Lyrically- Eyes of a child.

I adore Aloe Blacc, his music has nourished my soul and mind for years and “Wake me up” helped me through one of the roughest patches of my life.

I was watching Barbershop 3 for the fifteenth or so time when a song that’s part of the soundtrack began to niggle at me. I shazamed it and screamed with delight when Aloe’s name appeared on the screen. The song has a number of versions but fortunately i found the right one at first try. 

Enjoy Eyes of a child. Aloe likes making music that touches that the heart and head. He outdid himself on this one.

Eyes of a Child

Let your spirit fly high, let your spirit be free 

Cos dreams are meant to come true so dream as big as you wanna be.

 Remember that love is sacred and happiness is the key.

And if you wanna change the world then be the change that you wanna see.

 Make a friend of someone, someone you don’t already know.

Plant a flower in the ground and watch it grow.

Take it easy take it slow
Don’t rush through life just let it flow
Let your imagination run wild
See the world through the eyes of a child

I’ll tell you what I know, I know the world is round
And when a tree falls in the forest, it has to make a sound
Why can’t I believe in God and still believe there’s other life 

‘Cause I bet one day we’ll all look up in the sky and see that light 

I don’t think the world is gonna explode, but its coming to an end

 It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for to start over again
And until then…

Take it easy take it slow
Don’t rush through life just let it flow
Let your imagination run wild
See the world through the eyes of a child

Young boy, young boy don’t grow too fast you gotta make these days last
Young girl, young girl one day you’re gonna want it back when it’s gone and past 

Old man, old man do you remember when you were young?
Lady, old lady how do you feel now that your life is done?

Did you take it easy, did you take it slow
Did you rush through life or just let it flow
Did you let your imagination run wild
And did you see the world through the eyes of a child
Live again Live again

But Regret is Normal

There’s a concept in economics that is known as opportunity cost. Wikipedia defines it as “the value of the best alternative forgone where, given limited resources, a choice needs to be made between several mutually exclusive alternatives”. I loved economics in secondary school and I was really good at it, if pharmacy hadn’t worked out, I probably would have put in economics as first choice in JAMB.

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Lyrically- The Man.

Aloe Blacc has a way of making songs that vibrate my soul. He’s a phenomenal musician and his songs have a lyrical depth that is rare today. My current ring tone is a snippet of The Man and because i like that song a lot, I’m sharing its lyrics.

The Man

[Chorus:]
Well you can tell everybody
Yeah you can tell everybody
Go ahead and tell everybody
I’m the man, I’m the man, I’m the man
Yes I am, yes I am, yes I am
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ULONWADI ANAGHI EJI OYI

If you do not speak Igbo fluently, there’s no way you can pronounce the title of this post correctly. My great-grandmother named me Ulonwadianaghiejioyi when I was barely three months old. My parents had brought me to the village to be baptised (it was during the Easter holiday) and she was coming to see me when she heard my wailings from the road- it is family legend that I was a champion at crying back then.

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