Fatima
K'naan 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 [Repeats]

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.

[Repeats]
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

Fatima

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

Lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: KEINAN WARSAME

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Comments from YouTube:

rere taj

I’m from Sudan and I love Somalis very much 😍😍😍😍😍

Dennis Bergkamp

Love you too brother ❀️

love wnati

Somalia ❀❀

Wellington Sears

I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Knaan is probably the most underappreciated artist of all time.

Patricia Marin

2021 and I'm loving the song and the artiste.....it's spoken word in song......realistic song of what's happening today.

SomaChica Sincity

As sad as it is the story behind this song...But I can't help but be happy every time I play it simply because my name is also Fatima and I am Somali. So it is almost he is singing it for me :)

ScoobyJr

But Fatima got shot and dead

Juleybeeb Afrax

Keep your Head up baby gyal this is your anthem

Brahyam Veliz

This man is so underated... his songs have so much meaning and lessons...the somali NAS...I love it!!

Moh'd Abdulrahman

this is a legendary song. forever the generations shall sing it.

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