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Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics Paperback – November 1, 2005
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Alicia Keys is a 15-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times bestselling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. She currently resides in the New York City area with her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, and their children.
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And unlike some of the other reviewers here, I took into account that in the inside of the book jacket, it states that this is a collection of thoughts she had written down that she previously didn't want to share with anyone, to include her closest confidants. I think some of this read like thoughts, some of it read like song lyrics, and some of it read like poetry. As for it being adolescent, I did see that in parts but what I took away from it is how she has had to deal with her life in the beginning of her career and how it is currently. (And we all have to remember when she hit the big time she was still quite young). Who can say aside from her, how much of that made up the contents of this book?
One of the pieces I liked most was "No Room For Religion", it as well as several other pieces show that she has a deep concern for what is really transpiring in the world. That is also reflected in "Cosmopolitan Woman" and various other places in this book as well. The other thing that pours through is her loneliness and her isolation and her inability to trust people because of what ever thier true intentions might actually be.
I see a woman who is still becoming, a child that has had to deal with an adult world and a gifted soul who has had to very often, be her own best friend. I think people looking for fantastic poetry itself, might be disappointed to lay facts on the line, but people who have admired her, and who call themselves fans, will truly appreciate hearing her voice when she isn't singing...
The one we all have...
The one that is really who we are...
And few are brave enough to drop on the world at large...
When the raving fans leave and the curtains are drawn, and the spot lights have been turned down...
The one that mesmerized you with her world acclaimed skills still has to look in the mirror and realize, she might be famous, but she is still human, with the needs we all have as human beings...
She's shared that, and I applaud her for letting her fans, most of which are young, know that she too has her doubts, fears and insecurities to deal with as well... But she isn't letting that stop her...
Continue to bless all who are willing to recieve Golden Child
Your Chance to Hear The Last Panther Speak
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