Beyoncé sjunger Spirit och Bigger om människans uppvaknande mot förtryck

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Beyoncés musikvideo med låten Spirit tar avstamp i Afrika. Den är full av bildsymbolik om människans uppvaknande och särskilt de afrikanska folkens resning, även om texten fokuserar på själens medvetenhet. I den andra delen av samma video sjunger Beyoncé låten Bigger. Här är ditt uppvaknande åter i centrum: ”Bigger than the picture they framed us to see. But now we see it”.

Ofta kan man i kommersiella produktioner som tex i Lejonkungen (2019) se djupare budskap förmedlas. Om vi filosofiskt därför kan acceptera att djupare budskap endast kan nå stora mängder av människor genom kommersiella produktioner kanske vi enklare kan acceptera att intresset av att tjäna pengar även kan ha en kärna av något större.

Text: Torbjörn Sassersson

Sångtext

Uishi kwa muda mrefu mfalme
(Uishi kwa, uishi kwa)
Uishi kwa muda mrefu mfalme
(Uishi kwa, uishi kwa)

Yeah, yeah, and the wind is talkin’
Yeah, yeah, for the very first time
With a melody that pulls you towards it
Paintin’ pictures of paradise
Sayin’ rise up to the light in the sky, yeah
Watch the light lift your heart up
Burn your flame through the night
Whoa, spirit
Watch the heavens open (open), yeah
Spirit, can you hear it callin’? (Callin’)
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, and the water’s crashin’
Trying to keep your head up high
While you’re tremblin’, that’s when the magic happens
And the stars (stars) gather by (gather by)
By your side
Sayin’ rise up to the light in the sky, yeah
Let the light lift your heart up
Burn your flame through the night
Yeah, spirit
Watch the heavens open (open), yeah
Spirit, can you hear it callin’? (Callin’)
Yeah (yeah)
Your destiny is comin’ close
Stand up and fight
So go into that far off land
And be one with the great I am, I am
Boy becomes a man
Whoa, spirit
Watch the heavens open (open), yeah
Spirit, can you hear it callin’? (Callin’?) Yeah
Spirit, yeah, watch the heavens open, open, yeah
Spirit, spirit, can you hear it callin’? (Callin’)
Yeah (yeah)
Your destiny is comin’ close
Stand up and fight
So go into a far off land
And be one with the great I am

Källa: LyricFind
Låtskrivare: Beyonce Knowles / Ilya Salmanzadeh / Timothy McKenzie

Sångtext

If you feel insignificant, you better think again
Better wake up because you’re part of something way bigger
You’re part of something way bigger
Not just a speck in the universe
Not just some words in a bible verse
You are the living word
Ahh, you’re part of something way bigger
Bigger than you, bigger than we
Bigger than the picture they framed us to see
But now we see it
And it ain’t no secret, no
Understand the truth ’bout that question in your soul
Look up, don’t look down, then watch the answers unfold
Life is your birthright, they hid that in the fine print
Uh, take the pen and rewrite it
Step out your estimate
Step in your essence and know that you’re excellent
Rise (rise), the spirit is teachin’
Oh, I’m not just preachin’, I’m takin’ my own advice
Let mama let you know (let you know)
Mama’s just tryin’, I can’t get no days off
I don’t get no days off
Truly, I’m feelin’ it, I had to say that thing twice
Tryin’ to be a good wife
Still really hard, I can’t lie
But I promised you I will fight, so I fight
If you feelin’ frustrated and (oh)
You’re sinkin’, I’m jumpin’ in (oh)
Forgiveness is key because we’re fightin’ something way bigger
You’ll never lose, we are winners
I’ll be the roots, you be the tree
Pass on the fruit that was given to me
Legacy, ah, we’re part of something way bigger
Bigger, you’re part of something way bigger
Bigger than you, bigger than we
Bigger than the picture they framed us to see
Legacy, oh, you’re part of something way bigger
Let love be the water
I pour into you and you pour into me
There ain’t no drought here
Bloom into our actual powers
I’ll be your sanctuary, you just don’t know it yet
You just don’t know it yet
No matter how hard it gets
You got my blood in ya
And you’re gonna rise
You’re part of something way bigger
You’re part of something way bigger
Bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than the picture they framed us to be, yeah
Ooh, ooh, you’re part of something way bigger
Understand the truth ’bout that question in your soul (bigger)
Look up, don’t look down, then watch the answers unfold (bigger)
Life is your birthright, they hid that in the fine print
Take the pen and rewrite it
Step out your estimate
Step in your essence and know that you’re excellent
Rise, the spirit is teachin’
Oh, I’m not just preachin’, I’m takin’ my own advice
If you feel insignificant, you better think again
Better wake up ’cause you’re part of something way bigger
You’re part of something way bigger
I’ll be the roots, you be the tree
Pass on the fruit that was given to me
Legacy, ah, we’re part of something way bigger

Källa: LyricFind
Låtskrivare: Stacy Barthe / Akil C. King / Rachel Keen / Beyoncé Knowles

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