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India Arie – Heart of the Matter + Umbrella (inspiring music video)

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India Arie – Heart of the Matter + Umbrella (inspiring music video)

This video shows two songs of the recent concert of India Arie on the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJb_Sq7_jjo
“The Heart Of The Matter”
[originally performed by Don Henley of The Eagles]

I got the call today, I didn’t wanna hear
But I knew that it would come
An old true friend of ours was talkin’ on the phone
She said you found someone
And I thought of all the bad luck,
And all the struggles we went through
How I lost me and you lost you
What are these voices outside love’s open door
Make us throw off our contentment
And beg for something more?
I’ve been learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning them again
I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore
These times are so uncertain
There’s a yearning undefined
And people filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age
And the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
They’re the very things we kill, I guess
Pride and competition cannot fill these empty arms
And the work they put between us,
You know it doesn’t keep us warmI’ve been trying to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
The more I know, the less I understand
And all the things I thought I figured out, I have to learn again
I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the Heart of the Matter
But my will gets weak
And my heart is so shattered
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me anymoreAll the people in your life who’ve come and gone
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
Better put it all behind you; cause life goes on
You keep carrin’ that anger, it’ll eat you up inside

I wanna be happily everafter
And my heart is so shattered
But I know it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me anymoreI’ve been tryin’ to get down to the Heart of the Matter
Because the flesh will get weak
And the ashes will scatter
So I’m thinkin’ about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if you don’t love me anymore
Even if you don’t love me anymore
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“Umbrella”

[Jay-Z]
[Chorus]
When the sun shines, we’ll shine together
Told you I’d be here forever
Said I’ll always be a friend
Took an oath I’ma stick it out ’til the end
Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)
You can run into my arms
It’s OK, don’t be alarmed
Come here to me
There’s no distance in between our love
So go on and let the rain pour
I’ll be all you need and more
It’s raining, raining
Oh, baby it’s raining, raining
Baby come here to me
Come here to me
It’s raining, raining
Oh baby it’s raining, raining
You can always come here to me
Come here to me
#HeartOfTheMatter #IndiaArie #Umbrella #DonHenley #BrendaJose #TwinSouls
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Chaen’s view
“Heart of the Matter” is Brenda’s favorite India Arie song.
Her heart yearned to be back with me, but I was too scared of the intensity, too tired of 8-9 hour fights (read my article on Twin Souls, this comment may make more sense), and I thought I understood her. “The more I know, the less I understand” sums out both our thoughts and feelings in our down times. Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore.I know that we’ll still have each other.
We can stand under our umbrella (Brenda ella ella eh eh eh)

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