Peter Ngqibs

Peter Ngqibs

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I am a Xhosa South African singer with music that most people think is strange at times (Free Me) and happy at other times (Hope). I can click and pop ;-)

Biography

Ngqibs (call him Peter or NGQ) is a Xhosa South African musician; a singer-songwriter whose music is House- and Pop-influenced R&B.

Having been included in the Roll of Honour at the University of South at the age of 13 after, only a year after taking official music lessons, Ngqibs knew he had found his life's calling. He has also been awarded the Best Tenor Soloist for 2003 by the Drakensberg Boys' Chior.

Peter Ngqibs released his self-written and produced digital debut album, Let Me Be, with the CD scheduled for 27th August this year in conjunction with Hope from the upcoming EP. Let Me Be, is an album about finding yourself and being strong in who you are and features songs up-tempo club songs like Never Give Up, Free Me and Soul/Sole Calling. Also included are some moving ballads such as No Regrets and Who I Am.

Peter Ngqibs is wrapping up his current project with Peter Litvin - an EP titled Proudly South African. This will be released on the 21st of January, 2010.

Lyrics

Free Me (Let Me Be)

Written By: Peter "Ngqibs" Ncanywa

Why is it that some people wanna live your life for you? it drives me crazy, just back off.

It's like noise all around
(Can you hear the silence?)
Like the cold in my bones
(Can you see the bend and dent?)
It's like faces in walls
(Always looking at me)
Like the phobia calls
(Making you wanna scream!)

It's overcrowded, my mind is racing
There's now way of escape, the thought of it is nauseating
Can you feel the terror?
Where is all the pleasure?
My sanity's at risk I'm feeling so much pressure.

Free me from the voices swirling in my head
Free me from my third eye bringing too much dread
Free me from the world and all its crazy shit
Free me 'cause I'm losing it oh free me!

I said just free me
Just let me be me
I said just free me
Just let me be me
Just let me be [x4]

It's like roads paved with tar
(Why am I seeing gravel?)
Like they can play my part
(They think that I can't handle)
Like those vultures they wait
(I feel like helpless prey)
It's so real what they say
(But I can't stand what they fake)

It's overcrowded, my mind is racing
There's now way of escape, the thought of it is nauseating
Can you feel the terror?
Where is all the pleasure?
My sanity's at risk I'm feeling so much pressure.

Free me from the voices swirling in my head
Free me from my third eye bringing too much dread
Free me from the world and all its crazy shit
Free me 'cause I'm losing it oh free me!

I said just free me
Just let me be me
I said just free me
Just let me be me
Just let me be [x4]

Let me live my life, let me live my life
You bring the monstor in me
Let me live, let me life oh oh...

I said just free me from the voices swirling in my head
Free me from my third eye bringing too much dread
Free me from the world and all it's crazy shit
Free me 'cause I'm losing it oh free me

I said just free me (Just let me be)
Just let me be me (Just set me free)
I said just free me (Won't you let me be free?)
Just let me be me (Come on, come on, come on)
Just let me be (Oh oh)[x4]

Confusion

Written By: Peter "Ngqibs" Ncanywa

Sitting on this cold floor
Staring at my open door
Think if I shut you out
Was it just a joke when you said I love you so
Please explain why you left me so cold

Now you wanna come back to me
My heart says I'm in love with you
I can't help but retreat
'cause my mind is weary of you
and now I'm

Thinking this, feeling that - I can't choose between my heart and mind
Saying this, doing that - I'm torn in two I can't decide what's right
Thinking this, feeling that - Why can't I just tell you how I feel
Saying this, doing that - I'm wasting time and my head is spinning in

Confusion - nothing seems clear anyway
Confusion - I'm in a disturbed mental state
Confusion - my life is all in disarray
I need you girl

Lying on my hard bed
Thoughts leaving my head
Drowning in my sorrow instead
For once in my life
Something felt so right
Now I can't seem to put the past behind

Now you wanna come back to me
My heart says I'm in love with you
I can't help but retreat
'cause my mind is weary of you
and now I'm

Thinking this, feeling that - I can't choose between my heart and mind
Saying this, doing that - I'm torn in two I can't decide what's right
Thinking this, feeling that - Why can't I just tell you how I feel
Saying this, doing that - I'm wasting time and my head is spinning in

Confusion - nothing seems clear anyway
Confusion - I'm in a disturbed mental state
Confusion - my life is all in disarray
I need you girl

Please help, help me undersatnd
Understand why you left me
I need you in my life but just give me time babe, give time
Oh

Thinking this, feeling that - I can't choose between my heart and mind
Saying this, doing that - I'm torn in two I can't decide what's right
Thinking this, feeling that - Why can't I just tell you how I feel
Saying this, doing that - I'm wasting time and my head is spinning in

Confusion - nothing seems clear anyway
Confusion - I'm in a disturbed mental state
Confusion - my life is all in disarray
I need you girl

Broken

Written By: Peter "Ngqibs" Ncanywa

Broken, broken, broken, broken, broken, broken, broken, broken...

When I was young
You were the one
Who took the time
and made me try
You broke my shell
and then you called me friend
That's when I knew
I'd do anything for you

'Cause I was broken feeling all ashamed
You said call on me, I'll be there to share your pain
Broken, when I needed strength
You were there for me when no one else could stand me
When you're

Broken [x6] I'll be all you need
Broken [x6] I'll be all you need

You're not alone
When it all goes wrong
Look in your heart
I'm not too far
I took a vow
and we'll make it through somehow
No sticks and stones
Will ever break your soul,

But if you're broken feeling all ashamed
You just call on me, I'll be there to share your pain
Broken, when you need strength
I'll be there for you, I'll be there to turn to
When you're

Broken [x6] I'll be all you need
Broken [x6] I'll be all you need

Don't let doubt come and take control
This world is so cruel and cold
Come to me 'cause all I have is yours
Know for sure, for sure if you're

You're broken feeling all ashamed
You just call on me, I'll be there to share your pain
Broken, when you need strength
I'll be there for you, I'll be there to turn to
When you're

Broken [x6] I'll be all you need
Broken [x6] I'll be all you need

My friend indeed
You're all I need
Know I am here for you, I'll always be here for you

My friend indeed
You're all I need
Know I am here for you, I'll always be here for you

My friend indeed
You're all I need
Know I am here for you, I'll always be here for you

My friend indeed
You're all I need
Know I am here for you, I'll always be here for you

Broken, broken, broken, broken, broken, broken, broken, broken, broken...

Who I Am

Written By: Peter "Ngqibs" Ncanywa

Never have I believed in soul mates
But girl you changed my fate
I realised you're my better half
I just hope it's not too late
All that I thought was lost, you helped me ind inside
I was numb no more, because I had you by my side

You gave me time to work through the pain
I was crying out to feel again
You helped me learn from my mistakes
Without shame you reminded me

How to love
How to trust
Live my life with everything I am
How to dare
How to share
With a smile and everything I am
All my flaws
Are a part
Of everything I am
All of this I learned again from you
Who completes who I am

I see you're smile shining so bright
It brings me so much joy
My best friend and lover to confide
You take away my sorrow
Like sunrise, you gave me hope
Having you feels so right
I ca't see why I can't cope

You gave me time to work through the pain
I was crying out to feel again
You helped me learn from my mistakes
Without shame you reminded me

How to love
How to trust
Live my life with everything I am
How to dare
How to share
With a smile and everything I am
All my flaws
Are a part
Of everything I am
All of this I learned again from you
Who completes who I am

How to love
How to trust
Live my life with everything I am
How to dare
How to share
With a smile and everything I am
All my flaws
Are a part
Of everything I am
All of this I learned again from you
Who completes who I am

Never Give Up

Written By: Peter "Ngqibs" Ncanywa

When he night time comes and steals all hope
Desolation comes and steals control
That's the moment when you've gotta resist
The darkness filling all your spirit

Remember days when you were a child
Something in you kept that fire alive
Your ambitions were set so high
Not a single thing could hold you back

When the time is right you'll reach your goal
It'll all be fine and you'll see your growth
Sometimes you'll fall other times you'll crawl
Get up and go on 'cause you're standing at the door

Never give up - throw your hands up - till the morning sun
Never give in - it's all in reach - keep the goal in sight
Never give up - it's all your dream - so hold on tight
It'll be alright, it'll be alright
Never give up - throw your hands up - till the morning sun
Never give in - it's all in reach - keep the goal in sight
Never give up - it's all your dream - so hold on tight
It'll be alright, it'll be alright

There'll be times when you wanna throw in the towel
Not knowing if you'll make it somehow
Just call on a friend and ask for help
Because we'll all need a helping hand

When the time is right you'll reach your goal
It'll all be fine and you'll see your growth
Sometimes you'll fall other times you'll crawl
Get up and go on 'cause you're standing at the door

Never give up - throw your hands up - till the morning sun
Never give in - it's all in reach - keep the goal in sight
Never give up - it's all your dream - so hold on tight
It'll be alright, it'll be alright
Never give up - throw your hands up - till the morning sun
Never give in - it's all in reach - keep the goal in sight
Never give up - it's all your dream - so hold on tight
It'll be alright, it'll be alright

Qhubekeka bheka phambhili
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi
Qhubekeka bheka phambhili
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi
Qhubekeka bheka phambhili
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi
Qhubekeka bheka phambhili
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi

Never give up - throw your hands up - till the morning sun
Never give in - it's all in reach - keep the goal in sight
Never give up - it's all your dream - so hold on tight
It'll be alright, it'll be alright
Never give up - throw your hands up - till the morning sun
Never give in - it's all in reach - keep the goal in sight
Never give up - it's all your dream - just never let it go oh
It'll be alright

Qhubekeka bheka phambhili
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi
Qhubekeka bheka phambhili - it's all in reach
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi - keep that goal
Qhubekeka bheka phambhili - inside
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi - yeah, yeah
Qhubekeka bheka phambhili - oh
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi - it'll be alright

Qhubekeka bheka phambhili
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi
Qhubekeka bheka phambhili
Nyamezel'uzungathyafhi

My Goodbye

Written By: Peter "Ngqibs" Ncanywa

I can stand and now take flight
I wouldn't be who I am if you weren't in my life
I feel like I can fly

My goodbye - isn't for long
I will be back - where I belong
We gotta be strong - after this song
That's when we say bye
We'll be apart - you will be far
Just remember - no matter what
You will never leave my heart

You taught me through all tears and smiles
To let there be a lesson and that next time it will be alright
It's not goodbye it's so long

My goodbye - isn't for long
I will be back - where I belong
We gotta be strong - after this song
That's when we say bye
We'll be apart - you will be far
Just remember - no matter what
You will never leave my heart

My goodbye - isn't for long
I will be back - where I belong
We gotta be strong - after this song
That's when we say bye
We'll be apart - you will be far
Just remember - no matter what
You will never leave my heart

My goodbye - isn't for long
I will be back - where I belong
We gotta be strong - after this song
That's when we say bye
We'll be apart - you will be far
Just remember - no matter what
You will never leave my heart

Hope

Written By: Peter "Ngqibs" Ncanywa

Hope (You're my angel)

Like an angel, you brought the news of hope to me
No more hesitation; I know with you there's no defeat.
In time I've seen that you are always here
Here in my heart
Sublime you are, girl you're my everything
'Cause you're my angel

I'd give it all up just for you 'cause without you I don't know what I'd do
'Cause you're my angel
I know you'd do the same for me; without a doubt you are the one for
'Cause you're my angel

You give me hope
On a larger scope than I had thought
Let the music flow
Let it flow right through and give you hope

From the darkness, I saw a bright light shining through
Didn't feel frustrated, 'cause from the light all I saw was you
In time I've seen that you are always here
Here in my heart
Sublime you are, girl you're my everything
'Cause you're my angel

You give me hope (Let the music take you)
On a larger scope than I had thought (Let it take you away)
Let the music flow
Let it flow right through and give you hope

Hope: Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen
A person or thing that may help or save someone
Girl you gave me hope everyday and everything is more than I expect or deserve
I gotta say thank you
When it's dark out, I shield my heart
Even in light, I always hide but you give me...

(Hope) You give me hope
On a larger scope than I had thought
Let the music flow
Let it flow right through and give you hope

Discography

Let Me Be
Let Me Be: Recharged
Hope
Proudly South African (Jan. 21, 2010)

Set List

Free Me
Broken
My Goodbye
Who I Am
Never Give Up (Alright)
Hope