Another lovely Treat: Beautiful DONNA SUMMER singing STATE OF INDEPENDENCE in Concert (1983)

This is a video of Donna Summer, with a bevy of singers including Musical Youth (Pass the Dutchie on the left-hand side) in a 1983 concert, performing STATE OF INDEPENDENCE. This is a beautiful and uplifting song. That’s her then-very-young daughter Mimi who starts the song out and “mom” Donna joins her on stage and it builds from there. I am still grieving over the untimely death of this talented and beautiful woman this year. I love the way she tells everyone goodnight, quoting John 3:16 and wishing that the Holy Spirit of God would come to rest on everyone in her audience. Donna was a wonderfully talented singer and performer, a stunning beauty physically, and she had a very kind and tender heart. Everyone who met her, adored her. She was
very sweet.

Please enjoy this video, it is a privelege to me to be able to find it and share it with all of you. It’s very happy and uplifting. Enjoy !! Lyrics are below the link — read them first, then turn the volume way up, and enjoy something
really, really beautiful. And thank you, Donna. :

youtube.com/watch?v=8NEE-OHGThw

STATE OF INDEPENDENCE:
State of life, may I live, may I love,
coming back (not clear) , name me your name.
Coming out theres a word for what it is,
it is the very nature of the sound that came:
Sha-bamalee, Shabamalah, Sha-bamalee, Shabamalah.

Siameese, Indonese et (not clear) it’s the life of the game if you please.
Coming out there’s a breathing of freedom derived from a mad ecstasy.
Moving on, believe that’s it, call it magic, third world?
It is? I only guess it…
Sha-bamalee, Shabama-lah, Shabamalee, Shabamalah

Shot through the soul with a flame of holy light,
the essence of The Word, a state of independence,

A time of peace, a time of love, a time of joy, when all men shall love one another,
A Time… of Grace:

Sounds
like a signal from You.
Bring me to meet your sound, and I will bring You into my Heart.
Love, like a signal You call, touching my body my soul,
bring to me, you to meet me here,
Home be the temple of your heart
Home be the body of your love,
just like…Holy Water to my lips.

Yes, I DO know how I survive!!
Yes, I DO know why I’m alive:
To love and be with You,
day by day by day by day…
Time, time again it is said, we will hear, we will see,
See it all when His wisdom reigns,
His truth shall abound (in) the Land,
His truth shall abound (in) the Land,
This State of Independence shall be,
This State of Independence shall be,
Say:
Hey, Hey, Hey Ho!
Hey Hey Hey Ho!
Breathe a sound of higher love today

( For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son,
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have Everlasting Life )

Time, time again it is said, we will hear, we will see,
See it all when His wisdom reigns,
His truth shall abound (in) the Land,
His truth shall abound (in) the Land,
This State of Independence shall be,
This State of Independence shall be,
Say:
Hey, Hey, Hey Ho!
Hey Hey Hey Ho!
Breathe a sound of higher love today

i love donna summer,better than diana ross.i have several cds of her.faves songs are “mcarthur’s park,whispering waves,couldnt be magic,love to love you baby,try me ,i know we can amke it”.

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