Annie McCain Engman - AMERICANAH: 'Where Do You'

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Annie McCain Engman - vocal
Performed with Joanna Choy on guitar and harmonies and Annah MacKenzie on harmonies

lyrics

AMERICANAH: 'Where Do You'
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Ebee ka i si bia
Ebee ka amuru gi
Onye maara obi gi
Onye i na-atu uche

WHERE DO YOU COME FROM
WHERE WERE YOU BORN
WHO KNOWS YOUR HEART'S DRUM
FROM WHERE WERE YOU BORN

Conditioned to fill silences
Naked false in the choir's hold
Pretension is a violence
Cement settles in her soul

What she held to tightly
Were other lives she could be livin'
To dream of someone nightly
Turned her tough shell into givin'

WHERE DO YOU COME FROM
WHERE WERE YOU BORN
WHO KNOWS YOUR HEART'S DRUM
FROM WHERE WERE YOU BORN

He felt a hollow space,
'Tween he 'n the man he was s'posed to be
Cower to the rich do the nearly rich
Impress 'til you no longer see

He sensed always an unvoiced yearning
A search for what they'd never find
A woman content to dance that dance
And another who'd left that all behind

WHERE DO YOU COME FROM
WHERE WERE YOU BORN
WHO KNOWS YOUR HEART'S DRUM
FROM WHERE WERE YOU BORN

A love is a home more than a plåce
More than time
Though if all three are shared
You need nothing more to find

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from AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, released June 1, 2017

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The Bushwick Book Club Brooklyn, New York

We started in January 2009 playing songs written in response to Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. We haven't stopped since. We've written & performed songs inspired by everything from "On The Origin of Species" to Dr. Seuss to Raymond Carver. There are BBCs popping up nationwide now. Bushwick Book Club Seattle started in 2010 & is run by Geoff Larson. Our nerdy dare-devilry knows no bounds. ... more

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