Break The Shell



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: David Harris
album: Track 10 in album SongVersation
release date: 2013-6-24
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Soul-Jazz/Soul
length: 4:10
producer: David Ryan Harris
guitar: Chris Bruce
mixer: Tchad Blake
bass: Sean Hurley
drums: Quinn
recorded by: S. "Husky" Höskulds and Rob Skipworth
keyboard: Dennis Hamm
writer: India Arie Simpson, David Ryan Harris

Album Information

label: Motown Records
country(area): Germany
format: Digital Media
script: Latin

Cover Art

India.Arie SongVersation cover art


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I met a prophet dark as the night
Said she'd been watching and had some advice
Cause if you listen to the lessons that it holds

Life's gonna hurt but its meant to be felt
You cannot fly until you break the shell
I can remember when I was a child
Why are they so angry, why are they so loud?
That was the moment that I decide
Too strong to fall
Child its time to break the shell
You cannot touch the sky from inside yourself

It's time to peel back all of the layers
And You who are

That there is no such thing as perfect
And we have a choice to live or truly be alive
(This is your time)
Child its time to break the shell
You cannot touch the sky from inside yourself

Its time for us to be for real
You finally break the shell


Track Listing

Digital Media 1
  • 1 Soulbird (intro)
  • 2 Just Do You
  • 3 This Love
  • 4 Nothing That I Love More
  • 5 Flowers
  • 6 Cocoa Butter
  • 7 Soulbird Interlude: Trombone
  • 8 Moved by You
  • 9 Life I Know
  • 10 Break the Shell
  • 11 Soulbird Rise
  • 12 Thy Will Be Done
  • 13 Brothers' Keeper
  • 14 One
  • 15 Soulbird Outro: Clarinet
  • 16 I Am Light
  • 17 Soulbird Reprise: Ney
  • 18 Thank You
  • 19 6th Avenue
  • 20 Strange Fruit