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1.
03:48
Feel the water Feel the fire Feed the rush of the firefly But in the water, and in the night sky There is something worth the surprise But the sky is getting colder I can almost taste the rain And our hearts are getting older Its getting tougher to see through your smile To your pain We dance around this water We’re fixed around this sphere We’re speaking to one another In words nobody can hear, my dear In the breathe of a micro-creature In the heart of a human being In a thousand holy preachers Keeping track of holy things Does the creature hail the letter? Does he scrutinize his world? He’s concerned about his water And how’s he’s getting home How am I getting home? How am I getting home? How am I getting home? How am I getting home? How am I getting home? How am I getting home?
2.
04:38
When the city sleeps What’s the thing that keeps you up at night? And if only I could dream And tap into the repressed sights and scenes Of yesterday’s happenings I’ve wandered down these halls Frozen in time like a cold dark night This is still life it seems Well I’d tell you where I’m going If I knew the way So wandering child Take me away From these lonely hours For in your heart lies The truth in the night And I long to hear your open mind Well the night grows old As the shadows from the moon they grow greater still. My mind runs like the wind Racing through those thoughts that I’d left behind In the cobwebs of my mind It’s about high time The wind settled down and the lights dimmed low And the time began to fade Well I’d tell you where I’m going If I knew the way So wandering child Take me away From these lonely hours For in your heart lies The truth in the night And I long to hear your open mind Kumbayah my lord, kumbayah Kumbayah my lord, kumbayah To feel the bitter breeze Or a lover’s touch to cure my mind’s disease But lonesome all the while Staring at the ceiling so dull and white Maybe God can hear me sigh I’ve counted every star And thought and every thought about where you are And where I ought to be I’ll tell you where I’m going If I knew the way
3.
03:31
It took me a long time Just to dream of California Where the golden valleys roll on for miles But I woke up in another place That calm December night Warm inside My long-lost brother Twice removed Darker than the night Sang but I couldn’t understand But he smiled a smile from my father’s side True as the day Soft as the rain Kandote Tukole wamu Tussé kimu Tuli ba musayi gumu (and I dream of being one, together, for we are one blood) And for the sake of our own trades We went our separate ways I walked into a lonely afternoon And shivering by the night And oh, the moon, a light on me A light on you Kan-do-te, tukole wamu, tussé kimu Tuli ba musayi gumu (and I dream of being one, together, for we are one blood)
4.
03:33
Amaholo angimungu sitani midamidale Sitani lemagi nguaya Oduliyo lemagi nguaya Duliyo kengere Nyimayi yesu ni domina ibilu English Translation: God's blessing can't be blocked by the devil. Satan isn’t on our side With God we are the winner Let’s keep our faith in Almighty God Jesus came to save us from our sins
5.
If I could find an army To do as I command If I could paint a picture, love To make you understand If I could dig to China Without making a sound Then baby I’ll be nowhere to be found If I could kill a giant With the tiniest of stones If I could tell a Spanish tale To the tourists in Rome If I could kiss the sunrise Each time around Then baby I’ll be nowhere to be found And it’s a long time to lie A child beneath an endless sky Who can only reach so high And I love to wonder why I feel I’m left with only my disguise If I could find the secrets To how the world began If I could hold the key of life In the palm of my hand If I could take you with me We’d turn our lives around Then baby we’d be nowhere to be found And it’s a long time to lie A child beneath and endless sky Who can only reach so high And I love to wonder why I feel I’m left with only my disguise And I love to wonder why I feel I’m left with only my disguise
6.
03:25
Swing low sweet chariot coming for to carry me home swing low sweet chariot coming for to carry me home
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Recorded in Kkindu Village, Uganda in January 2012, Kandote is a collaborative music project between Frances Luke Accord and the Barefoot Truth Children's Choir. The project is intended to establish a lasting means of financial support for the choir's education through a product of their own hand--or rather, voice.

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released December 4, 2012

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