Losing My French

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Losing My French

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[Verse 1] - MuRli
When I was a kid I used to speak French
Au fil du temps je suis devenu bête
Gone are the girls I wanted to impress
Now excuse my French I'm losing my French
When I was the kid I used to speak French
Au fil du temps j'ai appris l'anglais
Here are the girls I wanted to impress
Now excuse my French I'm losing my French 
(You and I the same...) No way!
I'd take my daddy over you all day
That's the man that was gone always
But I'd rather be gone than adjust to your ways
Finding it impossible to connect you nowadays
You became the type that I would never date
How you even managed to score me anyway
When I realised even your French ain't accurate
Mystery, bling ring that's marriage
Mid life crisis dual carriage 
Revelation comes at the end of all chapters 
The mark of the beast is with you, hereafter
A flicker of hope is all I need
Faith as small as a mustard seed
To rise above the tide, I'm drowning 
And take a walk on the water like brother Pete 
I repeat
A flicker of hope is all I need 
Walking the line of this ring I'm tied in
The best years of my life to submit
But I'm across the borderline of greed, 
Looking at the house like where do I fit?
When a home becomes just a property
Revelation comes at the end of all chapters
The scar of defeat is with you, hereafter

[Verse 2] - God Knows
Late as usual, I got my rhyming noodle
And my answers from google, still more homework to do,
I'm a clever clogs I get my work done before the teacher clocks
But it won't be long until you hear my name up on the intercom
“Would 'GoK knows come to the office please”
First off, that's not how you pronounce my name miss
It's in plain English how could you not get this
I'll take detention never disrespect
I see all the subtleties and they’re indirect
But I'll never tell my parents coz they'll both dissect
The situation and that's when it all goes left
See, dad has been taking some harassment at work
I see the homework and say what it's all worth?
It ain't bullying if nobody touched me
So many parties yet no one invites me
I can defend myself so nobody fights me
I'm hard to relate to so nobody likes me
Well if you don't like me I don't like you
I will fail my papers forgetting I'd like to
Pass my exams make my parents proud too
They came to Europe to work very hard
They don't know about this load I'm carrying
I came to terms with it like this bag I'm carrying
Now dad's been drinking way more than he used to
Seeing me get in way more trouble than he used to
Just messes him up, he wants to brag about me back home but he can't
Enter the mind of a migrant gone bad,
“Godknows you’re losing your manners,
Godknows you no longer respect us,
Godknows what happened to your traditions,
Munya are you listening?”
While you were back home burying grandma
I was out here burying my grammar
I still wanna make you proud you just don't know
you think you I lost my language and I lost my soul
I still wanna make you proud you just don't know
you think you I lost my language and I lost my soul
I haven't lost my soul... It's still the Lord's
(Let the dead… bury the dead)

END

credits

from Let The Dead Bury The Dead, released April 8, 2016
Lyrics/vocals by MuRli, God Knows
Produced, recorded and mixed by mynameisjOhn
Mastered by Ashmus Mastering.

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Rusangano Family Limerick, Ireland

Rusangano Family is a musical trio based in Limerick city in Ireland, producing social-engaged music that mixes a global variety of cultures and traditions.
Think globally, act locally.
Formed in early 2015, the group (MCs MuRli and God Knows, and producer/DJ mynameisjOhn) has been collaborating for a number of years on individual projects, including ‘Surface Tension’ and ‘Rusangano/Family’
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