The Cope Aesthetic [Deluxe Edition]

by Chakra Khan

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She’d never traveled there before What was wanted, When I pleaded she’s unsure I could see the comfort needed As she cried But I swore I wouldn’t feed it When her sadness had no answers And we’ve outlined what we stand for There’s a glow beneath the surface Did what I could to learn it, yeah We’ve got it all here And if we fall here We’re together you can call, dear We’ve got it all, so We can choose to grow Through the highs and the lows We are saints We can be strident We are teachers of the wisest We live in details most surmise We’re not here to beg or prove Ourselves to those who proudly use The veil of personal disguises We’ve got it all here And if we fall here We’re together you can call, dear We’ve got it all, so We can choose to grow Through the highs and the lows
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I don’t claim to know it all Not at all But I’ve found what works for me You and I may have Different answers to this fall But it doesn’t mean We can’t find peace Giving it all we’ve got Now’s important times Giving it all we’ve got is How we walk the line Giving it all we’ve got The only option I see Isn’t it better than Everlasting war There’s peace inside We bring it out to life Where peace resides All life is bright Can you let your feelings go Or do they control you Can we share in real moments Please Let’s move on in strength Let’s move forward be brave Bravery today Saves our tomorrow
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Stay 05:21
Don’t give in Right where you are Stay right where you are When the endless pathways present themselves Don’t you fret and get in the way Get in touch with yourself When the world is loud And you don’t know who you’ve been listening to Take the time Get to solitude If other people have a problem Cause you stopped the catering to them It’s for the best If other people Have a problem when you’re honest Well it’s for the best Don’t give in the To the place inside That says everyone needs my time Don’t give in To the wild idea that says I don’t need to rest, ever Stay right where you are Swim inside your mind and Find all the things you believe, fast Trace them back And have your reasons In heart and mind Heart and mind Don’t give into the world Telling you don’t be selfish Be selfish Maybe all these things they’re suggesting you do Are not for you Are not made with you in mind Stay right where you are
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Claim 05:54
It’s time for fire I think we’re all a little Different in a vicious kind of way It’s not required But as the kingdom dreams I’m listening to ancients from A far away place You are the greatest light This world has ever seen We mean it Don’t think it takes away From anyone else For you to beam it Human definitions aren’t fitted To the world of grace You are spectacular You are immaculate And it’s okay to claim I trembled in the palace Of my turn to speak They’re calling us pariahs We were just unique I screamed inside As all their eyes landed on me But I refuse to soothe The burn of this awakening We are unafraid of Making mistakes We will do our best to Re-new re-late We re-turn to sender Inauthentic soul We don’t listen when they Doubt how far we’ll go We stand in spirit We use our mind We know the truth when We hear it every time We do remember Our given name We know it’s time to Claim, claim, claim, claim You are the greatest light This world has ever seen We mean it It doesn’t take away from anyone Else for us to beam it Human definitions aren’t fitted To the world of grace We are spectacular We are immaculate And it’s okay to claim Self-effacing diatribes will get you nowhere Question all your feelings don’t expect to get there Apathy’s a symptom of not raising the bar Indifference is a systematic plan to disarm Targeted distractions have us walking through sleep Freedom comes from knowing that we never were weak Give away our powers when we choose to attack Oppression feeds on those who fight the knife in their back
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Notice 04:47
There’s a way you look I can’t get it out of my mind Like a light inside It’s flashing out of your eyes Would you be my guide Would you be my guide There’s a way you speak I can’t get it out of my memory Has me looking weak Oh I see Your strength is calling me You’re waiting for Me Haven’t you Haven’t you Had enough Haven’t you Felt my love From afar This is a notice We’ve got to hold this tight This is a notice We’ve got to hold this tight
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Invitation 05:34
Cold, alone Broken bones Could you take me home In and out Muffled shouting Babe, don't pout You're downtown Met alone Where we going Hands are moving round Scared, invaded Strained, ashamed and Is this my fault We are equal but I'm fighting you I never once said that I invited you Who can I tell Don't wish me well Just believe me Eyes empty and all Humiliated Blamed and hated This is my fault We go on and on and on On and on and on Pleading for the wrongs to be righted Dying so we won't have to hide it longer We are equal but I'm fighting you I never once said I invited you All the names we're called And you only look For all the things you say we should have done Have done, have done It's not how much spent It isn't where you went Or any style of dress Seems like common sense We are ancients from the greatest moon All life in our womb Power us, and you've got power, too But don't assume that you're due an invitation We are equal but I'm fighting you I never once said I invited you All the names we're called And you only look For all the things you say we should have done We're done, we're done
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I am not what I do I am not my talent or the challenges I’ve gotten through I am not the tone I use I may not be like you I am not where I’m from I am not my plans, I am not regretful for what I have not done I am not the only muse I may be just like you We are not defined by our work We are undefined Many of us struggle To know our worth, But we are more than mind We are made of grit & grace Both are sublime Many of us struggle To know our place But we are more than mind You are not the friends you have You are not the art you make These are only symbols of what we bring Into this world But we are not these things You are not what makes you laugh You are not the risks you take These are only symbols of we sing Into this world But we are not are not these things There is a message in the works There’s a truth we must re-learn All the secrets in the open We can feel them when we focus Reevaluate the trend Of being afraid to make misteps Love, our value’s never at stake Just make your way We are not defined by our work We are undefined Many of us struggle To know our worth, But we are more than mind We are made of grit & grace Both are sublime Many of us struggle To know our place But we are more than mind I am not afraid of your fears I see clearly why we’re here Don’t compare yourself to them Just take your steps Leave the judgment, leave your haste Any choices made in vain Cause I’m not here to relent All the beauty we forget Make the time to find within Every thought and every whim Question everything While keeping strong inside Way to do it’s not been taught Love, I know it’s not our fault But we’re certainly The ones sent here to rise To rise, to rise, to rise To rise, to rise, to rise
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Outro 00:46
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The second album from Chakra Khan, The Cope Aesthetic [Deluxe Version] includes all songs from the new album plus the instrumentals & some stripped down versions of the songs.

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released June 3, 2017

Chakra Khan is Alexandra Love + DiViNCi of Solillaquists of Sound

Lyrics, Vocal Recording & Arrangement by Alexandra Love / Music, Sound Design & Programming by DiViNCi / Additional Parts on 01, 02, 03 & 05 by Max Drummey / Additional Synth Bass on 01 & 06 by Sir Charles Prince / All Songs Written & Performed by Chakra Khan (A. Sarton & G. Valencia, Jr.) For Solilla Publishing, LLC (BMI)

Produced by DiViNCi
Mixed & Mastered By Ricardo Sangiao
Executive Produced by Chakra Khan
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