LYRICS: 'Nuba' by Ajo


Verse 1
Nuba, son of the night light,
Son of the pharaohs the Nile, son of the kushites,
Son of the Earth but still branded a misfit
Limited options, primeval notions, pivotal cautions.
AKs for the Reign and that’s a desert storm,
From a land like its Steve Harvey, the misfortune
Land where the grass is greener and misdemeanour
Land where the History books gat made thinner
Land of the dying breed and cold dinners
Land where the melanin give you rush of Adrenaline,
Every breathe is a gambling, stay straight like Javelin
Land of the Shaka Zulu and Mansa Musa
Kabalega, Emorimor, your Kabaka
From the valley of kings to the snows of Mount Kenya
Length of Zambezi to flows of river Tana
From the colour of my skin you can tell that i am Nuba

Make me Black again
Make me Black again
Make Me black again
Make me Black again

Verse 2
Nuba, Son of the Night light
Son of the dark moon, the shadow of Mandela
Descending from the handicapped Tales of a Slave Runner
Land of the free but still mentally compromised,
Prima donor Donors, the dark side of the human mind
Papa don't preach to the pain of the Brutalized
From a land where, death is a gift and life is a curse
And you can rehearse in every verse and end up a fact or end up a factor
Pick your disaster Haile Selassie, one for the Rastas
From the land of the Timbuktu and dying cultures
Things fall apart from the rivers between
So as we cry the beloved country, the grass is singing
My head ringing, voices from the other side screaming
Never forget who you are or who your kin is
Forefathers that fought hard for new beginnings

Verse 3

I am Nuba and am Colour Bound

They call me African now from the cape to the Suez canal

I am Nuba and am Colour Bound

The beauty of the mind in the absence of light, i am trust

I am Nuba and am colour bound
I am religion the beginning of the spirit involved
See I am Nuba and am colour bound

So you can run across the world and never find a better kind
Once a Slave, always a slave and that’s the route that they take
While we still getting abused for being Black in this Age
My brother shipped off just to earn a penny a day
My sister prostituted just to make a living today
And now we auctioned in Slave Markets, Humanity fails
What’s AU if the U ain't for Unity sake

How can one race be subjected to so much of your hate
Skin colour never fade for these wickedest ways, Am Nuba

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