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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Something Inside so strong......Labi Siffre #fridaymusic

Yours  truly sat in front of her laptop yesterday all fired up to share the first song for the year, she types www.blogspot.com....eek, error! Okay let's try mofolusades.blogspot.com..... eeek eek, error... *hyperventilating* Reboots system, twice for certainty, retypes www.blogger.com! Aaah oti o. Lol!!

Funny thing is, I never thought for a second that Google could have downtime or something, I was freaking out, thinking oh  no, all my posts, my pictures... Yeepa. Then it occurs to me to check if there was some issue, where did I first go to check... Google too! Lmao! Long and short, after fishing around for a bit, I check twitter and see some other people complaining... Whew! Thank God it's sorted, but please Google don't ever try this again.

The morale of the story above is that... "This is why my Friday music is coming on Saturday :-)"  and yea, whatever you've got online should better be backed up somewhere. I mean, you just never know.

Meanwhile, I have shifted from the strictly #90smusic theme to #fridaymusic biko! Whenever I remember a great song I need to share and do my background check, turns out some of them were cooked in the 80s or 2000s even. So, I'm just going to open the door and let them in.

Something inside was a single released by Labi Siffre in 1987. It was inspired by a TV documentary on Apartheid South Africa seen by Siffre in 1985 in which a white soldier was filmed shooting at black children. However, for me the songs means much more. I think of the struggle of life itself when I listen to it. The struggle to breakthrough and be what you were made to be, against all odds. There have been many covers of this song, for me though, none beats this original!

Enjoy.....


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The higher you build your barriers the taller I become
The farther you take my rights away the faster I will run
You can deny me, you can decide to turn your face away
No matter 'cause there's


Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it
Tho' you're doing me wrong so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh, no, something inside so strong
Oh, oh oh oh oh something inside so strong


The more you refuse to hear my voice the louder I will sing
You hide behind walls of Jericho, your lies will come tumbling
Deny my place in time, you squander wealth that's mine
My light will shine so brightly, it will blind you 'cause there's


Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it (!!! AND I WILL)
Tho' you're doing me wrong so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh, no, something inside so strong
Oh, oh oh oh oh something inside so strong


Brothers and sisters
When they insist we're just not good enough
When we know better
Just look 'em in the eyes and say

I'm gonna do it anyway
I'm gonna do it anyway


Something inside so strong
And I know that I can make it
Tho' you're doing me wrong so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh, no, something inside so strong
Oh, oh oh oh oh something inside so strong


Brothers and sisters
When they insist we're just good not enough
When we know better
Just look 'em in the eyes and say

I'm gonna do it anyway
I'm gonna do it anyway
I'm gonna do it anyway
I'm gonna do it anyway


Because there's something inside so strong
And I know that I can make it
Though you're doing me so wrong
Oh, no, something inside so strong
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, something inside so strong



Songwriters

SIFFRE, LABI


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