Citizen of the World

by Jo Sarah

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1.
01:36
2.
Racing traffic Graceful pastures History has lived here So have I Yellow frogs, sloths hanging in trees that tower with no end Mountains flow into a waterfall blend Born as a child belonging to the world Not bound in one place Not grounded in one race Displaced, dispossessed and wandering Dust in the wind A great new quest, A traveling stranger The traveling life A nomad’s life No home, no return Brown skin, yellow-, white skin, Red skin, black-, grey skin All is one and one is all What makes us different after all? The traveling, traveling, traveling, traveling… The traveling life A nomad’s life No home, no return No… Citizen of the world Citizen of the world Citizen of the world I am a citizen of the world Citizen of the world I have no place I rest my mind Citizen of the world I am a roamer of the earth But those whom I love I call my home
3.
03:06
We don’t know who our heroes are We don’t know who they are We don’t know who our heroes are We don’t know who they are Yesterday’s paper seems so far When history feels so close to me Tomorrow a new problem to behold No end and beginning How big does it have to be to get attention that it needs and deserves How much money do we need to make us sympathize, to make us decide whose pain deserves more tears We don’t know who our heroes are We don’t know who they are We don’t know who our heroes are We don’t know who they are We see what we see,what they put in front of us All I’m saying is there are many more stories to be told of the other guys, of the million lives, Broken family ties, blood sunrise, Constant fights, a struggle to survive, Living out of the light, The silent cries that we don’t hear We don’t know who our heroes are We don’t know who they are We don’t know who our heroes are We don’t know who they are Aah Aah We don’t know who our heroes are We don’t know who they are We don’t know who our heroes are We don’t know who they are
4.
05:52
The pale moon hangs from the sky The stars so clear The howling souls fly A thousand fields of the same grain A thousand days of the same pain, no rain Sun burnt, lips bone-dry Sparse shadows, no place to hide Oh… Ooh Ooh The heavy weight of hours has me chained As I follow clouds that sail on the rivers of the wind A sleepless night in the darkness A cry to God A cry to God A cry mmm… Ooh Ooh My hopeful flower A rare perfume A sweet scent My mirage Oh Hanana Hanana Hana!
5.
04:38
The wind in my hair Salty drops of sea fall unto my lips The fresh air, it tickles my nose as I breath in I am at ease The breeze, it sees right through me A beautiful horizon I understand, I am enlightened The waves go up and down, up and down again The waves give and take, give and take, bring and steal again To start like a baby at high tide and end up a granny at low tide This is the force of nature restoring it’s balance The waves they sway They take me to another place And out there in the open there’s got to be something for me Just for me, my destiny, a mystery Chorus The storm approaches from behind And with a powerful BOOM all is stripped away You’re suffocating and drowning in a slow manner And you make your way down to where the beasts of the sea are found PANIC! As the air departs from your lips PANIC! As the bubbles make their way to heaven 'Cause you want to scream, but nothing comes out You want to scream, but nothing comes out Nothing comes out So slip off your slippers Toes in warm sand Fish are splashing Waves are smashing Seagulls are squawking A breezy retreat Don’t you feel the heat, heat, heat, heat, heat, heat Don’t you love the weather we could grow old together Don’t you love the weather we could stay here forever, forever! Waves pulling me under Waves taking me over!
6.
04:17
Hiding in the shadows underneath the açaí tree Sitting, resting, waiting, gazing sad eyes Blank stare onto flowing water, deep waters of the sea Dark curls flowing down, unhappy brown eyes There’s enough time to be sad but now it is time to forget La la la la la la la An old man walks by with a bengala in his hand On his shoulder a bright blue feathered creature He stops to look at her With concern he asks: “Com licença? Você está bem?” No answer So he says Chorus In the distance the drums of the bateria sound [samba sounds from a bateria] Nobody should be sad on carnaval At carnaval there is no tristeza, only muita felicidade! The old man and his macaw walk towards the sad girl the beady eyes looking so curiously at her and then the bird starts dancing the samba on the man’s shoulders the old man laughs, “HA! even “João” knows how to party!” He stretches out his hand and gestures her to come with Quer dar uma volta? Let’s dance into the noite A música é felicidade, música está do amor Hesitation, but she smiles and takes his hand Chorus La la la la la la la La la la la la la la La la la la la la la …..

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This Citizen of the World EP by Jo Sarah is a mosaic of ethnic sounds, interesting vocals and organic percussion grooves.

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released January 11, 2015

Music by Jo Sarah (tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Music by Jo Sarah & Jesse Buitenhuis (tracks 2 & 3)
All lyrics: Jo Sarah
Jo Sarah Lead vocals & Backing vocals, Percussion (track 7)
Jesse Buitenhuis Acoustic & Electric guitars
Roel van den Nieuwenhoff Keys & Grand Piano
Jeroen van der Ley Bass guitar
Roman Sielert Percussion
Tuur Moens Drums, Percussion (track 1)

Willem de Beer Backing vocals
Marijn van der Linden Cavaquinho (track 6)
Jan Wessels Flügel Horn & Trombone (track 6)
Richard Wevers Alto saxophone (track 6)
Jeroen Dorrestein Didgeridoo (tracks 1 & 2)
Spoken (track 1): Fernando Camas (Spanish), Amaia Izarzugaza Barrena (Basque) , Roman Sielert (German), Tuur Moens (Belgian), Grace Chi (Taiwanese), Joan Smolders (Surinamese), Tsipi Gilad (Hebrew), Kim Ketting (English), Flávio Silva (Brazilian Portugese), Tarepa Tere (Tahitian)

Recorded at Wedgeview Studio, September 2014
Keys recorded at EP- Service
Produced by Jesse Buitenhuis, Gijs Knol & Jo Sarah
Recording engineer: Gijs Knol
Mixed by Gijs Knol (GK Productions)
Mastering by Darius van Helfteren (Amsterdam Mastering)
Photography by Marian Genet
Artwork by Anouk Smit
Make-up by Sophie Roos

All music & lyrics © 2014 Jo Sarah. All rights reserved.
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Jo Sarah Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exceptionally mesmerizing! Jo Sarah, a vocalist that takes you on a magical journey of ethnical sounds in the world. With her philosophical lyrics, her interesting choice of harmonies and uplifting danceable rhythms Jo Sarah intrigues with her authenticity. From intimate Surinamese ballads to groovy African/Brazilian rhythms, Jo Sarah will whisk you away. ... more

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