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1.05



Marketplace

Hugh Masakela's new CD is called Hope, and contains songs that span the length of his career. One of the songs is called Marketplace, a quintessential love song. It reminds me of what falling in love is like. If only I could find a way to fall in love over and over again like this (without ruining my marriage!):

I see her floating lazily through the market like a butterfly

I won't forget the day the Sun came shining in

Just like the dawn bringing in the rays
for that Sunshine in Congo

A flaming torch she lit up the marketplace so brightly

Colors as in a flower garden gracing her lapa
shimmering purples and yellows and all the shades
sparkling in the skies in the rainbows of the Congo

Corn-row hair in a million braids
eyes lit up like the northern star
a smile that weaves a spell when she goes to look into my eyes
she's turning me on with fever
As she passes me by -- Hey Mama!

Suddenly I'm walking right beside her
really turning her on when I tell her I'm going
wherever she'll be going when she leaves the market

right away I go to carry her bag of vegetables
(Hey Hey Now!)

We walk towards the road that goes down to the village

She locks the door that leads into her hut

...

We had a nighttime of ecstasy
and we woke up to the roar of the lions

She had to rise to the marketplace
to her vegetable stall at the marketplace

That's where the Sun rises!

I won't forget the day the Sun came shining in
I won't forget the day the Sun came shining in
I won't forget the day the Sun came shining in


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Meanderings 1.05 -- May 8, 1994