Gorée Island featuring Jeff Lang

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This song is an exploration of my imaginary relationship to Goree Island. Off the costs of Senegal, this island was the point of departure of hundreds of thousands of people, that were to be enslaved if they survived the journey. Nowdays people from all around the world come to pay tribute to them and to their history. It's also beautiful island where people grow up live and fall in love. This Track was recorded with Jeff Lang virtuoso guitar player singer songwriter in Australia. He plays both lapsteel, electric guitar, and sings background vocals.
This Track was recorded with Jeff Lang virtuoso guitar player singer songwriter in Australia. He plays both lapsteel, electric guitar, and sings background vocals.

Cette chanson est une exploration de ma relation imaginaire avec l'ile de Gorée au large du Sénégal. Jadis point de départ et de non retour pour des centaines de miliers de personnes soumises à l'esclavages lorsque elles survivaient a la traversée, elle est aujourd'hui un lieu de commémoration pour des personnes venues du monde entier sur les traces de cette histoire, mais c'est aussi une ile habitée ou l'on grandit, on vit on aime comme partout ailleurs.
Cette chanson a été enregistrée avec Jeff Lang, guitariste songwriteur australien virtuose.

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GOREE ISLAND
Verse 1

LAUGHING CHILDREN PLAYING IN THE SAND
OF GOREE ISLAND
HUMMING WIND SINGING TO THE DUNES
A HAUNTING MELODY
IS FLOWING BACK TO ME

Chorus

FLY AWAY, STEEL AWAY, LET ME STAND ON
GOREE ISLAND
COME WITH ME ,
COME TO SEE
GOREE ISLAND

Verse 2

HUNGRY LOVERS DANCING ON THE BANKS
OF GOREE ISLAND
FEARFUL CRIES FLYING FROM THE PAST
CHAINS BITING THE HANDS AND FEET
EYES CRYING FOR LIBERTY

Chorus

Bridge

SENDS HER VOICE AWAY
HIGH ABOVE THE SEAS
AND SHE CALLS ME
SENDS IT MILES AWAY
HIGH ABOVE THE SEAS
AND SHE CALLS ME


Verse 3

PEARLY SHELLS SLEEPING ON THE SHORES
OF GOREE ISLAND
GAPING MOUTH OF STONE
OBOVE THE ANGRY SEA
A CASTLE OF MISERY
I ‘M TRACING MY FAMILY

Chorus x2

Bridge

End AND SHE CALLS ME , AND SHE CALLS ME , AND SHE CALLS ME

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from Daughter of the Dust, released May 28, 2010

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