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Shadowland (from "The Lion King")

Music by Hans Zimmer and Lebo M | Lyrics by Mark Mancina and Lebo M

 

Fatshe leso lea halalela [This land of our ancestors is holy]
Fatshe leso lea halalela

Shadowland
The leaves have fallen
This shadowed land
This was our home

The river's dry
The ground has broken
So I must go
Now I must go

And where the journey may lead me
Let your prayers be my guide
I cannot stay here, my family
But I'll remember my pride

Fatshe leso lea halalela
Fatshe leso lea halalela

Prideland
My land
Tear-stained
Dry land

Take this
With you
Fatshe leso

I have no choice
I will find my way
Lea halalela

Take this as your prayer
What lies out there
Lea halalela

Fatshe leso lea halalela
Fatshe leso lea halalela

And where the journey may lead you
Let this prayer be your guide
Though it may take you so far away
Always remember your pride

Fatshe leso lea halalela
Fatshe leso lea halalela

Fatshe leso lea halalela

And where the journey may lead you
Let this prayer be your guide
Though it may take you so far away
Always remember your pride

And where the journey may lead you
Let this prayer be your guide

Though it may take you so far away
Always remember your pride

Giza buyabo, giza buyabo
I will return, I will return
Beso bo
Giza buyabo, I will return
Giza buyabo, oh giza buyabo

Beso bo, my people, beso bo


From the musical "The Lion King" (1997), by Elton John and Tim Rice.