Hive Open Mic #135 - "Speechless By Naomi Scott" Cover

Hello Hive Open Mic!!!

It's another amazing week with a great theme and I'm here with an entry that I think fits in perfectly. I really should find a way to put in my entry early enough henceforth, I'm always posting late because I want to learn the lyrics of the songs better before presenting it.

The song I selected for this week isn't a new one to me though but it's been long I last sang it so I had to do some relearning on it again.


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Speechless is a song from the movie "Aladdin" if you might have already been familiar with it, the original is sang by "Naomi Scott" who happens to be the lead character in the movie. And I don't mean the animated version of "Aladdin" by the way.

A part of the movie is about a princess who tries to speak her mind, talk about her plans for the kingdom to her father, the King but is being shunned by her wicked and powerful uncle who thinks the kingdom discussions should be done by men and not a female.

I see oppression, discrimination and power abuse in this part of the story and her song fit right in so I decided to sing a cover of it for the theme "Fight Oppression" chosen by our own @indonesiabersatu for this week and I hope you do enjoy my cover, I welcome any corrections for improvement.

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Song Lyrics

Here comes a wave
Meant to wash me away
A tide that is taking me under
Swallowing sand
Left with nothing to say
My voice drowned out in the thunder

But I won't cry
And I won't start to crumble
Whenever they try
To shut me or cut me down

I won't be silenced
You can't keep me quiet
Won't tremble when you try it
All I know is I won't go speechless

'Cause I'll breathe
When they try to suffocate me
Don't you underestimate me
'Cause I know that I won't go speechless

Written in stone
Every rule, every word
Centuries-old and unbending
"Stay in your place"
"Better seen and not heard"
Well, now that story is ending

'Cause I
I cannot start to crumble
So come on and try
Try to shut me and cut me down

I won't be silenced
You can't keep me quiet
Won't tremble when you try it
All I know is I won't go speechless
Speechless

Let the storm in
I cannot be broken
No, I won't live unspoken
'Cause I know that I won't go speechless

Try to lock me in this cage
I won't just lay me down and die
I will take these broken wings
And watch me burn across the sky
Hear the echo saying I...

Won't be silenced
Though you wanna see me tremble when you try it
All I know is I won't go speechless
Speechless

'Cause I'll breathe
When they try to suffocate me
Don't you underestimate me
'Cause I know that I won't go speechless
All I know is I won't go speechless
Speechless

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I love the lyrics in this song, and Lovely tune. You doing this song beautifully my friend.
I also love the history behind it and who doesn't love Alladin right? 😁
Good luck 💞 cheers

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Haha yeah! Aladdin is one of my favourite Disney movie 😊
Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate
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It is a good movie and now even better with you Singing it 🤗

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Much love 💞

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Awww thanks so much for your compliment Saffi
🥰🥰🥰

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Awwn, she has done it again! I love your song choice sister and you nailed the song, nice one ❤️💯.

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Thanks my love 🥰❤️
Did you drop yours? Lemme go and be oppressed 🏃‍♀️

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You are good at whatever you do dear.. Its actually my first time of hearing this song though maybe its due to listening to too much of Nigerian hip up music right😁?

All the same i love your voice..

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Haha thanks dear
I see you're getting around Hive
That's a good start 😊

Too much Nigerian hip hop is nor good o 🏃‍♀️

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Lol. Its not my fault that I love them.. but not so much.
I'm beginning to enjoy this hive oo

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I do use this speechless part when ever someone asks me a question I don't want to answer or know an answer too😂
Nice one dear
Who come dey play the keyboard for background abi na the song beating?

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Haha it's funny how some songs just fit right in that moment you don't want to say it in words 😁

No, I downloaded the instrumentals of the song 😊

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Exactly
I just sing that part to them.

Okay, nice

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Ayyy... you have come again, Merit. Na wetin I go use start my day be dis.

You sing so beautifully. And then I love your choices every week.

Shey you no go like open academy like this? Make I come level up.

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😂😂😂
Don't start please
Be making person to blush and laugh together

I go soon open academy but ready your HBDs sha 😌 like 10 HBD per minute.

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Ye... you no go like carry gun abi??😂

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No need for gun na 😂😂
I know say you go pay like rich kid

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This really good @merit.ahama I enjoyed listening to the lyrics and you have a very wonderful voice I can't imagine.
Please do another video with a nice song, I can't wait to listen to it
My regards.

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You sound wonderful!
The song has a meaningful message.
What lovely song selections!
I really wish I could take part.
Best wishes to you,dear @merit.ahama.

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Thanks so much @mell79 I'm glad you like what you heard.

Of course, you can take part of it too 😁

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I've always wanted to, but I've been busy with other things. Does this challenge also need to stick to the theme? or just sing any song I want, plain and simple?

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I listened to this when I was so frustrated and angry and at the point of breaking...your voice...damn girl...it's beautiful really

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Why Nigerians have powerful voices?
I wish I could sing better too haha

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Haha really? I didn't think I have a powerful voice before 😅
Thanks Janey

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