For Sethe

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Lyrics

Original

deep river woman
with wounds for your shoes
running for freedom with
two lives to lose.
listen for the river
sing her blues

cut thru the darkness
the shadows the trees
cut thru the pain
that brings you to your knees
listen for the river
whisper free

when she walks
the ground pulls her down
as she moves
the moon is her crown
deep river down

deep river woman

 

Translated / Traducido
Para Sethe
Translated Language: 

mujer del río profundo
con heridas por zapatos
buscando la libertad con
dos vidas por perder
oye al río
cantar su tristeza

rompe la oscuridad
las sombras los árboles
rompe el dolor
que te pone de rodillas  
oye al río
susurrar libre

cuando ella camina
la tierra la atrae  
cuando se mueve
la luna es su corona
río profundo fondo

 

Monique Wilson
Hope Masike
Sara Curruchich
Lebo Mashile
iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ
Rosa Chávez | k’iche’
Liza Jessie Peterson
Be Steadwell
Nona Hendryx
Angela Davis
Divinity Roxx
Sophia Ramos
Joy Harjo