Dec 122014
 

I Can’t Breathe

Waiting in the clouds

For my life to begin

For my heart and my fear

For my voice, for my scream

I can’t breathe

 

Waiting in cities

Where sit lost and sad

The remains of your age

And the ghosts of your fear

The echoes of their screams

 

I can’t breathe

I can’t breathe

 

My life in the lights

That shine in his eyes

Sweet taste of a kiss

My exile when you sleep

 

I can’t breathe

 

Broken fathers who’ve

Never returned

Shamed for their race

The color of their skin

Color of their skin

 

I can’t breathe

I can’t breathe

 

But from a fire

Burning in the street

 I hear now clamors for justice

 From a fire, hope for justice

 And love, oh love

 

For the homeless man

They kill with their guns

For the lies they will weave

The hate in their eyes

 

I can’t breathe

 

For the secrets they whisper

In the darkest corners

For the old tricks they play

The betrayals they plot

Soldiers in the street

 

I can’t breathe

I can’t breathe

 

Whispers in the wind

Footsteps in the snow

I can hear the voices

Our songs for justice

 

I can’t breathe

 

Millions of us

Blacks whites together

Forget the colors

The color of your skin

Color of your skin

 

I can’t breathe

I can’t breathe

 

But from a fire

Burning in the street

I hear now clamors for justice

From a fire, hope for justice

And love, oh love

 

Waiting in the clouds

For my life to begin

For my heart and my fear

For my voice, for my scream

 

I can’t breathe

 

But from a fire

Burning in the street

I hear now clamors for justice

From a fire, hope for justice

And love, oh love

 

But from a fire

Burning in the street

I hear now clamors for justice

From a fire, hope for justice

And love, oh love

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In Studio with Nina Newton, Naomi Newton, and Clementine Girard

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 December 12, 2014  Posted by at 1:00 am Charles Eimers, Featured Artist, Issue #92  Add comments

  4 Responses to “Nina Newton Sings “I Can’t Breathe””

  1. Weeping…

  2. I have submitted Nina Newton’s song to Robin William’s for the Good Morning America Show.

  3. Beautiful.

  4. Nina,

    Your talent and beauty are palpable. The power of your words and the force with which they resonate are changing the word, one verse at a time. Your brilliance and magnificence are a clear and present reality.

    Anyone who had anything to do with these killings and their subsequent cover-ups, in time, will cower and beg before their Creator, asking for forgiveness. In the meantime, we still have a ‘Constitution of the United States’ that is eagerly awaiting the moment that it will expedite their atonement.

    Arnaud and Naja, thank you so very much for sharing this awe-inspiring video…

    Nina, please keep us apprised of your extraordinary work. Thank you…
    Love, Blessings & Respect

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