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Old 12-04-2018, 11:18 AM   #275
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Three songs.



FACING A FEAR

Do I stop to fight or do I turn and flee?
When that fearful situation faces me
Could I handle my worst case scenario?
It may frighten me - but it will make me grow

As I go about the business of my day
I’m aware that fear is never far away
Still, I cannot let it take a hold of me
Got to live my life… but carefully

Chorus:
EVERYBODY HAS A FEAR TO FACE
TO ADMIT THIS SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DISGRACE
EVERYBODY HERE, EVERYONE HAS FEARS
IN THEIR LIFE

Do I run around having lost my nerve?
Say that this is ‘fate’, something I deserve
Then the pain will carry on and never end
Someone told me I should ‘make the fear my friend’

Or do I run and hide, put my head in sand
Do I sit and cry that no-one understands
Do I let it beat me, keep me down for years
Or do I right in the eye just FACE MY FEARS

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

REPEAT VERSES THREE AND FOUR

CHORUS OUTRO

Words and music by Imani Hekima

DO NOT BE AFRAID

CHORUS
DO NOT BE AFRAID, DO NOT BE AFRAID
‘COS FEAR WILL ONLY HOLD YOU BACK
DO NOT BE AFRAID

I know somebody who never tried
Whose way of life had her pacified
Too much pressure, she was running scared
Running away never getting anywhere
Now was it patience or cowardice?
Scared of the ridicule scared of the diss
Was it a front or a big charade?
Cos she doesn’t need to be afraid

CHORUS

And I know somebody who’d given in
Who didn’t know of the power within
Became addicted to hopelessness
Until his life was pain and stress
But every cloud has a silver line
A happy end to this story of mine
And now I’m ready, my plans are laid
And I don’t need to be afraid

CHORUS

Ad lib: ‘Don’t let it pass you by’

CHORUS TO END

Words and music by Imani Hekima
‘Don’t let it pass you by’ adapted from “Don’t Let It Pass You By” by UB40

NOTHING IS CERTAIN

You walk around with a mind of self delusion
Nothing in life is a foregone conclusion
Nothing is certain, nothing is certain in life
You should know, you should know by now

Hero gets girl – it’s another happy ending
Life is no movie so why are pretending
Nothing is certain, nothing is certain in life
You should know, you should know by now

Nothing is certain any more
Life has no firm guarantee
Still I can live in the hope
That old Lady Luck treats me favourably

Just when it seemed as though all was confusion
Reality has provided a solution
Nothing is certain, nothing is certain in life
You should know, you should know by now

Words and music by Imani Hekima
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