"Tatters" as written by Netsayi Chigwendere and Mbella Sonne Dipoko....
Gave up on God, but i had nothing else to believe.
Simplicty, for me was the hardest thing to achieve..

The inevitable impossible to accept.

When you think you are so deep, then how come you seem to be right out of your depth?

Tell me why, why, why why? Why-why-why-why why?
"The waves arrived"

They came "..swimming in like hump-backed divers with their finds from far away,
their lustre gave the illusion of pearls,
they shoved up mighty canoes,
and looked like the carcass of drifting whales,
falling in tatters like the whipped wings of butterflies"

Why all the hating, when you love to love,
And to be loved so much?

How come you frown when stranger to stranger sometimes touch?

Why the money you don't have in your pocket,
Make you wanna spend ever more?

And what does justice have to do with you crooked law?

"..swimming in like hump-backed divers with their finds from far away,
their lustre gave the illusion of pearls,
they shoved up mighty canoes,
and looked like the carcass of drifting whales,
falling in tatters like the whipped wings of butterflies"

Life is stranger than fiction,
Then aint fiction the truth?
Wise old age envies youth..
And an eye for an eye,
makes the world go blind.

We fall in tatters like the whipped wings of butterflies
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about how the world is such a confusing place and the more you look the more befuddled you become, humanity have two sides of that are both myriad- beauty and uglyness when the world is there to be cherished 'falling in tatters like the whipped wings of butterflies'. I think it's looking at all of the injustices that have happened, especially within slavery and that continue to happen today- looking around you and seeing challenges, when you feel things should be peaceful. She comments on smaller and large scale hypocrisies and lessons to be learned if the world has to change, she talks about herself in some instances like being a thoughtful deep person but not being able to think deep enough to make sense of it all. In some instances I think she's referring to others but also making it a universal thing- why is it that we put others down for happiness and finding love when we all love those things too? Why does logic fail and get lost? Simplicity is a choice we all try our hardest to fight against sometimes.

    Such a great song. It's so full of imagery and so beautiful and vibrant! Netsayi is great.
    pinksunshineon June 29, 2012   Link

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