2017: Mighty River – Mary J. Blige

In Mudbound, Mary J. Blige riveste il doppio ruolo di attrice e cantante.

Dopo la pubblicazione di un disco non proprio esaltante sotto il profilo delle vendite (leggi qui la recensione), la regina dell’hip hop torna a incidere una canzone melodica, da pelle d’oca, per il film che la vede protagonista: Mudbound.

Il film è un adattamento cinematografico del romanzo Fiori nel fango (Mudbound) di Hillary Jordan. Fanno parte del cast principale Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks e Garrett Hedlund.

Mary in questa pellicola interpreta Florence Jackson, moglie di Hap Jackson, che viene ostacolata dell’imperante razzismo che vige in Mississippi, stringendo una confortevole amicizia con Laura Chappel.

Tornando al brano portante del film, con Mighty River la Blige delizia i palati più fini.

Una bella e potente canzone scritta da Raphael Saadiq e Taura Stinson. 

Lyrics

Life is a teacher, time is a healer
And I’m a believer like a river wild
Ego’s a killer, greed is a monster
But love is stronger, stronger than them all

White flag in hand
I don’t want to fight
No lines in the sand, I’m on your side
Invisible, no colour life
It’s time we put our, put our, put our differences aside

Time tells no lies
It keeps changing, and ticking, and moving, then passes by
But if you’re lucky it will be kind
Like a river flowing through time

(Like a river)
Let it wash you clean
(Like a river)
Going up stream
(Like a river)
Cutting through [?]
(Like a river)
‘Cause it never gives up
(Like a river)
So full of life
(Like a river)
[?]
(Like a river)
That’ll wash away
(Like a river)
The pain from yesterday

Love is the answer, hate is a cancer
Hope of forgiveness it waters the soul
Our blood is red, we’re not so different
‘Cause underneath our skin we’re identical

White flag in hand
I’m not gonna fight
No lines in the sand, I’m on your side
Invisible, no colour life
It’s time we put our, put our differences aside
We know wrong from right

Time tells no lies
It keeps changing, and ticking, and moving, then passes by
But if you’re lucky it will be kind
Like a river flowing through time

(Like a river)
Let it wash you clean
(Like a river)
Going up stream
(Like a river)
Cutting through [?]
(Like a river)
‘Cause it never gives up
(Like a river)
So full of life
(Like a river)
[?]
(Like a river)
That’ll wash away
(Like a river)
The pain from yesterday

(Like a river)
(Mighty river)
Rain down on me
(Like a river)
All it takes is time
(Mighty river)
To heal this bloodline
(Like a river)
Better wash me clean
(Mighty river)
Get this dirt off of me
(Like a river)
(Mighty river)
Let it wash you clean