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Sweet Honey In The Rock- I Be Your Water

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Uploaded on Jul 31, 2011

"I be your shelter
I be your land
I be your every-thing;
I be your friend
I be your water

when you're thirsty and dry.

I woke up moaning in a crowded sick place
Surrounded by evil, protected by grace
There were these hands, hundreds reaching for me
They knew exactly who and what I should be
Each way I turned, each one stronger than the last
Which would I choose and how could I pass?

Then I heard whispers (be still, be still, be still)
From deep inside me (be still, be still, be still)
Then I heard whispers (be still, be still, be still)
From deep inside me (be still, be still, be still)

As I gave power to the sound of my own voice
A way broke before me, I followed my choice
I walked along the way other lives had been
Till I came to what seemed like an end
Again these hands, (there were these hands ) reaching beck'ning for me
(there were these hands)
They knew exactly who and what I should be

Again the whispers (be still, be still, be still)
Keeping me steady (be still, be still, be still)
Again the whispers (be still, be still, be still)
Keeping me steady (be still, be still, be still)

The way before me was mine to take
There was no road, no path to take
As I had my life through this muddy rock way
Others toiled beside me for a justice new day
Still, I have felt lonely (I have felt lonely), most of the time (I have felt lonely)
Walking this sweet freedom struggle of mine
Still I have felt lonely (I have felt lonely), most of the time (I have felt lonely)
Walking this sweet freedom struggle of mine

Saved by the whispers (be still, be still, be still)
Keeping me steady (be still, be still, be still)
Saved by the whispers (be still, be still, be still)
Keeping me steady (be still, be still, be still)

Yesterday I stumbled around the bend
I saw you standing you reached me your hand
I've seen you before, oh many a time
Why, your life had plowed the road right next to mine
Now you make the sun (you make the sun) rise in my sky (you make the sun)
You rock the cradle honey, you make me fly
You keep me company
Now you make the sun (you make the sun)
Rise in my sky (you make the sun),
You rock my cradle honey,
You make me fly
You keep me company

I be your shelter
I be your land
I be your every-thing
I be your friend
I be your water
when you're thirsty and dry"
*** I be your Water- Sweet Honey in the Rock

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(video: Joseph Laurro)

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