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Seal (musician)

What he goes there for, is to unlock the door.
While those around him criticize and sleep...
And through a fractal on a breaking wall,
I see you my friend, and touch your face again...
Now that your rose is in bloom,
A light hits the gloom on the grave,
I've been kissed by a rose on the grave.
Life carries on... it goes on.

Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born 19 February 1963, in Paddington, London), known primarily as Seal, is an Anglo-Nigerian soul singer and songwriter.

QuotesEdit

  • I've heard everything —that they were the result of ancient ritual induction into childhood that involved wrestling a wild boar, that I was viciously attacked by a gang. Someone even wrote that I was abducted by aliens who left me with a mark. You know, I really don't care. People can believe whatever they want to believe.
    • On his facial scars which were the result of a childhood bout with Lupus, as quoted in "Seal: Still Crazy After All These Years" by Fiona Sturges in The Independent (11 October 2003)
  • There were signs in England that the only way for me was down. The media turned against me. I was given a hard time because my outlook wasn't one of pure debauchery. I was a sensitive male and I was singing about spirituality; I didn't choose the loutish Oasis approach to my profession. Britpop was just building up at the time and my attitude somehow counted against me.
    • On moving to the Unitied States, as quoted in "Seal: Still Crazy After All These Years" by Fiona Sturges in The Independent (11 October 2003)
  • Family, my wife and children, that's my reason for being. Everything is done with them in mind, so perhaps that's the reason this new album is up-tempo. It does feel like a celebration of life. I am finally in a content and happy place to the point where I feel like I need to sing about it. It's made me want to address things that are close to home.
  • Myself and the people close to me are all part of a social system, and we were being conditioned to accept the status quo. But on this album, I'm saying it's time for us to take charge. We can change it. We can take control of our emotional system and be happy. My point is don't just sit there and allow life to happen to you. Go out and take charge if you want change, but it begins closer to home.
    • As quoted in "Seal" profile at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (CBS) (4 December 2007)

Seal (1991)Edit

  • A man decides after seventy years,
    That what he goes there for, is to unlock the door.
    While those around him criticize and sleep...
    And through a fractal on a breaking wall,
    I see you my friend, and touch your face again.
    Miracles will happen as we trip.

    But we're never gonna survive, unless...
    We get a little crazy

    • "Crazy"
  • Oh darlin...
    In a sky full of people, only some want to fly,
    Isn't that crazy?

    In a world full of people, only some want to fly,
    Isn't that crazy?
    • "Crazy"

Seal (1994)Edit

  • Ooh, the more I get of you,
    Stranger it feels, yeah.
    And now that your rose is in bloom,
    A light hits the gloom on the grave.
    • "Kiss from a Rose"
  • There is so much a man can tell you,
    So much he can say.
    You remain, my power, my pleasure, my pain
    • "Kiss from a Rose"
  • Now that your rose is in bloom,
    A light hits the gloom on the grave,
    I've been kissed by a rose on the grave.
    • "Kiss from a Rose"
  • Fearless people,
    Careless needle.
    Harsh words spoken,
    And lives are broken.
    • "Prayer For The Dying"
  • Crossing that bridge,
    With lessons I've learned.
    Playing with fire,
    And not getting burned.

    I may not know what you're going through.
    But time is the space,
    Between me and you.
    Life carries on... it goes on.
    • "Prayer For The Dying"

System (2007)Edit

  • Today, I give it, all to you,
    On this day we recall the memories,
    Of what we're goin' through,
    • "Wedding Day"
  • In my heart a place,
    A most special place,
    And it's all for you,
    You're my girl, you're my, angel,
    The will's the same for us,
    Honey they can't be wrong,
    Cause everybody knows it was hard to break the sorrow,
    Then you came along
    • "Wedding Day"

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