thulasizwe-i shall be released lyrics – nina simone

they say everything can be replaced
yet every distance is not near
so i remember every face
of every man who put me here
i see my light come shining
from the west down to the east
any day now, any day now
i shall be released
yonder down here in this lonely crowd
is a man who swears he’s not to blame
all day long i hear him cryin’ out so loud
cryin’ out that he been framed
i see my light come shining
from the west down to the east
any day now, oh any day now
i shall be released
they say every man needs protection
they tell me every man must fall
but i swear i see my reflection
somewhere so high above this wall
i see my light come shining
from the west down to the east
any day now, oh any day now
i shall be released
i shall be released, i shall be released
i shall be released, i shall be released

/ nina simone lyrics