Youssou N'Dour + Peter Gabriel: “Shakin’ the Tree”

I'll be playing this song on my Thursday night radio show, Asiko Phantom Pyramid. It's one of a few songs I'll be dedicating to my daugher, Yemayá.

"Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life
Waiting your
time, so much more than just a wife
You don’t have to do what your mother has done
She has done

"This is your life, this new life has begun
It’s your day, Woman’s Day
It’s your day, Woman’s Day
Turning the tide you are now on the incoming wave

"Turning the tide you know you are nobody’s slave
Find the brothers and sisters

Who can hear all the truth in what you say
They can support you when you are on your way.

"It’s your day, Woman’s Day
It’s your day, Woman’s Day

"Souma yergon
Sou nou yergon

We are
Shakin’ the tree!

"If we had known, if we only had known
Changing your ways, changing those surrounding you
Changing your ways, more than any man can do
Open your heart, show him the anger and pain so you heal
Maybe he’s looking for his womanly side, let him feel
You have to be so strong
And you do nothing wrong

Nothing wrong at all
We have to shake it down
We’re gonna break it down
All around the town

"Souma yergon
Sou nou yergon
We are

Shakin’ the tree!"

Comments

John said…
John from your class everyday right after lunch! What channel is your song going to be on?
Minister Faust said…
The show will be on at 8 pm on CJSR FM88.5, which you can access through this website by clicking on THE TERRORDOME link and then navigating to cjsr.com, or by tuning in on the radio.

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