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  •  Asimbonanga lyrics here. (6+ / 0-)
    Asimbonanga                    (We have not seen him)
    Asimbonang' uMandela thina     (We have not seen Mandela)
    Laph'ekhona                    (In the place where he is)
    Laph'ehlikhona                 (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

    Asimbonanga                    (We have not seen him)
    Asimbonang' uMandela thina     (We have not seen Mandela)
    Laph'ekhona                    (In the place where he is)
    Laph'ehlikhona                 (In the place where he is kept)

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

    Asimbonanga                    (We have not seen him)
    Asimbonang' uMandela thina     (We have not seen Mandela)
    Laph'ekhona                    (In the place where he is)
    Laph'ehlikhona                 (In the place where he is kept)

    Steve Biko...   Victoria Mxenge...    Neil Aggett...

    Laph'ekhona                    (In the place where he is)
    Laph'wafela khona              (In the place where he died)

    Hey wena                       (Hey you!)
    Hey wena                       (Hey you!)
    Hey wena                       (Hey you!)
    Hey wena nawe                  (Hey you and you as well)
    Sizofika nini la' siyakhona    (When will we arrive at our destination)

    Hey wena                       (Hey you!)
    Hey wena                       (Hey you!)
    Hey wena                       (Hey you!)
    Hey wena nawe                  (Hey you and you as well)
    Sizofika nini la' siyakhona    (When will we arrive at our destination)

    Asimbonanga                    (We have not seen him)
    Asimbonang' uMandela thina     (We have not seen Mandela)
    Laph'ekhona                    (In the place where he is)
    Laph'ehlikhona                 (In the place where he is kept)

    i keep listening to it over and over... it fits the mood of tonight.

    i try to sing along

    Laph'wafela khona...

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 04:21:40 PM PST

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