Dela Lyrics

Johnny Clegg


publisher: ©O/B/O APRA AMCOS, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jonathan Paul Clegg
album: Track 14 in album A South African Story (Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre)
release date: 2003
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 5:35

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Johnny Clegg A South African Story (Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre) cover art
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One day I looked up and there you were,
like a simple question looking for an answer.
Now I am the whale listening to some inner call,
swimming blindly to throw myself upon your shore.

What if I don't find you when I have landed?
Will you leave me here to die on your shore stranded?

I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.
I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.

I sing dela, dela ngyanya dela when I'm with you,
dela, sondela mama sondela, I burn for you.

I've been waiting for you all my life hoping for a miracle,
I've been waiting day and night, day and night.
I've been waiting for you all my life waiting for redemption,
I've been wating day and night, I burn for you.

A blind bird sings inside the cage that is my heart,
the image of your face comes to me when I am alone in the dark.
If I could give a shape to this ache that I have for you,
If I could find the voice that says the words to capture you.

I think I know, I think I know, I think I know,
I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.
I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.

I sing dela, dela ngyanya dela when I'm with you,
dela, sondela mama sondela, I burn for you.

I've been waiting for you all my life hoping for a miracle,
I've been waiting day and night, day and night.
I've been waiting for you all my life waiting for redemption,
I've been wating day and night, I burn for you.

Sondela, sondela, mama sondela, I burn for you.

I've been waiting for you all my life hoping for a miracle,
I've been waiting day and night, day and night.
I've been waiting for you all my life waiting for redemption,
I've been wating day and night, I burn for you.

Burn for you, I burn for you...


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Gijimbeke
  • 2 Mfazi omdala
  • 3 Bullets for Bafazana
  • 4 I Call Your Name
  • 5 Giyani
  • 6 Into the Picture
  • 7 The Crossing
  • 8 Colours of Change
  • 9 Great Heart
  • 10 Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
  • 11 Impi
  • 12 Scatterlings of Africa
  • 13 Tatazela
  • 14 Dela
  • 15 December African Rain
  • 16 Asimbonanga