Everything That's Broken

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lyrics

standing in this crumbling structure, shoring up the frame
reaching out for every falling fragment of remains
a most impressive show of knee-jerk prehensility
but as soon as you grow tired, all the pieces will fall free
and your heart sinks like shale into the silt of the stream
don't you tuck in your tail 'cause you can't fix
everything that's broken.


driven by the torment of your insecurities
and the outstretched hands of parasites telling you to be
mother theresa, superman and santa all in one fell swoop
until you find yourself perpetually jumping through the hoops
like a faithful little terrier you wait for your reward
how much kicking can you take, before you find yourself awake
VUKA MOLELA!!!


damn the torpedoes, no quarter, full speed in the red
the onus of your altruism rears its ugly head
retching all your debts and smearing all your joy with bile
because you cannot take an inch and give away a borrowed mile
and then dictate your rescue from deep in the well
oh, you can't fix
everything that's broken

credits

from Ownership, released August 1, 2008
drum kit › ian herman
bass › bakithi kumalo
pandeiro, triangle, hand claps › joe cardello
congas, tamboura, tinkly things, hand claps
› nery arevalo
sabar, djembe, hand claps › mar gueye
doumbek › brahim fribgane
tenor sax › khaya mahlangu
alto sax › mccoy mrubata
trumpet › sydney mavundla
vocal harmonies › stella khumalo, faith kekana
guitars, organ, piano, izigubo, synths,
programming and lead vocals › ema

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Mthakathi New York, New York

WORLD MUSIC ON JET FUEL! Singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Mthakathi (pronounced m-TAA-gaa-tee) takes the rock/world fusion movement into the realm of Safro-Rock. His music, drawn from a lifelong immersion in South African culture, is a fiery mutli-culti rock mashup with a dose of world world elements.
An innovative songsmith and arresting performer, Mthakathi is the definitive "Safro" rocker
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