From the recording I Know I Know


i wasn’t born
more like shot from a canon
then splat into a big brick wall
and when that’s where you begin
good news is
you ain’t got far to fall

and don’t you know
when you’re down that low
just makes you wanna get high

but i mean to say
here on this very day
that ain’t no way
no way to touch the sky

i know i know
because i have tried
don’t know why i lived
when i seen so many die

i know i know
i been there
then one day on my knees
found myself in prayer

now i’m a true believer
i’m a truth seeker
i don’t got no time
for all those midnight creepers

so just keep on walking
get busy with those feet
whatever you are looking for
don’t live here on my street

i know i know
it stills calls my name
says i’ll never be free
i won’t never change

i know i know
i’m not the mistakes i’ve made
i’ve laid them all to rest
threw dirt on those graves

i’m rising up rising up
like a phoenix
thru the smoke and the ash
ain’t nothing gonna stop me

nothing gonna drop me
nothing gonna make me bat a lash

i know i know
just where i’m bound
after where i’ve been
nothing can turn me around

Written by: J, S, G& T
Park Slope Women’s Shelter