K’naan - Fatima
This song is so beautiful and sad.
I fell in love with my neighbor’s daughter
I wanted to protect and support her
Nevermind I’m just 12 and a quarter
I had dreams beyond our border
Is it true when they say all you need is just love? (Is it true?)
What about those who have loved,
only to find that it’s taken away?
And why do they say that the children have rights to be free?
What about those who I’ve known,
whose memory still lives inside of me?
what did the young man say,
before he stole you away,
on that fateful day?
did he know your name,
or the plans we made
She spoke Arabic and Swahili,
She’d say “Upendo, Anta Habibi.”
You so bright, you shine like my TV,
then one day, she never came to meet me
If beauty was in the eyes of beholder,
how come everyone hushed when she walked by?
How come girls would look just to scold her?
How come the angel wanted to hold her?
I’m in America,
I make rhymes and I make em delicate,
You would have liked the parks in Connecticut,
You would have said I’m working too hard again.
Damn you shooter, damn you the building,
Whose walls hid the blood she was spillin’?
Damn you country, so good at killin’
damn you feelin’ for persevering.