Don't Look Away​/​EMERGENCY

by WUNMI

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DON’T LOOK AWAY

Love is not afraid.
Deep within the sinew of our souls we know this to be true, but occasionally, we need to be reminded. The source of remembrance may be a song.
A song that implores us to look at the worlds pain through eyes that have beheld beauty and witnessed compassion.
To understand and overcome global struggles, injustice, conflict; love can no longer afford to be blind.
We can no longer look away from the world outside our windows, or the reflection inside our mirrors.
Listen to this song.
All the passion in its separate components; groove, melody, lyrics, Wunmi's voice; combine in a way that is more explanatory than words on paper or screen.
It is love that tells us we cannot look away but to think love is fearless is not enough.
You must hear it and you most certainly have to feel it.

'Don’t Look Away' is a plea for empathy, decency and strength in times of trouble. EMERGENCY is the trouble.

EMERGENCY speaks to streets filled with a panicked populace.
It is the sound of citizenry reacting to a threat.
It is a rhythm that runs, bumps and bustles, not unlike people distancing themselves from danger, without knowing exactly where safety can be found.
Here's an experiment: If you mute the volume on your television, 'Emergency' could be the sound track to every other story on the news.

-Cav Manning

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released January 18, 2015

Credits:
Don't Look Away, featuring Roy Ayers on vibraphone and background vocals
Written by: Olaiya, Mage
Publishers: Ibiwunmi Music (ASCAP), Jmage Music (BMI)
Produced by: Jeremy Mage
Additional Production: Justin Filmer
Mastered by: Martin 'AtJazz' Iveson
Session musicians: Pam Fleming-Trumpet, Dave Masucci- Sax & Flute, Abou Diarrassouba-Drums, Michael Olatuja and Sokusai Takahiro- Bass, Masa Shimizu- Guitar, Vibes- Uncle Roy Ayers, Background Vocals- Roy Ayers, John Presley, Abou Diarrassouba, Kaia Flavin, David Masucci, Jeremy Mage Recording Engineer: Jonathan Perl

EMERGENCY
Written by: Olaiya, Mage
Publishers: Ibiwunmi Music (ASCAP), Jmage Music (BMI)
Produced by: Jeremy Mage
Additional Production: Justin Filmer
Mastered by: Martin 'AtJazz' Iveson

Record Company: WunmiGirl Records

Cover Art: photography: Chriss Aghana Nwobu original artwork: Lemi Gheriokwu
Design: Jennifer Breen and Gemineye Design special thanks to Daichi Yamamoto and Adil Dara

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Track Name: Don't Look Away
We can’t walk away Oh no, We can look away
We can’t walk away Oh no,We can look away
Look into their face oh yeah, look into their face
look into their face, look into their face,
look into their face, look into their face
Look into their face oh yeah, look into their face
look into their face, look into their face,
look into their face, look into their face

Verse:
There was a time when we would stop to lend a hand or two
Don’t look away don’t look away oh
Now too many scary headlines rob us of our will to help
Don’t walk away don’t walk away oh
Yes this life is sometimes hasher than what eyes should see
Don’t look away don’t look away
we must not fall into this trap of what if and maybe

CHORUS:
Don’t, don’t walk away oh hey
Don’t, don’t look away
Don’t, don’t walk away oh hey
Don’t, don’t look away

Verse:
The truth we know reflection of the choice we make
Don’t look away don’t look away oh
Some check thy neighbor cause he eats and prays a different way hey
Don’t walk away don’t walk away oh
To many leaders praying on this makes system base on fear
Don’t look away don’t look away
We are the hero’s we need say and do what’s right from wrong
Chorus:
You better not , - Don’t, don’t walk away
Don’t, don’t look away
You better not look -Don’t Don’t walk away
Don’t, don’t look away
Chikamusa,Chikamusa,Chikamusa,Chikamusa,Chikamusa
Chikamusa,Chikamusa, Chikamusa
Chikamusa,Chikamusa,Chikamusa,Chikamusa,Chikamusa
Chikamusa,Chikamusa, Chikamusa


Hit me…
Become the hero you need, you know what is right from wrong
Become the hero you need you know what is right from wrong
Don’t walk away, Don’t look away o hey
We’ve must believe we are the heros we all need today
The time has come for us to stake our claim to peace
We can’t ignore whats wrong and hope for the best with eyes both shot
Chorus
You better not, - Don’t, don’t walk away
You better not walk -Don’t, don’t look away
You better not look -Don’t Don’t walk away
You better not walk -Don’t, don’t look away

Yaga yaga- yogo yogo


We can’t walk away Oh no,We can look away
We can’t walk away Oh no,We can look away
Look into their face oh yeah , look into their face
look into their face, look into their face,
look into their face, look into their face
Look into their face oh yeah, look into their face
Look into their face oh yeah, look into their face
Hum Look into their face