MY BIG 2002* VOICE out of Ethiopia: MEKLIT HADERO

MY BIG 2002* VOICE out of Ethiopia:

MEKLIT HADERO

http://www.meklithadero.com/live/

&

Tedy Afro’s Single “Wello” is an epic, promoting social Harmony, in these polarized days of our generation vibrating our innate nature in concern for Ethiopia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLRfdqziNGM&feature=related

ነ እነ ነ እ ነ

እረ ደሴ ደሴ እር ካሎ ካሎ

እንደ ዋለ ቀረ ቁም ነገ ሩ ሁሉ…..

……..

ቢወራ ቢተማ ቢሰማስ እስክዳር

ሰው አለ ተብሎ ይፈታል ወይ ትዳር።

biwera bitema bisemas iske dar

Sew ale tebilo yefetal wei tidar

አንቺ የፍቅር እናት በይ ሌማቱን ስፊ

አንቺ የፍቅር ሃገር ባንድ ሰፌድ ልፊ

ክንግዲህ ነውና በረከትሽ ሰፊ።

(1* ቀሪ የዜማውን ግጥም ታች ይመልከቱ

***

Meklit Hadero

On a Day Like This

Lyrics

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/126291-meklit-hadero-on-a-day-like-this/

1. walk up

walk up

walk up straight through the roof

straight through the hole in the ceiling

take your place in the sky

oh look around at the clouds

that hold you

that hold you

and the birds surround you

the birds surround you

they circle you and make

a tornado from the air

it feels just like you dreamed

just like you dream

oh, your shoulders are clear

they have given up the weights and the knots

the weights and the knots

the weights and the knots

no more gravity around you

no more gravity

no more gravity

and in a funny way you identify with the

piece of paper you saw

floating down the street

earlier in the day

who knew this

who knew this would be easy

and you suddenly think of the kings

and the poets in the past

and how they must have felt just like this

on a day like this

on a day like this

2. float and fall

well the sound of your step

reminded me of the snow

that winter before i left for good

and the knock that you knocked

had an accidental rhythm

you asked me for tea

and i knew you liked it sweet

i remember, with two sugars

i am happy to see you again

the wrinkles when you smile

are like rings upon a tree

you reminded me of plane rides baby

of take-offs and landings

and watching the earth from the sky

well a moment of dark, a moment of light

the memories dance so strange and slow

a moment of darkness and of light

i alight, you alight

we drift and we float and we fall

in the hour before the evening arrives

and the air smells suddenly of the rain

i wait on the step

on the stoop of your house

the house that you grew up in

and the air and the air

turns suddenly cold

and the sky prepares itself for night

i know every person who passes me by

their history is also mine

well a moment of dark, a moment of light

the memories dance so strange and slow

a moment of darkness and of light

i alight, you alight

we drift and we float and we fall

3. leaving soon

he strum the guitar light

the way he stroke my back

cause he’s shy sometimes

i ask him to dance

but he won’t dance

no he don’t know he’s

beautiful

he pull back the veil and

show the color of his heart

it’s blue, so blue

so blue

but yes, i know

you’re leaving soon

well baby no

don’t come so close

you’re leaving

leaving soon.

well baby no

don’t come so close

you’re leaving

leaving soon

he take me to the roof

and show me the moon

near full tonight

and there we lay

with my guitar and play

oh lovely

my dear, my dear

so far from here

you’ll be, you’ll be

maybe you can stay with me?

well baby no

don’t come so close

you’re leaving

leaving soon

well baby no

don’t come so close.

you’re leaving

leaving soon

well your eyebrows, they arch softly

like branches toward the water

and your fingertips

they remind me of the moon

time it passes quickly

been years and years already

i am glad you’re leaving

4. you and the rain

spirit of a distant day

wrap me in red

cover me in clover

yes darling, clover

hallow me simply

with just a little water

with rain on my shoulder

with rain on my shoulder

in some countries there are

a hundred words for rain

one for the kind it falls

slow like pearls

one for the kind that makes you brave

one for the kind it’s warm and wide

one for the kind that smells of new life

one for the kind that pelts

and bruises

one for the kind that carries you, carries you, carries you, carries you, carries you

oh you and the rain

you and the rain

you and the rain

you and the rain

you and the rain

you and the rain

you and the rain and the rain

and the rain and the rain

7. soleil soleil

i’ve been dreaming, dreaming of the sun

of its lovely, lovely melody

holy queen of sunshine

shine it down on me

face in the sun and

body in the breeze

my baby bring me sunshine

shines it down on me

8. call

the heavy, sweet orange

made the branch bow low

once admired from on high

it is ready

for hungry hands

it casts upon you a little spell

its halo grows

and power swells

you are seduced by its call

oh yeah its call

when the dreamer

wants a lover

like the orange

she dress in color

when the sparrow

wants a lover

she sing her notes

into the ether

she cast upon you a little spell

her halo grows

and power swells

you are seduced by her call

oh yeah her call

now the time

for standing in the middle

of the midnight hour alone

it has gone

no more staring at the stars

no more

now the time

for building has come

and love will build itself a house

as tall as the sky

it will sway in the wind

but it will not fall

till the time for falling has come

9. ­­­­­­walls

be gentle

be gentle, gentle with me

i feel fragile this year

be gentle, gentle with me

and the walls

the walls

i counted ten thousand walls around my heart

cant you see my walls

some are made of cardboard

some are made of clay

some are made of memories

of that sad, sad day

oh i know every single one of my walls

i walk amongst them, in between them,

shout from on top of them

i walk amongst them, in between them

shout from on top of my…

some hold bones

like graveyard stones

like fossils in the sea

some are painted red

for mystic me

one has a flower growing sideways

out of a crack

and one day that plant may grow

that wall will crumble, crumble, crumble

they appear and disappear

there’s one that knows when you’re not here

it’s when I miss you that I

see right through that wall

but when you’re with me

all I can see is

brick and mortar and mud

why do you, do you

do this to me, do you, do you

do you, do you do?

can walls have roots

or branches like a tree

i don’t know how deep this goes

you got to help me, help me, help me

please, please, please

10. under

night saturated

breeze wavers

swim closer

take off your shoes

walk barefoot

i live in a small house

but you wont mind

green, green, green everywhere

then the turquoise moment

everything at half speed

lights flashing

and eyes closing

closing, closing

closing, closing…………….

——-***——–

* Ethiopian Calender

(1*

ነ እነ ነ እ ነ

እረ ደሴ ደሴ እር ካሎ ካሎ

እንደ ዋለ ቀረ ቁም ነገ ሩ ሁሉ

Ehh ehh ere dessie dessie ere kalo kalo

Endewale kere Kum negeru hulu….

ደሴ መሳ በልቶ ሆሩውም እየተኛ

መኪናው ዘለቀ ሞልቶ ምንገደኛ።

>>>

ማን ወደ ማን ይሆን የሚገሰግሰው

መቸም ያገናኛል መንገድ፡ ሰውና ስው፡

ምንገድ ሰውን ሰው

በሽተኛው በዛ መድሃኒት አነሰው።

ክቶ ምን ፈቀደኝ አሁን የት ይገኛል ያልተለከፈ ሰው

Legon wedajin bishu ayn tirs bilew

Ken awchin mehon new kalayu meyinew

Min amaren bilu yejinim betinew

Hulet yatu gie yam mot ne yam mot new

>>>

የገበታሽ እራት ዓይነትም አልበዛው

ያው ተስፋሽ ነው እንጂ ፊቴን የሚያወዛው።

>>>እ ነ እነ እሀ

Belu inantem hidu yenam wedezyiaw new

በሉ እናንተ ሂዱ የኝያም ወደ ዚያው ነው፡

ወተሮም መንገደኝያ ፊትና ሁዋላ ነው።

Wetrom mengedna fitna huala new

Islam krtiyanu band wilo tomiache w

እስላም ክርስትያኑ ግጠመ ጡማቸው

እስላም ክርስትያኑ ባንድ ዋለ ጡማቸው

ወደ አምላክ ለመሄድ ቀጠሮ እንዳላቸው

አምላክ ይህን ኣይቶ ምነው በረዳቸው።

መጭን አዲስ ዓመት ብሩህ ያርግላቸው።

የመቻቻል ነበር ጥንትም ትዳራቸው።

Wede amlak lemehed qtero indalachew

Amlak yihen ayto minew beredacew

Mecin adis amt beruh yargilachew

Yemecacal neber tintim tidarachew

ቢወራ ቢተማ ቢሰማስ እስክዳር

ሰው አለ ተብሎ ይፈታል ወይ ትዳር።

biwera bitema bisemas iske dar

Sew ale tebilo yefetal wei tidar

አንቺ የፍቅር እናት በይ ሌማቱን ስፊ

አንቺ የፍቅር ሃገር ባንድ ሰፌድ ልፊ

ክንግዲህ ነውና በረከትሽ ሰፊ።

Anci yefikir innat bey lematun sifi

Anci yfikir hager band sefed lefi

Kengedih newna bereketish sefi

Are ney emedie ….inan yemedie…..ena..

.ere dese dessie gerado gerado

Alekeklish libe tenido tenido…

እረ ነይ ዝመዴ እረ ነይ ዘመዴ እረ ድሴ ደሴ ገራዶ ገ ራዶ

አለቀልሽ ልቤ ተንዶ ተነዶ፨

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