Adia Victoria – Deep Water Blues


They said black woman got steel for a spine
She’ll carry your weight, she’ll carry your fight
She’ll think of you ‘fore she’ll think of herself
She don’t hang up being woman, mind of nobody else
But I don’t want to rescue you from the deep water
Washing over my labour
The deep water, I won’t be your saviour
Won’t keep it my life to keep you alive
I’m going back to swim on or you’ll die tonight
In deep water, deep water