House Concert Series

S2020 E39 | FULL EPISODE

Akornefa Akyea

Akornefa is a Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Her presentation of "Livin' It Up" is an expression of Black joy and culture during a time when Black people around the world are being inundated with images of violence and are experiencing a collective feeling of grief.

AIRED: July 28, 2020 | 0:04:26
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(gentle pop music)

♪ We've a million years

♪ What's one more day to bow to ♪

♪ One day we'll shed our tears

♪ But today we'll sing along to ♪

♪ Our favorite Mali song

♪ Eyes closed we'll send a kiss to ♪

♪ That kid a million miles away ♪

♪ Whose dying just to

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Lady, I'm 22

♪ Don't ask me what I'll be when ♪

♪ That smoke and noise and booze wears off me ♪

♪ High in heaven

♪ We're trying to figure out

♪ The shortest way to get there ♪

♪ Oh, oh, I've heard it's easiest ♪

♪ To fly high above only when

♪ We are livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Only when we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Only when we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Only when we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Ooh, if we're gone tomorrow (gone tomorrow) ♪

♪ Were we selfish beyond recognition ♪

♪ Were we helpless beyond your suspicions ♪

♪ We just wanna live

♪ We just wanna chance

♪ We just wanna find our own way in this crazy dance ♪

♪ We just wanna live

♪ We just wanna chance

♪ We just wanna find our own way in this crazy dance ♪

♪ We just wanna live

♪ We just wanna chance

♪ We just wanna find our own way in this crazy dance ♪

♪ Without you

♪ Without you

♪ We've gotten a million years

♪ What's one more day to bow to ♪

♪ One day we'll shed our tears

♪ But today, we'll sing along to ♪

♪ Our favorite Mali song

♪ Eyes closed we'll send our kiss to ♪

♪ Oh, that kid a million miles

♪ Somewhere who's dying just to (dying just to) ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪

♪ Feel how we're livin' it up, livin' it up, livin' it up ♪


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