Many Vacant Rooms

from The Seedling (Deluxe Version) by Fruit Vendor

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When you’re waking in the quiet of the 3am
and you stare into the contents of an empty fridge
and it feels as though your world is caving outside in
and it seems as though real life has passed you by

When you’re praying but the answers to your prayers don’t come
and your comforter seems nowhere to be found
when you’re staring through the barrel of a loaded gun
I will listen to you, listen to you

If you’re ready to move in, throw off your baggage and begin
there are many vacant rooms in my father’s house
if you’re ready to admit you’re not an orphan, you’re a king
there are many vacant rooms, many vacant rooms

When you’re failing to remember where the good times went
and it feels as though your friends have left you all but spent
when you’re ready to give up and throw your towels in
I will listen to you, listen to you


There are many vacant rooms and many vacant spaces
many hopeless cases, I’m hoping we can face this
you and I can break this, erase this faceless demon
I mean it, I don’t believe that you believe it
you’re way too young to leave us, Jesus!
I beg and pray that on my knees we can appease this
please just freeze this badness, sadness
that you would want to take your own life, it’s madness
you used to have the maddest gladness
now your happiness and sadness is like the same thing, the same factors
fact is, you are matchless, don’t you take your life
it matters even more than you can see, dude
you and me have been through too many challenges for it to be through
be true to who you are, you are descended from the stars
you are tzars, you are dynasty, more than high esteemed
not an orphan, but a king, more than my brother, you’re a kin!



from The Seedling (Deluxe Version), released February 26, 2020
Written by J. Prinsloo, A. Rogowski, R. Roman, J. Skippers


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Fruit Vendor Cape Town, South Africa

Fruit Vendor is an eclectic Afropop music project from Cape Town, South Africa that fuses elements of ghoema, maskandi, funk, hip hop, RnB, rock and jazz – altogether held together by authentic, meaningful lyrics and a distinct and colourful live show. It’s their mission to share their musical fruit as far and as wide as possible.

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