Catch 22 - Goapele

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Nobody knows what I go through
Indecisions made me passive
They say I want my cake and I want to eat it too
Less satisfied if I don't, consequences when I do
These lessons, they lead me on my way
but when company is tempting me, I'm turned around
but I might want to go that way,
don't want to go that wayWell, it's a catch 22
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
Yes, it's a catch 22
Damned if I don't, Damned if I doHow many times does it take to learn just one thing,
'cause I keep ending up here
And I'm not a scientist so I just keep on praying that I won't
keep getting the same results each day
I said that I can't be with you
But when you turn away I pull back your hands to stay
(your hands to stay)
So many days turn to years
that brought us here
and we (shied) through time without too many tears
But we still made decisions creating divisions
So many contradictions,
why didn't we listen?Well, it's a catch 22(catch 22)
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
Yes, it's a catch 22
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
( I'm damned if I don't, I'm damned if I do)'Cause when I see you looking at her
I can't stand it, my eyes can't conceive
You gave her the smile you gave to me
I love you selfishly
I can feel so strongly
Oh, how you (throw) me
but still you know me
Oh, you know meYes, it's a catch 22,
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
(damned if I do)
Yes, it's a catch 22, (catch 22)
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
(I'm damned if I don't, I'm damned if I do)To hell with all the promises we made,
the boundaries, the pain
I don't care who's wrong or right
Let's just ignore that tonight, I don't want to fight
Where you lead me I'll follow
I won't stress on tomorrow
'cause I miss you like the moon misses the sky,
the waves miss the sand,
the leaves miss the breeze flowin' by
So come to me easy,
'cause I know you can please meBut it's a catch 22....(repeat chorus til end)

Songwriters
MOHLABANE, GOAPELE K. / GREENBERG, NATHANIEL / RAMSEY, SHAKAPublished by
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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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 Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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