Emaweni webaba
Silale maweni
Webaba silale maweni
Webaba silale maweni
Webaba silale maweni
Webaba silale maweni
Webaba silale maweni
Webaba silale maweni
Webaba silale maweni
Webaba silale maweni
Webaba silale maweni

Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
We are homeless, we are homeless
The moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
And we are homeless, homeless, homeless
The moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

Zio yami, zio yami, nhliziyo yami
Nhliziyo yami amakhaza asengi bulele
Nhliziyo yami, nhliziyo yami
Nhliziyo yami, angibulele amakhaza
Nhliziyo yami, nhliziyo yami
Nhliziyo yami somandla angibulele mama
Zio yami, nhliziyo yami
Nhliziyo yami, nhliziyo yami

Too loo loo, too loo loo
Too loo loo loo loo loo loo loo loo loo
Too loo loo, too loo loo
Too loo loo loo loo loo loo loo loo loo

Strong wind destroy our home
Many dead, tonight it could be you
Strong wind, strong wind
Many dead, tonight it could be you

And we are homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih
Somebody sing hello, hello, hello
Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih
Somebody cry why, why, why?
Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih
Somebody sing hello, hello, hello
Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih
Somebody cry why, why, why?
Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih

Yitho omanqoba (ih hih ih hih ih) yitho omanqoba
Esanqoba lonke ilizwe
(ih hih ih hih ih) Yitho omanqoba (ih hih ih hih ih)
Esanqoba phakathi e England
Yitho omanqoba
Esanqoba phakathi e London
Yitho omanqoba
Esanqoba phakathi e England

Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih
Somebody sing hello, hello, hello
Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih
Somebody cry why, why, why?
Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih
Somebody sing hello, hello, hello
Somebody say ih hih ih hih ih
Somebody cry why, why, why?

Kuluman
Kulumani, Kulumani sizwe
Singenze njani
Baya jabula abasi thanda yo
Ho

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About psychopompkaleidoscope

Is a mortal who will not live forever.
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  1. Kevin says:

    I have wondered about the caste system humans apply to that special group of people who have inflicted death on others. Why, for instance, do we consider it a duty to look after the psychological health of a young man who has been trained with a gun and ordered to kill kill on the battlefield, while we heap shame on the young mother who has put her children in a minivan and driven them into a lake?

    It’s clearly in each of us to kill under some circumstances, and yet, the death of one group of children can be collateral damage , and the death of another is a crime.

    Can the mantle of bravery really be pulled down over one killer, and denied another? I realize it is an evil question to ask – and yet – how much bravery does it take to drive a minivan loaded with kids into a lake, in comparison to firing a gun or hellfire missile in their vicinity, knowing they may be killed? Both acts are fundamental breaks with the human compact.

    It seems, we operate with a category of victim, which we use when death has been inflicted, that helps us determine that some people are deserving of death, and others are not. Considering how powerful this distinction is, and the acts it is used to justify, it seems that it should somehow be more resistant to inquiry than it really is. Because, when you scratch the surface of the identity – the victim whose death was justified – it so very rarely actually survives the questioning. We are immediately thrown into a world of mirrors where the justification works from one side but not another. When the young man kills children, their mother hardly sees that as justifiable for any reason even though she could have done it herself.

    It seems to me that the ability to inflict death exists outside any human construct that has yet been able to frame it. Will this always be so? And what is the value of a construct that achieves that for us?

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