She’s Coming Back Again

About She’s Coming Back Again:

The song is called "She's Coming Back Again. In the Shona culture, there is a spiritual entity called "Njuzu". Njuzu is a spirit that lives in the water. This spirit is thought to hold the knowledge of medicine and healing. The story says that if a person is walking alone by a river or lake (usually a girl or woman), then that person may be taken by an Njuzu. They are grabbed and pulled under the water. If they are not scared and do not struggle, then those people will be taught the knowledge by the Njuzu spirit. After a few days of being missing, that person will return to the village and they will become the medicine person or healer of the village.

Interestingly, many Shona people also believe that Njuzu are the ancestral spirits that the white foreigners who come to Zimbabwe would communicate with when connecting with their ancient ancestors, as we have come from "over the water" and we are led by water spirits.

Lyrics:

She's Coming Back Again

I went on down to the waters edge
I found my baby's clothes by the waters edge
I told her I was going down
To visit with the ones all dressed in white
The ones they say you should never see
Under the water
Only seen in moonlight

But you know he's nobody's fool
Gonna work hard to rule, gonna play that game
Just tell me what it takes
The stakes are high, but I gotta impress
You you know I lied, I lied, I lied x2

I went on down to the waters edge

And the old men they say
"You better not go down to the waters edge."

And the boys they say "Hey pal,
You gotta double back, slapped back
Jump on top of the fence and wiggle down,
Belly to the ground-it's just like playing a game of blackjack
Where you double down.
And one things for sure, you better never look back again."

And the old women they say,
"You better watch out for Njuzu, ewe."

And so the story goes: Deep in the valley, there's a river
Where they took the ones with pure hearts.

It's true they walked in willingly
Mothers and daughters
The air: moonlight

Now she's coming.
She's coming back again, she's coming

Now she's coming.
She's coming back again, she's coming

I went on down to the waters edge
I found my baby's clothes by the waters edge
I told her I was going down
To visit with the ones all dressed in white.

Track Credits:

released December 20, 2016
Recorded in our old rehearsal studio there on the East side.
Mastered at Terra Nova 2016
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Metadata:

Song Title: She’s Coming Back Again

ISRC Code: QMDF81600016

BPM: 160

Length: 06:00

Artist: Ancient Forward

Composer: Joel Laviolette

Publisher: Joel Laviolette Publishing

Cleared For Licensing: Yes