Say My Name [Song]


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SAY MY NAME
By Ella Andall

Say my name, say my name, say my name. I'm an African
Say your name, say your name, say your name. We are Africans

Do you have the information or a simple explanation
Tell me who gave who the authority
So to change my name, my identity
To replace the fame of great queens of light
To the lies of misery and strife?
You with your pale mind [so ashamed],
You with your weak heart [still in chains]
No respect for human blood sacrifice
Our ancestors fed to the plantation.

Say my name. [Say it, say it!] I'm an African
Say your name. [Say it, say it!] We are Africans
For survival we need a revival
For survival we need a revival.

Do you know what strength and courage
Brought me through the Middle Passage?
Still I strive with pride and dignity
As I fight to cling to my ancestry
With these hands of steel forged in Africa
And the blood of all the Yoruba
You, who came dancing from my womb,
Now you lay silent as a tomb
It is time to wake from your life of death
And to regain all your lost respect.

Say my name. [Say it, say it!] I'm an African
Say your name. [Say it, say it!] We are Africans
For survival we need a revival
For survival we need a revival.

As I walk this global domain
With Nzinga blood in my vein
I shall call the children of Mahalia
To protect the name of our forefathers
We must never bow ----- our heads again
But must stand firm in the face of pain
I am the mother and the flame,
I am keeper of your claim
To a place of greatness in history,
It is I who named you after me.

Say my name. [Say it, say it!] I'm an African
Say your name. [Say it, say it!] We are Africans
For survival we need a revival
For survival we need a revival.

In the land of all the Pharaohs,
Lies the secret of our heroes
If you search you'll find your true history
And the names of all those who fathered me
Writings on the walls cannot be denied,
Cries for freedom spreading far and wide
Out of this land came Gods and Kings
Spreading their power on the wings
On the might and glory of Africa,
Now I hear them calling from afar.

Say my name. [Say it, say it!] I'm an African
Say your name. [Say it, say it!] We are Africans
For survival we need a revival
For survival we need a revival....

Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are often transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance! ..............................................................................................................................

A Note From The Gull


Thank you, Ella Andall. I AM an African! We are ALL Africans whether we choose to acknowledge it or not.


CHINESE'S ANCESTORS WERE AFRICANS

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"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

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