living and the dying

Based on Shona song cycle Nhemamusasa, written for Sue Kutz and Jim Norris

New words and music ©  2013 R./C. Rothschild

 

Trying to make our way home

But the journey is round

From the sky to the sea, from the air to the ground

What will it take to be free?

Finally you have found

Here is the light from the trees, water flowing underground

Chorus:

It is impossible but we keep trying

To separate the living from the dying

It is impossible but we keep trying

To separate the living from the dying

 

When you first feel the Fall

Shining through the ages

Hold the book in your hands, unbind the pages

Every word is true

Every line is ageless

All of the birds have been released from the cages

 

Nhemamusasa karinge zuva nhamo ichauya

 

 

Chorus