Slave Song

i see them gathered see

them on the shore

i turned to look once more

and he who knows me not takes me to the belly

of darkness

the tears run swift and hard and when they fall

even the comfort of a stone would be a gain

there was a time

when i thought

i would have to give up

but i'm thankful that i'm

strong as i am and i'll try to do

the best i can

tears will run swift and tears will come that fall like rain

i pray that it's swift though tears will fall as cold as pain

i pray to the almighty

let me not to him do

as he has unto me

teach my beloved children

who have been enslaved

to reach for the light continually

so many times i prayed

so many times i've prayed

for you

prayed for you

the tears run swift and hard and cold as pain

even the comfort of a stone would be a gain

had i not the strength and wisdom of a warrior

i would have to give up

but i'm thankful that i'm

strong as i am

and i'll try to do the best i can

tears will run swift and tears will come that fall like rain

i pray that it's swift though tears will fall as cold as pain

i pray to the almighty

let us not do as he has unto us

teach my beloved children

i've been a slave

but reach for the

light continually

wisdom is the flame

wisdom is the brave warrior who will carry us into the sun

i pray that it's swift though tears will come that fall like rain

so many times so many times