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Uchawi huu Sio

Huyu mwanaume nikama alinishikia uchawi flani
Moyo wangu umekuwa mwepesi... una kidonda nashindwa kuponya

Vitisho vya usiku sijui dawa hii ya kunishika aliimwaga wapi
Mapenzi nakwara, kila mtu naona kavaa sura yake

Roho yangu yalowa kule makaburini
Yeye huku alala kama mfalme naskia avuruga tu ma Jameson

Hata nikilala na Bibilia kitandani
Milihoi wake washuka chini
Moyo waeza kuwa mjinga vipi
Hii ni uchawi nalia jamani
Pepo zake zanifukuza duniani



Translation

This man, its like he has done some witchcraft on me
My heart is troubled... a wound i can never heal

I sleep in fear, I wonder where he hid his voodoo stuff
I cannot love anymore... I see him in everyone

My soul lays wet in the cemetery
Yet he sleeps like a king sipping some Jameson

Even when I sleep with the Bible on the bed
His ghosts surround me
Can the heart be this stupid
I am sure this is witchcraft
Its like his demon's want me out of this world






© Namatsi Lukoye

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