When a song manages to rekindle our faith in humanity in just under four and a half minutes, that's something to talk about.
Shing02, the lyrical counterpart to the genius of Nujabes, lays down wisdom in a single song what many artists struggle to achieve in a lifetime. He pens down beautiful imageries nature, faith, and love, illustrating our human potential to connect, relate, and care for one another, whoever you are, wherever you are in the world.
It's like the devil in me saw the God in you
You epitomize the etymology of enthusiasm
Look it, up there lies the clouds that form the rain
That came from the ocean that flowed from the river
I'm a believer, firm with the first words, lyrical transceiver of our ancient roots
Science plus Arts multiplied by Faith then divided by the number of our ethnic race
Let me mention what I've been thinking
How to save the children, when the ship is sinking
So I'm singing, no lip syncing to slogans
Political hooligans with tanks, missiles and guns
Everything is relative when it's all in the family of man
Understand the time has finally come to realize the great power of one
All formulas equalize under the Sun, amen
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