Regina

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lyrics

pacing at the picture window, staring towards the shore
here she comes up third avenue
a cotton print wrap, a tropical tan and her hair pulled up
and i think, "gaugin should've had such a view"

in spite of times, peppered with distractions
after twenty years i still feel this way
she still gets my heart pounding, she's still my sole attraction and she
gets more beautiful each day

regina
regina
regina
baby you're still the one

she navigates a crowded room with a prank in mind
god i love to watch her laugh
she's funny, smart and generous but she suffer's no fools
with a turn of a phrase she can cut you in half

everytime the idiot inside me tries to
tunnel out into the light of day
she stuffs him down, covers up the hole and
goes on to love me anyway

regina
regina
regina
love me forevermore

she rolls her eyes at compliments, shakes her head at high praise
she'd hate me saying "she rescued me"
but she pulled my soul out of the mud and let me fix myself
she said "baby, build a bridge, get over it and go!"

and all the times i thought my ship had sailed as
i stood waiving from the shore
she kicks my ass on in and says, "the waters not so deep"
"so baby don't fear nuthin' anymore"

regina
regina
regina
you know you saved my soul

credits

from Ownership, released August 1, 2008
drum kit › ian herman
bass › george farmer
congas, tamborine, hand percussion › joe cardello
tenor sax › peter brainen
trumpet › jon walsh
trombone › barry olsen
vocal harmonies › stella khumalo, faith kekana
guitars, piano, tibetan bowl, synth, programming, and lead vocal › 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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