Braided Hair Lyrics

1 Giant Leap feat. Speech & Neneh Cherry


album: Track 5 in album 1 Giant Leap
release date: 2001
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genres: Electronic Hip Hop Folk, World, & Country
styles: New Age/Trip Hop/Conscious/Downtempo/Tribal/Pop Rap/Garage House/Rhythmic Noise/Goa Trance/Ambient/Zydeco/Electro/Tribal House/Synth-pop/Folk
length: 4:05
producer: Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman
lead vocals: Speech
background vocals: Ulali
additional lead vocals: Neneh Cherry

Cover Art

1 Giant Leap 1 Giant Leap cover art
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Yo we was talking earlier and I was telling you talking bout life
I feel like life is like braided hair
Its sorta like twist you know
Bout braided hair like twist
You know three strands twist together
Ultimately you get to where you wanna get to

From the same dirt from the heels of my ancestors
The naked roads and the fields where the pain festered
And I wonder where the hold came from
In the deeps of my heart make me yearn for the drum
It's the same place where the cross is burned
The same place where the loss was earned
It's the place where the floss was yearned
Gold teeth and bling ice on the ring baby sure

We've all got things that hang at the back
Things that make us cool,
Things that make us whack,
Things that make us mad
Things we wish we never had done
But they're just the things that make us real
Not the maps to guide where we go from here
The road twists and braids our hair
Until we all get there

I like that I don't know some mysteries
Ancient things and beginnings
Excited about the day when I don't have to hear all the theories
My scalp needs some grease
It's the same place where the crosses burned
The same place where the loss was earned
The only way we all can learn
Is if we have these braids with the twist and turns so

Walking in the race of life
Looking for my own pace
Not always wanting to but I have to
Sometimes feeling like I've bitten off much more than I could chew
But the wind goes though my hair
Lifts me up with ease not a crease
Hair full of grease no weave embracing me
It's you I see
I am you and you are me I see yeah
I am you and you are me I see

We might survive as brothers ye


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Dunya Salam
  • 2 My Culture
  • 3 The Way You Dream
  • 4 Ma' Africa
  • 5 Braided Hair
  • 6 Ta Moko
  • 7 Bushes
  • 8 Passion
  • 9 Daphne
  • 10 All Alone (On Eilean Shona)
  • 11 Racing Away
  • 12 Ghosts