African Girl

by Naomi Wachira

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released November 27, 2012

Words and Music by Naomi Wachira
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Justin Froese at Mr. Shadow Studios,
Seattle, WA. Mastered by Justin Froese at Brickyard Studios, Bainbridge Island, WA

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Naomi Wachira Seattle, Washington

There is no doubt that Afro-Folk Singer/Songwriter, Naomi Wachira is determined to create a niche in the world with her uplifting and sobering music and perhaps inch us closer to one another as we remember our shared humanity. Her upcoming album, Song of Lament, is a testament to Wachira fully embracing her creative power and its ability spread goodness to the world. ... more

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Track Name: Witness
I don't play with my heart,
I don't give it out to anybody
Who comes alongside me,
and says, "baby, I got you"
the lesson that I've learned
too many people
know just what to tell you
but few know how to follow through

so i am searching, i am searching
I am longing, i am longing
that i don't have to walk this road alone
so i am searching, i am searching
I am longing, i am longing
that i don't have to walk this road alone

don't let yourselves be fooled
by these walls that I've built around me
it's the only way I know
how to keep myself safe
but if you listen close
I guarantee what you'll hear
a never ending story
this is not how we are meant to be

so i am searching, i am searching
I am longing, i am longing
that i don't have to walk this road alone
so i am searching, i am searching
I am longing, i am longing
that i don't have to walk this road alone


all it take is, one willing person, to say
I will be, I will be, I will be your witness
Track Name: Stand Up
Stand up, stand up for your sisters
Stand up for us, please don't fight against them
Let your words be kind, let your words be full of love
Stop the violence, stand up for your sisters

Relationships can be complicated
We all know that
So don't use it as an excuse
To say it's your place to set your woman straight
Like you're without sin, and should be first to cast a stone

You say can't you see
I didn't lay my hands on her face
Isn't she lucky, isn't she lucky
But you call her every name in the book
and desecrate the God in her, then proclaim your undying love

My brothers please, stand up, stand up for your sisters
Stand up for them, don't fight against them
Let your words be kind, Let you words be full of love
Stop the violence, stand up for your sisters

My brothers I know that it's not easy
To say what's on your mind, provide, protect and guide
But when you don't share that heavy load
It's your woman and your seed that pay the price


If you find yourself in a state of mind
And you know that nothing good could come of it
Just walk away, just walk away
Track Name: African Girl
i've been walking down this road
for about 35 years now, and I can tell you, it's been one hell of a ride
And I've been carrying my father's words that he said to me
learn to be wise, walk with integrity and be honest
and I can hear my grandma say, child I've got nothing to give you
but may God be with you, in that distant land

I am an African girl, well I know where I'm coming from
And I know who I want to be
I am trying to defying everything they said of us
we who have chocolate skin

In the back of my mind all I can hear ooh ooh are voices
of those who are here and those who've already gone
And I can hear them whispering, mwari witu,
when you go their land, please represent us well
and I can hear my grandma say, child I've got nothing to give you
but may God be with you, in that distant land

I am an African girl, and I know where I'm coming from
And I know who I want to be
I am trying to defying everything they said of us
we who have chocolate skin x2

I will sing, I will sing, I will sing

Ngai, wa Ibrahamu, ithe witu, udirikane
tondu wa thakame ya murugwo, udirikane, udirikane
ndeithagia maundu makwa mothe, ndikamachonorithie, udirikane
ndeithagia maundu makwa mothe, ndikamachonorithie, udirikane

I will sing, I will sing, I will sing

I am an African girl, and I know where I'm coming from
And I know who I want to be
I am trying to defying everything they said of us
we who have chocolate skin