Alive (feat. Teo M)

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'Alive' is the first track included in Helene's Mates second album 'II' featuring Teo M. former member of Italian electro swing duo the Sweetlife Society. If Italy was a more civilized Country this song would probably be its National Anthem.

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Alive

There are lands of birth and there are lands of landfall.
Migrations have no specific tongue. Our minds don't have any border.
If a man has walked on the moon why couldn't we walk on the Earth?
Any people got a migrant soul that holds together the globe.
Celui qui n'a rien à cacher ne peut pas être sans papiers.
No es un clandestino who has got nothing to hide.

Here I am, I'm alive alé alé alé.
Here I am, I am alive. The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.

Only one friend, only one world, only one country, only one universe
Only one family, only one love c'est comme vivre dans une prison.
N'terike'le', dougniake'le', jamanake'le'
Sankoloke'le', douke'le', jarabike'le'*.
When I was a child I had a globe with a light bulb inside.
I used to turn the lights off and travel with my mind.
From the dirty war to the ship of hope you've had nothing to hide
Non ci sono clandestini. On n'a pas besoin des papiers.

Here I am, I'm alive alé alé alé.
Here I am, I am alive. The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.

Twilight Strip is our home tonight.
It's a sweetlife!

Dance on the same rhythm as we walk on the same Earth
There are no choice you must accept that a man is a man
Teach to every brotha to make no difference to respect the life
Cos it's the only richness
White man, black man, yellow man unite
We don't want no politician who decide what is wrong or right
Remember that no one can take off your dignity
Love and let live to every man is own dream

Here I am, I'm alive alé alé alé.
Here I am, I'm alive. The world is our home tonight.

Here I am, I'm alive alé alé alé.
Here I am, I am alive. The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.


*inspired by Cameroonian poet Ndjock Ngana's 'Prison'.

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from II (preview edition), released July 23, 2012
Written by Helene's Mates.
Lyrics by Matteo Buranello and Matteo Marini.
Produced by VinaBros and Helene's Mates.
Copyright Vinavox 2012.

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