Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna - Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) (prod by Swizz Beatz)

This might be the one quickest big time collabos to come together and for a relief effort. 100% of the proceeds from the Hope For Haiti Now album (including this song obviously) will go to the relief effort, so instead of posting a download link, you can stream it below or do your part in helping by considering giving up the 99 cents to the relief organization, Partners in Health, that is trying to get Haiti back on it's feet. FYI - "Haiti Mon Amour" translates to "Haiti My Love"...and here's a chance to show Haiti some love by purchasing the song on iTunes.

Here are the lyrics too for all of you at home that want to follow along:
[Jay-Z - Chorus]
When the sky falls and the Earth quakes
We gon put this back together
We won’t break

Sa Pa Sé, my Port-Au-Princes
my Haitian Gods and all of my Princesses
Our condolences as you fightin’ against this
we’re right by your side as we tryin’ to make sense of this
heavenly father help us see through these problems
and for those thats left accept them into your garden
so here’s my theory, the country’s already starvin’
so we sacrificed many to shed light on all of them
God please pardon, I speak from the heart
its the only way I see this tragedy befall on them
so lets get involved with them, hand to hand with them
arm to arm with them til they get strong again,
When the sky falls…

(Rihanna and Bono – hook)
Can’t wait until tomorrow
Haiti, Mon Amour
Haiti, Mon Amour
Not gonna leave you stranded, alone, alone
oh no


[Jay-Z Verse 2]
Learn from the past, New Orleans was flooded
So we know we just can’t rely on the government
We under the rubble again, here we go rumbling when
When we gon catch a break, my friend lost his mother and then
And then, Carline lost her uncles and them
Buried with no caskets, they just put covers on them
lyrics courtesy of
And the tears fall, and we fight back
Story ain’t done, it can’t end like that
Nah not like this, tomorrow’s survivors gonna carry on your name
You live on inside us, your memory’s alive with us
You inspired us, to rebuild this country, you just guide us

It’s not the angels that are on their way
its not the bells of Santa Trinite
the people waiting, position vacant(?)
for hands to help, not just to pray


[French singing]
Haïti va s’élever
Tu vas te relever
Nous nous éléverons
Ensemble ensemble ensemble

(not gonna leave you stranded…)

we gon put this back together we wont break
we gon put this back together we wont break
we gon put this back together we wont break
we gon put this back together we wont break
-Credit to KillerHipHop for the lyrics

Give it a listen and again consider purchasing, obviously it couldn't be going to a better cause, every dollar counts...

Jay-Z feat Bono, The Edge, Rihanna - Stranded Haiti Mon Amour (prod by Swizz Beatz)

Buy song on iTunes


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