Altered Native

by Amir Yussof

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The second album by Amir Yussof recorded in 1998. Self produced and self financed under his previous record label Ragtime. A mixed genre album - reggae, rock, folk,world music

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released December 3, 1998

All songs written, composed and performed by Amir yussof

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Amir Yussof Malaysia

Amir Yussof....
A singer/songwriter, musician and voice talent, he moved to Sabah in may 2007 and currently resides there. Although his musical career has been full of ups and downs, today he boasts of 3 solo albums, AIM's Best English Album of the Year in 1996 as well as the admiration and respect as a creative and non-conventional artist. ... more

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Track Name: In This Life
In This life


She's been kind, and she knows my mind
I must admit, I truly miss her sometimes
When she slips away, in her own pain
I give her faith, for I know she'd do the same

* Cos' in this life
There are no guarantees of anything
And all we have is a little time
And by the way, I don't believe I've said it today but
You've been on my mind

We don't know, where it all goes
I still believe, in honesty
I have my regrets, but there are other things we need

*To survive, in this crazy world of dreams and reality
Come what may in this life
And by the way, I don't believe I've said it today but,
You've been on my mind
Track Name: Altered Native
Altered Native

Don't let your spirit break,
Don't let them bring you down.
Quietly contemplate,
the answer will be found
Play with fire, you get burnt
Play with hearts and you feel pain
These are the lessons we've learnt
Some with pride, some with shame

The man across the street
He looks so far away He seems to drag his feet,
He must have lost his way
We survive the fall. we continue to grow
We are wisest of all,when we say we don't know&#10

Chorus

Turn around, look at my face
I have already found my place
And I have no quarrel with your life
So leave mine alone, and we'll be all right
Just leave mine alone, and we'll be all right
Track Name: Not Part of the Plan
4. Not Part of the Plan


I know the answer is not here
I know where it is but I cant get near
Too many complicated simple things
What's it all supposed to mean
I see the sun come up at night
It's only there when I close my eyes
I'm still afraid to believe
That I'm still a slave of my physical needs


* Cos' I, I wanna fly
I wanna spread my wings, reach out and touch the sky
But here, here I am
And it will never happen
Because I'm still a stranger in this land
Not part of the plan

So hard to work things out
Too many things that are not allowed
The craziness never seems to end
I tell the demons to go away
They can't resist the urge to play
Mystical analysis surrounds
Temptation, as it comes in leaps and bounds

* Cos' I, I wanna fly
I wanna spread my wings, reach out and touch the sky
But here, here I am
And it will never happen
Because I'm still a stranger in this land
Not part of the plan
Track Name: Live and Die
Live and Die

An angel came from the Heavens
And stood beside me
And whispered meaningful things in my ear
Beware the devil who's standing right behind you
If you're not careful he will conquer your fear

* We live and die,
The time we have is so precious,
We live and die

Surrounded by your decisions
It's not so easy
Sometimes the best things in life are free
You go round and round in a circle,
It's temporary
But it affects you to a certain degree

* We live and die,
The time we have is so precious,
We live and die

Not enough, not enough time to understand
The meaning of, the promise of the mother land
But sometimes, the imagination tries
We live and die
Track Name: Break Away
Break Away

We're caught in the flood
We're heading for the river now
The river of blood, the river that runs so proud
Not all is lost, could be a question of honesty
Some kind of moral responsibility
To recover the cost

These are different times
The strong are hard to define
The blind lead the blind
And the rest they follow behind
But the river has changed
It's waters are out of control
Now all that remains
Are the consequences of the flow

Chorus

Take my hand and we'll walk along the ancient road
And understand you shall never, never be told
Reach inside and you may find yourself forever changed
Break away from these chains, just break away
Track Name: Labyrnth
Labyrinth


Welcome to the labyrinth, feel the icy cold
It's warmer if you stay a while
And let yourself unfold
Further down the corridor, the nature of the truth
Is waiting there to answer, the purpose of your youth

Just try to imagine, that everything is gone
Will you surrender, or will you just keep going on
There are no miracles, there is no god
Just a few memories of something we forgot

Chorus

So don't cry, I'll tell you why
Everything takes control and leaves you blind
It's dark as night, you no longer want to fight
It's a sign; you're growing old
That's all right, just don't get cold

Now every-thing's beautiful and you feel no fear
But do you remember, the reasons why you're here
A hundred thousand miles, and you still don't know
You've traveled such a long way
There's still so far to go
Track Name: Satu Suara
I Believe it's mine


I had a dream there was no dirt in the river
And everyday the sky was so blue
And when I would breathe it was the purest of air
And every seed was allowed to grow

(Suara, hey...Satu suara x 2)
Everyday the buildings get taller
It's getting hard just to get around
Sometimes everything seems to get lost and I'm
Not sure what we have found, what we have found

(Suara, hey...Satu suara x 2)

*
Some say there's hope in the heavens and
Some wait for the prophesied doom
I'll take what I can for tomorrow will come to soon, too soon
Street lights shining in my eyes
I'm a sane man in an insane time
But I believe there's a light up ahead
I believe it's mine, I believe it's mine

Sometimes we lie, for the truth is too painful
We try to shelter the weak from the rain
Whether for love or whether for your country
The ideology should be the same
(Suara, hey...satu suara x 2)

If I could fly I would kidnap a rainbow
And bring it down to my garden somewhere
And everyday I could look out my window
And, it would always be there, always be there

*
Some say there's hope in the heavens and
Some wait for the prophesied doom
I'll take what I can for tomorrow will come to soon, too soon
Street lights shining in my eyes
I'm a sane man in an insane time
But I believe there's a light up ahead
I believe it's mine, I believe it's mine
Track Name: The Runaway
The Runaway

Crystal raindrops falling from the sky
Painted rainbows collecting in your eyes
Mystify you

Faceless soldiers running in the night
Shadows hiding from the candle light
Terrify you

You've travelled all this way
You must be the runaway
You are insane, I feel the same
Strange emotions they serenade the earth
Lost creations, a miracle of birth
Classify you

Regulations die-ing to infest
Generations of people laid to rest
Dissatisfy you
You've travelled all this way
You must be the runaway

Chorus

You are insane, I feel the same
You are insane, I feel the same