The Book of Jonah

by Nadir Omowale

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1.
Instrumental
2.
02:54
Go It Alone (Omowale) ©2011 Eclipse America Productions, Inc. (BMI) Has my mission been detected? Wonder if my cover’s blown Underground and unsuspected Am I out here on my own? When I call back to base, communication breakdown I’ve crossed enemy lines, I’m on dangerous ground See my target ahead, almost in my hands I can still find a way to break the password, and I’m almost home I’ll just go it alone Information confidential Data labeled “classified” Can I break through their defenses? Make it to the other side? When I call back to base, communication breakdown I’ve crossed enemy lines, I’m on dangerous ground See my target ahead, almost in my hands I can still find a way to break the password, and I’m almost home I’ll just go it alone There’s the alarm! I must have tripped it! They’ll be coming anytime now... Will I accomp-o-lish my mission? Will I make it out alive? When I call back to base, communication breakdown I’ve crossed enemy lines, I’m on dangerous ground See my target ahead, almost in my hands I can still find a way to break the password, and I’m almost home I’ll just go it alone
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03:58
Love Thang (Omowale) 2006 Eclipse America Productions (BMI) I’ve gotta find a way To get closer to that Love Thang Girl, you’re the finest thang And I’d like to get to know you better But you got to understand I’m tryna get out the game So, baby, if you wanna play with me You gonna have to make other plans If you wanna be the one I fall for You got to understand what I want uh I want some truth and honesty I’m lookin’ for a real love, baby Can you be real with me? I wanna know cause I’ve gotta find a way To get closer to that Love Thang Girl, I can buy you thangs If that’s what makes you happy, baby. But there’s just one thing I’ve got to know Will you be down for me? Will you still be on my side When my credit score is low? Do you really wanna get to know me Or are you just tryna pimp and hoe me? I just wanna know the deal. Are you tryna get your groove on girl Or do you wanna make love for real? I wanna know cause I’ve gotta find a way To get closer to that Love Thang I’ve gotta find a way To get closer to that Love Thang
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02:54
Stickin’ (Omowale, Parisien) ©2007 Eclipse America Productions (BMI), Hexaphonic Records (SOCAN) You ain’t much on conversation You never got too much to say Don’t wanna cause a situation But you gave yourself away You’re a smooth talker I’m watching what you say You’re slick, but I Caught you anyway Something that you said Keeps on stickin’ in my head Something that you said Keeps on stickin’ in my head You’re tryna pass off truth for fiction You wanna say it’s all a lie Your double talk is contradiction What kind of fool you think am I? You’re a smooth talker I’m watching what you say You’re slick, but I Caught you anyway Something that you said Keeps on stickin’ in my head Something that you said Keeps on stickin’ in my head Your story only Makes sense on the surface That’s the problem when you Drown yourself in lies Can’t even look me in the eye Something that you said Keeps on stickin’ in my head Something that you said Keeps on stickin’ in my head
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In Your Dreams (Omowale) ©2011 Eclipse America Productions, Inc. (BMI) You say you dreamed of me last night... Was it a fantasy, or was it vision? Can you tell me? Did I seduce you in your mind? And will we meet again tonight? What did I whisper in your ear? Some sweet nothing; some seductive verse you longed to hear? Did I make you scream my name? Will you ever think of me the same? And will we meet again tonight inside your dreams? Your dreams are closer to reality than they seem. I wanna lay with you tonight inside your dreams. If I can’t be the one you wake up next to Wanna be the one to caress you in your dreams You say you dreamed of me last night... And it was kind of freaky what we did while you were sleeping Did we make love over and over and over again? And did you wake up next to him? What did I whisper in your ear? Some sweet nothing; some seductive verse you longed to hear? Did I make you scream my name? Will you ever think of me the same way? And will we meet again tonight inside your dreams? Your dreams are closer to reality than they seem. I wanna lay with you tonight inside your dreams. If I can’t be the one you wake up next to Wanna be the one to undress you in your dreams What did I whisper in your ear? Some sweet nothing; some seductive verse you longed to hear? Did I make you scream my name? Will you ever dream of me again? And will we meet again tonight inside your dreams? Your dreams are closer to reality than they seem. I wanna lay with you tonight inside your dreams. If I can’t be the one you wake up next to Wanna be the one to caress you... If I can’t be the one you wake up next to Wanna be the one to undress you... If I can’t be the one you wake up next to Wanna be the one to sex you in your dreams
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95 Miles Down The Road (featuring Mayaeni) (Omowale, Strauss) ©2012 Eclipse America Productions (BMI)/Sony ATV Publishing (BMI) I don’t wanna be here no more We fucked up everything. I don’t wanna be here no more You’ve become my enemy I don’t wanna be here no more It’s a broke down industry I don’t wanna be here no more Empty hearts in the street I’m about to lose my mind Gonna leave it all behind You can forget about me I’m looking for better things And I’m gone, baby, I’m gone 95 Miles Down The Road I don’t wanna do this no more Ain’t no more to say Baby, it’s the end of the show. Fat lady ‘bout to sing I already walked out the door So don’t you follow me I didn’t even leave you a note I’m out of here finally I’m about to lose my mind Gonna leave it all behind You can forget about me I’m looking for better things And I’m gone, baby, I’m gone 95 Miles Down The Road
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04:41
Nothing (Gray, McFarland) ©1995 Eclipse America Productions (BMI) Before I say the words I know you’re gone. Shoulda just left well enough alone. You know it’s not the first time that honesty was wrong. When I promised you the ocean You said that all you want is devotion And all the diamonds in the world could never mean so much And if I had a chance to make it right I would be there laying by your side And if a thousand stars would fall tonight I would buy you a thousand wishes If you would just forgive me one more time, but she said Give me love Give me your sweet devotion Give me all Or nothing at all Before I say the words I know we’re through And what you didn’t know, well, I’ll be damned, it wouldn’ta hurt you And all these honest words and notions in my heart Just ain’t worth it, baby. I said it ain’t worth losing you. And if I had a chance to make it right Would have used some funky alibi But instead I’m ruled by foolish pride And this time, Lord, I should have lied. Give me love Give me your sweet devotion Give me love Give me all Or nothing Sometimes I can’t remember the words that you told me “If you believe in love, you know the truth will set you free.” But I don’t want my freedom, if it means that I can’t have you Standing right next to me. Give me love Give me your sweet devotion Give me all I need your sweet emotion Why don’t you give it to me? Give me love Give me your sweet devotion Give me love Give me all Or nothing at all
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04:08
The Bottle (Omowale) ©2011 Eclipse America Productions, Inc. (BMI) I got home a little early from work. Where you going With that bag in your hand? Were you even gonna say a word? Just gonna walk out On one helluva man. I try so hard to forgive you, But I just can’t get over the way that you treated me Now I’m crying, “Hey, bartender! Can you pour me a drink?” To wash away my blues, and my memories of you Woman I can’t drink you out of my head But I can’t put the bottle down. Woman I can’t drink you out of my head But I can’t put the bottle down. Sometimes I wanna call you on the phone, Block my number, and call you all out your name. But I won’t call you while I’m stoned And I’m so damn drunk Drunk with gin, drunk with shame. I try so hard to forget you But I just can’t let go of the past, and what you meant to me I’ll take one more. I’m hoping maybe this one last drink Will wash away these blues Girl, I’ve tried, and tried and tried, but Woman I can’t drink you out of my head But I can’t put the bottle down. Woman I can’t drink you out of my head But I can’t put the bottle down. You say, I’ve had too many, but man, it still ain’t enough Because I can’t get her out of my head Can you give me one more? One more? One more? Woman I can’t drink you out of my head But I can’t put the bottle down. Woman I can’t drink you out of my head But I can’t put the bottle down.
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Instrumental
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Belly of the Whale (Gray, Omowale, Steber) ©2011 Eclipse America Productions (BMI), Gray Gallery (BMI) God said to Moses, “Tell Pharoah, the king, This is what the Lord says, ‘Set my people free.’ I’ll lead you to the promised land, parting of the sea. The journey won’t take long, if my people believe.” And they all walked around for 40 years... for 40 years. Moses on the mountain said, “Set my people free” Noah built a big boat, took two of everything Jonah’s in the belly of a fish in the sea And we’re walking in the wilderness Wanting to believe that This is not the eve of destruction. It’s just another day in the belly of the whale (It’s just another day. Just, just another day.) Noah was a righteous man. The Lord came to him and said, “Build me an ark, Noah, and take two of everything. Lock up the door cause I’m gonna make it rain For 40 days and 40 nights to wash the world away.” And the rain fell down for 40 nights and 40 day. Moses on the mountain said, “Set my people free” Noah built a big boat, took two of everything Jonah’s in the belly of a fish in the sea And we’re walking in the wilderness Trying to believe that This is not the eve of destruction. It’s just another day in the belly of the whale (It’s just another day. Just, just another day.) God said to Jonah, “Go say a word for me.” But Jonah ran away. Took a ship out to sea. A mighty storm raged and rocked the angry waves And he woke up the next morning in the belly of a whale And Jonah stayed down there for 3 days... for 3 days. Moses on the mountain said, “Set my people free” Noah built a big boat, took two of everything Jonah’s in the belly of a fish in the sea And we’re walking in the wilderness. Do we all believe that This is not the eve of destruction. It’s just another day in the belly of the whale
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95 Miles Down The Road (featuring Mayaeni) RADIO EDIT (Omowale, Strauss) ©2012 Eclipse America Productions (BMI)/Sony ATV Publishing (BMI) I don’t wanna be here no more We messed up everything. I don’t wanna be here no more You’ve become my enemy I don’t wanna be here no more It’s a broke down industry I don’t wanna be here no more Empty hearts in the street I’m about to lose my mind Gonna leave it all behind You can forget about me I’m looking for better things And I’m gone, baby, I’m gone 95 Miles Down The Road I don’t wanna do this no more Ain’t no more to say Baby, it’s the end of the show. Fat lady ‘bout to sing I already walked out the door So don’t you follow me I didn’t even leave you a note I’m out of here finally I’m about to lose my mind Gonna leave it all behind You can forget about me I’m looking for better things And I’m gone, baby, I’m gone 95 Miles Down The Road

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released August 14, 2012

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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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