PRECIOUS LIBATIONS FOR SILENT GODS

by Ola Onabulé

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Out There 00:36
OUT THERE ©1996 Ola Onabule & Karlos Edwards Standing at the top, looking down below Flashing what you got like I ain't got hope Saying what you feel, Just don’t give a damn Taking what is real from a desperate man There’s always something out there Waiting to find you There’s always some thing out there But you just don’t realise
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Heartbreak Ghetto ©1999 Ola Onabule Verse 1 If I were you and you were me I would be good to me And ever so true to me But you’re never good to me Seems to me you got some nerve Faking your empathy A flash of humanity But it ain’t for the good of me Bridge You say in the right , don’t got no rights not necessarily But I know Got no rights has got to fight cos I - I - I Chorus Can’t let you do what you’ve done best Building your heart break ghetto Wont let you do what you’ve done best Building your heart break ghetto! Verse 2 Tho' I’m blind I feel the tears Of losing my dignity The things that you do to me Will burn for eternity I am honed, I stand prepared To find all the good in you The best you can hope to do Is all that I’ve been to you Solo Choruses Out
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The Picture 05:42
The Picture © 1999 Ola Onabule I can see the picture, Not the way you paint it And you can tell your story, It ain’t nothing like I heard it I’m holding out for justice, While living on a prayer Pondering on the meaning of such a troubled peace Verse 1 I count the lives and all the years That have faded in struggle And settled on generations Who neither love nor hate And while we dream indifferent fears Truth is caught in the middle With little right and so much wrong How will we change our fate Bridge 1 Every new arrival to the storm Fights a little less to make things normal So yet another brother falls I for one don’t wanna go that way Here I stand my ground so here I stay There’ll be no fuss or frettin' when destiny calls Verse 2 I felt the truth and saw the truth But It was gone in a second And so I searched but searched in vain For a second glimpse of hope Now I can’t stop, why should I doubt I know some one will listen To broken hearts and promises That may live but never cope Bridge 2 Every little mystery that we solve Is the brand new puzzle that evolves But ain’t no answer to the fundamental game What we say we will we seldom can Can’t be failing to some greater plan Sometimes what I got and living ain’t quite the same Mid 8 no more words, what difference do they make to a picture of so much heart break Sometimes I don’t wanna go on and then I see my babies laugh and cry and then I know for them I got to try to paint a different picture Ad libs and Choruses out till fade
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Twice As Much ©1999 Ola Onabule Chorus Whatever it is you make me feel Is Twice as much as half of what you feel What ever it is it feels surreal And twice as much as half of what you feel Verse 1 I don’t need a reason To be with you everyday But I’m experiencing All of those tasty things you say Bridge What I got for you is mega Its gettin positively better What I got for you is Giga I wanna do you love for ever Verse 2 The thought of you in my home Brings me closer to a tear Making love all day long Till a brand new day is near Solo Choruses Out
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Stay Here For Ever © 1999 Ola Onabule Verse 1 Oh! what we have found here Irreversible when did it become so clear Yet inexplicable... I wanna stay here forever Ohhh It couldn’t get any better Nothing tastes sweeter Lets stay here for ever more Verse 2 This is what I believe in incontrovertible Bliss and magical feelings So indestructible... I wanna stay here forever Ohhh This is the height of all pleasure Joy beyond measure Lets stay here for ever more Solo I wanna stay here forever Ohhh This is the height of all pleasure Joy beyond measure Lets stay here for ever more Break down! If there’s a truth I know You can’t overgrow Love that’s from the soul Stay here for ever It may cause you pain but it ‘s not in vain You’ll always smile again Stay here for ever
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Birthday Funk Ola Onabule © 1999 She was was fine, She was was eloquent yet fine She could have had the choice cut of my day She was sure she was confidently sure That I’d be wanting more of what she gave I so unstintingly obliged I resigned myself to flight I’m reckless on a moonlit night Chorus Good was happening, Time was stopping, We were laughing Like it was my birthday The wave was breaking As my up was lifting And I ain’t had this feeling Since it was my birthday So we were singing Ba dap doo, Ba dap doo Ba dap doo Birthday!!! She did good , But my instincts knew she would I could not begin to want or hope for more But you see a bit of courage sets you free So I summoned up the Dutch to know the score She so unstintingly obliged And resigned herself to flight She’s reckless on a moonlit night Chorus
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Heart of Mine © 1999 Ola Onabule CHORUS Heart of mine, you’re nothing like a friend If you were, I wouldn’t be so in love with that Girl We’ll be fine you said before the end Now she’s gone and I find I’m still so in love VERSE 1 In the light of day It seemed so clear to me She was the all I thought I’d need Now that day is done my dream is yet to be What’s the point in, hopeless hoping If the one you want don’t care VERSE 2 Gone before I had a chance to say the words forever trapped in my head Echoes that may not fade and still never be heard What’s the point in, needless wanting If there ain't no one to have MID 8 It seems that love only came to let me know Pain I’d have never known ... (left on my own) Choruses Out
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ONE MORE PRECIOUS LIBATION ©1999 Ola Onabule Why is this young man running Is he the prey or is he hunting Why are these people crying Is it for joy or is their joy dying Why is their luck not turning Why is there no one listening Why is there no point in crying They say look at it this way He’s just one more precious libation to silent gods He’s just one more precious libation to silent gods He’s just one more precious libation to silent gods
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If You Knew 05:30
If You Knew © 1999 Ola Onabule Chorus If you knew what I know You wouldn’t be standing in your shoes Laughing while singing the blues to me If you’d been where I've been You wouldn’t be heading back that way So carelessly saying what you say to me Verse 1 It’s gonna be good I’m gonna be fine Did what i could Now I’m gonna be fine But It ain't down to you I’m better And you didn’t do me single favour When I was cracking under pressure Ya thought I was beat but I guess I’m stronger oh yeah! Verse 2 I’m willing to learn It’s never too late so long waiting my turn But it ain’t ever too late Why would I give up on the future It’s the ultimate adventure I think I made the perfect mixture A bit of hope and peace to capture oh yeah Mid 8 Big adventure straight ahead You can lie but you made your bed I got keys you can go inside but ain’t no call for what you’ve implied If you can’t then don’t show me love sure ain’t what I been dying of You put me down like I ain’t got talk Just put me down I can sho’ nuff walk Choruses Out
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Never Alone 05:57
Never Alone © 1999 Ola Onabule Chorus I’m never alone When making my way through the darkness I’m not afraid anymore Her love gives me hope Verse 2 There was a time The wrong time to trust in love Faith was the crime I had been so guilty of Then there was you And with you came something rare aiming so true Till all the worst disappeared from my life Bridge 1 Then we made love that made a new world We changed the cold in our world Into the safest place that I’ve known verse 2 I’ve had my share Of painful compromise Learning to bear Meaningless talk, naked lies Then there was you so fresh and so sincere You always came through always dependably clear to me Bridge 2 Then we made love of broken pieces Our hearts were desperate places But now the sweetest home that I’ve known Solo, Bridge 2 ad lib and choruses out
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I Gonna Know You ©1999 Ola Onabule Chorus I gonna know you there is good in knowing what lives in someone like you I’m beginning to see through all the veil and mystery That you don’t want broken through I’m gonna know You Watch out! Verse 1 Can’t get over it , I never will And I don’t ever hear ya, closing in for the kill and I’m disorientated, you got me thrown I would come armour plated, If I’da Known Bridge You think you got me on the wrong foot But I won’t come tumbling down You must have read me in the wrong book Watch out I ain’t leaving town Verse 2 Don’t want no part of it , It’s not my thrill Of pain and tragedy, I've had my fill reborn and reignited is my resolve to never be subjugated, history won’t revolve Spoken Word My aim is to know you To nestle myself in the furthest reaches of your subconscious Till all your mental contortions and spiritual gyrations are but refracted shafts Of the very light that serves the illumination of the path to my purpose To know! I’ll know you in the dawn Unpeeled, uncooked, unprepared, uninitiated. In your moments of momentous joy and pain Till only through knowing that I have known you, Will we both be human again Choruses Out
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WHEN I LOOK AT YOU ©1999 Ola Onabule Verse 1 Touching you, and everything is good Kisses like nirvana food clothed incense of heaven and above silken sighs, sounds of love When I look at you When you’re one with me I think of other moments in our lives We’ve filled with ecstasy And every memory’s a new rhapsody That now is part of me For all eternity Solo Verse 2 Shut my eyes, to hold the tide within Where our bliss finds new meaning And when you cry I shower you with song satin words, strains of love When I look at you When you’re one with me I think of other moments in our lives We’ve filled with ecstasy And every memory’s a new rhapsody That now is part of me For all eternity
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released April 12, 1999

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Ola’s new album, POINT LESS has been critically received worldwide. The new album is on the DownBeat list of Best Albums of 2019. .

Onabulé is a rugged individualist, a deeply soulful musician. Possessing an emotional intensity and vocal virtuosity, a poignant storyteller and capacity to cross cultural and musical boundaries with an unflinching lyrical pursuit of truth and justice.
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