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Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Black Gold"



Despite the meltdowns early in the day, last night I had the pleasure of going to see Esperanza Spaulding...a 27-year-old,  prolific, unique, jazz artist. My husband insists on seeing her every time she's in town.  Last night, I was profoundly happy that he did.  The petite Esperanza slays a mean upright bass, bass guitar and uses her voice as an instrument.  
This song especially seeped into the depths of my soul and brought tears to my eyes as I thought of my own special boys.  I hope that they grow up knowing they are precious, "Black Gold".  In fact, I will make it my goal. 
Hold your head as high as you canHigh enough to see who you are, little manLife sometimes is cold and cruelBaby no one else will tell you so remember thatYou are Black Gold, Black GoldYou are Black GoldNow maybe no one else has ever told you soBut you're golden, babyBlack Gold with a diamond soulThink of all the strength you have in youFrom the blood you carry within youAncient men, powerful menBuilders of civilizationThey'll be folks hell-bent on putting you downDon't get burned'Cause not necessarily everyone will know your worthThink of all the strength you have in youFrom the blood you carry within youAncient men, powerful menBuilders of civilizationThink of all the strength you have in youPowerful, powerful menBuilders of civilizationHold your head as high as you canHigh enough to see who you are, little manLife sometimes is cold and cruelBaby no one else will tell you so remember thatYou are Black Gold, Black GoldYou are Black GoldThere'll be folks hell-bent on putting you downDon't get burnedNot necessarily everyone will know your worthThink of all the strength you have in youFrom the blood you carry within youAncient men, powerful menBuilders of civilizationThink of all the strength you have in youPowerful, powerful menBuilders of civilizationHold your head as high as you canHigh enough to see who you are, little manLife sometimes is cold and cruel[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/black-gold-lyrics-esperanza-spalding.html ]

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Ladies and Gentlemen here she is Ms. Esperanza Spaulding: