Naomi Wachira

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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 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: I'm Alive
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

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Track Name: Sacred Love
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

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Track Name: You Better
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

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Track Name: Burn Me
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

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Track Name: Be OK
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

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Track Name: Just Like You
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

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Track Name: We Are in Trouble
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

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Track Name: So What Now
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

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Track Name: Anywhere
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

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Track Name: I Am a Woman
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

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Track Name: I Know
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

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