Asimbonanga Lyrics

Johnny Clegg


publisher: ©O/B/O APRA AMCOS
writers: Jonathan Paul Clegg
album: Track 29 in album Live! and More...
release date: 2003-11-10
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Cover Art

Johnny Clegg Live! and More... cover art
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Asimbonanga (We have not seen him)
Asimbonang' uMandela thina (We have not seen Mandela)
Laph'ekhona (In the place where he is)
Laph'ehleli khona (In the place where he is kept)

Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey
Look across the Island into the Bay
We are all islands till comes the day
We cross the burning water

Chorus....

A seagull wings across the sea
Broken silence is what I dream
Who has the words to close the distance
Between you and me

Chorus....

Steve Biko, Victoria Mxenge
Neil Aggett
Asimbonanga
Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina (we have not seen our brother)
Laph'ekhona (In the place where he is)
Laph'wafela khona (In the place where he died)
Hey wena (Hey you!)
Hey wena nawe (Hey you and you as well)
Siyofika nini la' siyakhona (When will we arrive at our destination)


Track Listing


DVD-Video 1
  • 1 Umfazi Omdala (live in Paris)
  • 2 Cruel Crazy Beautiful World (live in Paris)
  • 3 Take My Heart Away (live in Paris)
  • 4 Jericho (live in Paris)
  • 5 It's an Illusion (live in Paris)
  • 6 Hambile / The Dance (live in Paris)
  • 7 Scatterlings of Africa (live in Paris)
  • 8 Warsaw 1943 (live in Paris)
  • 9 Siyayilanda (live in Paris)
  • 10 Dela (live in Paris)
  • 11 Asimbonanga (live in Paris)
  • 12 One (Hu)man, One Vote (live in Paris)
  • 13 I Call Your Name / Dance (live in Paris)
  • 14 Great Heart
  • 15 Third World Child
  • 16 I Call Your Name
  • 17 These Days
  • 18 The Crossing
  • 19 In My African Dream
  • 20 When the System Has Fallen
  • 21 Tough Enough
  • 22 Giyani (acoustic)
  • 23 Scatterlings of Africa
  • 24 December African Rain
  • 25 Kilimanjaro
  • 26 Fever
  • 27 Impi
  • 28 Umbaqanga Music
  • 29 Asimbonanga
  • 30 Mantombana / Dance
  • 31 Interview