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July 20, 1947 in Jalisco
Carlos Santana audio (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s.
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3 years ago
It's someone who is basically what the song says in the first line: it's someone stranded. It's a person with no direction, no clear path and no clear decision as to what to do. It's someone lost and lost people do stupid things. The song actually reminds me a lot of Skins, the series. To Effy, particularly. She's exactly the kind of person who would do anything to feel better. Try different drugs, sleep around, do everything without thinking and maybe that will be a way to escape reality. To stop seeing the problems and maybe like that the pain won't be there. Because if someone fills a soul with enough numbness, then one day the feeling won't be there anymore.
3 years ago
It seems that this song refers to Hill's pregnancy with her first child. Apparently there was initial confusion as to who the baby's father was and perhaps that's why Hill suggests that people around her thought it might not be a good idea to keep the pregnancy within these lyrics. The father turned out to be Bob Marley's son, Rohan. The child was named Zion. It is nice how the lyrics in the song can either refer to Zion the child or Zion the home of humanity (Ethiopia) as thought of by the Rastafari movement. I would presume the naming of the child was heavily influenced by Bob Marley who made countless references to Zion within his own music.