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I Sing Just to Know That I'm Alive
1982 Nina Simone
Recording sessions
1982 January: Paris (FR) Studios Davout
Trinidad 1981
1981 it's done
Trinidad 1981
Sparrow is done
I came home the only one
Trinidad 1981

I sing just to know that I'm alive
I play just to feel that I'll survive
And if it's death that's taking place
Where Holiness is just the case
I sing just to know that I'm alive

Trinidad 1981
Trinidad 1981
Sparrow yes it's done

And the mountains they don't move no they don't
And the people they can't dance and they won't
Je chante oui je chante
I sing and I swing
I sing just to know that I'm alive

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1984 November 17: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
Thank you
Have you ever been to carnival
This song is dedicated to the people of Trinidad
 
 
1985 May 4: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
Paul Robinson on drums
Thank you very much you've been a wonderful audience
Thank you for loving me
 
 
1985: Hollywood (US-CA) Rock Steady Studio
I'm alive 1985
Sparrow now it's is done
I came home the only one
 
 
1985: USA Theatre tour
I sing just to know that I'm alive
Thank you very much, love you
This song - we take you home with this song – it's called
 
 
Unknown recording session
2000 [3:24] CD 16 The Essential Metro METRCD010 (UK)