Beautiful song popularized by Miriam Makeba and Harry Belafonte

Take a listen to the original which was written and composed by Fadhili William Mdawida

Malaika, nakupenda Malaika
Angel, I love you angel
Malaika, nakupenda Malaika
Angel, I love you angel
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio
and I, what should I do, your young friend
Nashindwa na mali sina, we,
I am defeated by the bride price that I don’t have
Ningekuoa Malaika
I would marry you, angel
Nashindwa na mali sina, we,
I am defeated by the bride price that I don’t have
Ningekuoa Malaika
I would marry you, angel

Kidege, hukuwaza kidege
Little bird, I think of you little bird
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio
and I, what should I do, your young friend
Nashindwa na mali sina, we,
I am defeated by the bride price that I don’t have
Ningekuoa Malaika
I would marry you, angel
Nashindwa na mali sina, we,
I am defeated by the bride price that I don’t have
Ningekuoa, Malaika
I would marry you, angel

Pesa zasumbua roho yangu
The money (which I do not have) depresses my soul
Pesa zasumbua roho yangu
the money (which I do not have) depresses my soul
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio
and I, what should I do, your young friend
Ningekuoa Malaika
I would marry you, angel
Nashndwa na mali sina, we
I am defeated by the bride price that I don’t have
Ningekuoa Malaika
I would marry you, angel

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Tracy Chapman, singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Won’t have to drive too far
Just ‘cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

See my old man’s got a problem
He live with the bottle that’s the way it is
He says his body’s too old for working
His body’s too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody’s got to take care of him
So I quit school and that’s what I did

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
We go cruising, entertain ourselves
You still ain’t got a job
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted
We’ll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I’d always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me find it
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

So remember when we were driving driving in your car
Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
Is it fast enough so you can fly away?
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

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Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learn,
If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned

If we were made in his image then call us by our names
Most intellects do not believe in god but the fear is just the same

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Wait ’til you see him
See how he looks
Wait ’til you hear him laugh.

Painters of paintings
Writers of books
Never could tell the half.

Wait ’til you feel
The warmth of his glance,
Pensive and sweet and wise.

All of it lovely
All of it thrilling
I`ll never be willing to free him.

When you see him
You won`t believe your eyes
You won`t believe your eyes.

Ca fait longtemps que je t’attendais
C’est toi la fille dont je revais
Tout ces moments a espérer
D’etre l’élu de tes baisers
Je veux t’escorter

Emmène moi
Emmène moi
Emmène moi
Emmène moi

Et maintenant que je t’ai trouver
Je ne veux plus jamais te laisser
Notre avenir est tout tracer
Pas de contrainte pour nous géné
Tu npeux t’eloigner

Ca ne fait que commencer
Je sais que je suis trop préssé
Mes sentiments sont partagés
Pourquoi attendre pour s’engager ?
Je suis sur que je t’aimer

Je ne pourrais pas vivre sans toi
Mon corps posé tout contre toi
Si tu veux ma vie est à toi
Cet aventure c’est toi et moi

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Meet me at the corner
Down your avenue
And I’ll be patiently, yeah
Waiting there for you

I said you tune in till a morning
Tune in yah mi sistren
Cause I like it like that
I like it like that
I like it like that, yeah
I like it like that