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by JUMAA

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1.
Am I? I Am! 05:33
You arrived ready and able to lecture me Spent some of your precious time to show me what my eyes canʻt see Willing to school my with your well studied philosophy You gonna work hard to overcome my so called iliteracy But I am what I am what I breathe thereʻs no lie in what you see Am I big am I small; might be rich might be poor; itʻs still a part of me Stop trying to make me believe in your world and what you feel Cuz at the end I will know where I stand who I am and that I am Free To take every breath that I take To make every step that I make Cry if I feel like a new born child Overwhelmed with luck seeing a babyʻs smile I think what my thoughts will say Not misleaded along the way I follow my destiny Act on behalf of the root of my soul To give and get love is what Iʻll be Cuz Iʻm Free Preach to me lifeʻs supposed to be live in a serious way Cuz laughter and hope alone wonʻt get you anywhere Looking up, looking down, looking straight in your eyes observe the moves that you make Could it be that youʻre uptight come on let it go this will help you on your way Well youʻll be what you see what you feel; donʻt be afraid of what is real Donʻt get fooled by what they say; they wonʻt stick to what the pray. Wonʻt practice what they preach Stop trying to make believe in a world that should not be At the end you will know where to stand not to bend and that you are Free
2.
Listen 04:32
Listen to the wind and how it howls Stories untold but yet so strong you better listen Silently, unwrapped in a morning breeze Futureʻs going to be history But donʻt forget your past Cuz while you move on thereʻs so much that can be lost on your way Try to stay awake be ready for your destiny Listen to the pulse of a beating heart Like a drum it shows your feet how to walk in ease Powerful it leads you through this journey in time Synchronise your body and your mind All along your way Only your mind that can fill up the air Only your soul that can be everywhere Only one heart you are able to give Better remember thereʻs only one life you live Listen to the sounds the world will give Songs to liberate your dreams if you only believe Conceive the strenght it will rise every time that you breathe Be taught by things that youʻre about to see Rooted in your spirituality If youʻre running out of breathe Remind yourself this life is not a race Cuz no matter how fast you go Eternity will wait for you Only your mind that can fill up the air Only your soul that can be everywhere Only one heart you are able to give Better remember thereʻs only one life you live
3.
Better 04:58
You picked me up when I drowned in my own tears You helped me stand when I was bent down on my knees. Like an orphan in this world rootless I have swayed from day to night; night to day. But in the shelter of your arms rescued I have been so I don‘t have to stray. Cuz you helped me, helped me be a better man Better than I‘ve ever could been Back then I felt lost; didn‘t know elsewhere to go Hungry for a cause to get up and become whole. Standing at the end of this dead end street with a bag full of unwished dreams Freezin in the rise of the early morning sun try to figure out what is meant to be. Then you helped me, helped me to be a better man Better than I‘ve ever could been I never touched such purity throughout my life Have been fooled by a false prophecy. Now I‘ve witnessed how life could feel Inside of me Like an orphan in this world rootless I have swayed from day to night; night to day. But in the shelter of your arms rescued I have been so I don‘t have to stray. Cuz you helped me, helped me to be a better man Better than I‘ve ever could been
4.
Workin' 04:25
Labeled clothes, diamond rings, act like superstars Everything that we want we are able to get No matter how rare we always get a share of that Live a jetset life and in the fast lane Give a damn about substance or what will remain Never question ourselves or the way we behave Might think about it when we jump into our grave Oh by then it will be too late to really feel what we got stored in our hearts As we are on a misled way itʻs kinda hard to find out where to start Truth and sense is buried in our mind in a place nobody knows With our spirit full of haze we donʻt know where to go We just work and we workin Seven days a week we are fighting Never make this life worth a living Cannot find no peace to give loving We start them wars, fight, pretend we bring peace to this world Call it freedom but donʻt know what itʻs worth Oppress the people and tell them the way they should live Ignorance is the only thing weʻre able to give Laugh at folks who donʻt share our point of view Insist our God is the only one who tells the truth Close our hearts before we start to speak By being blind we never find what we seek Arrogant to think we rule this world But donʻt respect those who been here first We squeeze and we squeeze all the wells til they dry And quiet content to live with this lie Pollute the spirit of our youths Mislead while they grow Our hands dipped in blood Weʻve realesed a monster but donʻt know to stop Conversation full of words but say nothing at all Moves are meaningless and have no soul Tables are set the hunger still remains Nights are sleepness and full of fears Oh Lord will we face another day We just work and we workin

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released September 24, 2015

Lead & Backing Vocals, Rhodes, Acoustic Guitars : JUMAA
Electric Guitars : Jo Ambros
Bass : Dieter Fischer
Drums & Percussion : Johann Polzer
Hammond B3 Organ : Martin Meixner
Tenor Saxophone : Steffen Dix
Trumpet & Fluegelhorn : Christian Mueck
Trombone : Florian Seeger
Backing Vocals : Marie Louise & Max Braun

All Tracks Written & Arranged by JUMAA
All Tracks Produced by JUMAA & Max Braun
All Tracks Recorded & Mixed by Max Braun
All Tracks Mastered by Gabriel Schuetz at Gabston

Photography by Merlin Nadj-Torma
Artwork by Ahmed Akasha

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JUMAA Berlin, Germany

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer and songwriter, JUMAA is an accomplished musician who writes music that is as sophisticated as it is soulful. From jazz to soul, rhythm and blues to afrobeat, funk to highlife, Jumaa’s music is guaranteed to get you moving and touch/move your soul. ... more

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