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  1. Forsaken

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FORSAKEN


A young girl from the Congo
Barefoot she crossed the border in the night
Newborn baby tied to her back
Broken hearted fleeing for their lives
Fearing for those she left behind
Feeling unwanted in the place she arrived
As the sun rises and the days go by
The girl’s tears and milk run dry
Now nameless among a sea of weary bodies and worried faces
She holds her hungry baby asking why
Is this the life I’m meant to live oh
What is refuge under his merciless sky

Sweet child how can this be right
Guided by the will to survive
If I saw you would I pass you by
Would I miss your shining light

Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you

Chorus translation
A person is people, has the world forsaken you
A person is people, has the world forsaken you
A person is people, has the world forsaken you
A person is people, has the world forsaken you

Kuba akafanyi nga gwe gwe bayisa nga kalori kukasasiro
Nga bakutekako olutwe buli woteka ekisinziro
Emyoyo egimu jaguba jakwata ne nziro
Ba refugee babakabya amaziga emisana ne kiiro
Nomuchere gwebatonedde ate ali obulungi nabba ko kiiro
Nga ye olutalo lwamulemesa enimiro
Babuwe abulwa entondo lyo tuzi eliweweza omumiro
Bamugobaganya bamusosola wade empeke ya love zero
Somalia Syria Pader Paka Congo
Ababuka mukitiro kati balinga abali kunkomerero
Uganda Liberia sudan mubiraba eyo
Babuka mu fulampeni kati ate bagwa mumuliro

Verse translation
Imagine it was you being treated like a marabou stock on a heap of trash
Facing discrimination in every land your heel touches
Some souls have grown dark like they are covered in soot
Making the refugee cry, cold tears flow day and night
When the rice bags donated for relief get swindled by those who are well off and they do not even spare a kilo
She wishes to go back to the days when her garden gave her plenty before the war
On a long journey through a land of drought, she longs for a drop of water to wet her throat
Chased from country to country where no one will accept them
Facing the kind of trauma where even sleep eludes her
Somalia, Syria, Pader, up to Congo
They run from the killing fields only to find a harder fight of survival
Uganda, Liberia, Sudan you see them everywhere
People that jumped from the frying pan into an inferno

Sweet child how can this be right
Guided by the will to survive
If I saw you would I pass you by
Would I see the strength you hold inside

Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you

Mtu ni watu, how can this be right
Ekisa kya bajaja ffe kya lagawa
Mtu ni watu, would I pass you by
Mutima ki ogutalaba nti muno atawa
Mtu ni watu, how can this be right
Embeera yensi ogilaba ekawa
Mtu ni watu would I pass you by
Ababona bona tobazimula tobayisa mu nkwawa










Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Ekisa kya ba jajja ffe kyalagawa
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mutima ki okutalaba nti muno ataawa
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Embeera yensi ogilaba ekaawa
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Ababonabona tobazimuula tobayisa mu nkwawa
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you
Mtu ni watu, has the world forsaken you

Outro translation
A person is people, how can this be right
Where did the kindness of our ancestors disappear to
A person is people, would I pass you by
What kind of heart lacks empathy
A person is people, how can this be right
In this cold cruel bitter world
A person is people, would I pass you by
Cater to those suffering, care and do not discriminate.

A person is people, has the world forsaken you
A person is people, has the world forsaken you
Where did the kindness of our ancestors disappear to?
A person is people, has the world forsaken you
What kind of hearts lacks empathy?
A person is people, has the world forsaken you
In this cold cruel bitter world
A person is people, has the world forsaken you
Cater to those suffering care and do not discriminate.
A person is people, has the world forsaken you
A person is people, has the world forsaken you
A person is people, has the world forsaken you