7 seconds…

7 Seconds, one of the most beautiful song’s written and sung in our time and yet its meaning often gets surpassed, not thought of and tossed aside for the next.  As you probably have figured out by now all the music that filters through my head has meaning, often relates to the different stages of my life, of my friends and of my family or situation.  Here is one that is ambiguous on so many different fronts, see what you think… J

Boul ma sene, boul ma guiss madi re nga fokni mane
Khamouma li neka thi sama souf ak thi guinaw
Beugouma kouma khol oaldine yaw li neka si yaw
mo ne si man, li ne si mane moye dilene diapale


Roughneck and rudeness,
We should be using, on the ones who practice wicked charms
For the sword and the stone
Bad to the bone
Battle is not over
Even when it’s won
And when a child is born into this world
It has no concept
Of the tone the skin is living in
It’s not a second
7 seconds away
Just as long as I stay
I’ll be waiting
It’s not a second
7 seconds away
Just as long as I stay
I’ll be waiting

°Youssou N’Dour again, singing in french(translated in english by “The SenSeï”);

-j’assume les raisons qui nous poussent de changer tout,
I assume the resons that lead us to change everything,

-J’aimerais qu’on oublie leur couleur pour qu’ils esperent
I wish we could forget their color so they can hope

-Beaucoup de sentiments de races qui font qu’ils desesperent
lots of feelings for races which make them lose hope (despair)

-Je veux les deux mains ouvertes,
I want the two hands opened,

-Des amis pour parler de leur peine, de leur joie
(and) friends to talk about their life penalty, about their joy


-Pour qu’ils leur filent des infos qui ne divisent pas
so they can give’em infos that do not divide(scatter)

-Changer
change

°Neneh Cherry as lead vocals henceforth;

7 seconds away
Just as long as I stay
I’ll be waiting
It’s not a second
7 seconds away
Just as long as I stay
I’ll be waiting X3
And when a child is born into this world
It has no concept
Of the tone the skin is living in
And there’s a million voices
And there’s a million voices
To tell you what she should be thinking
So you better sober up for just a second
7 seconds away
Just as long as I stay
I’ll be waiting
It’s not a second
7 seconds away
Just as long as I stay
I’ll be waiting
It’s not a second
7 seconds away
Just as long as I stay
I’ll be waiting


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4 thoughts on “7 seconds…

  1. I’m from Senegal, and this is one of his songs we are the most proud of. It’s the one that made it the further internationally. He won a grammy for it if Im ot mistaken. The song is Beau ti ful!

    He has another one called Africa, that he usually sings acapella. It’d give you chills.

    Go Youssou!

  2. Thanks guys, yeah felt like a change! and Amayel… Youssou and Ishmael Lo are two of my most favourite artists ever, the only music I paint to!

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