Hold On

by Chris Berry

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released January 1, 2001

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Track Name: Tirikutenda
Tirikutenda changa mira membo
Track Name: Lisa
When she tells the wind her story
She sees not that the clouds gather to hear
When she tells the wind her story
She knows not that the mountains bow down to be near

When she tells the wind her story
She sees not that the clouds gather to hear
When she tells the wind her story
She knows not that the mountains bow down to be near

When she tells the wind her story
When she tells the wind her story

Beauty becomes her as if she was the reason for the word
Yet unto to herself her beauty is a song she’s never heard
All alone she cries in a prison of doubt
Begging for the key but only she can let herself out

Lisa Renee
Lisa Renee
Lisa Renee
Lisa Renee

When she tells the wind her story
She sees not that the clouds gather to hear
When she tells the wind her story
She knows not that the mountains bow down to be near

When she tells the wind her story
She sees not that the clouds gather to hear
When she tells the wind her story
She knows not that the mountains bow down to be near

When she tells the wind her story
When she tells the wind her story
When she tells the wind her story

Her dance can put fire to shame
One of her tears is a million nights of rain
Her laugh makes the sun to shine brighter
Her cry, the moon to wain

And still to her love thyself is a song from a foreign tongue
From a land where songs are never ever ever sung.

Lisa Renee
Lisa Renee
Lisa Renee
Lisa Renee

When she tells the wind her story
She sees not that the clouds gather to hear
When she tells the wind her story
She knows not that the mountains bow down to be near
When she tells the wind her story
She sees not that the clouds gather to hear
When she tells the wind her story
She knows not that the mountains bow down to be near

When she tells the wind her story
When she tells the wind her story
Track Name: Hold On
Saw you standing in a storm
Rain beat upon you
The winds howled her name
I reach for you, but I reach in vain
You’ve long been drown in a sea of shame
Some say it's better to end it than to keep carrying on
I say, hold on. Hold on, hold on.
The night is darkest before dawn, yeah
Hold on, hold on, hold on
The night is darkest before dawn, yeah
Hold on, hold on, hold on

What words can I say?

What song can I play?
What words can I say?

What song can I play?
To make you understand just how beautiful you really are
Night is darkest before the dawn
You gotta hold on, hold on, hold on

I’ll be your fire, fire, fire to warm you up
Water, water, water to cool you down
Fire, fire, fire to warm you up
Water, water, water
Fire, fire I’ll be there for you, I’ll be there for you
I’ll be there for you, I’ll be there for you

Oh god, I reach out my hand
But you say I never understand
And I know that I never could
I only want you to know that I am there for you
And I'll do everything that I can do
I'm there for you

Saw you standing in a storm
The rain beat upon you
The winds howled your name
I reach for you but I reach in vain
You’ve long been blinded by your own self blame
I reach for you but I reach in vain
You’ve long been drown in a sea of shame
Some say it’s better to end it than to keep carrying on
But I say hold on, hold on, hold on
Night is darkest before the dawn
Hold on, hold on, hold on
Night is darkest before dawn, yeah
Hold on, hold on, hold on
The night is darkest before dawn, yeah
Please hold on, hold on, hold on

What words can I say?
What song can I play?
What words can I say?
What song can I play?
To make you understand just how beautiful you really are
Night is darkest before dawn
Hold on, hold on, hold on

I’ll be your fire, fire, fire to warm you up
Water, water, water to cool you down
Fire, fire, fire to warm you up
Water, water, water to cool you down
Fire, fire, fire to warm you up
Water, water, water to cool you down
Fire, fire, I’ll be there for you, I’ll be there for you
I’ll be there for you

I hear you crying every day
I wish there was something I could do or say
I only want to be the light that visits this,
your darkest night

The night is darkest before dawn, yeah
Hold on, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on
Track Name: Falling
Tried running from myself
But everywhere I went
There I was

Blame used to be my game
But now I see that I was my only enemy

As I'm falling, falling again
Falling, falling again
When will I learn?

Said I'm falling, falling again
How many times
By the same fire must I burn?

'Cause I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
When will I learn?

'Cause I'm falling, falling again

Looks like the devil's placing his bets
On my life again
This battle's my own
I've got to fight it
All alone, my friend

Like the waves from a tireless ocean
These phantoms come against me
It's only now that I see
I created this reality

And now I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?

Said I'm falling, falling again
How many times by the same fire must I burn

'Cause I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
When will I learn?

'Cause I'm falling, falling again

Self doubt overcomes me
Like rain on dead leaves once again
Oh god, I'm down like I've never been

It was from free choice
My voice spoke the sin
Gotta write my wrong
And sing a new song

'Cause I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?

Said I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?

Said I'm falling, falling again
How many times by the same fire must I burn

'Cause I'm falling, falling again
When will I learn?
When will I learn?
When will I learn?

Falling, falling again
When will I learn?
Why must I burn?
When will I learn?
Why must I burn

'Cause I'm falling, falling again
Track Name: Waniso
Oh now Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Beloved Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Daughter Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso

On the dawn of a new mellenium
The angels told me your time had come
Oh and un to me would be
One who'd beat a new drum
And the voices sang a song
Singing, the mountains I've climbed
You shall fly from

Oh now Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Beloved Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Daughter Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso

(Shona)

Looking into your eyes
Moments after your birth
I remembered what prophets once said
As it is in Heaven
So shall it be on Earth
Ah ye ah

Oh now Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Beloved Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Daughter Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso

As it is in Heaven
So shall it be on Earth
I never used to believe it
Until I saw you
When you were born
And the mountains we have climbed, oh
You shall fly from
Oh now Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Beloved Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Daughter Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso

See you holders of hope
Hold your shields up high
For the beaters of a new drum have come
Come our way
And the mountains we have climbed
Our children will fly from

Oh now Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Beloved Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Daughter Waniso
Oh now Waniso, now Waniso
Track Name: Who Among Us
Who among us
Who among you
Wasn't born to learn
Didn't come to learn?
Who among us
Who among you
Can cast the first stone?
Who among us
Who among you
Didn't come to learn
Wasn't born to learn?
Who among us
Who among you

Throwers of stones
Ones who sit on false throwns
Is the truth something
That anyone can own?
And so

Who among us
Who among you
Wasn't born to learn
Didn't come to learn?
Who among us
Who among you
Can cast the first stone?
Who among us
Who among you
Didn't come to learn
Wasn't born to learn?
Who among us
Who among you

And in the bitter cup
To those who thirst for sweet water
Are we the vessels
Or are we the potter
And who among us didn't come to learn
And

Who among us
Who among you
Wasn't born to learn
Didn't come to learn?
Who among us
Who among you
Can cast the first stone?
Who among us
Who among you
Didn't come to learn
Wasn't born to learn?
Who among us
Who among you

Yearning for sweet water
You and me the bitter cup
When its the hand of love
Not the fist of commandments
That can lift me up

And I say

Who among you
Who among us
Didn't come to learn
Wasn't born to learn
Who among us
Who among you
Wasn't born to learn
Can cast the first stone
Who among us
Who among you
Didn't come to learn
Wasn't born to learn
Who among you
Who among us

Judgers who cry without passion
You lighting flint below water

We are the vessels
Not the potter
And so I say

Who among us
Who among you
Wasn't born to learn
Didn't come to learn?
Who among us
Who among you
Can cast the first stone?
Who among us
Who among you
Didn't come to learn
Wasn't born to learn?
Who among us
Who among you
Track Name: Angels and Ancestors
Calling all angels and ancestors, oh
We seem to be, oh, of a lost race
Calling all angels and ancestors, oh
We seem to be, oh, from a forgotten place

Is faith the only thing that will save me from
This pool I'm drowning in
Oh, confusion, leave me be
Blinding me from who I was born to be

Go and go, go and go, go and go
To where the ancestral waters flow

Grow and go, go and go, go and go
To where the ancestral waters flow

Go and go, go and go, go and go
To where the ancestral waters flow

Calling all angels and ancestors, oh
We seem to be, oh, from a forgotten place
Calling all angels and ancestors, oh

And further we go

Go and go, go and go, go and go
We all go
To where the ancestral waters flow

Is faith the only thing that will save me from
This pool I'm drowning in
Oh, confusion, leave me be
Blinding me from who I was born to be

Calling all angels and ancestors, oh
We seem to be, oh, of a lost race
Calling all angels and ancestors, oh
Is it that we've all come from a forgotten place?
Track Name: She Takes Me Away
She takes me
She takes me away
She takes me away
Far far away
She takes me away

And where she takes me, she won't say
She takes me
She takes me away
Far far away
She takes me

Like ships drawn by sirens from the bay
She takes me, she takes me away
Far, far away
She takes me
Even Kings have been her prey
She takes me, she takes me away
Far, far away
She takes me away

When I go I can't remember where I've been
She turns me inside out
Then outside in
Over and over, again and again
Armies will battle her
But she'll always win
Hell, fire or holy water
I'm easy fader for the slaughter

(Shona)

She takes me away, she takes me away, she takes me away
Far far away
She takes me away
And where I go not even I can say
She takes me, she takes me away
Far, far away
She takes me
I try to run but her song makes me to stay
She takes me, she takes me away
Far, far away
She takes me

Like ships drawn by sirens from the bay
She takes me, she takes me away
Far, far away
She takes me
Words are useless
She always has the last say
She takes me, she takes me away
Far, far away
She takes me
As I'm drowning in this holy water
I watch as the