"My Culture" as written by Duncan Bridgeman, James Catto and Maxi Jaxx Robbie Williams....
I'm the sub-total of my ancestors
I carry their DNA
We are representatives of a long line of people
And we carried them around either with
This long line of people
That goes back to the beginning of time
And when we meet - they meet other lines of people
And we say bring together the lines of me

When I look back over the years
At the things that brought tears to my eyes
Papa said we have to be wise
To live long lives
Now I recognize
What my father said before he dies
Vocalize things I've left unsaid
Left my spirit unfed for too long
I'm coming home to my family
Where I can be strong
Be who I planned to be
Within me my ancestry
Givin' me continuity

Would it be remiss to continue in this way
Would you rather I quit
Come with that other shit
Making people's hips sway
Lip service I pay, but I'm nervous
I pray for all the mothers who get no sleep
Like a lifeline, I light lines
'Cause my compassion is deep
For the people who fashioned me, my soul to keep
And this is who I happen to be
And if I don't see that I'm strong, then I won't be

This is what my Daddy told me
I wished he would hold me
A little more
Than he did
But he taught me my culture
And how to live positive
I never want to shame
The blood in my veins and bring pain
to my sweet grandfathers face
In his resting place
I made haste to learn and not waste
everything my forefathers earned in tears
For my culture

Fall back again
Crawl from the warm water
(For my culture)
Water to air
You're on your feet again
Your feet again.

Hello Dad,
Remember me?
I'm the man you thought I'd never be.
I'm the boy who you
Reduced to tears
Dad, I'd been lonely for 27 years
Yeah, that's right
My name Rob
I'm the one
Who landed the popstar's job
I'm the one who
You told look, don't touch
I'm the kid
Who wouldn't amount too much.

I believe in the senses that I sound
I have always been too loud
Won't you help me drown it out?
And When I feel
What I'm feeling is so real
I'm a massive spinnin' wheel
Always digging in my heels
Now I got the faith to

Fall back again
Crawl from the warm water
Water to air
You're on your feet again
Your feet again.

Ha, lace up your booty
Going back to the roots, continue my interlude
Feed freakin' for loot
And my spell's been to check what your future brings is now
And your forefathers further know how
But now, what happened to the world without the hatred
Use your head, if the needle is wise, be the thread
And weave ancestral wisdom, yours by best
Spreading the Lord's word over this broad Earth

This is what my Daddy told me
I wished he would hold me
A little more
than he did
But he told me my culture
And how to live positive
I never want to shame
The blood in my veins and bring pain
To my sweet grandfathers face
in his resting place
I make haste to learn and not waste
everything my forefathers earned in tears
For my culture

Fall back again
Crawl from the warm water
Water to air
You're on your feet again
Your feet again
(For my culture)

Fall back again
Crawl from the warm water
Water to air
Your on your feet again
Your feet again
(For my culture)


Lyrics submitted by i@n solo

"My Culture" as written by James Catto Duncan Bridgeman

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentmore brilliant poetry from Maxi Jazz. hot damn, i'm sold!

    i believe this song is sincerely about staying true to one's roots. nowadays, people tend to sacrifice themselves to every vice they can. this choon is just a reminder to just take a step back and reflect on who you are and where you came from.
    roger wilcoon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyea, this song is really really good, this song got me into faithless, and if you don't like them, u should check them out, neways, i agree w/ roger wilco, it's pretty mcuh about sticking to your roots, and making your family proud while their still around
    MonkeyNum7on June 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPeople are so into material things that I think this song shows how you don't need that and you should just be true to yourself and your roots. (Oh, I love whoever put these lyrics up. I can't seem to find them anywhere.) I just love the fact that they added Robbie Williams to the track. Gotta love his style...
    imamudwhistleon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI watched the documentary about the making of the 1 Giant Leap album. I haven't gotten the chance to get my grubby little hands on the album yet, but what I've heard, I ADORE.

    the lyrics in this song definitely speak out to me as telling the world to, no matter what you do, NEVER forget your roots.
    keyyoooon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI saw the video for this song when I was in France. The song is so melancholy and beautiful, the message is perfect. We owe it to ourselves to be true to yourself, whether you've had a good past or not.
    soapyon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti wasnt a huge fan of this at first, but god, this whole album is absolutely amazing, i have come to love and appreciate every single song on it.
    CrayonDrawnCaton August 19, 2005   Link

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