Battle of the Heart - Goapele

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Battle of the Heart Lyrics

How can I go on, dawn is breaking
But it's yours for taking
I'm losing the battle of the heart
Every time it turns to spring
I think of you again and how I long to fly, fly freeI'm standing at the edge of something beautiful
But it hurts to try I'm scared it won't arrive
Love everlasting but the dawn is breaking
But it's yours for takingI'm losing the battle of the heart, oh umm hum oh
I'm losing the battle of the heart, umm oh
I don't want to surrender
But that's when I can commend this thingThere always comes this sweet hello
And I feel way too far
On the edge of something beautiful
I never realizedJust how to separate the two
Fantasy from truth and running into you
Then all of the reasons keep flashing before me
But I can't do and I thought I was through
The feeling was done, the battle was over, it's not overI'm losing the battle of the heart, oh
Is it crazy I thought I could win, oh
I'm losing the battle of the heart, oh oh

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Goapele (born Goapele Mohlabane on 11th July 1977 in Oakland, California) is a U.S. soul and R&B singer-songwriter. Her name means "to go forward" in the South African language Sesotho. She was born to a Jewish mother, Noa, and an African father, Douglas Mohlabane, who was a South African political exile. They married in Nairobi, Kenya.

Goapele attended the Berkeley Arts Magnet School in Berkeley, California. During these years, she joined several groups that fought racism and sexism. She also sang in the Oakland Youth Choir and joined a group called Vocal Motion. After graduating from high school, Goapele attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she studied music theory.

In 2001, she signed with Skyblaze Recordings/Columbia Records, and in 2002, she released her first album Even Closer, featuring the single "Closer". She co-wrote and co-produced the entire album, which is a mixture of neo soul and jazz. She also toured North America with band Spearhead.

Apart from her solo work, she has collaborated with rappers Aceyalone, E-40, Hieroglyphics, and Triple Threat, and written for jazz trio Soulive.

Her second album Change It All, featuring the single "First Love", was released in December 2005. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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