my culture lyrics – 1 giant leap

[introduction:]
i’m the sum total of my ancestors
i carry their dna
we are representatives of a long line of people
and we carried them around everywhere
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.

[maxi jazz:]
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 recognise what my father said before he dies
vocalise 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 the other sh*t
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 comp*ssion 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 wanna 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

[robbie williams:]
fall back again
crawl from the warm water

[maxi jazz: ]
for my culture
[robbie:]
water to air
you’re on your feet again
your feet again.

h*llo 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’s rob
i’m the one who landed the pop stars job
i’m the one who you told look don’t touch
and the kid who wouldn’t amount to much
i believe in the senses out of sound
i have always been too loud
won’t you help me drown it out?
i’m what i feel
and what i’m feeling is surreal
i’m a m*ssive spinnin’ wheel s’ always digging in my
heels.
now i got the faith
fall back again
crawl from the warm water
water to air
you’re on your feet again
your feet again.

[maxi jazz:]
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 lords word over this broad earth

[robbie & maxi:]
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 wanna 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

[maxi jazz:]
for my culture

[robbie williams:]
fall back again
crawl from the warm water
water to air
you’re on your feet again
your feet again

[maxi jazz:]
for my culture

[robbie williams:]
fall back again
crawl from the warm water
water to air
you’re on your feet again
your feet again

[maxi jazz:]
for my culture

/ 1 giant leap lyrics