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To Zion Lyrics

Artist: Lauryn Hill
Album: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

[Featuring Carlos Santana]
One day you'll understand... Zion
Unsure of what the balance held
I touched my belly overwhelmed
by what I had been chosen to perform
But then an angel came one day
Told me to kneel down and pray
for unto me a man child would be born
Woe this crazy circumstance
I knew his life deserved a chance
but everybody told me to be smart
"Look at your career " they said,
"Lauryn baby use your head."
But instead I chose to use my heart
Now the joy... of my world...
is in Zion! (Zion, Zion!)
Now the joy... of my world...
is in Zion! (Zion, uhh, Zion!)
How beautiful if nothing more
than to wait at Zion's door
I've never been in love like this before
Now let me pray to keep you from
the perils that will surely come
See life for you my Prince has just begun
And I thank you for choosing me
to come through unto life to be
A beautiful reflection of His grace
See I know that a gift so great
is only one God could create
And I'm reminded every time I see your face
that the joy... (JOY) of my world... (WORLD)
is in Zion! (IS IN ZION) I said Zion! (IS IN ZION)
Now the joy... (JOY) of my world... (WORLD)
is in Zion! (IS IN ZION, IS IN ZION)
Now the joy... Zion! (JOY) of my world... (WORLD)
is in Zion! (IS IN ZION, IS IN ZION)
Now the joy... Zion! (JOY) of my world... (WORLD)
is in Zion! (IS IN ZION, IS IN ZION)
Marching (marching) marching (marching)
to Zion (marching) marching (marching) -- we gon' march
Marching (marching) marching (marching)
to Zion (marching), beautiful beautiful Zion!
Marching (marching) marching (marching)
to Zion (marching) marching (marching)
Marching (marching) marching (marching)
to Zion (marching), beautiful beautiful Zion!
Marching (marching) marching (marching) -- MY JOY, MY JOY
to Zion (marching) marching (marching) -- MY JOY, MY JOY
Marching (marching) marching (marching) -- MY JOY, MY JOY
to Zion (marching), beautiful beautiful Zion! -- MY JOY, MY JOY
Marching (marching) marching (marching) -- MY JOY, MY JOY
to Zion (marching) marching (marching) -- MY JOY, MY JOY
Marching (marching) marching (marching) -- NOW THE JOY
to Zion (marching), beautiful beautiful Zion! -- OF MY LIFE
Marching (marching) marching (marching) -- IS ZION
to Zion (marching) marching (marching)
Marching (marching) marching (marching) -- NOW THE JOY
to Zion (marching), beautiful beautiful Zion! -- OF MY LIFE
Beautiful beautiful Zion! -- IS ZION
Beautiful beautiful Zion! -- IS ZION
Beautiful beautiful Zion!
Beautiful beautiful Zion!
Beautiful beautiful Zion!
Beautiful beautiful Zion!

Comments/Interpretations

by aziah on 6/25/2008 9:04am
i luv this song by lauryn hill
by miz 22 on 7/22/2008 3:23am
i think this song is very sweet but also very real. makes me think of my choice in keeping my daughter against all odds i felt i had against me. follow your heart choose life because God doesn't make mistakes.
by alejandro alexander on 7/23/2008 11:50pm
shes racist
by jenika on 7/31/2008 5:04pm
why do u say that
by Natalia on 8/5/2008 10:53am
This song is so real, i agree..choose life GOD NEVER makes mistakes, and he will never put more on you then you can bear!

Jah Bless!
by Liek OMG WTF???????? on 9/17/2008 11:11am
DIS SONG SUCKS LELELELELELLEE
by Dark David on 9/17/2008 11:11am
i don't understand this song T_T so confusing i'm in school right now
by David on 9/17/2008 11:20am
my name is david and im a complete faggot lollollololololooo0ooooooooll
by David Kaoung on 9/17/2008 11:21am
DIS IS MAH FAV SONG OMG!!?!?!??????!?!?!?!?!?!??

And i like wieners
by Sheshel on 9/21/2008 12:41pm
Real shit
by jane on 9/23/2008 2:53pm
i can relate to this song,i'm gonna keep my baby dispite what challenges ....
by janea mcdonald on 9/29/2008 1:16pm
i love lauryn hill..and this is one of my fav. songs it is soo strong and real. and having a baby is a true miracle and blessing. and thank you lauryn now im deciding to keep my baby.
by TT on 10/3/2008 12:03am
i love this song and it makes me cry when i hear it. if i could go back i would have done things differnetly
by nichelle on 10/12/2008 8:33pm
dis song is jamin all day in my head
by Danielle on 12/4/2008 12:24pm
I LOOOOOVE this song and I agree that God giving you a baby is a blessing and I feel so blessed to be 8months pregnant with my 2nd son.
by Evie on 12/15/2008 1:49pm
I love that song also, its so sweet and it does make you cry and think
by Teniqua on 12/21/2008 10:09pm
BEAUTIFUL SONG AND MESSAGE
by monique on 1/19/2009 3:48am
i love this song it remind me of when my mom was trying to have me and my twin brother rip bookie dying at 8years old i miss u dearly
by C on 1/19/2009 8:05pm
Iīm so sorry for doing what i did. I hope my baby can forgive me. I think of him every single day. please forgive me... I canīt live if you donīt.
by D on 2/8/2009 9:20pm
I think this song is more about a personal experience than about telling people what decision to make. At least I hope so. Although it does seem like she is judging when she says "Lauryn baby use your head, but instead I chose to use my heart." The song is beautiful but I don't like the message you guys are discussing. People who "use their heads" shouldn't be condemned. And she shouldn't say that a person must be using only one or the other in making a choice. One can use both their head and the heart.
by L on 2/22/2009 10:51am
Absolutely amazing song, touches my heart everytime i hear the song and listen to the words!!
by jah rasta soldier on 3/15/2009 3:34pm
this song is one of her bests songs, and it is realistic were i cme from. yur child will always be a blessing, it is the greatest gift ever to be seen by god. lauren sings from her heart not not from deceptions of illusions. p-e-a-c-e o-w-t jah rastsfarae!!! new zealand!
by khai's mom on 3/23/2009 8:01pm
song so true.... u get so caught up in your plans that u sometimes make a decision w/out thinkin it all the way thru..... thank god I chose 2 use my heart

5mon pregnant & though I didn't plan it I AM TRULY HAPPY & couldn't see it n e other way

DO WHAT'S BEST FOR U!!!!
by K on 4/1/2009 6:36pm
THIS SONG TRULY MADE ME THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING... I WOULDNT TRY TO RAISE A CHILD KNOWIN I COULDNT GIVE IT A GOOD LIFE... SO IF U CHOOSE ABORTION THATS ON U... GOD IS A FORGIVIN GOD...


BUT I LOVE MY SON... HE IS TRULY MY HEART
by ZHA'NAI'S MOMMI on 4/3/2009 4:06pm
I DONT THINK SHE'S SAYIN THAT IF U CHOOSE ABORTION U DONT HAVE A HEART... I THINK SHE MEANS HOW THEY WHERE TELLIN HER TO THINK ABOUT HER CAREER BUT INSTEAD SHE THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT SHE THINKS IS BEST FOR HER HEART {{HER SON}}... I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH... MY DAUGHTER'S FATHER WANTED ME TO GET AN ABORTION BUT I JUST COULDNT DO IT... SHE IS TRULY MY PRIDE AND JOY... MOMMI LOVES U ZHA'NAI AND THATS 4EVA AND ALWAYS
by Trisha on 5/3/2009 3:44am
This very song is the reason I chose to give my son the name Zion which was born on 3/20/09 because everyone told me not to keep the baby and in my heart I knew I couldn't do anything else but keep him and then I heard this song and I knew what he name was ment to be
by ccss on 5/22/2009 3:02pm
zion goes to my school and he is always talking about this song i like th song but he is so ugly and annoying
by tyshawn on 5/25/2009 5:23pm
i love this song and lauryn hill

by Lizandra Almodovar on 9/16/2009 8:29am
she is the best, she got a great spirit to sing anything i love her voice and the lyrics are wOW
by Eyoree on 10/15/2009 3:13pm
this song is ok
were usin it fr langugae
a write a rant
by CHAMAINE on 12/8/2009 3:08pm
I love this song I cry when I hear this song. I'm goin to name my son zion
by CHAMAINE on 12/8/2009 3:13pm
I LOVE THIS SONG. IM GOIN TO NAME MY SON ZION.
by Anon510 on 4/18/2010 1:31am
That's right, it's stupid to say that just b/c you got knocked up god wants you to have a baby. If god doesn't make mistakes why do we get cancer and die? It's no different. Don't hide behind god. You decide what happens to you not some dude in the sky.
by SearchingWisdomDaily on 5/1/2010 1:43am
Through all the struggles life has brought me, I never thought I would be where Iam now...'i touch my belly overwhelmed' knowing things are not where I want them to be, but if it is God's will.. this man will be in our child's life, and restore our family. I get frustrated at the circumstances, but when I hear this song it makes me keep in mind my child is as beautiful as God's grace. I know things will eventually turn for the best and God will bless me :) "Life isnt about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learnin how to dance in the rain!"
by Tmp on 7/25/2010 3:01am
Why be critical of such a work of art? A work of personal expression. It is nobody's place to make light of so personal a dedication to so unique and special a relationship.
by EVELYN on 8/5/2010 11:08pm
I LOVE THIS SONG. ITS SO REAL N HOW I FEEL BOUT MY SON.
by Touche' on 8/26/2010 7:11pm
Music is about expression releasing all emotions opinions facts and creativity...With that being said this song is real music she did nothing more than tell a story and illustradted her feelings a song isnt meant to direct you its made to comfort to release excite etc... all at the same time entertaining you if a song can make you do thi gs then you seriously need to find yourself
by Chioma on 11/7/2010 2:10am
When I became pregnant and afraid of the circumstances I was in, I sang this song. When I was unsure of my decision, I sang this song. Now when I look into my two month old daughter's eyes I smile, cry, and sing this song.
by Philile on 4/19/2011 9:50am
Dis song is da reason dat i take in every breathe in ma life eva since i told ma sis 2listen 2it.she neva arboted her chld.da gft frm GOD!
by msHill on 5/24/2011 2:29pm
i love this song so much
gives me strength to carry on
by R.I.P ZION ATIYA...MOMMIE LOVES YOU on 6/1/2011 1:45am
This song is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the way she expressed her feelings in this song...I don't think she intended it to influence anyone's decision on choosing life or abortion,she just shared her experience with the world. Thanks Ms. Hill ;-)

R.I.P My little Miss Zion Atiya(7-3-10) I lost apart of my heart when I lost you..can't wait to get to the city of Zion to hold HEAVEN'S GIFT....
by MissVee on 6/7/2011 5:55am
Even tho my daughter was conceived from a sinful act, I do believe having her was the right thing to do. And like lauryn, I'm not sure y she chose me to come into into this life buvery time i c her smile its like watching an angel smile. Mommie loves u miki.
by kiara on 2/16/2012 7:08pm
This song is beautiful bt u guys are takin it to far its art, how she feels. Follow ur own path!
by Ocean on 9/15/2012 5:40am
Wow i love i love da song.....thanking God fr having such a blessing although it was nt easy at da frst tym bt i thank god that i kept my bby lov ya:
by Jeff on 9/19/2012 11:19pm
Idiot says she's racist and then doesn't explain why...








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