"So Have I For You" as written by Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Nathaniel Yauch, John Robert King, Michael S. Simpson, Nikka Costa, Justin Mitchell Stanley and Matt Dike....
I am a woman with a mission
And a past to outdo
I don't need a gun
I've got a microphone
And a melody or two
Just like the earth has spent
A thousand years
Making up for what we do
So have I for you

Your seeds of misery have sprouted
And they try to block my way
The worst gets the better of you
And you try to disarm me with an embrace
Just like the heart that's spent a lifetime
Forgiving what is cruel
So have I for you

Well mama you can choose the rain
But I choose the sun
That's all I need to free myself

I am a woman with a mission
And a past to outdo
I don't need a gun
I've got a microphone
And a melody or two
Just like the earth has spent
A thousand years making up
For what we do
So have I for you

I have justified every wave in our ocean
I have covered every range of emotion
And just like the sea has spent eternity
At the mercy of the moon
So have I for you

Well mama you can choose the rain
But I choose the sun
That's all I need to free myself

This bird's gonna fly so high
Watch my sky come undone
Mama you can choose the rain
But I choose the sun


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"So Have I for You" as written by Adam Horovitz Michael Louis Diamond

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think this song is one of the best songs of her album. I think it's about a woman (Nikka herself) who has sacrificed a lot for someone but now she's ready to stand up for herself. My favourite part is "Just like the sea has spent eternity at the mercy of the moon" It's so powerful and true, I love it!
    FeyTHon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhoa... FeyTH every artist i go to uve written about. weird lets just say uve got good taste in music!!!!! lol hyeah this is an awesome song
    swindler123on May 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhoa... FeyTH every artist i go to uve written about. weird lets just say uve got good taste in music!!!!! lol hyeah this is an awesome song
    swindler123on May 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so pretty ^^ it really speaks out for all women, if they can sing or not, just put yourself in the position where you know yer better than what people say. Woman rule the world! XD
    Jaznellowon September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful in which i can totally relate to. There is only so much in which you can give yourself for someone before you just can't anymore. It about finanlly empowering yourself to say NO, NO MORE!!, I can't give myself to you no.
    StellaDivaon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song it blew me away when i first heard it i love nikka she's such a funky chicken, can't wait for her new album can'Tdidnothin' i heard the new song it's a funky one
    Niamon December 15, 2004   Link

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