SAMi – EP

Date of release: 7 Dec, 2018

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Tracklist + Liner Notes

  1. Shadowless

    What do you see?
    Tell me what do you taste?
    Tell me what do you hear
    when I whisper your name?
    You see through my eyes
    and turned me away
    In madness you’d spiral
    if I did the same

    Oh my love I’m waiting
    Oh my love I’m calling
    Oh my love I’m yearning
    I shine but you’re

    Shadowless, no you don’t see me
    Shadowless, bright as I can be
    Shadowless, no you don’t see me
    I shine but you’re
    Shadowless no you don’t see me
    Shadowless bright as I can be
    Shadowless no you don’t see me
    I shine but you’re
    Shadowless

    Memories you took
    like grapes off the vine
    In citrus, in sweetness
    with you all the time
    You tasted my love
    and turned me away
    Your tears would make oceans
    if I did the same

    Shadowless, no you don’t see me
    Shadowless, bright as I can be
    Shadowless, no you don’t see me
    I shine but you’re
    Shadowless no you don’t see me
    Shadowless bright as I can be
    Shadowless no you don’t see me
    I shine but you’re

    Shadowless
    Shadowless
    Shadowless
    I shine but you’re
    Shadowless
    Shadowless
    Shadowless
    I shine but you’re

    (I know) you think you don’t see me
    (I know) you think you don’t hear me,
    (Tell me) If you ever need me
    Know that my love is
    Limitless, Boundless, Waiting there for you
    (I know) you think you don’t see me
    (I know) you think you don’t hear me,
    (Tell me) If you ever need me
    Know that my love is
    Limitless, Boundless, Waiting there for you

    Shadowless, no you don’t see me
    Shadowless, bright as I can be
    Shadowless, no you don’t see me
    I shine but you’re
    Shadowless no you don’t see me
    Shadowless bright as I can be
    Shadowless no you don’t see me
    I shine but you’re

    Shadowless
    Shadowless
    Shadowless
    I shine but you’re
    Shadowless
    Shadowless
    Shadowless
    I shine but you’re
    Shadowless

  2. Wanderer

    In my mind
    Foreign lands
    Followed lines
    On my hands
    Tasted earth
    Touched the skies
    Swam the pools
    Of my eyes

    People talked
    In their fear
    Rumours always
    Whispered here
    Where and why,
    From what shore
    Who was I
    Searching for

    You can call me worshipper
    You can call me follower
    But I’m just a wanderer
    In search of my lover
    You can call it foolish
    A kind of madness
    But I’m just a wanderer
    In search of my lover

    Pushed and pulled
    Through these worlds
    Winding roads
    I crossed & curled
    Pain & love
    Hope & fear
    In between
    All unclear

    Drunk on time,
    Spin my thoughts
    States of mind
    Turning doors
    Ask me now
    Who I am
    Turn your back
    Take my hand

    You can call me worshipper
    You can call me follower
    But I’m just a wanderer
    In search of my lover
    You can call it foolish
    A kind of madness
    But I’m just a wanderer
    In search of my lover

    There’s a fire calling me
    Burning me
    Leading me
    Into ecstasy

    You can call me worshipper
    You can call me follower
    But I’m just a wanderer
    In search of my lover
    You can call it foolish
    A kind of madness
    But I’m just a wanderer
    In search of my lover

    [Round round round round round round round round]

  3. 8

    We go ‘round in a figure 8
    Touched you once but I could not stay
    Magnetised I go ‘round again
    Cross your path then I’m torn away

    La Nihaya
    La Nihaya
    You said remember me
    And I’ll remember you
    La Nihaya
    La Nihaya
    You said come back for me
    And I’ll come back for you

    I keep on aching
    knowing you’re waiting
    In an endless love
    there’s just no end of
    I’ll keep on chasing
    Figure eighting
    In an endless love
    There is no end of

    La Nihaya
    La Nihaya
    La Nihaya

    We go ’round in a figure 8
    Two lines play in a circle game
    Infinite I go ‘round again
    A union that I cannot break

    La Nihaya
    La Nihaya
    You said remember me
    And I’ll remember you
    La Nihaya
    La Nihaya
    You said come back for me
    And I’ll come back for you

  4. Call My Name

    Remember the time
    when you and I were all alone
    When we were so shy
    now it feels so long ago
    Whispered my name
    soft as the falling snow
    Close in my arms
    promised I’d never let go

    There’s a line that leads from you to me
    It’s a path we’ve long forgotten
    But if I could hear you calling
    I’d come running

    Call my name
    Call my name and I’m yours
    Call my name
    Call my name and I’m yours
    Call my name
    Call my name and I’m yours
    Call my name
    Call my name and I’m yours

    Remember the time
    when everything moved so slow
    As if that one night
    was all that we’d ever know
    I’m still there waiting
    hoping your voice will show

    (Cos) wherever you are
    that is where I call home

    There’s a line that leads from you to me
    It’s a path we’ve long forgotten
    But if I could hear you calling
    I’d come running

    Call my name
    Call my name and I’m yours
    Call my name
    Call my name and I’m yours
    Call my name
    Call my name and I’m yours
    Call my name
    Call my name and I’m yours

    I’m right here
    Beside you
    I know you can’t see
    Beloved
    I’m waiting
    For you to remember me

  5. Crazy

    Staring at full moons
    Lost in the mazes
    Following footprints
    Leaving no traces
    Talking to myself
    Words with no meaning
    Walking through real life
    Thinking I’m dreaming

    Eye of the storm
    Right in the centre
    Nowhere to run
    Nowhere to shelter
    Eye of the heart
    Losing my senses
    Love is a madness
    That never surrenders

    You made me you made me
    You made me crazy
    You made me you made me
    Lose my mind
    You made me you made me
    You made me crazy
    Ever since you let me
    Drink from your wine

    Oooh Oooh Oh Oh
    Oooh Oooh Oh Oh
    Oooh Oooh Oh Oh

    (So) fill up my cup one more time
    Fill up my cup one more time

    Stared in the sunlight
    Only the one time
    A moment of madness
    Lasting a lifetime

    Now I’m hearing noises
    Taking me places
    People and voices
    All of them nameless

    Eye of the storm
    Right in the centre
    Nowhere to run
    Nowhere to shelter
    Eye of the heart
    Losing my senses
    Love is a madness
    That never surrenders

  6. Grounded

    When my head is down
    And my wounds go deep
    I could still go on
    If you’re there for me

    Losing the crown
    Would only keep me grounded
    I know the fall
    Could only keep me humble
    Losing it all
    Would only leave me grateful
    I could take it
    I would not break
    If you’re there for me
    Solid ground for me

    In a life before
    Many years were bleak
    But the highs were born
    From the lows I’ve seen

    Losing the crown
    Would only keep me grounded
    I know the fall
    Could only keep me humble
    Losing it all
    Would only leave me grateful
    I could take it
    I would not break
    If you’re there for me
    Solid ground for me
    If you’re there for me
    My gravity

    So come on keep me grounded
    Keep me on my toes
    When I’m losing my head
    Keep me grounded
    Come on keep me humble
    Let me lose control
    As long as you’re there with me
    I could free fall,

    Losing the crown
    Would only keep me grounded
    I know the fall
    Could only keep me humble
    Losing it all
    Would only leave me grateful

    I could take it
    I would not break
    If you’re there for me
    Solid ground for me
    If you’re there for me
    Solid ground for me

    If you’re there for me

Album Description

This exciting new release, SAMi, is a side project by this prolific artist that grew out of his desire to explore his British musical roots. The sound is contemporary and minimalist; the lyrics shine a light on the path that Sami has traveled on his own spiritual journey. It’s a side of the musician that is fully developed here for the first time. The songs are direct; they are personal. And they are about transcendence—about seeing the big picture and where we fit in.

SAMi is an evolutionary album from this well-loved musician, one that brings us face to face with a mature Sami Yusuf and reflects the increasing metaphysical depth of his artistic expression.

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