QADASI – David Jenkins

Ungabanaki

Ungabanaki
Music and Lyrics by David Jenkins

Shi ho hum
Shi ho hum

Hey mister mister
Why do you shiver
Hey sister sister
Why do you shudder
You are who you are
Ungabanaki!
(Don’t pay attention to them!)
Stay true to yourself
You are who you are
Ungabanaki!
(Don’t pay attention to them!)
Dismiss all those doubts

Chorus
Hold on to your dreams, hold on
Hold on to your dreams, hold on
Ababulali benyathi balala ucwayimbana
(Buffalo killers lie low)
(Those who accomplish remarkable deeds keep a low profile and have patience)
Hold on to your dreams, hold on
Hold on to your dreams, hold on
Ungabanaki abantu abafuna ukukulahlisa ithemba
(Don’t pay attention to those who judge you)

Noma bengathini abantu
Hlala ethembeni
(No matter what they say, stay hopeful)
Shi ho hum
Shi ho hum

Hey mister mister
Why do you shiver
Hey sister sister
Why do you shudder
You are who you are
Ungabanaki!
(Don’t pay attention to them!)
A child of the earth
You are who you are
Ungabanaki!
(Don’t pay attention to them!)
Take hold of your worth

Bridge
Ungabanaki
(Don’t pay attention to them)
You are who you are