"Albertine" as written by and Brooke Fraser....
I am sitting still
I think of Angelique
her mothers voice over me
And the bullets in the wall where it fell silent
And on a thousandth hill, I think of Albertine
there in her eyes what I don't see with my own
Rwanda

[Chorus]
now that I have seen, I am responsible
Faith without deeds is dead
now that I have held you in my own arms, I cannot let go till you are

I am on a plane across a distant sea
But I carry you in me
and the dust on, the dust on, the dust on my feet
Rwanda

[Chorus]

I will tell the world, I will tell them where I've been
I will keep my word
I will tell them Albertine

[Chorus]

I am on a stage, a thousand eyes on me
I will tell them, Albertine
I will tell them, Albertine


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"Albertine" as written by Brooke Fraser

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    General Commenti saw her live and she said that this song was about a girl named Albertine she met while in rwanda and she promised some guy that she would write a song about the girl
    lindamichelle1on August 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think these words are beautiful.
    I haven't heard the song yet but i will.
    'Faith without deeds is dead.'
    millpoolon May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's more than that....now that she's such things, she feels responsible. she wants to tell the world what she has seen....
    killstaron November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment=D ... it's about an orphan that changed her whole life perspective while she was in Rwanda.

    this song is so powerful... she uses a lot of illustration in the verses... expresses Christian mission in the chorus, quoting James ... and I really love how strong her vocals became as she came into the bridge... then took it back down to finish the song.

    she's one my favorite hillsong-ers lol
    vipinayon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe song acutally goes

    and the bullets in the wall where it fell silent

    what i dont see with my own

    and i think of ANGELIQUE. (;

    anyway i love this songmeaning, now that i have seen, i am responsible. it doesnt have to be albertine, but i do see a growing heart in our generation for Africa.
    ambershmackkk!on March 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoops oops im not sure if its angeline or angelique sorry hah.
    ambershmackkk!on March 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a gr8 song! i luv brooke!
    julialewison April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAngelique :)
    CinthiaBassgirlon March 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti absolutley love this song :)
    mahsaon September 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is definitely Albertine.
    earthgoddesson October 03, 2010   Link

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