Laura Mvula Lucky Man

Forgive me,

I’ve been a long way from my mind and a happy home

My head is gone

Mercy, carry my soul as one did many far places yonder

Then throw me far out, yeah

Amazing, all the freedom we did ever demand

There’s no promised land

Freedom, be proud, our loud and lonely crying veins

We lost again, we lost again

Oh, the wings of time will not define you

Whether or not you find

Looking for peace of mind

Oh, the wings of time will not define you

Whether or not you find

Looking for peace of mind

Oh, the wings of time will not define you

Whether or not you find

Looking for peace of mind

Nothing is impossible

Love is the only answer

And we find peace of mind

Nothing is impossible

Love is the only answer

And we find peace of mind

Laura Mvula Show Me Love

Oh, God, I need to belong to someone

I miss the breath of a kiss

I miss the wonder of a future with somebody

Oh, God, show me love

I miss belonging to someone

I miss the kiss of another

I miss the morning, I miss the waking up

I need someone to hold my hand, bigger than mine

Oh, God, where are you?

Show me love

If it wasn’t real, then why does it hurt so bad?

Cause the thing that we had seemed like everything

Never thought we would be torn apart by a change in the wind or a cloud in the sky

We were always

And you showed me love of the deepest kind

And I will never find another love like you showed me love

And now I see

If it wasn’t real, then why does it hurt so bad?

Cause the thing that we had, it was everything

Never thought we would be torn apart by a change in the wind or a cloud in the sky

We were always

You showed me love of the deepest kind

I will never find another love like you showed me love

Now I see

In time, this heart may heal (in time, this heart may heal)

Take a while ‘fore you know the way to be whole again

And together, we will move mountains far

Take a reach for a prayer that begins with a story of old

Never ended here

You showed me love of the deepest kind

I will never find another love like you showed me love

Now I see

Now I can see you

And you showed me, showed me love of the deepest kind

And I will never find a love like you

You showed me love of the deepest kind

No, no, no

Nobody, there’s nobody like you

Now I see you

Now I see, hmm

You showed me love and I thank you

And I need you and I miss you

You

You showed me love

You showed me love

Of the deepest kind, and I will never find a love

A love like you

You showed me, you showed me love

You showed me love

You showed me love

You showed me, yeah

You showed me love

You showed me love

You showed me love of the deepest kind

I will never find a love

You showed me love

You showed me love

I will never find a love like you

Love

You showed me love

You showed me, yeah

Yeah, yeah

Of the deepest kind, the best kind of love

I’m so sorry; now I see you

Oh, God

And it’s too late, it’s too late

Oh, God

Laura Mvula Sing To The Moon

Hey there you, shattered in a thousand pieces

Weeping in the darkest nights

Hey there you, try to stand up on your own two feet

And stumble into the sky

When the lights go out and you’re on your own

How you’re gonna make it through till the morning sun’

Sing to the moon and the stars will shine

Over you, lead you to the other side

Sing to the moon and the stars will shine

Over you, heaven’s gonna turn the tide

Hey there you, looking for a brighter season

Need to lay your burden down

Hey there you, drowning in a helpless feeling

Buried under deeper ground

When the lights go out it’s a waiting game

Never gonna see a day when your world will change

Sing to the moon and the stars will shine

Over you, lead you to the other side

Sing to the moon and the stars will shine

Over you, heaven’s gonna turn the tide

Sing to the moon and the stars will shine

Over you, lead you to the other side

Sing to the moon and the stars will shine

Over you, heaven’s gonna turn the tide

Laura Mvula Angel

Still be friends

Is there any hope for love after death?

Thought I was an angel, one day we stopped believing

Screaming “how did we come so far?”

Our love, lost in a shooting star

Cherish all the lessons learned

We can see clearly now; the chapter’s ended

Some kind of heavenly meaning; just reach out and take it

And find a way to move on

And find a way to move on

Though it felt like yesterday

We had ahead of us all we could dream of

And nothing came between us, and now we have to face it

And learn to sing a new song

And learn to sing a new song

If this is where we part forever

I wish you the world of happiness and everything you want

I will always remember our memories and journeys

Carry them safely in my heart

If this is where we part forever

I wish you the world of happiness and everything you want

I will always remember our memories and journeys

Carry them always in my heart

If this is where we part forever

I wish you the world of happiness and everything you want

I will always remember our memories and journeys

Carry them safely in my heart

If this is where we part forever

I wish you the world of happiness and everything you want

I will always remember our memories and journeys

Carry them always in my heart

Laura Mvula Ready Or Not

Ready or not, here I come

You can’t hide

Gonna find you and make you happy

Ready or not, here I come

You can’t hide

Gonna love you and make you love me, yeah

You can’t run away from this love I’ve got, oh, baby

Hey, baby

Cause I’ve got a lot of love

Anywhere you go, my poor heart’s got to know

Hey, baby, you can’t hide from love

Ready or not, here I come

You can’t hide

Gonna find you and keep you happy

Ready or not, here I come

You can’t hide

Gonna love you and make you love me, yeah

Ready, ready, ready or not

Ready or not

Ready or not, here I come

You can’t hide (ready)

Ready or not, here I come

You can’t hide (ready)

Ready or not, here I come

You can’t hide

Gonna find you and keep you happy

Gonna find you and make you love me

You can’t run away from this love I’ve got, oh, baby

Hey, baby

Cause I’ve got a lot of love

Anywhere you go, my poor heart’s got to know

Hey, baby, you can’t hide from love

Ready or not, here I come

You can’t hide

Gonna find you and make you love me, yeah

Ready or not, here I come

You can’t hide

Gonna love you and make you love me

Laura Mvula Can’t Live With The World

You can’t live with the world on your shoulders

Your shoulders

Take my hand and you’ll see love will find us

Will find us

You’ve been lost in a dark place a long time

A long time

Now I’ll find you, I’ll stay here and hold you

I’ll stay, I’ll hold you till morning

I’ll hold you tight

You can’t live with the world on your shoulders

Your shoulders

Come to me, say goodbye to your struggles

I’ll stay, I’ll hold you till morning

I’ll hold you tight

I’ll stay, I’ll hold you till morning

I’ll hold you tight

Remember how far you’ve come

From the start till the end

Depend on me

You can’t live with the world on your shoulders

I’ll stay, I’ll hold you till morning

I’ll hold you tight

I’ll stay, I’ll hold you till morning

I’ll hold you tight

You can’t live with the world on your shoulders

You can’t live with the world on your shoulders

Stay to the morning come

Stay to the morning come

Hold you to the morning light

Hold you to the morning light

Laura Mvula You Work For Me

Once on top, you’re bound to fall

Hit the ground like autumn leaves

And I remember I started it all

Now I’m left with nothing

But the memories, when you came crawling back

And I took you back, told you one thing

Do you remember, you work for me

Don’t forget you work for me

Nobody else, you work for me

Don’t forget, you work for me

Nobody else

Dragged up, kicking and screaming

Tied to the bottom of the sea

I really don’t care what you believe in

Just remember one thing

You work for me

Don’t forget you work for me

Nobody else, you work for me

Don’t forget, you work for me

Nobody else

Come when I call, get down on your knees

A promise doesn’t mean a thing

Unless you bleed

You must remember

You work for me

Don’t forget you work for me

Nobody else, you work for me

Don’t forget, you work for me

Laura Mvula Is There Anybody Out There?

It’s too late for me now

Can’t be undone in me now

Gone down deep within me now

Come take it out on me now

I was young and free then

Like a child I loved to love then

Now there’s nothing left in me but fear

I can see the end is all near

This is the end before it’s even started

I can’t survive this pain, I’m brokenhearted

I believed in you then

You believed in me then

You took everything I had and more

Each day I live to give you my all

This is the end before it’s even started

I can’t survive this pain, I’m brokenhearted

Is there anybody out there

Who knows

Is there anybody out there

I won’t make it out here alone

Keep on judging to forever

Take a good thing, let it start

Keep on judging to forever

Take a good thing, let it start

Is there anybody out there

Who knows

Is there anybody out there

I won’t make it out here alone

Is there anybody out there

Who knows

Is there anybody out there

I won’t make out here alone

Keep on judging to forever

Is there anybody out there

Is there anybody out there

I won’t make it out here alone

Laura Mvula I Don’t Know What The Weather Will Be

Tell me another story with a happy ending

Caught my feet so eery and my heart need mending

Is it true and all this could be it

I’m not ready for this to be ended

I don’t know what the weather will be

Whether we’ll see on tomorrow

But if today is all I have to believe, I give to you

Do what you want to

Tell me another story with a brand new meaning

Cut my heart so wheery and my head need healing

Is it true and all this could be it

I’m not ready for this to be ended

I don’t know what the weather will be

Whether we’ll see on tomorrow

But if today is all I have to believe, I give to you

Do what you want to

I don’t know what the weather will be

Whether we’ll see on tomorrow

But if today is all I have to believe, I give to you

Do what you want to

Laura Mvula People

Oh, love

Kill my people and drown them dead

Down in the river of lights

I’ll fall

To drive us out to the end and take

A dream and bury them deep

Could I reach down deep inside myself?

Pull out the gold?

How glorious, this light in us

We are a wonder

How glorious, this light in us

We are a wonder

Oh, love

They strip us down and rape our minds

Our skin was a terrible thing to live in

And now

With hand in hand, we free our souls

Remind us of our glory

Could I reach deep down inside myself?

Pull out the glory?

How glorious, this light in us

We are a wonder

How glorious, this light in us

We are a wonder

How glorious, this light in us

We are a wonder

How glorious, this light in us

We are a wonder

How glorious, this light in us

We are a wonder

[Wretch 32:]

See my flow

Dark skin, I’m a GLO

They gon feel my flow

Dark skin, I’m a GLO, GLO

We seen the films, we starred in ’em

The dollars, they flew til we reached our limit

They tied us to a corner, it reached its limit

I can still smell the skin in the streets I live in

Do you feel like quitting? Do you feel like quitting?

Don’t know if I can just believe again

Don’t know if I can trust a priest again

This has gone way past reasoning

There ain’t no reason to reason with

Said I grew in it; now I don’t know if I should grow with it

Or I should let go of it, let go of it

Let go of it

Trying to find answers (trying to find answers)

That’ll only make your head go missing

My gran said “curiosity killed the cat”

And her best friend went with it

Life’s a bitch, oh, life’s a bitch

Pain to no more read you with

Pain to no more shoot you fear

Pain to no more team you in

You’re middle-class, you’re a class-A sinner

You’re selling dreams from a living nightmare

I’m gonna shine cause my people died here

I’m gonna shine cause my people diamonds

Dirt so dead, I wanna put the light here, put the light here, put the light here

Smell Martin Luther in the air

The moral of the story is glory

So everybody’s winning ’round here

Ah, yeah

Said ah, yeah

(Ah yeah, ah yeah)