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The 4th Daily Bread

 

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Drop a heart, break a name, a broken heart a spoken name, bent truth filled with shame, spoken words designed to mend, to give back what the heart has spent, to unspeak what the mind has said, To unhear what the heart has heard. It doesn’t matter how many trips you’ve had around the sun, The game we play but falling is never fun, We put on our smart pants and intend the pun, We multiply the meaning why it all begun, began, Mistakes weigh a tone, again we fall, we fall again.

Originally co-written by Robin Thicke for Michael Jackson’s (You Rock My World containing)Invincible album, Fall Again has been worked by two major artists, one of them being Glenn Lewis, Of course we can fight about this til the end, but as much of a legend Michael Jackson was, I can’t Imagine him doing a better job than Glenn did on this particular number. Michael Jackson’s version not being finished or not being ready for his album release is divine intervention if you ask me.

It’s such a cliché for couples to claim they fall in love with each other everyday, it makes us realists want to punch them in the stomach and pull their hair, spit on them and maybe gauge their eyes out… Damn! That Eminem number has been playing in my head all day. Moving on, Fall Again is a romantic number, it boarders on fantasy, it’s the kind of jam folks want to hear on their wedding day. It is set to inspire any couple not to lose sight of their love for each other, to maintain that young love vibe, cos when love is treated as old, it stops growing and is then seldom worth staying for.

 


The 3rd Daily Bread

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Unread, unwritten, the journey is lived, uncertain, unsteady for what the lord has to give, untraveled, unsure where the hell does this road lead? breathe, seed, grow, see, go, walk, take a step, nothing could prep for what time is yet to unpack, time never goes back, mind clever goes whack, forward, forward, fast never lasts, shortcut never learns, shortcut never earns, steady never burns, steady, we adjourn this meeting of words, we commence the seeding of thoughts, sense is never bought, a mother cannot be bought, this idea, a child can never abort.

To Zion, a number based on a conversation a mother-to-be has with herself, with her unborn child. Unsure of which path to take, pressured to use her head selfishly, selflessly instead, she uses her heart. Performed By Lauryn Hill the title implies a dedication or perhaps a love letter to a joy that is yet to be. A joy that deserves a chance to live.

Not dwelling on Lauryn Hill’s breath-taking vocal abilities, one can say the notion or that motherly love air “Acappella” by Kelis has is in a big way a page from this number. They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing ’til you have it. They say life is a gift, not everyone gets to give it. I have always been very vocal about my appreciation for mothers, women as a whole. Anyone whom has ever been blessed with a mothers love and claims they’ve never seen sacrifice is a big fat liar. Giving birth is the first step but it’s the journey, selflessness and compromises that follow that make a human being, a mother.

 


The 2nd Daily Bread

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Ayo seasons change but people don’t, they say feelings change but memories don’t, They keep the mind in tune with what has been learnt, Our sight stays strong but the heart is burnt, burnt down by the passion that keeps it alive, the hope survives, day-to-day we strive, working nine to five, failure we survive, no mistakes alive, our destiny we live, they say seasons change but people don’t, our reasons rest but evil don’t, so we justify, with our wings we fly, fate we can’t deny.

“For A Reason” is a song that has been reworked more than once, some of you may know DJ Sbu’s version of it, sang by Zhane a neo soul/ hip hop soul group that has been unfortunately deformed for almost the last two decades. At first glance the song is clearly about a loss and learning to deal with it, to let go. Something no one has lived long enough to master.

With a deeper look and an open mind, this number explores the pure naked notion of being a believer. Failure is no stranger, though it should never reduce our self-worth nor the amount of faith we have in ourselves. Everything Happens For A Reason, a notion designed to help one not only accept what has happened but encourages one to dust themselves up with not just the same amount of determination they had from the start but with more fire, the guts to fly higher, to strive, to grab, to hunt for what the heart desires, for that, that keeps the mind inspired. Success. More fire.


The 1st Daily Bread

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Once you want it to begin, no one ever wins, drink down that gin, ignited from within, drunk in love it will begin, steady it will seem, but slowly it will wither, damn, I’ve broken my rhyme, nothing lasts forever, soon you will be sober, shiver over a shoulder, wiser, older, you shuffle, you deal, you bet, you play that game, love is the name of the game, love is the prize, pain unsized, love is the weapon, untamed, unnamed, undefined no more. Love is a losing game.

Named, no, titled “Love Is A Losing Game” is a number by singer/song writer Amy Winehouse, the song is about heartbreak. See? I told you I’m a genius.

The number is about love, its beauty and the loses that come with it. If you’re on that love prevails tip or are a hopeless romantic, I’ll try my best not to hurt your feelings here. In fact, I’ll make this as quick and painless as possible. As with everything in life, a lesson is bound to be gained, but as the great Isaac Newton once proved with numbers and letters, the universe balances itself out. No energy is ever completely lost nor created, but instead it changes from one form to another. In love, you give your all, problem is, your all will probably at some point be morphed into rubbish by the time it gets to the other person and before you know it, a rubbish bag filled with rubbish comes flying into your face and BAM, you lose an eye. Cheers.