Slave Song

I see them gathered, see them on the shore 
I turned to look once more 
And he who knows me not 
Takes me to the belly of darkness 
 
The tears run swift and hard 
And when they fall 
Even, even the comfort of a stone 
Would be a gain 
There was a time when I thought 
I would have to give up 
But I'm thankful that I'm 
Strong as I am and I'll 
Try to do the best I can 
 
Tears will run swift 
And tears will come that fall like rain 
I pray that it's swift though 
Tears will fall as cold as pain 
 
I pray to the almighty 
Let me not to him do 
As he has unto me 
Teach my beloved children 
Who have been enslaved 
To reach for the light continually 
 
So many times I prayed 
So many times I've prayed for you 
Prayed for you 
 
The tears run swift and hard and cold as pain 
Even, even the comfort of a stone would be a gain 
Had I not had the strength and wisdom of a warrior 
I would have to give up 
But I'm thankful that I'm 
Strong as I am and I'll 
Try to do the best I can 
 
Tears will run swift 
And tears will come that fall like rain 
I pray that it's swift though 
Tears will fall as cold as pain 
 
I pray to the almighty 
Let us not do as he has unto us 
Teach my beloved children I've been a slave 
But reach for the light continually 
 
Wisdom is the flame 
Wisdom is the brave warrior 
Who will carry us into the sun 
I pray that it's swift though 
Tears will come that fall like rain 
 
So many times, so many times

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