Nellie McKay Testify Lyrics

Obligatory Villagers Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Mother of Pearl
  • 2 Oversure
  • 3 Gin Rummy
  • 4 Livin'
  • 5 Identity Theft
  • 6 Galleon
  • 7 Politan
  • 8 Testify
  • 9 Zombie
  • As we approach fair weather
    As we entertain our maiden endeavor
    'Round us still the chorus beats
    The schools, the streets
    There's always danger there

    For men will divest
    Only to a certain point
    For each divines their own experience
    And to our own
    We must attest

    They say authority's essential
    They are insincere
    They say discipline is fundamental
    You will perservere
    And when you've lost your fear
    Then that's when you must

    Testify
    Raise your hands up to the sky
    Clouds are comin' closer, but a-don't you cry
    Because you ain't got time
    Just keep on strivin', testifyin'

    Testify
    Raise your hands up to the sky
    Clouds are comin' closer, but a-don't you cry
    Because you ain't got time
    Just keep on strivin', testifyin'

    As you pack the tools of past illusions
    You have lost your nerve
    Set them near you, lest they cause confusion
    Keep some in reserve
    To get what you deserve
    You're gonna have to

    Testify
    Raise your hands up to the sky
    Clouds are comin' closer, but a-don't you cry
    Because you ain't got time
    Just keep on strivin', testifyin'

    Testify
    Raise your hands up to the sky
    Clouds are comin' closer, but a-don't you cry
    Because you ain't got time
    Just keep on strivin', testifyin'

    Mama, you got me my corduroy jeans
    "Do your own laundry if you want them clean"
    Mama, the workload they're puttin' me through
    "Like I don't know"

    Mama, you got me history books
    "Yeah, and I thought me I'd take me a look"
    But doesn't matter what you do or say
    Because it ain't my history anyway

    Feast or famine, you're cryin' at the disco
    You have lost your way
    The peace they were plannin' died in San Francisco
    Floating on the bay
    Just close your eyes and pray
    Then stand up straight and

    Testify
    Raise your hands up to the sky
    Clouds are comin' closer, but a-don't you cry
    Because you ain't got time
    Just keep on strivin', testifyin' Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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