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The Crossing
(OSIYEZA) (for Dudu)

Heat Dust & Dreams

 

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Through all the days that eat away
At every breath that I take
Through all the nights Iíve lain alone
In someone elseís dream, awake
All the words in truth we have spoken
That the wind has blown away
Oh itís only you that remains with me
Clear as the light of day

Chorus:
O SIYEZA, O SIYEZA, SIZOFIKA WEBABA NOMA
(we are coming, we are coming, we will arrive soon)
O SIYEZA, O SIYEZA, SIYAGUDLA LOMHLABA
(we are coming, we are coming, we are coming across this earth)
SIYAWELA LAPHESHEYA LULEZONTABA EZIMNYAMA
(we are crossing over those dark mountains)
LAPHA SOBHEKA PHANSI KONKE UKUHLUPHEKA
(where we will lay down all our troubles)

A punch drunk man in a downtown bar
Takes a beating without making a sound
Though swollen eyes he sways and he smiles
Cause no one can put him down
Inside him a boy looks up to his father
For a sign or an approving eye
Oh, it's funny how those once so close and now gone
Can still so affect our lives

Chorus :
O SIYEZA, O SIYEZA, SIZOFIKA WEBABA NOMA
Oh I am coming, Iím be coming, you know the time is turning
O SIYEZA, O SIYEZA, SIYAGUDLA LOMHLABA
You know the time is turning - Nick my crossing
SIYAWELA LAPHESHEYA LULEZONTABA EZIMNYAMA
Over those dark lands - Got touch your face
LAPHA SOBHEKA PHANSI KONKE UKUHLUPHEKA
Come, donít let me down, in your grace

Take me now - Donít let go
Hold me close - Iím coming home
O SIYEZA - Oh Iím coming
O SIYEZA - Oh Iím coming
SIZOFIKA WEBABA NOMA - You know the time is turning
O SIYEZA, O SIYEZA - Iím telling you the time is turning
SIYAGUDLA LOMHLABA - Go, make this crossing
SIYAWELA LAPHESHEYA - Over the dark land
LULEZONTABA EZIMNYAMA - Go, touched your face
LAPHA SOBHEKA PHANSI - Go, let me down
KONKE UKUHLUPHEKA - In a great feel of grace
O SIYEZA - Oh Iím coming
O SIYEZA - Oh Iím coming
SIZOFIKA WEBABA NOMA - Oh Iím coming - Oh Iím coming
O SIYEZA - Oh Iím coming
O SIYEZA - Go, let me down
SIYAGUDLA LOMHLABA - Go, make my crossing
SIYAWELA LAPHESHEYA - Over the dark land
LULEZONTABA EZIMNYAMA - Go, touched your face
LAPHA SOBHEKA PHANSI - Go, let me down
KONKE UKUHLUPHEKA - In a great feel of grace
O SIYEZA, O SIYEZA

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