Naomi Wachira

by Naomi Wachira

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1.
I'm Alive 04:05
I’m Alive Words & Music by Naomi Wachira It's an honor and a privilege, when I can say I am alive Beyond the breathing, beyond the waking , I am alive And when I shut down to shield my heart, Cause I've been hurt too many times And I don't want go through another heart break, Still I know I am alive It's the pain, it's the love , It's the hurt, disappointment, I know I'm alive, Yeah When I feel like I'm slowly fading, And I can't find the strength or will To live another day, Fight for anyone or anything, I am alive And when I finally reach out my hand, in quiet desperation Because I wanna live, I want to fight, I want to breathe, then I know I am alive It's the pain, it's the love, It's the hurt, disappointment, I know I am alive oh, oh, oh, oh, I know I am alive And even though sometimes I just want to run and hide, Still I know I am alive And even though sometimes I just want this to end, Still I know I'm alive, alive oh, oh, oh, oh, I know I am alive © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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Sacred Love 03:21
Sacred Love Words & Music by Naomi Wachira This heart of mine has never know what to do with love I see it a mile away and take off and run But when I laid my eyes on you, I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t move Cause I, I knew I found something I could never let go You’re my sacred love, my sacred love When you say my name when you laugh when you cry You break me helpless With those big brown eyes, you make me feel like I’ve been seen You and I for sure, we are bound in this forever Cause I, I found something I could never let go You’re my sacred, love, my sacred love I’ll sing to the world you are, you are, you are my sacred love I’ll sing it to the world you are, you are, you are my sacred love My sacred love © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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You Better 04:56
You Better Words & Music by Naomi Wachira Tell me can you make this frame, rattle with fire like Jeremiah Tell me can you make my soul, rise up like Ezekiel's bones Cause I'm not looking just for anybody, to lay next to me, we gotta change the world I'm not looking just for anybody, to make love to me, we gotta change the world So you better be quick on your feet, you better, be slow with your tongue You better, have a good head on those shoulders Tell me can you ravish my searching mind, with the likes of Socrates Tell me can you capture my doubting heart, without making me prisoner Cause I'm not looking just for anybody, to lay next to me, we gotta change the world I'm not looking just for anybody, to make love to me, we gotta change the world So you better be quick on your feet, You better, be slow with your tongue You better, have a good head on those shoulders Yeah, Yeah, Yeah See, I'm the fool who believes, I can change, I can change, I can change I can change the world So don't waste my time, if you don't want to be the same, do the same So you better be quick on your feet, you better, be slow with your tongue You better, have a good head on those shoulders You better, have a good head … have a good head… have a good head On your shoulders © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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Burn Me 03:44
Burn Me Words & Music by Naomi Wachira Well I've been afraid to hold you, Cause I've heard you burn, leave ashes I've been afraid to welcome you, Cause I've heard you tear apart But I've also heard you're sweet like honey, you make life delightful I've also heard you're a great companion, you make life less lonely So burn me if you will, I don't care, I don't wanna die alone oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah Watch me now as I let fear go, I am determined to hold you, Watch me run with desire, Cause I've got nothing to lose Cause I've heard you're sweet like honey, you make life delightful I've heard you're a great companion, you make life less lonely So burn me if you will, I don't care, I don't wanna die alone oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah So I'm letting go of fear, I'm letting go of pain, I'm letting go of anything, anything in my way I'm letting go, letting go, letting go, letting go, I'm letting go So burn me if you will, I don't care, I'm gonna rise Burn me if you will, I don't care, I'm gonna rise I’m gonna rise, I’m gonna rise, I’m gonna, I am… I’m gonna rise, I am, Iam, I’m gonna rise So burn me if you will, I don't care, I'm gonna rise © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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Be OK 03:43
Be Ok Words & Music by Naomi Wachira Is it possible to let somebody who's never lived in your skin Tell you how to live, how to feel, how to be yourself Is it possible let somebody who's never walked in your shoes Tell you how you embrace yourself, live your numbered days But the truth is that they will never give you breath So wrap your arms around yourself and be ok Is it possible to run away from every need to compare By raising others up, while pulling ourselves down Is it possible to finally accept what we are Who we are, and the grace and curse we're meant to bear But the truth is that they will never give you breath So wrap your arms around yourself and be ok What if you don't look a certain way What if your skin is a shade too different What if your body curves in all kinds of ways But who holds the truth about who you are? Oh the truth is that they will never give you breath So wrap your arms around yourself and be ok © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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Just Like You Words & Music by Naomi Wachira For years, she’s been talked about as the Forgotten of God, forgotten of God And everybody’s running to Mother Africa to save her Everybody wants to save her All the while, no one seems to go beyond Her many, many, many, many bad days But I can hear her say I… I’m beautiful, magnificent I am, Glorious, intelligent, I am just like you I am, beautiful, magnificent I am Glorious, intelligent I am just like you Through images, you’ve been told about her world With such simple illusions, with such simple illusions And no one ever seeks her mind, Cause no one thinks she’s got any good to give, any good to give All the while, no one seems to go beyond Her many, many, many, many bad days But I can hear her say I… I’m beautiful, magnificent I am, Glorious, intelligent I am just like you I am, beautiful, magnificent I am Glorious, intelligent I am just like you I am just like you I may look different, but I, I’m just like you I may think different, but I, I’m just like you I may be different, but I, I’m just like you I’m just like you © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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We Are in Trouble Words & Music by Naomi Wachira It seems that we have not learned the mistakes of those, who've gone before us ooh.. oooh… oooh... And we have not taken notes from the Holocaust, genocides, segregations and the crusades oooh… oooh… oooh…. Cause when one man declares his religion is better than rest, you know we’re in trouble And when one man thinks his race is superior to the rest, you know we’re in trouble we're in trouble, you know we are, we are in trouble How long will we allow pride to dictate the way we, treat our fellow man oohh… oooohhh… ooooohhh And how many wars could we have solved if we just learned, to live in grace and mercy oh…oooh.. ooooh Cause when one man declares his religion is better than rest, you know we’re in trouble And when one man thinks his race is superior to the rest, you know we’re in trouble we're in trouble, you know we are, we are in trouble How long will it take before we realize that we are, we are, oh we are in this together If you hurt your brother, you hurt yourself If you hurt your sister, you hurt yourself Cause we are, we are oh we are in this together © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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So What Now 03:41
So What Now Words & Music by Naomi Wachira The way you treat your fellow man makes me wonder Whether you think, you're better than them The way you hold them down and keep them down Shows you think you are the exception To the end that becomes all of us So what now, and what then We are all heading down the same way No, you are no better, you are no better than the rest of us The way you live and move, makes me wonder Whether you think the earth was made for you Cause how you get ahead and crush them down Shows you think you are the exception To the end that becomes all of us So what now, what then We are all heading down the same way No, you are no better, you are no better than the rest of us So don't you, don't you be fooled to think you are better than rest of us Don't you, don't you be fooled, to think you are better than rest of us Better than the rest of us, better than the rest of us, better... So what now, And What then, We are all headed down the same way © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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Anywhere 03:12
Anywhere Words & Music Naomi Wachira We breathe the same air, we bask in the same sun, we sleep under the same moon And the rain that falls on the ground, it’s the same, anywhere you go And the color of fire is the same, anywhere you go, anywhere you oh, oh, oh, oh, anywhere you go We thirst, we hunger, we long, we desire, we want to feel like we count And the way it feels when you are loved, is the same anywhere you go And the way a heart breaks is the same, anywhere you go, anywhere you go oh, oh, oh, oh, anywhere you go And even though we live in different parts of the world We all began the same way And even though we believe in different things, We’re somehow the same Cause we laugh and we cry, we dream and we hope, we fall We rise again We love and we hate, we fight and we make up We’re somehow the same oh, oh, oh, oh, anywhere you go © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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I Am a Woman 03:46
I Am a Woman Words & Music by Naomi Wachira They always call me the weaker sex, And they treat me like I'm breakable But I’ve proven myself throughout the centuries That I give life, strength and hope I am a woman In times of war they've used my body, And desecrated everything I am They try to make me believe I am not my own But I chose to live life, with strength and hope I am a woman See over here the ones I love, I'd give up anything to see them fly I've sacrificed everything I could Cause they give me life, strength and hope I am a woman God made no mistakes when he made me, I am, I am a woman And I can persevere through anything you send my way, I am, I am a woman I can get down on my knees and pray the devil back, I am, I am a woman I am a woman They always call me the weaker sex But I am a woman © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved
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I Know 02:56
I Know Words & Music by Naomi Wachira You see me now with rose colored glass But I know, I know, I know, I know, it's not over, it's not over yet You see me now in a single frame But I know, I know, I know, I know, it's not over yet So I keep on fighting, I keep on fighting for me Cause I know, I know what I'm meant to be I'm not the first and I will not be the last To wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up and know there's gotta be more When hope is scarce and failure blooms I wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up and know there's gotta be more So I keep on fighting, I keep on fighting for me Cause I know, I know what I'm meant to be © 2013 Doreli Music, ASCAP All Rights Reserved

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released January 28, 2014

Producer: Damien Jurado
Audio Engineered & Mixed: Gary Mula at Bani Love, Columbia City Theater
Percussion: Lalo Bello on I'm Alive, Just Like You, So What Now, Anywhere
Cello: Natalie Mai Hall on You Better, I Am a Woman
Drums: Darren Reynolds on Sacred Love, We Are in Trouble
Bass: Evan Flory Barnes on I'm Alive, Sacred Love, You Better, We Are in Trouble, So What Now, Anywhere

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Naomi Wachira Kenya

Kenyan-American singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira grew up singing gospel music in a choir of family and friends. Inspired by the music of Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, she wanted to follow suit, making the world a better place by writing music that is poignant and life-giving. She has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Folk Artist” by Seattle Weekly. ... more

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