Better

by Wisdom Simone

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Verse 1:
Born into a world full of trials and tribulations
Not knowing of the call from Shamaym sent to embrace us
Momma hard working daddy said I was his world
House running from dysfunction, top it off, the only girl
No identity ‘cause I was ridiculed by the best of them
Rydin’ on me daily ‘cause name brands, no dough to dress in them
Eighty dollars at the thrift store got us set up for school
Yet I desired lives of others thinking they estates was cool
Teachers’ pet, A/B honor roll achieved consistently
The nerd, yet, from discomfort of my home I wanted free
Dumb me, square life was baraka in disguise
Seeking carnal love of people, time and time, I compromised
Then I heard the voice of a man whose message shook the nation
Condemning life as I knew it giving me a new perspective
Wifebeaters and Girbauds all that time had been my protection
Hurt festered deep inside, my life’s exterior reflection
Wasn’t taught to see a problem, tides of life rise and fall
Friend and folk I hung around, blind like me could make no call
Momma loved me as I was, though she said she was displeased
Daddy fighting his own demons drunk with sorrow he can’t see
(that I…)

Hook:
Left my old life yeah I found something better
Back to the world, no there ain’t nothing out there for me
Said good bye to friends and family, to dwell with Alahym
Being cleansed by his dabary there ain’t nothing better
Yum after Yum work to get myself together for eternity
My mshpachach be the host of shamaym at his eternal feast

Bridge:
You called me to love
You called me to peace
I want to be free in Alahym
You called me to love
You called me to peace
I want to be free in Alahym


Verse 2:
Thought one no time to dwell upon my thoughts of past
Keep my eye set on the future looking back I will not last
Let others laugh, keep it moving hone on only thoughts of your word
Remember my ancestors notes written to show where they erred
Thought two, there’s a purpose and a method to this madness
Stand strong during my test, welcome correction with all gladness
Thought three, I’m not alone, keep the faith and soon I’ll be free
One yum at a time, being transformed by grace and mercy
Be consistent in my journey ensuring a base secure
Times when I become uncertain, gave a lamad to succor
Friends and family set to be blind his lessons help me see
Dabary a vital weapon ‘gainst the tsad desiring me
(so I…)

Hook:
Left my old life yeah I found something better
Back to the world, no there ain’t nothing out there for me
Said good bye to friends and family, to dwell with Alahym
Being cleansed by his dabary there ain’t nothing better
Yum after Yum work to get myself together for eternity
My mshpachach be the host of shamaym at his eternal feast

Bridge:
You called me to love
You called me to peace
I want to be free in Alahym
You called me to love
You called me to peace
I want to be free in Alahym

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released March 29, 2017
from The Seed, released July 5, 2016
Written by: Wisdom Simone
Background Vocals: Helouise Simms
Mixed and Mastered by: Wisdom Simone

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Wisdom Simone Atlanta, Georgia

The road to virtuosity is one of blood, sweat, and tears. Yah has been gracious enough to allow me the challenge. I pray I make him proud. These Q'Dash Tahalym are my reports of what I see, feel, and learn on this journey.

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