Introvert by Little Simz

[Intro: Cleo Sol and Emma Corrin]

There’s a war, there’s a war

[Verse 1: Little Simz]

The kingdom’s on fire

The blood of a young messiah

I see sinners in a church

I see sinners in a church

Sometimes I might be introvert

There’s a war inside

I hear battle cries

Mothers burying sons

Young boys playing with guns

The devil’s a liar

Fulfil your wildest desires

Now I don’t wanna be the one to doctor this

But if you can’t feel pain, then you can’t feel the opposite

The fight between the Yin and Yang’s a fight you’ll never win

I studying humans, that makes me an anthropologist

I’m not into politics

But I know it’s dark times

Parts of the world still living in Apartheid

But if I don’t takе this winner’s flight, that’s career suicide

Though I should’ve been a friеnd when your grandma died

I see the illness eat my aunt laying in her bed

I see her soul rising as her body gets closer to death

[Bridge: Cleo Sol and Emma Corrin]

Find a way, I’ll find a way

The world’s not over

I will make it, don’t you cry

In God we trust

‘Cause we’re not alone

[Verse 2]

I need a licence to feel

Internal wounds and I’m not tryna be healed

I sabotage what we are trying to build

‘Cause of feelings I keep inside, but it’s time to reveal (Reveal, reveal)

I hate the thought of just being a burden

I hate that these conversations are surfaced

Simz the artist or Simbi the person?

To you I’m smiling, but really I’m hurting

I dedicate my life and gave my heart over twenty something years

Left wondering how I even feel

Or was it was even worth it?

I bottle up and then spill it in verses

One day I’m wordless, next day I’m a wordsmith

Close to success, but to happiness I’m the furthest

At night I wonder if my tears will dry on their own

Hoping I will fulfil Amy’s purpose

Angel said, “Don’t let you ego be a disturbance”

Inner demon said, “Mother fucker, you earned this”

Like they strip you of everything you’re deserving

Realise there is a prison in us, we are conditioned as fuck

Man, it’s like they can’t sleep till our spirit is crushed

How much fighting must we do? We’ve been fearless enough

All we see is broken homes here and poverty

Corrupt government officials, lies and atrocities

How they talking on what’s threatening the economy

Knocking down communities to re-up on properties

I’m directly effected, it does more than just bother me

Look beyond the surface, don’t just see what you wanna see?

My speech ain’t involuntary

Project with intention straight from my lungs

I’m a black woman and I’m a proud one

We walk in blind faith not knowing the outcome

But as long as we’re unified, then we’ve already won

[Bridge: Cleo Sol and Emma Corrin]

Find a way, I’ll find a way

The worlds not over

I will make it, don’t you cry

In God we trust

‘Cause we’re not alone

[Outro]

And so it begins

The base is an amalgamation of everything

Rules are not to be played by rebels

The story of never ending

Your introversion led you here

Intuition protected you along the way

Feelings allowed you to be well balanced

And perspective gave you foresight

The top of the mountain is nothing without the climb

Only the strong will survive

Only the strong will survive

Alone, but not lonely

Your truth unveils with time

As you embark on a journey

Of what it takes to be a woman

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