Narolane – Water Lyrics

[Chorus: Denise Chaila]
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh

[Verse 1: God Knows]
So far man I still feel like ain’t even started yet
My career ain’t even happened, just a succession of Drills and
I ain’t talking Chiеf Keef, section or 67
Been doing this since I was elеven
Only to realize it was stranger things
Always been too aware of things, like the poverty in my family
That’s why I give it everything, it’s not just a rapping thing
It’s not just a music thing, it’s a life thing
When you didn’t hear me I was writing
Never felt right in, I was too black or too white
Too left or too right, take two lefts and two rights
Still didn’t get to the right place
But put me on a riddim then I fit in to the right place
Or the right places, and then I’m off to the races
I just want to run again I got motivation in my feet
So pardon my language but I just want my bloody shoes like I'm Cardi B
Got another me, inside me, that’s dying to out me
So allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is God Knows
[Chorus: Denise Chaila]
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh

[Verse 2: MuRli]
Maize meal with cassava leaves
I prefer my molu with black eyes beans
Shitoh coco with banana puffs in the evening
Skin glowing with yokumi enriching my melanin

Assembled by a small sized SECAM TV screen
In the courtyard, saving up on electricity
My early heroes looked like everything except me
Bruce Lee, Louis de Funes or JCVD
The real influencers were those behind the scenes
Drawing water from the well so my body knows what’s clean
Filling me in on the truth about Légba and goblins
We were always more than guinea pigs and vaccines
Raised to welcome strangers with glee
Especially those from above who would flatter to deceive
Saw us free in our skins and said we were beneath
I guess their gods must be crazy
[Chorus: Denise Chaila]
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh
Hey ya hey ya hey ya eh
Hey ya eh hey ya eh

[Verse 3]
The Fianna showed me how to keep it Cumhaill
The Hound of Chulainn really taught me how to stage a Cú
So don’t you ever get too comfortable
If you want a resolution then you’re gonna have to rock the boat
I claim my name, finesse the feng shui, rise like soufflé, I toss the bouquet
I came off Broadway, to rep narolane
I always peep game, but no I’m not playing
If I leave, then I’m taking all my relics with me
Every museum, every gallery, my birthright is coming with me
So you can’t tell me what I’m destined to be
Every curse formed against my family will be ending with me
Mansa Musa, black medusa
French guillotine with the execution
Bueno bwanji, awe mwandi
Every day we breathe is a revolution