State of Independence

Album: Donna Summer (1982)
Charted: 14 41
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  • State of life, may I live, may I love
    Coming out the sky, I name me a name
    Coming out silver word for what it is
    It is very nature of the sound, the game

    Shablamidi, shablamida
    Shablamidi, shablamida
    Shablamidi, shablamida

    Siamese, Indonese, to Tibet treat the life
    As a game, if you please (hey)
    Coming up Caribee such a freedom
    Derives from a meditative state
    Movin' on, believe that's it, call it magic
    Third world, it is, I only guessed it

    Shablamidi, shablamida
    Shablamidi, shablamida
    Shablamidi, shablamida

    Shablimidi, shablamida
    Shablimidi, shablamida
    Shablimidi, shablamida

    Shot to the soul the flame of Oroladian
    (The) essence of the word
    The state of independence

    Sounds like a signal from you
    Bring me to meet your sound
    And I will bring you to my heart

    Love, like a signal you call
    Touching my body, my soul
    Bring to me, you to meet me here

    Home, be the temple of your heart
    Home, be the body of your love
    Just like holy water to my lips
    (hey, hey)

    Yes, I do know how I survive
    Yes, I do know why I'm alive
    To love and be with you
    Day by day by day by day

    Time, time again, it is said
    We will hear, we will see
    See it all in His wisdom hear

    His truth will abound the land
    This truth will abound the land
    This state of independence shall be
    This state of independence shall be

    Say, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah
    Be the sound of higher
    Love today
    Yeah (hey, hey)

    Time, time again, it is said
    We will hear, we will see
    See it all in His wisdom hear

    His truth will abound the land
    This truth will abound the land
    This state of independence shall be
    This state of independence shall be
    This state of independence shall be
    This state of independence shall be
    This state of independence shall beWriter/s: JON ANDERSON, EVANGHELOS: SEE "VANGELIS" PAPATHANASSIOU
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 4

  • Brad from Topeka, KsAfter essentially following Donna Summer's career, this is easily my favorite song of hers. I love Anderson and Vangelis' recording of their composition, but Donna Summer and Quincy Jones brought the song to an entirely different level. For some odd reason, what I found fascinating in Summer's version is the ending/fade out. Vangelis wrote this part in the middle of the song and it's a brief moment. Jones chose to end the song with this. It still blows my mind.
  • Ed from Brewster, Nymezmering(sp) song.....the rythmn, the vocal in the background. Precious.beautiful........one of my favorites
  • Jun from Manila, OtherMy absolute Donna Summer favorite. I just love the beat and the backing chorus. I also like her Unconditional Love with Musical Youth.
  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrI wonder if the title of this song refers to the state of Pennsylvania. Since, if I remember correctly, and I could be wrong, but wasn't Pennsylvania where the Declaration of Independence was signed?
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