From the recording PEARLS* (SADE COVER)

This is our version of the powerful 1992 song "Pearls" originally performed by: Sade from her flawless masterpiece of an album 'Love Deluxe'. This version was originally recorded back in 2016 during the very first SIIS recording sessions at 3 different locations and was the only recording to feature Nathaniel Howdeshell on Bass as well as Jamie Woolford on additional Bass. It was picked back up in 2019 and finished in the studio and then mixed in 2020 by Jamie Woolford. / Sam Swanson: Vocals, Electric Guitars, Programming, Keys
Jesse Sprinkle: Drums
Nathaniel Howdeshell: Bass Guitar
Jamie Woolford: Additional Bass Guitar

Recorded by: SLAVEIISERVANT
Mixed by: JAMIE WOOLFORD

Lyrics

There is a woman in Somalia Scraping for pearls on the roadside There's a force stronger than nature Keeps her will alive
This is how she's dying
She's dying to survive
Don't know what she's made of
I would like to be that brave
She cries to the heaven above There is a storm in my heart
She lives a life she didn't choose And it hurts like brand-new shoes Hurts like brand-new shoes
There is a woman in Somalia The sun gives her no mercy The same sky we lay under Burns her to the bone
Long as afternoon shadows
It's gonna take her to get home Each grain carefully wrapped up Pearls for her little girl
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
She cries to the heaven above
There is a storm in my heart
She lives in a world she didn't choose And it hurts like brand-new shoes Hurts like brand-new shoes (Helen Sade Adu)