Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Tinariwen lyrics

I am a traveler in the lone desert
It's nothing special
I can stand the wind
I can stand the thirst
And the sun
I know how to go and walk
Until the setting of the sun
In the desert, flat and empty,
where nothing is given
My head is alert, awake
I have climbed up and climbed down
The mountains where I was born
I know in which caves the water is hidden
These worries are my friends
I'm always on familiar
terms with them and that
Gives birth to the stories of my life
You who are organized
assembled, walking together
Hand in hand, you're living
A path which is empty of meaning
In truth, you're all alone.

-Ibrahim Ag AlHabib (Tinariwen: Amassakoul)

photo of Tinariwen live @ Sziget Festival 2007

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot!!
it´s like a spring wind through my mind.I think I will learn it by heart. Have a nice life !

Yawnyl

Salvatore Piracci said...

Azul fellawen ! Imik sa imik ... Tannemirt Tinariwen n Imucagh.

Star said...

Thank you for the lyrics...aren't they so real!
And I feel connected as you share the same interests....

So from the heart..Thank you

Thirtyseven said...

Probably one of the best songs of our generation. Thanks for putting this up.

Anonymous said...

i live for tinariwen,this is so great:) tnx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this, such beautiful songs.

Karola said...

Really great music and lyrics.Thx a lot!!

Yeni said...

Hola & muchisimas gracias!! Thanks a billion for the translation as it connects me even so more to the melody of Tinariwen... I no longer question "I wonder what they are saying? I am sure it is something beautiful & poetic though..." I was right!!! Merci bien! Adios from the So Bay, CA.