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I want to look into the heart of the dancer

His movements have a magic mystery

They must have a message and a meaning

‘Cause he’s doing something to me

Please don’t let the drum stop beating

I have to understand

How he dances our future and our destiny

And how we became part of this land



Sizodlala! nani ‘mabungu!

Sizodlala! nani ‘mabungu, helele!

Diala wemadlalingo…

Diala wemadlalingo

Diala wemadlalingo - yo - yo - yo

Diala wemadlalingo


When you were just a witless child of wonder

He showed you the glory of his past

He weaved for you a dance of the thunder

That shook the mountains and the craglands

He dances the children playing in the rubble

He dances the hollow victory

He dances the powerful people

Ambushed by history



The dance wants to dance the dancer

But the dancer wants to dance the dance

there’s a war between the puppet and the master

Between the master and the puppet-dancer’s heart

Have you seen the gunfire flash across the news in the night?

Have you seen the bedroom scene in the ballet?

Oh the dancing bear can’t bear to dance much longer

And soon the puppet will be the dance’s master

Soon the puppet will be the dance’s master



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