Ways of Life

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These words are written by Genius English, an orphaned kid living on the streets of Gweru, Zimbabwe.
Through a chain-reaction of travelling like human Chinese Whispers,
an Englishman living in Argentina, without having met the orphan, composed music for the words and recorded them across the planet with Alex James.

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The Ways of Life can be bitter
They cause agony in the soul
The woman held her head in both her hands
And stared at the heavens in pain

She flung herself to the hard ground
And let out a wail
It stopped the early morning singing birds
The Earth went silent
It was a terrible wail indeed

Her husband had bolted
With all the years of hard work of cotton
How would she make end's meet
Four hungry children to feed
She had prayed he would come back with something
Indeed he did
He had a stupid grin on his face
And another wife
He had married her with the cotton money

The wails sent shivers Down people's spines
The wind picked up her wails
The wails of a wronged woman

Such are the ways of life
Full of poison

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from Genius, released March 4, 2016
Genius English (Poetry & Artwork) Drew Walker (Music) Alex James (Recording)

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We Drew Genius Gweru, Zimbabwe

These words are written by Genius, a young African man, when he was a young orphan living on the streets of Zimbabwe.
Through a chain reaction, an Englishman living in Argentina, without having met Genius, composed music for the words and recorded them across the planet with Alex James. We have created this page to try to support Genius in whatever way we can. He is now in school loving Sciences!!
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