The Author

by Karima Francis

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released March 23, 2009

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Karima Francis Blackpool, UK

A lot has happened in Karima’s life since she first ensnared listeners in 2009, with her debut ‘The Author’, and live shows so emotionally charged and laid-bare, you could hear a
pin drop. Anyone who has ever seen Francis live will speak of the emotive and spellbinding performance she delivers with her immaculate, but raw vocals that often lead the audience to compare her to Jeff Buckley.
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Track Name: The Author
I want to tell you a story
About a girl who spread words her words out before me.
With the sun for her smile,
I lay back and start to write,
A story, a story.

The story of you and I
How we kissed a thousand of times,
Not like the movies as real as the sun.
The story, the story of you and I.

I want to ask her a question,
Say is anybody open to suggestions
If I gave you protection
Would you let me sell our love
Through a story.

The story of you and I
How we kissed a thousand of times,
Not like the movies as real as the sun.
The story, the story of you and I.

I am the author and you are the queen,
You hold the most pages that I've ever seen
With the sun for her smile
I lay back and start to write.

The Story of you and I.
Track Name: Again
Mama can we talk it over
i was blind and couldn't see
sat across from an awkward angel
she's biting away at me

Mama can we we joke about it
for a bluebird sacrafise it
for the thousandth time that i've said

if i lose my patience
you should try and understand
ill surrender now and start

well start it all again
well start it again

Take the road
i'm a lonely soldier
damaged by the wont get older
i lost my speach parading

if i lose my patience
you should try and understand
ill surrender now and start

well start it all again
well start it again

i never had the benefits
like other children did
you made my life a circus hall
im balancing in this again.

some they blow with the wind
some are trampled when there's nothing left
to burn out

i think we'll start it again
i think we'll start it again

again
again

Mama can we talk it over
i was blind and couldn't see
sat across from an awkward angel
she's biting away at me
Track Name: Chasing The Morning Light
She's painting again
heavy hands
heavy men
and are studded together
go put on your best dress
in an orphan distress
and we'll worry together

i love you
because you
try to hide those wings behind you
more and more

We reach
our falls
we preach to save the world
we laugh
we cry
we stumble time to time
and we're chasing the morning light

controlled and weightless
to the famous waitress
and our fortunes together
she is open to bleed as i'm open to hurt
we are mourners who just
cant wait their turn

you know
i love you
because you
try to hide those wings behind you
more and more

We reach
our falls
we preach to save the world
we laugh
we cry
we stumble time to time
and we're chasing the morning light

We reach
our falls
we preach to save the world
we laugh
we cry
we stumble time to time
and we're chasing the morning light

We reach
our falls
we preach to save the world
we laugh
we cry
we stumble time to time
and we're chasing the morning light.
Track Name: Francis
and if i go now
ill leave a present with you
a cloud with your own stairs
a life style all new

and if i stay now
i'd lead a life i've not planned
no ears to perform to
nor any other man

My god it's dangerous
i'm out with these strangers
my god its dangerous

And if i go now
ill leave a message with you
Stamp, stamp, stamp me on a postcard
from which place tells the truth

My god it's dangerous
i'm out with these strangers
my god its dangerous

Home is
where you belong
though you ain't home for long francis
home is where you belong though you ain't

My god it's dangerous
i'm out with these strangers
my god its dangerous

Home is
where you belong
though you ain't home for long francis
home is where you belong though you ain't home for long francis

shall i leave here tomorrow
or should i stay here forever
home is where
home is
where you belong though you ain't home for long francis
home is where
Track Name: Hold You
I am dreaming of a place
begining of you waist
your waist is a dream to me

i am dreaming of a sound
it makes my world go round
your mouth is a dream to me

i have tried to buy
you've sold out closed the store
your every book there is and more

I just wanna hold you
i just wanna hold you
i just wanna hold you
and never give you away
i just wanna show you
i just wanna show you
i just wanna show you
who im meant to be

i'd defend you as my child
go inside for a while
here is my gift wrapped to you
my statue has spoken out
a treasure in the wild
my vowels to walk with you

i have tried to buy
you've sold out closed the store
your every shell in the sand and more

I just wanna hold you
i just wanna hold you
i just wanna hold you
and never give you away
i just wanna show you
i just wanna show you
i just wanna show you
who im meant to be

you'd have to lock me up inside a tomb
you'd have to lace these chains around my brain
for me to stop loving you

I just wanna hold you
i just wanna hold you
i just wanna hold you
and never give you away
i have to tell you something
please give a minute patience
i can ease all your pain.