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This song is written in admiration and love for my friend, the vocalist, composer and educator Imani Uzuri. The lyrics are not directed at her, but they would be words of wisdom she could have (and probably has) said. Imani is a person who fully engages the world, living out her understanding and emotions fully, and creating manifesting a vision that reflects her level of engagement with reality. She has taught me many things about the complexity of humans - about intersectionality, about the meaning of life, about a path towards feeling whole and honest.

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Walk by the sea
You know how I feel
Walk by the sea
She knows what I feel
Bury the past
The harrowing feelings
Can never last

You know what I mean
You know who I mean
And throughout the days
He’d throw me away

You know what I mean
You know what I mean
I mean, that when you walk alone
You aren’t really all alone
I mean that when you walk away
You aren’t really all alone
I mean, that when you feel alone
You’re part of all that’s ever known
I mean that, when you walk alone
You’re part of all who’ve ever grown

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from Magdalena, released May 11, 2018
María Grand, voice and tenor saxophone; Fabian Almazan, piano

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María Grand is a saxophonist, composer, and educator currently based in NYC.

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