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Thamela-Die Son Drink Water

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THAMELA ‘MBULU THAMELA! `
warm yourself in the sun, water lizard or monitor (legavaan)!
ZIYAPHUZA IZINSIZWA,UXAMU LOTHELA ILANGA
the warriors drink their beer..while the water monitor enjoys warming itself in the sun

ZIYAPHUZ’ ‘INSIZWA
The warriors are drinking -repeat after each line

Die son trek water , soos ek en my bier
the sun draws the water,like me and my beer
Maar die osean is nie bang vir die son se vuur
but the ocean is not afraid of the sun’s fire
Ek dink aan jou want jy is nie hier nie
I’m thinking of you because you are not here
En my bottle is leeg, en my hart is seer.
And my bottle is empty, and my heart is sore
Die pad na jou hart, is sonder a brug
The road to your heart is without a bridge
En die myle na jou deur, is my bitter plig
and the miles to your door, have become my relentless destiny

Chorus:
SIGUKILE EGOLI MADODA!
We have grown old in Johannesburg ,Men!
NJENGEGOLOVANE, NGENDABA ZEMALI, NGENDABA ZEMALI
Like a rusty mine cocopan, we did this because we needed money

GUKA!GUKA WENA..UZOGUKA OTHANDAYO
Grow old!grow old!..Only someone who gives up will grow old!
Binne in my ,ek dra jou binne in my,vir ewig
Inside me ,I carry you inside me,forever
My bloed is koud, en ek word oud, soos tai Kalahari hout
My blood is cold , and I grow old , like tough-hard Kalahari wood
Maar herrineringe aan jou stook die kole in my hart
But memories of you stoke the coals in my hart
Diep in my ..jy’s diep in my..
Deep inside me, you are deep inside me

Die afstand tussen ons is so krom en skeef
The distance between us , is bent and crooked
Selfs die bottle sal my nie gou laat vergeet
Even this bottle does’nt help me to forget quickly
Daars n’ sagte klank in die nag se lug
There is a gentle sound on the evening air
as jy slaap in die donker en in jou drome vlug
As you sleep in the darkness and flee into your dreams
My bottle is gebreek en my hart is seer
My bottle is broken and my heart is sore
Jy’s so ver van my af , en die toekoms is leeg
You are so far from me and the future is empty

CHORUS

- In My African Dream -
The Johnny Clegg Discography