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Window Seat by Shanikwa

Music

Shanikwa has contributed to the Duniya Behter project by creating a song called “Window Seat” about her experience during COVID.

She says, “It’s about a time I had to spend in isolation and shows how I felt but, I also know that’s how many people have felt and for some people it’s their everyday life”.

Her voice gently dances with beautiful harmonies over an acoustic guitar and percussion based song in this stunning debut.

Window Seat - Lyrics

Lalalalaaaa

I see it in your eyes
Glaring at me
Sometimes I think you should be free
(You should be free)

This world is still moving
Why didn't it stop for me?
Why didn't it stop for me?

Lalalalaaaa

Watching from a window seat
Watching from a window seat
Watching from a window seat
Watching from a window seat

Lalalalaaaa

I don't remember seeing the sun (seeing the sun)
The sun we both need
Ooh I'm trying to remember love (remember love)
These days I ain't been getting enough

But I have you
I have you
I have you
I have you

Watching from a window seat
Watching from a window seat
Watching from a window seat
Watching from a window seat

Window Seat by Shanikwa is presented as a part of Duniya Behter.

Duniya Behter is supported by the Victorian Government through the Priority Response to Multicultural Communities during Coronavirus (PRMC) program.