Maisey Rika

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released March 9, 2009

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Maisey Rika New Zealand

Maori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika, has one of Aotearoa's most impressive lead vocal style, fused with her honest and thought invoking messages.

Some have described her sound similar to Tracey Chapman or Sade, with a splash of India Arie. Her spine tingling vocals and fusion of English and Maori (Te Reo) lyrics is capturing the hearts of soul seekers both in New Zealand and abroad.
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Track Name: Te Matapiko
Te matapiko o te tangata, our children miss out
Te matapiko o te tangata, our children miss out
She belongs to no one somebody
Ko ia te whaea o tatau katoa
The healing properties of the manuka
o te kawakawa, reconnect kaingia te miro
We forget, kaingia te miro
Track Name: Reconnect
Do ya hear the tui call, the huia in the trees
A conscious thing I do, sweet sound may you never seize
Do ya feel my body burn whenever you are near
A thing I do, a fool for you will I ever learn?

I hear voices it’s summer calling
No more lone, no more lone, no more loneliness
Ti's the season to be jolly
But it’s not working, it’s not working, it’s not working out

(repeat verse and chorus)

Change is inevitable, things don't last forever
things don't last forever, things don't last forever
Change is inevitable, things don't last forever
things don't last forever, things don't last forever
Do ya hear me now…
Track Name: Letting Go
Out Having a good time and I'm letting go
Still dropping that beat loud and I'm letting you go
Out having a good time and I'm letting you go

Give inhibitions the corner,
This lady found a new poison she, surrenders life to the music
Giving the eye to the D.J , take the hint and proceed
to play her song, her song, ohh

Out having a good time and I'm letting go
Still dropping that beat loud and I'm letting you go
Out having a good time and I'm letting you go
Still dropping that beat loud

And I said, I said
Gone are my days of waiting for you
I'm in love again, I'm a live again baby
Gone are my days of waiting for you
I'm in love again, I'm a live again
Cause I need to tell ya baby, I've been locked up too long

Check the room, I'm b-lining
This lady's found a new passion she
Loses herself, breaking free
Strip all the him, all the pain
D.J keep on it, keep real
Play my song
I'm moving on, ohh

(repeat pre -chorus)
(repeat chorus)

Take the weight off my shoulders
I feel the wind on my face
Everyday I grow older
No longer am I afraid
Track Name: Children of Romania
Sun down
Sit up in my room now
The walls are closing in closing in babe
Borderline the sanity I keep up in my head
Innocence is stolen
Doomed from the beginning
The walls are paper thin paper thin baby
The screams they lock me in
They lock me in and I join in

I think its time they realize, I said I said
I think its time they see it through my eyes
I pay for mistakes, I never made
Children of Romania
I pay for mistakes, I never made
The children of Romania kia maania to moe e
(peaceful may you sleep)

(repeat verse)

I think its time they realize
The truth, the lies, the sacrifice
I think its time they see it through my eyes
The truth, the lies, the sacrifice
I pay for mistakes, I never made
Children of Romania
I pay for mistakes, I never made
The children of Romania, kia maania to moe

Kaati to pouri ra (don't be sad)
Children of Romania
I pay for mistakes, I never made
Noho i te aroha (know that I love you)
The children of Romania,
kia maania to moe e

(repeat)
Track Name: Scouting Polka
Scouting through the nation
Looking for its next victim
To corrupt with needs of greed
From the streets of rage
A new generation cornered into the dark side
Call it a menace but to them its life
Forever, survival
The world societies enforced upon them
Who will be their voice
Ain’t nothing to loose when you've got nothing
The rich are getting richer
The poor getting poorer
They live, they cry
With every breath they grieve they die you know
They take from the world that we've condemned
them to
Who the hell are we supposed to blame you ask?
Look in the mirror, if you ain’t apart of the solution
Your part of the pain
Take off your judgement wig
It could have been me
It could have been you
It could have been us….

Repeat Offender

By Maisey Rika and JJ Rika

Welcome to the jungle
Of owls and spiders
Things could go in your favour
turn around and bite you in the ass
don't it make you want to cry
Kiss your mama say goodbye bye bye bye
Ain’t no way I'm gonna stay
You wonder why I don't pay
Track Name: Repeat Offender
Repeat repeat offender
Through the generations
Who the hell are we supposed to blame?
My people are the ones who suffer
Repeat repeat offender
Through the generations
Like zombies we conform to foreign laws
Society's the one to blame blame blame blame
blame

This is a song for my people
'Nga tangata whenua o Aotearoa' (the indigenous
people of New Zealand)
Kia tupato! Please kia tupato! (be careful)
They will never understand
The spiritual connections
We have with our land
Money talks, our land walks
It’s our children who miss out
Keep strong my people, keep strong, keep strong
He Maori, he Maori, he Maori ahau

Repeat repeat offender
Through the generations
Why dont you grow a brain
and then you'll come to see
This was not the path meant for me yeah,

Repeat repeat offender, through the generations
Like zombies we conform to foreign laws
Society's the one to blame blame blame blame
blame

Ka whawhai tonu matou, mo ake, ake, ake
(We will fight together forever)
Whatu ngarongaro he tangata toi tu te whenua
(Man come and go, but the land stands forever)
Ka whawhai tonu matou, mo ake, ake, ake, ake