If you follow me on social media you are aware that I have listened to the new Solange album about 1 million times.
I have to say that I adore every single song. In honour of such I would like to take a moment to highlight my fav lines from each song.
Walk in your ways, so you won’t crumble (so you won’t crumble)
Walk in your ways, so you can sleep at night
Walk in your ways, so you will wake up and rise
But you know that a king is only a man
With flesh and bones, he bleeds just like you do
He said, “Where does that leave you?”
And, “Do you belong?”
I do, I do
- Interlude – the Glory is in you
See, you got do stuff till where you can go sleep at night.
- Cranes in the sky
I slept it away, I sexed it away
I read it away
- Interlude – dad was mad
We lived in the threat of death every day. Every day. So I was just lost in this vacuum between integration and segregation and, and racism. That was my childhood.
I ran into this girl, I said, “I’m tired of explaining.”
Man, this shit is draining
But I’m not really allowed to be mad
- Don’t you wait
Don’t you wait for me
- Interlude – Tina taught me
Well, all we’ve ever been taught is white history. So, why are you mad at that? Why does that make you angry? That is to suppress me and to make me not be proud.
- Don’t touch my hair
You know this hair is my shit
Rode the ride, I gave it time
But this here is mine
- Interlude – this moment
If you don’t understand us and understand what we’ve been through, then you probably wouldn’t understand what this moment is about.
- Where do we go
Where do we go from here?
Do you know?
Where do we go from here?
- Interlude – for us by us
“If you don’t understand my record, you don’t understand me, so this is not for you.”
All my niggas in the whole wide world
Made this song to make it all y’all’s turn
For us, this shit is for us
Some shit is a must
This shit is for us
BONUS FAV LINE
But you running out of damns to give, oh
- Borderline (an ode to self care)
And you know I gotta go ahead and take some time.
- Interlude – I got so much magic you can have some
Don’t let anybody steal your magic,
Don’t want to do the dishes
Just want to eat the food
- Interlude – no limits
Cause I don’t have no limit to what I could do.
- Don’t wish me well
They say I changed
But a pity if I stayed the same
- Interlude – pedestals
Black kids have to figure it out! We don’t have rehabs to go to. You gotta rehab yourself.
Ain’t no apologizing, for all of the things you want
So if dreams only go so far
They’ll come to where you are
- Closing – the chosen ones
Now, we come here as slaves, but we going out as royalty, and able to show that we are truly the chosen ones
Thank you Solange!!
Compiled by Hulisani Khorombi, Assistant Editor #MyGirlSquad