Musical Mondays: Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) by Shakira

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WOW, weird song, right? LOL! I love this song, and my reason for picking it today is kind of significative. I’m gonna tell you a story (a short one)… During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, for which this song was the official anthem, my grandmother was staying at the hospital where she was diagnosed and latter passed away from lung cancer. It was a long 6 to 7 weeks, and even though it was a sad time, it was also a time of family and friends, and me and my best friend would sneak into the bar (with a couple of beers) whenever there was a game on.

Last Tuesday I had to come to Portugal in a hurry because my dad was admitted to the hospital after having a heart attack. When I was coming off the plane, the music playing on my phone was Waka Waka, and my best friend – love you! – was waiting for me. So, it’s only fitting that this is the music this week. 🙂

Oooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehh 

You’re a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
Get back in the saddle

You’re on the front line
Everyone’s watching
You know it’s serious
We’re getting closer
This isn’t over

The pressure’s on
You feel it
But you got it all
Believe it

When you fall get up, oh oh
If you fall get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
‘Cause this is Africa

Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Listen to your God
This is our motto
Your time to shine
Don’t wait in line
Y vamos por todo

People are raising
Their expectations
Go on and feed them
This is your moment
No hesitation

Today’s your day
I feel it
You paved the way
Believe it

If you get down get up, oh oh
When you get down get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a
Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Ame la mejole biggi biggi mubbo wa A to Z
Asi tsu zala mejole biggi biggi mubbo from East to West
Bathi waka waka ma eh eh waka waka ma eh eh
Tendency suna tsibuye ’cause this is Africa…

Tsamina mina, Anawa a a
Tsamina mina
Tsamina mina, Anawa a a

Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a
Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

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Django eh eh [2x]
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa a a

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This time for Africa

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We’re all Africa

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