Angst on a Shoestring

Monday, November 27, 2006

 

"One by One"


A friend's daughter led me to this video. I believe that it's every child's right to hope, to dream and to play. Using the song "One by One", from the musical "The Lion King", it is most inspiring. Given the change in the political arena here in the States, this song, for me anyway, gives me hope that some day everything will be alright. And it all starts with a feather..

“One By One”
Written and performed by Lebo M.

Ibambeni njalo bakithi
[Hold on tight my people]
Ninga dinwa
[Don't get weary]
Ninga phelelwa nga mandla
[Don't lose your strength]

Siya ba bona
[We can see]
Bebe fun' ukusi qeda
[They wanted to hold us back]

One by one
Ngeke ba lunge
[They will not succeed]
One by one
Sizo nqoba
[We will win]
One by one
Ngeke ba lunge
[They will not succeed]
One by one

Ibambeni njalo bakithi
[Hold on tight my people]
Ninga dinwa
[Don't get weary]
Ninga phelelwa nga mandla
[Don't lose your strength]

Siya ba bona
[We can see]
Babe fun' ukusi qeda
[They wanted to hold us back]

One by one
Ngeke ba lunge
[They will not succeed]
One by one
Sizo nqoba
[We will win]
(Repeat)

Ngoba thina
[Because]
Siya zazi
[We know who we are]
(Repeat)

Ibala lami
[The color of my skin]
Elimnyama
[That is dark]
Ndiya zidla
[I'm proud]
Ngalo
[Of it]
Ibala lami
[The color of my skin]
Elimnyama
[That is dark]
Ndiza kufa
[I will die]
Nalo
[With it]
(Repeat to fade)

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