This is the official website of Kosi, also known as The Sublime Miss Kosi, Kosi Gyebi, Kosi Gyebi Sorensen, Akosua Gyebi, and Akosua Gyebi Sorensen. She is a singer, vocalist, singer-songwriter, and arranger in jazz, r&b, blues, and rock music.

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Manifesto

Release Date:

February 14, 2015
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  1. The Thunder Cracks The Sky 3:15 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to The Thunder Cracks The Sky (hide)

Well i know there is no reason to think about it.

because it doesn’t even enter into your plan

and the whispers that you’ve heard, no I don’t doubt it.

but let’s try to rise above them if we can.

And the thunder cracks the sky

and birds go flying by

It’s a perfect night to sigh

and stand out in the rain

Your friends they’ve all been into your circus

They stand around and wonder just who I am

Well I’m patient but draw the line when they jerk us

and try to draw a shadow over a man

And the thunder cracks the sky

and birds go flying by

It’s a perfect night to sigh

and stand out in the rain

i know it’s me who’s always been the shy one

while you’ve danced before eyes you’ll never see

but i promise if you call me i will run...

for it’s you my love with whom I want to be

And the thunder cracks the sky

and birds go flying by

It’s a perfect night to sigh

and stand out in the rain

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  2. Going To California 3:52 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Going To California (hide)

Going to California

and I won’t be coming home

Going to California

and I won’t be coming home

New York’s cold and lonely since you left me on my own

Well I dug out my old suitcase

and I packed up everything

Well I dug out my old suitcase

and I packed up everything

Only thing I left behind is this useless wedding ring

Bought me a ticket

On a brand new areo-plane

Bought me a ticket

On a brand new areo-plane

No sense in driving. You already drove me insane.

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  3. The Lake 4:32 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to The Lake (hide)

Here we go out to the lake

everyone is there.

Attach your rubber bayonet

we're hunting teddy bear.

Oh

It cannot be done

Tell your mother,

run fetch my gun.

Yesterday I saw a man

floating in some trash.

His ruddy face was covered in snot

and his pockets were stuffed with cash.

oh

its never been fun.

to lie burning in the sun.

In the garden the goddess waits,

basking in the moon.

Her skin so white it titillates,

her nipples so pink you swoon.

Oh

Its never been easy

to feel so sleazy.

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  4. Tell Me What To Do 3:28 [credits/lyrics]
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It’s the middle of the night.

There’s not another car in sight.

And I’ve driven all this way.

With no idea of what to say.

I just hope you’ll let me in.

And with that I’ll just begin

What I want to say to you

Is I’ll do, what’s to do

Baby, when you tell me what to do.

Because I try, I try, yes I try,

But it all comes out the same

And why, you know why, because I’m no good at this game

So won’t you take me by the hand.

I don’t need to understand.

If it’s all the same to you.

I’ll just do, what’s to do.

Baby, when you tell me what to do.

Your friends they laugh and laugh and laugh

When they see me coming round.

I gaffe. I’m daft and wind up acting like a clown.

So won’t you take me by the hand.

I don’t need to understand.

If it’s all the same to you.

I’ll just do, what’s to do.

Baby when you tell me what to do.

Now I’m standing in the rain.

Peering through the window pane

Not a single light goes on.

While I smoke out on the lawn.

I will wait here through the night.

I know I got to make it right.

Because I’m so in love with you.

That I’ll do, what’s to do.

Baby, when you tell me what to do.

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  5. The Beggar's Song 3:38 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to The Beggar's Song (hide)

Can anybody please spare a little change today?

I do not rob or steal but I make my living this way.

I’m sorry to burden you with my plight.

I promise I will vanish from your sight

But if you had good fortune won’t you please

Share a little of it, with me.

If you look into your heart I’m certain you will see,

that anyone among you could wind up like me.

And if you have to turn away that’s all right.

I promise I will vanish from your sight

But if you had good fortune won’t you please

Share a little of it, with me.

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  6. The Flood 5:50 [credits/lyrics]
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Lord I’m calling you

Like I never done before

I hope that you can hear me

Now I’m sitting at your door.

In the good times and in bad.

Never did I call on you

And now I break my silence

Just when it looks like I’m through

Chorus:

9 days of raining

9 more days of woe

The flood is rising

And there’s nowhere to go

I’ve climbed every mountain

And I’ve sailed across the sea

I never chased the devil

But he’s been chasing me.

Chorus:

There’s a dead man in the water

And a bird up in a tree

If there’s no more redemption

Then why’s she calling on me?

Chorus:

Three gunshots crack the night

There’s a pounding at the door

Lord can’t you hear my plight?

They’re coming back for more.

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  7. Manifesto 5:54 [credits/lyrics]
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I feel you peeking through your window shades. I see your cameras on the wall. Your soul is rusting as your beauty fades.  It’s a wonder you survive at all. Hate and fear, at your side. Pointing at what you deride. Such a poetic show, Her manifesto. Her manifesto.

The phony man you think he’s on your side, until he takes away the key. And when he locks you out of the garden, he does it with such glee The moon beckons him to distraction. Paralyzed by his inaction. It’s not much comfort to know,  His manifesto His manifesto.

The future will become apparent, if you can calm your mind. What you need it’s inherent, trust yourself and leave your fear behind. Living in one world but encompassing two, the universe is beholden to you. It’s really good to know. x3 it’s your manifesto. Your manifesto.  

Denis Sedov: Keyboards
Alphonso Horne: Trumpet
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  8. Freiheit 3:46 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Freiheit (hide)

Arbeit!

Mahlzeit!

Gemütlichkeit!

Wo ist mein Freiheit?

Ich mag die Dunkelheit

Ich hasse das Licht

Wer ist der dunkle?

Ich bin ausgebleicht

Er hat keine Bedeutung

Er hat kein Gesicht

Ich hasse Bedeutung

Ich bin der Bericht

Chorus:

Bridge:  

Linden, Unter die Linden

Kein Geld gefunden, kein Licht gesucht

Ich hab ausgeruht... Ich hab ausgeruht

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