THE CROSSING - OSIYEZA

(In Memory of Mntowaziwaio Ndlovu “Duduzulu”.)

 

Through all the days that eat away

at every breath that I take

through all the nights I’ve lain alone

in someone else’s dream, awake

all the words in truth we have spoken

that the wind has blown away

its only you that remains with me

clear as the light of day

 

CHORUS:

O siyeza, o siyeza, sizofika webaba noma

(we are coming, we are coming, we will arrive soon)

O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudla lomhlaba

(we are coming, we are coming, we are coming across this earth)

Siyawela laphesheya lulezontaba ezimnyama

(we are crossing, over those dark moutains)

Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukuhlupheka

(where we will lay down all our troubles)

 

A punch drunk man in a downtown bar

takes a beating without making a sound

through swollen eyes he sways and he smiles

‘cause no one can put him down

inside him a boy looks to his father

for a sign or an approving eye

oh, it’s funny how those once so close

and now gone can still so affect our lives

 

CHORUS:

 O siyeza, o siyeza, sizofika webaba noma

(we are coming, we are coming, we will arrive soon)

O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudla lomhlaba

(we are coming, we are coming, we are coming across this earth)

Siyawela laphesheya lulezontaba ezimnyama

(we are crossing, over those dark moutains)

Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukuhlupheka

(where we will lay down all our troubles)

 

Take me now, hold me close

don’t let go, I’m coming home

 

CHORUS

Acoustic Version

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