The Jailbird EP

by Omnia Hegazy

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1.
04:19
Cover your face Before you poison all our souls Cover your mouth Before it tells us something we don’t know Cover your body For your skin incinerates The will of weakened men who just might lose their faith Our heads our full of color inside Why is it that we should hide Who ever gave you the right to step on our pride? What if we stood up right now And spoke out and sung out loud What if we all danced with joy For what we are, would it annoy? What if we took back our place In this dying human race What if we stood side by side And changed the world with all our grace? Why don’t you stop yourself And learn some self restraint Why should you just be free While I stay here to suffocate I’m not an object, but a woman Don’t you see It would do you some good To learn the way to talk to me Our hearts are full of so many dreams And so much more that we can achieve Are you scared you might not be able to compete? What if we stood up right now And spoke out and sung out loud What if we all danced with joy For what we are, would it annoy? What if we took back our place In this dying human race What if we stood side by side And changed the world with all our grace? You can keep on trying to hold us down Keep us blind and dumb so we won’t figure out All your sad attempts to take control Of our bodies, minds, and of our souls What if we stood up right now And spoke out and sung out loud What if we all danced with joy For what we are, would it annoy? What if we took back our place In this dying human race What if we stood side by side And changed the world with all our grace?
2.
Sitting back I watch the world move around me Circling slowly inside itself I feel the cycle start to overwhelm me Watching as it evolves into hell All these visions of anguish around me Bruising the beauty that should be life Knowing all of the things that it could be Watching it all fall down from the strife Just look away Enjoy your day Don’t dwell on other people’s pain Just sit there and wait For better days Just turn the other cheek And go with life It don’t affect you so don’t even try to change the The harsh reality of what has become Of our humanity, what’s become of us What’s become of us? What becomes of the child on the street with nothing to eat And nowhere to go What becomes of the girl getting married To someone that she don’t even know What becomes of the man behind bars Who has not been charged and won’t see a trial All the families that are torn apart When war must depart souls into the sky Just look away Enjoy your day Don’t dwell on other people’s pain Just say a little prayer For better days Just turn the other cheek And go with life It don’t affect you so don’t even try to change the The harsh reality of what has become Of our humanity, what’s become of us What’s become of us?
 Turn off the news Why would you ruin your good mood Don’t deal with what lies Outside of your white picket fence Just turn the other cheek And go with life It don’t affect you so don’t even try to change The harsh reality of what has become Of our humanity, what’s become of us What’s become of us?
3.
04:17
Look up at the sky as it rains Do you think that it will wash away The letters you wear on your face That scarlet letter A Hide if you like Do you think that you can get away Watch your life Through the looking glass, nice and safe Block out anyone who lets you in They’ll just hurt you, it ain’t worth it Hide don’t let them find you Hide Look down at the ground, don’t raise your gaze You know that you still wear those stains The time passes by, you’re still left with the shame Your scarlet cheeks remain Hide if you like Do you think that you can get away Watch your life Through the looking glass, nice and safe Block out anyone who lets you in Hide your pain and put on a grin Hide, don’t let them find you, Hide Sing And they may just know the way you feel Anything Is better than having to deal with yourself Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead and hide But what if your haven caves in on you? What if you crawled out of your cocoon? Hide if you like but what will it do Let life pass you by, just like a fool Hide if you like, Hide if you like Hide if you like and watch your life pass you by Hide if you like, Hide if you like Hide if you like and watch your life pass you by
4.
03:58
Dark as the night were his eyes When I caught his gaze I took a bite From the forbidden fruit that never should be taken off the vine Beautiful crescent moon above me Over the dunes of my desire Hovering like a stern reminder of where my temptation lies My life has changed to color from its hues of black and white Like heaven's coming down to grace me with its paradise I'm trying to resist it but I must admit that I'm Not sure what you have unleashed in me But when you touch my skin it sets me free I'm jailbird finally released from prison to take flight Feeling my body ripe with hunger Feeling my lips parched by by the thirst Letting a thrill come over me As I explore your universe Something inside me starts to tremble Yet something else feels oh so right Feeling my senses rise up to the clouds inside my velvet sky My life has changed to color from its hues of black and white Like heaven's coming down to grace me with its paradise I'm trying to resist it but I must admit that I'm Not sure what you have unleashed in me But when you touch my skin it sets me free I'm jailbird finally released from prison to take flight Free me from this dark and dreary place Could you be the one to break these chains? Be that long awaited drop of rain on my burning, desert day My life has changed to color from its hues of black and white Like heaven's coming down to grace me with its paradise I'm trying to resist it but I must admit that I'm Not sure what you have unleashed in me But when you touch my skin it sets me free I'm jailbird finally released from prison to take flight
5.
Stars exploding in the night Never stop to look up at the sky See if we’ll grow wings to fly Many never visualize Change occurring in their lifetimes But sons and daughters pay the price Oh Rise up now Oh Stand up now Oh Speak up now Let’s make them listen Oh Sing out now Oh Shout out now Oh You know how To change this place up Take the moon into your hands Take command and start to change the tides It will be a sacrifice They will try to silence you They will try to take away your rights Will they win without a fight? Oh Rise up now Oh Stand up now Oh Speak up now Let’s make them listen Oh Sing out now Oh Shout out now Oh You know how To change this place up Society is yours, is yours Society is yours to defy, The world, the world, is yours is yours The world is yours to revolutionize Yours to revolutionize Oh Rise up now Oh Stand up now Oh Speak up now Let’s make them listen Oh Sing out now Oh Shout out now Oh You know how To change this place up

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released September 22, 2011

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