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K'naan - Fatima

Picture the morning taste and devour
We rise early pace up the hour
Streets is bustling hustling their heart out
You can't have the sweet with no sour

Spices herbs the sweet scent of flower
She came out precisely the hour
Clouds disappear the sun shows the power
No chance of a probable shower

I fell in love with my neighbours daughter
I wanted to protect and support her
Never mind I'm just twelve 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
To be free
What about those who I've known
Whose memory still lives inside of me

Fatima,
What did the young man say
Before he stole you away
On that fateful day, Fatima
Fatima,
Did he know your name
Or the plans we made
To go to New York City, Fatima

And after school we studied the lessons
I ask God to slow down the seconds
He does the opposite that's what I'm guessing
I better chill and count my own blessings

Fatima, Fatima what is the matter
How come you ain't come up the ladder
So we can be like there's no tomorrow
Damn you gonna make me wait until tomorrow

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

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
To be free
What about those who I've known
Whose memory still lives inside of me

Fatima,
What did the young man say
Before he stole you away
On that fateful day, Fatima
Fatima,
Did he know your name
Or the plans we made
To go to New York City, Fatima

Fatima,
What did the young man say
Before he stole you away
On that fateful day, Fatima
Fatima,
Did he know your name
Or the plans we made
To go to New York City, Fatima

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

Fatima, Fatima I'm in America
I make rhymes and I make them 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 spilling
Damn you country so good at killing
Damn you feeling, for persevering

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
To be free
What about those who I've known
Whose memory still lives inside of me

Fatima,
What did the gun man say
before he took you away
On that fateful day, Fatima
Fatima
Did he know your name
Or the plans we made
To go to New York City, Fatima

Fatima,
What did the gun man say
Before he took you away
On that fateful day, Fatima
Fatima
Did he know your name
Or the plans we made
To go to New York City, Fatima

Fatima
Now I just want to make it clear, I don't want you to shed a tear
Because this here, is a celebration,
We're not mourning
We're celebrating
Fatima
Yeah
So baby don't cry
Please don't let the tears fall
So don't cry

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