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Pearls

by Sade

Lyrics

There is a woman in Somalia
Scraping for pearls on the roadside
There's a force stronger than nature
Keeps her will alive
full lyrics
There is a woman in Somalia
Scraping for pearls on the roadside
There's a force stronger than nature
Keeps her will alive
full lyrics

Features of This Track

modern r&b stylings
intricate melodic phrasing
a twelve-eight time signature
thru composed melodic style
acoustic sonority
minor key tonality
string section beds
a breathy female lead vocalist
solo strings
the subtle use of a horn section
sad lyrics
triple note feel
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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Comments

Think about it.......... . !
When Americans see Third World,life situations.. . . t h i s music plays,in the background.. . o n the way Home..
"Pearls"of grain to sustain Life
In a world that has so-much for so-few
Giving so-little to so-many.We Are The World*.
LOVE'S Disciple*978 * ~ 6 m 1 4 y ~
Alica Keyes sings her heart out
i can't listen to this at work...teari n g up
sbunnell41
Wow can you imagine
*.* Epic !!!! *.*
Powerful
This song in concert is beautiful. Make you dam cry. True singing. Thank you Sade
Love her voice and music
Sade finds all the right emotions to project you into her songs..... That is powerful!
I'm fifteen and I caught the end of this song when coming in from doing laundry and the little bit I did her forced me to look up the rest of the song. It's almost impossible to find music that immediately grips you like that these days. Sade is an amazing artist and I hope she continues to make beautiful music like this.
Off the hook. !!!!
great making love music ...
843660947
Sade is such a story teller :) OAN: this song made me cry :( I could actually see this African woman working for pearls !!! Great Job Sade !!!!
I luv sade she's awsome
I really
Relate to her music ( my name Maria I. Love . SADA
Best music ever,it makes you think about your life...
elljays
This song connects every time. Love Sade.
Wooow!! An AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL song!! You can really hear Sade's vocals on this song!! It's a bittersweet song filled with sadden emotion but thankfulness to have at least something, such as pearls!!
I never knew there was a poweful vocal version of this song. I was familiar only through David Sanborn's amazing sax rendition. Even without the devestatingl y beautiful lyrics I get choked up whenever I hear it. Thanks Pandora!
such a powerful song
Shows that you must do the best with what you are given.
if you have a chance to listen to pearls it is a good song for what is happening in Hati, to me it reflexs pictures in my mind and what is on TV. She is a wonderful artist I am suprise she wasn't on tv for the support o Hati Releaf! Not only for this song all her music is Hoppen!
India Arie has a remake of this song that is also wonderful
Love LoveLOve!
This is so hauntingly beautiful. After I saw her in concert in 2001 this number stayed with me for days. So mesmerizing!
Love this song, the lyrics, the horns in the background, the emotions...t h e compassion!
so many live in a world they didn't choose...and it hurts like brand new shoes...deep stuff

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