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"Homeless" is a 1986 song by Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo lead singer Joseph Shabalala. The song was the first recorded by Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for Simon's album Graceland. The song launched the international career of the South African group and introduced Zulu isicathimiya music to new western audiences. Shabalala provided the music, from the melody of a traditional Zulu wedding tune, and new Zulu words. Simon provided the English lyrics. The text has been taken as protest music, though Shabalala has said that the phrase "we are homeless" is similar to the words a Zulu person uses when proposing to his bride.  


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1992
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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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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a male choral group from South Africa that sings in the vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube. They rose to worldwide prominence as a result of singing with Paul Simon on his album, Graceland, and have won multiple awards, including three Grammy Awards. They were formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960 and later became one of South Africa's most prolific recording artists, with their releases receiving gold and platinum disc honors. The group has now become a mobile academy, teaching people about South Africa and its culture. more »

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Written by: JOSEPH SHABALALA, PAUL SIMON

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