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Monday, 31 August 2009

7 Seconds...

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Embedding of this particular video is disabled, so you might need to CLICKIE HERE if you'd like to see the very powerful version of 7 Seconds, performed by London's Primrose Hill's darling Neneh Cherry - A gorgeous mama and musician - She's the same age as me, but she's actually now been a grand-mama for 5 years - YIKES! - and this is her collaboration (one of her many over the years with so many musicians while she brought up her family), with the fabulous Youssou N'Dour, from Senegal...

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°Yousou N'Dour singing in his mother tongue;

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

°Neneh Cherry taking over here;

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 X3

°Youssou N'Dour again, singing in french(translated in english by "The SenSeï");

-j'assume les raisons qui nous poussent de changer tous,
I assume the reasons 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 open,

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

-Pour qu'ils leur filent des infos qui ne divisent pas
so they can give them information that does not divide them)

-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 it´s living in
And there's a million voices
And there's a million voices
To tell you what you should be thinking
So you better sober up for just a second
We´re 7 seconds away
Just as long as I stay
I'll be waiting
It's not a second
We´re 7 seconds away
For 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

A song about diversity and difference, and the richness in all of us who should not be divided by colour or faith, anger or war, greed or desperation...avarice ou desespoir...

I'm back on me soapbox again, so it seems... So sorry about that, mes bloggy adventurers!

Neneh Cherry Pictures, Images and Photos

10 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Lovely post!

Insomniac Mummy said...

I love that song.

Stay on that soapbox. You're making alot of sense!

:)

Alan Burnett said...

Once again I have been introduced to music I didn't know. Thank you Woman. Thank you Blogger.

Lola said...

One of my favorite songs.
Brava Fhina

xx
~Lola

Derrick said...

Hello Fhina,

Now that song, I enjoyed! Great beat and singing. And if you and she are the same age, well, when are you releasing an album?!

BTW, today's much better, thanks!

Diane said...

I remember her from a long time ago... I can't believe she's as old as we are. Ummm... I mean, as old as you are ;) XOXOXO

French Fancy said...

I love Yousou N'Dour singing that song.

Re Primrose Hill - it is so over-rated

Sandi McBride said...

How lovely...thanks for sharing this... Congratulations on Post of the Day nomination!
Sandi

Moannie said...

Great song, inspiring lyrics and what beautiful people.
Congratulations on POTD nomination.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Great post fhi! Lovely nomination for it too....
Love Yousou n'Dour and Neneh...bless her cookin' singin heart!

Back to the old routine...eh??

gotta get right back to it all eh?

We shall have to catch up girlie.and how is the back?? any better, I hope..

Something I wrote earlier...

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