One love, one life

I posted this video on my facebook page yesterday and would like you to listen to it on the blog today.  I love this song, the two performers are impressive, each in their own right.  U2’s Bono is not only a great artist, but his activism is an example to celebrities.  He once said, when addressing the British House of Commons about aid and debt of Least Developed Countries: “we know where you park your cars”.  He is anti-establishment, a brilliant man who has taken the causes of poverty and aid and is consecrating time and energy to lobby for them through his organization DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade and Africa).

Mary J Blige, a very talented singer whose vocal range spans four octaves, is the next door neighbor of friends of ours in New Jersey.  She is also involved in Philanthropy concentrating on AIDS, cancer research and women’s advancement.  We stayed with our friends in November, and Sasha, my daughter who is an aspiring singer – going to Brighton next year to pursue her singing education – was very excited at the chance of meeting the star.  It turned out she wasn’t there, and Sasha and the family’s five year old, Lexie, spent a few hours at the kitchen table planning how they are going to go across the garden with a toy laser gun and a rope to scale the garden gate and check out Mary J’s house.  They of course slept instead and dreamt of their adventure.  The lyrics of the song ‘One’ will follow, as well as a youtube video of Sasha singing Kings of Leon’s acoustic version (Pixie Lott style) of ‘Use Somebody’.

Hope you like both songs.

I will have fewer posts in the coming two weeks as I have work to give in and an apartment to furnish in Madrid. Have a good week.

Mary J Blige with U2 – One (lyrics)

Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now
You got someone to blame
You say…

One love
One life
When it’s one need
In the night
One love
We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you
Don’t care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
Well it’s…

Too late
Tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We’re one, but we’re not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
One…

Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it’s all I got
We’re one
But we’re not the same
Well we
Hurt each other
Then we do it again
You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can’t be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers
One life
But we’re not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other

One…life

One

My favorite lines:

Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it’s all I got

….

Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can’t be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

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