Kill Your Mama

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  • Alicia Keys wrote this stripped-down, soulful plea for change with Emeli Sandé. The pair are frequent collaborators, having written three tracks together for Keys' previous album, Girl On Fire, ("101," "Brand New Me" and "Not Even The King.") The two also penned "Hope," a song that can be found on Sandé's debut album, Our Version Of Events.
  • Shame on us, on your sons and your daughters
    Dig all your gold and we poisoned all your water
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    Keys told the audience during a concert at Harlem's Apollo Theater, just after the release of Here, that Sande is her "writing soulmate" and the duo co-wrote the song after sharing an interest in Native American folk music. "I wanna dedicate this song to Standing Rock," she continued. "And all the people who are fighting to save our water and our sacred land."

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