Where Maize Fields Go feat. Kyle Louw

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I don’t know where the maize fields grow
where the hunger pangs of an innocent soul
work a thousand valleys for a thousand homes
I don’t know where maize fields go

Kyle Louw:
He walks seven kilometres with his two barefeet
spends six hours on a third class train seat
earns R20 and decides to buy some meat
all this so his family of five have something to eat
weeds can’t feed those in need
sometimes we have to bleed fertiliser to breathe pumpkin seeds
we are torn and grapple to understand that the real thorn
is snatching an apple from another man’s hand
this is tough I know and I’m not trying to be cute
but produce takes time to grow
there is patience in passion fruit

Chorus
I don’t know where the maize fields grow
where the hunger pangs of an innocent soul
work a thousand valleys for a thousand homes
I don’t know where maize fields go
‘cause I can’t see where the dirt road bends
where the hunger sighs of exhausted men
plow the hills and crannies of the world again
I don’t know where maize fields end

Kyle Louw:
I have still not figured out the cause
why do farmers harvest bananas
but beggars alarm us to trigger our unlocked doors?
We all abuse the wine but disrespect the grape
perhaps in time we’ll realise there’s a fine line between every decision we make
don’t worry if they tell you it’s true
the answer still depends on you
like the difference between a tomato being a vegetable or a fruit

Chorus

Kyle Louw:
Every wondered about the hands
The hands that plant and plow, water and wait
The hands that assure food reaches your plate

credits

from The Seedling (Deluxe Version), released February 26, 2020
Written by J. Prinsloo, K. Louw, J. Skippers

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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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