domenica 9 maggio 2004

Roots (Radici)

Oggi stavo sotto il sole a vangare l'orto perchè la mamy DEVE [...lei non é mai morbida con un voglio, lei DEVE  ... ] piantare i pomodori e lei mi dice "Sei la terza generazione di {cognome_del_nino} che vanga questo orto." Mi sono accorto dopo un po' di essere dietro a cantare "My Culture" di Robbie Williams & Maxi Jazz.

I'm the sum total of my ancestors
I carry their DNA
We are representatives of a long line of people
And we carried them around everywhere
This long line of people
That goes back to the beginning of time
And when we meet, they meet other lines of people
And we say bring together the lines of me
When I look back over the years
At the things that brought tears to my eyes
Papa said we have to be wise to live long lives
Now I recognize what my father said before he dies
Vocalize things I've left unsaid
Left my spirit unfed for too long
I'm coming home to my family
Where I can be strong
Be who I planned to be
Within me, my ancestry
Givin' me continuity
Would it be remiss to continue in this way
Would you rather I quit
Come with the other sh**
Making people's hips sway
Lip service I pay, but I'm nervous
I pray for all the mothers who get no sleep
Like a lifeline, I light lines 'cause my compassion is deep
For the people who fashioned me, my soul to keep
And this is who I happen to be
And if I don't see that I'm strong, then I won't be
This is what my Daddy told me
I wished he would hold me
A little more than he did
But he taught me my culture
And how to live positive
I never wanna shame
The blood in my veins and bring pain
To my sweet grandfather's face, in his resting place
I make haste to learn and not waste
Everything my forefathers earned in tears
For my culture

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