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Signmark – Speakerbox

Posted in Deaf, music by Robs on March 12, 2009

Speakerbox

With the whole world watching me,
I stare back. Take action. Nobody stopping me
D, is for desire. Fire burns so heavily
My heart pumps rhythm, my soul is the melody.
I came a long way and gave it my all.
I know ya quick with the criticism. Ya’ll wait on my fall?
I can’t hear what you say to me,
when only supportive words come from a fortune cookie.
People fear what they can’t comprehend.
A deaf man paints lyrics in the air by waving his hands.
Damn, what’s next, right? Movies for blind?
Well, your mind is sharp as a butter knife.
It’s not just music, more like a movement.
You call it a joke, but we’re steadily proving
There ain’t no limit to what dreams can do.
You can do more with what life hands you

refrain:
Just let your soul be your speakerbox
You got the keys right in your hand
Open the locks and do your thing
Let your soul be a speakerbox
There’s beat in your heart, you’ll find a way, to make it play

Ayo I live in the rhythm and it lives in me
Always one with the beat, breaking the boundaries
As long as the beat kicks, it’s all fine
I’m feeling the vibe from the bassline
The motion, the movement. Can you feel it? We’re grooving
Reporting live from the frontline
We carry the torch for the ones who’re scared to shine

Just let your soul be your speakerbox
You got the keys right in your hand
Open the locks and do your thing
Let your soul be a speakerbox
There’s beat in your heart, just let it play

One thing I know is for definite
Soul, body and mind, you got the same benefits
If you trust your heart, there ain’t no way of losing it
Keep doing your thing, against all etiquettes.
10, 9, 8, start the countdown
7, 6, 5, about to go down
4, 3, 2, 1, sing along now

refrain (2x)

This Video/Song and all rights associated with it are the property of Signmark.

Signmark – Our Life

Posted in Deaf, music by Robs on March 12, 2009

Signmark, the first deaf rapper, is changing the world by rapping in sign language. He doesn’t shy away from taking a stand on human rights and tolerance.


Our Life

(featuring Brandon)

26.6. the day I was born

I learned to speak in a whole entire different form

my parents didn’t budge, the fact I couldn’t speak

instead, embraced me with care, signs they started to teach

back in my school times, life felt far from fair

kids got curious, gave me the daily stare

they couldn’t understand, why am I using my hands?

never asked for sympathy, on my two I stand

never got fed­up, always kept my head up

few times got knocked down but my pride made me get up

I couldn’t speak, but that didn’t make me weak,

I only got stronger when they ridiculed week after week

chorus

it’s about time for you to open your eyes, open your mind

it’s there for you to find, no longer time to decline

the jokes are on you, so what’s it gonna be

this is our life unheard and as you’ve never seen

as I got older, made it to the university

even though the rest doubted. No one believed in me

slowly the attitudes changed, my life is re­arranged

people no longer looked at me as I was strange

could you believe, that not until – 95

the rights of deaf man in law was not identified

but now sign language was our native tongue

so even my father could now show where he’s coming from

he used to tell me if he got caught using he’s hands

the teacher would take those hands and, give them a good “wham”

docs drilling holes in our head tryin’ to be heroes

but if you look into their eyes you can see the sign of euros

but really they don’t care

they just trying to make a profit, out of makin’ the deaf hear

(yeah)Implants and wires, let ’em know we tired

how the hell that gon’ change us and make us admired?

chorus

damn right we can’t hear, But I don’t care

we ain’t disabled here, I use sign language yeah

we got our own language yeah, Proud of that I am

we got our own culture yeah, I’m bi­cultured here

we got our own history yeah, I’m part of history

we got our own society, this is my community

chorus

This Video/Song and all rights associated with it are the property of Signmark.