Black People : Cherry Brandy!

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  1. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Lyrics~ Cherry Brandy~ Tanya Stephens~ Track # 30


    Who do you call at two in the morning when you feeling lonely and you got no friends
    Where do you go when you run out of places and the walls of your dreams come crashing in?
    What do you do when you used all your voices and your only choice is packing it in?
    Who wants to know that your life is a crisis cause you paying the prices for living in sin
    Nobody wants to know if your feeling down in the dumps, climb all the way to the top floor but you can't even get up the guts to jump.

    *Chorus*
    Cherry Brandy (Hennessey and Red Bull)
    Cames in real handy (Johnny Walker Blue baby)
    Vodka wine and whiskey (swig another mouthful)
    Go down fine (grab another 'Q' baby)
    If I get lucky (if Jack Daniels got you turning)
    Maybe I'll make it to 40 (stagger to the loo baby)
    But happy still ain't no friend of mine (let it out, you'll be fine)

    Where do you go when you work turns sour and every hour just brings more pain?
    Who wants to know that your crying a river, happens over and over and its all the same
    What do you do when you've given your heart and it's torn apart and thrown back in your face
    Who wants to know that your life is open and words are spoken that you can't erase?
    The world always looks better, after I've put down a few
    and though we're not together, when I'm stoned I'm lying right next to you

    Cherry Brandy (Hennessey and Red Bull)
    Cames in real handy (Johnny Walker Blue baby)
    Vodka wine and whiskey (swig another mouthful)
    Go down fine (grab another 'Q' baby)
    If I get lucky (if Jack Daniels got you turning)
    Maybe I'll make it to 40 (stagger to the loo baby)
    But happy still ain't no friend of mine (let it out, you'll be fine)

    Everybody calls me just a drunken slob but I see your face in every glass of wine I have
    Whoa..Since you no longer thinking of coming around, nothing wrong with me drinking and humming along
    Still got hopes of seeing you again but until then

    Chant
    Well if me drinkin a your problem, F' U then
    Me best friend a Mr. Wray and him Nephew dem
    And if some Heineken a freeze me have to rescue them
    When it comes to 'passing the bar'
    I'm not the best student no

    Cherry Brandy (Hennessey and Red Bull)
    Cames in real handy (Johnny Walker Blue baby)
    Vodka wine and whiskey (swig another mouthful)
    Go down fine (grab another 'Q' baby)
    If I get lucky (Jack Daniels got you turning)
    Maybe I'll make it to 40 (stagger to the loo baby)
    But happy still ain't no friend of mine (let it out, you'll be fine)


    I did write some things up sharing the thoughts and behaviors I experienced when I learned this song. Aside from the powerful reality in her words, the beat/vibe is puts me in a nice mellow mood.

    I'm working on editing my comments and will be back to post. In the meantime, please feel FREE to share your E.S.P. (experience, strength and plan) or the things you think of as you listen.


    M.E.
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    deep lyrics in depth
     
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    Thanks a bunch SiS PurpleMoons for the addition of my Sistren performing this tune live!

    Deep in deed Brother $$RICH$$

    While the whole song tells the story I am currently living, this verse speaks the loudest for me.

    One thing I really got when I learned this song, was a very CLEAR picture of the thoughts and feelings that supported the women in my families drinking. Where are the answers to these questions:?: Some would say the answer lies within self and that "all" one need do is "get over it". Yet, for some strange reason, THAT has not worked for the vast majority of US...this "getting over it" thing. I don't know about other folk, yet I know in my family, alcoholism spans at least four generations. I also KNOW from my work with others that this is NOT unique to my family. I have worked with folks who have been able to trace addictions back 5-6 generations. Many of our "leaders" have engaged in using alcohol and other substances to manage the pain, confusion, fear and.or anger they feel, for the choices they've made, for the 'failures' they have experienced.

    When I got this CLEAR picture, my heart was overwhelmed with LOVE for my ancestors who drank. I overstood their pain. I thanked them for the strength and fortitude to do what they could with what they had. I let go of some of the pain and confusion I felt as I have been in a position to heal from growing up in a family system plagued by alcoholism. The parts I still hold is directed at the root cause of all this pain we feel as a result of Afreekan Slavery.
    Macka B tells that story very well and I think I may post the words to that song next. For context and supporting evidence of the claims I make.

    Thank you both SiS PurpleMoons and Brother $$RICH$$ for listening and sharing!:couple:

    M.E.
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