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Run

by Nadir Omowale

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Run By Jonah Nadir Omowale ©2020 Nadir Omowale LLC (BMI) Can't stop How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can't stop How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? I'm on the run and, Lord, they're gaining on me. The hounds are just a breath away. But I'm in this race. Can't slow my pace. Not one degree. Cause if they catch me they will throw me back in chains. Even if I stumble, gotta get back up and start to move again. Forward ever. Backward never. Run through hell or run to heaven I have got to keep on fighting until the end. Lord, have mercy! Can't stop I've got to keep on moving How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can't stop I've got to keep on pushing How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? I've been running now for centuries There’s a fire in my legs But the flame that's burning deep inside consumes me If I let them catch me, I'm as good dead. Even if I stumble, gotta get back up and start to run again I'm weary and I'm tired, but Lord, I'm still alive And I know my change is coming round the bend Lord have mercy Can't stop I've got to keep on moving How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can't stop I've got to keep on pushing How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can I run back to the Congo? Tell Lumumba it's not too late. Tell my brothers in Zimbabwe I'll be there. I think I can run this race forever If I can only catch my If I can only catch my breath. Can't stop I've got to keep on moving How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can't stop I've got to keep on pushing, keep fighting… How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I Run?
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Run By Jonah Nadir Omowale ©2020 Nadir Omowale LLC (BMI) Can't stop How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can't stop How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? I'm on the run and, Lord, they're gaining on me. The hounds are just a breath away. But I'm in this race. Can't slow my pace. Not one degree. Cause if they catch me they will throw me back in chains. Even if I stumble, gotta get back up and start to move again. Forward ever. Backward never. Run through hell or run to heaven I have got to keep on fighting until the end. Lord, have mercy! Can't stop I've got to keep on moving How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can't stop I've got to keep on pushing How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? I've been running now for centuries There’s a fire in my legs But the flame that's burning deep inside consumes me If I let them catch me, I'm as good dead. Even if I stumble, gotta get back up and start to run again I'm weary and I'm tired, but Lord, I'm still alive And I know my change is coming round the bend Lord have mercy Can't stop I've got to keep on moving How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can't stop I've got to keep on pushing How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can I run back to the Congo? Tell Lumumba it's not too late. Tell my brothers in Zimbabwe I'll be there. I think I can run this race forever If I can only catch my If I can only catch my breath. Can't stop I've got to keep on moving How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I run? Can't stop I've got to keep on pushing, keep fighting… How far can I run? How far can I? How far can I Run?
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"Run" is a song about stamina and perseverance. Lyrically it's about someone running for their lives. Metaphorically, this is the symbolic story of every Black person on the planet. It feels like a never ending cycle. From the slave catcher's hounds, from the Klansman's noose, from oppression, from discrimination, from the police, we're constantly running. Failure isn't an option. "If I let them catch me, I'm as good as dead."

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released June 19, 2020

Song Credits:

Simone White: drums
Nadir Omowale: guitar, bass, Beat Thang, percussion, programming, and vocals

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by J. Nadir Omowale at EkoBase Media, Ferndale, Michigan
Drums Recorded by Simone White at Sim-1 Music, Sydney, Australia
www.sim-1music.com
Mastered by Doctor Mix

Video Credits:

Dancer: The Simone Winter Experience (@SimoneWinterExperience)
Singer: Nadir
Video directed and edited by Jabarr Harper
Original Artwork by Jabarr Harper
www.jabarrharper.com

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Nadir Omowale Detroit, Michigan

“To label Nadir as a neo-soul artist would be neglecting his rock roots; to call him a rock artist would be overlooking his hip-hop and jazz influences. Fully encompassing all the talents that Nadir possesses would be comparable to expanding the mathematical term Pi to its last digit.” – The Michigan Chronicle, Detroit, Michigan ... more

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