FROM ALBUM: AVANCER

LYRICS:

AVANCER (French – original title language)

MOVING FORWARD / NEXT LEVEL (English – translation)

 

WOLOF (original language)

ENGLISH (translation)

Djapal fi ma djap fe lou

liguey dakh gnou Avancer

lolo gnou djik gnoune (x2)

If you can hold this side then I can hold the other side

If we work together then we can advance

That is what is good for us (x2)

Gnou avancer(x2)
djeum kanam (x2)  

Gnou avancer(x2)
djeum kanam (x2)

Dakh gnou djeum kanam gnoun

Lets get advanced (x2),
lets get developed (x2) 

Lets get advanced (x2),
lets get developed (x2)

So that we can advance

Thiey gnakeu djoubo gui thi keurgue

Ken khamoul gnouko fi indi thiey division bi

Thi keurgue ken khamoul gnan gno ko mom

Mamn damay set (x2)

This lack of peace and agreement in the house

Nobody knows who caused it anymore

This division in the house

Nobody knows who owns it

I am searching (x2)

An yayaboye li metina ma

An yayaboye li (x2)

Oh mama these things make me feel bad

Oh my mother, this is a heavy pain

Gnou avancer (x2),
djeum kanam (x2) 

Gnou avancer (x2),
djeum kanam (x2)

Dakh gnou djeum kanam gnoun

Let us get advanced (x2),
let us get developed (x2) 

Let us get advanced (x2),
let us get developed (x2)

So that we can get advance

Djapal fi ma djap fe lou

liguey dakh gnou Avancer

lolo gnou djik gnoune (x2)

If you can hold this side then I can hold the other side

If we work together then we can advance

That is what is good for us (x2)

Gnoune de sougnou beugue avancer

Gnoune de sou beugue djeum kanam dano wara beuguente dano wara sopente gnoun

If we want to be advanced, we have to love one another

if we want to be developed we need to respect each other

Thiey division be (x3) Oh this division! (x3)
An yayaboye li metina ma an yayaboye li (x2)

So djape fi ma djapeu fe gua djape fi ma djapeu fe

Gnou liguey dakh gnou avencer

Avancer (x2) djeum kanam (x2)

Oh mother this thing pains me. Oh mom this is a heavy pain. (x2)

If you can hold this side then I can hold the other side, or even the other way around

And we work together, then together we can advance

Let’s advance (x2) let’s get developed (x2)

 

 

 

 

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