Friday, 20 April 2018

'Nànnuflày' by Tinariwen (Song, Video)




Lyrics:

Kàla t-illegh
Ibda nànnuflày
Nilmàd s-àddunya
Harkuk tàmmuttày

(Chorus)

Ere-s tosed inta-ghas
Ila derhanàn-net
Harkuk osas

(Chorus)

Legh amidi-nin
S-inta niflas
Hi isaswen ulh-in
Alwàqq d-intas

no sleepwalking,
don’t keep me apart
I’m through sleepwalking,
god be in my heart

(Chorus)

Ilkam e-timtar
Illegh dara-s
Tedjedit tàhona
Iday fàlla-s

(Chorus)

no more sleepwalking,
been asleep too long
no more sleepwalking,
keep me with you god

It's all right, it's all right now

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Translation:


There was a time
I lived fulfilled.
Life taught me that
It can often change.

The one you find in solitude
Is prisoner of egotistical desires.
I have a friend I can trust
Who quenches the thirst
That burns in my heart.

I walk in his footsteps
Pursuing memories built
On a dune that’s always moving.

no sleepwalking,
don’t keep me apart
I’m through sleepwalking,
god be in my heart

no more sleepwalking,
been asleep too long
no more sleepwalking,
keep me with you god

It's all right, it's all right now
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Lyrics source (adapted)http://www.anti.com/releases/elwan/tracks/nannuflay/

For ref: a brief write-up on Tinariwen and their album 'Elwan' ('The Elephants') which features this song:

http://www.anti.com/artists/tinariwen/

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