Damaged Goods

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Damaged Goods.

This is an ode to all the ‘faults’ we walk around with as human beings. It acknowledges, yes! We are insecure, small, unfaithful, resentful and out of integrity and yet with all of that, we are still ‘good’ at the heart of who we are.

It’s a throwback to the mid 80’s with the saxophone solo by Kyle O’Donnell. The pondering, woeful, yet strong energy of Sade.

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damaged goods.

I was born wild
screaming like a mother less child
we were so different
ohhh
you kept a smile
all the while dying inside
white collar prison
doing time

we were less different than I realized
our souls meet each other in the dark night
pleasure in pain

baby we're damaged goods
baby we're damaged goods
baby we're damaged
but baby were good
baby we are so good

heavenly hell
curtains in a windowless cell
make no confessions
ohhh

foreign hotels
creatures in a comfortable lie
grieving through a black veil
ohhh

we were less different than I realized
our souls meet each other in the dark night
pleasure in pain

baby we're damaged goods
baby we're damaged goods
baby we're damaged
but baby were good
baby we are so good

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from the Sovereign One, released September 27, 2018

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Monique DeBose Los Angeles, California

LA native Monique DeBose is an award-winning playwright and songwriter. the Sovereign One–debuted at #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. Inspired by her experience of what it means to be African American & Irish American, she wrote the funny, heartwarming and disruptive one-woman show Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation in America to initiate conversation and heal race relations in America. ... more

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