t ever think you are special

Remember the queen is the powerful figure

And you only exist to serve her needs

Pawn, pawn, pawn, stupid pawn

So naïve and young

One day you will learn

But till that, welcome to the chess game

Pawn, pawn, pawn, stupid pawn

So naïve and young

One day you will learn

But till that, welcome to the chess game”

 

By Emilie H. Featherington

All Rights Reserved © 2016