Breathe (Mandela Version)

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18th of July on the banks of a not well known river
I started a journey to where I am now
Troubled soul, troublemaker guided by the drums of my creator
Toward a rhythm and rhyme, a melody line of a song called freedom
Which once heard will never leave your head

We are people born of sound
The songs are in our eyes
Gonna wear them like a crown

Walk out into the street
Sing your heart out
This love it can't be beat
We're neither down nor out
There's nothing you have that I need
While I can breathe
Breathe, while I can breathe

All those who stood together fist in air now know this
That real division is not a scar on the land
but in the heart of every man
who began as a kiss
Not to resist, a knotted fist
Now an open hand, open face, an open page
Where history might rewrite its rage

And the life you get to live is the one you give away
To forget who to forgive is a good thing….

Walk out into the street
Sing your heart out
This love will not be beat
Neither down nor out
There's nothing you have that I need
while I can breathe
Breathe, while I can breathe

Walk out into the street
Sing your heart out
This love will not be beat
Neither down nor out
There's nothing you have that I need
while I can breathe
Breathe, while I can breathe

Rolihlahla, Rolihlahla, Rolihlahla, Rolihlahla

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