K'NAAN


Fatima Lyrics

Picture the morning taste and devour
We rise early pace up the hour
Streets is bustling hustling their heart out
You can't have the sweet with no sour

Spices herbs the sweet scent of flower
We came out precisely the hour
Clouds disappear the sun shows the power
No chance of a probable shower

I fell in love with my neighbors daughter
I wanted to protect and support her
Never mind I'm just 12 and a quarter
I had dreams beyond our border.

Is it true when they say all you need is just love,
Is it true
What about those who have loved
Only to find that it's taken away
And why do they say that the children have rights to be free
To be free
What about those who I've known
Whose memory still lives inside of me.

Fatima,
What did the Young Man say
Before he stole you away
On that fateful day Fatima
Fatima,
Did he know your name
Or the plans we made,
To go to New York City, Fatima

And after school we studied the lessons
I ask God to slow down the seconds
He does the opposite that's what I'm guessing
I better chill and count my own blessings

Fatima, Fatima what is the matter
How come you ain't come up the ladder
So we can be like there's no tomorrow
Damn you gonna make me wait until tomorrow

She spoke Arabic and Swahili
She'd say Upendo (Swahili for love) Anta Habibi (Arabic for, you are my love/dearest friend)
You so bright, you shine like my TV
Then one day she never came to meet me

Is it true when they say all you need is just love,
Is it true
What about those who have loved
Only to find that it's taken away
And why do they say that the children have rights to be free
To be free
What about those who I've known
Whose memory still lives inside of me.

Fatima,
What did the Young Man say
Before he stole you away
On that fateful day Fatima
Fatima,
Did he know your name
Or the plans we made,
To go to New York City, Fatima
(Repeat)

If beauty was in the eyes of beholder
how come everyone hushed when she walked by
How come girls would look just to scold her
How come the angel wanted to hold her?

Fatima, Fatima I'm in America
I make rhymes and I make them delicate
You would have liked the parks in Connecticut
You would have said I'm working too hard again.

Damn you shooter, Damn you the building
Whose walls hid the blood she was spilling
Damn you Country so good at killing
Damn you feeling, for persevering

Is it true when they say all you need is just love,
Is it true
What about those who have loved
Only to find that it's taken away
And why do they say that the children have rights to be free
To be free
What about those who I've known
Whose memory still lives inside of me.

Fatima,
What did the Gun Man Say
before he took you away on that fateful day
Fatima
Did he know your name, or the plans we made
To go to New York City
(Repeat)

Fatima..

(Spoken)
Now I just want to make it clear, I don't want you to shed a tear.
Because this here, is a celebration, We're not mourning, We're celebrating
Yeah
So baby don't cry, Please don't let the tears fall
So don't cry..

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these lyrics are submitted by Paige

Songwriter(s): Keinan Warsame
Copyright: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
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Meaning to "Fatima" (10 meanings)
Margaret 06/19/12,17:28
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he performed this at some award show, he said that this actually happened, fatima was his friend and she got shot... i cry every time i hear it
Fatima 04/18/12,17:18
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This song means alot to me. I've always wanted a song about my name and today i found one thanks to the best K'naan ever.
hodan 04/19/11,07:42
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do i love this song yes i do it makes me cry and i cant even listen anymore because this song has strong feelings its amazing this is not a just a song but its true feelings and i loved its amazing
Kefa 11/16/10,02:29
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I'm Kenya,my wife to be is Ivorien.I hooked her to this song on you tube and gave her the meaning to it since she doesn't speak English...she calls me K'naan now-she's my Fatima
kirui 10/12/10,07:56
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beautiful and sad song. i saw you being interviewed on TV yesterday and u tuld the story behind this song.being from the neighbouring kenya, i can relate to this. RIP Fatima!
nida 08/24/10,06:44
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i love k'naan his songs are so beautiful n the very fact tht he doesnt rap about chicks and shyt makes him even more better than the rest
Katie 06/14/10,01:33
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I love this song so much... It is absolutely beautiful, and soooo sad. I didn't cry, but came close. It's probably my favorite song by K'naan, but I love pretty much all his songs!
Caroline 05/07/10,02:02
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wow. this has to be one of the best songs i've ever heard. the lyrics are brilliant, and it's such a deep song. Congrats k'nann for making such inspirational, beautiful music.
Robert 05/01/10,12:10
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Definitely one of my favorite songs off of Troubador. The album makes you remember how lucky we are and the beautiful international languages of music and love.
Eva 03/17/10,22:54
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What a song! Starts so innocently just like any tragedy in life. The ending is so bold and raw. I listened to it many times but I never cried. Love should be celebrated not mourned.
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