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My Super Power ... Breastmilk

This song gets me so hype.

 

I know BeyoncéTierra Whack, and  Moonchild Sanelly are not talking about breastmilk, but breastmilk is one of the many supernatural powers of us womyn.

 

We have the POWER to pour everlasting life into our children. To FEED, NURTURE, SOOTHE, pass on family history and other vital information. To HOLD, CUDDLE, LOVE and give our children the strength to rise up and fight. To NOURISH future generations, all by bringing our children to the breast. 

 

Enjoy!! 

 

 

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They feel a way, oh wow (buma-bumayaye)

They feel a way, oh wow (buma-bumayaye)

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They feel a way, oh wow (buma-bumayaye)

They feel a way, oh wow (buma-bumayaye)

 

I was always in the lead

Where you wanna be, I'm who they wanna be

B-E-A-U-T-Y, he never seen so much rage from a QUEEN

Rage from a QUEEN, QUEEN so strong, thought she was a machine

Girl of your dreams, Sinclair regime

Turned to the max, can't forget Maxine

 

Refer to me as a GODDESS, I'm tired of being modest

A hundred degrees, the hottest, if we being honest

Ebony and ebonics, BLACK people win

They say we bein' demonic, angel in disguise

I hate I have to disguise it, why you gotta despise it?

Rich in the mind, that's why I'm making deposits

Can't we all EMPOWER? It's time to realize it

 

(They'll never, ever take my POWER)

 

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They feel a way, oh wow

They feel a way, oh wow

 

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They feel a way (hold up), oh wow (wow, wow, wow)

They feel a way (woo), oh wow (wow, wow, wow)

 

This that rhythm, this that lightning

This that burn, this ain't no perm

This that nappy, this that urb'

This that kinfolk, this that skinfolk

This that war, this that bloodline

On the front line, ready for war, where you gon' run?

 

Get loose, get loose, get low, get low

Why you get loose, get loose, get low, get low

Oh, gotta protect my braids

Keep it locked in a safe

Don't make me get back to my ways

 

my POWER, they'll never take, ah

 

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They feel a way, oh wow (wow, wow, wow, wow)

They feel a way (woo), oh wow (wow, wow)

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They feel a way, oh wow (wow, wow)

They feel a way, oh wow (wow, wow)

 

Woza

Vumani Bo (siyavuma!)

Selingenile ikumkani

Ningangabazi amandla am

Ngizogobisa abanenkani

Thulani Bo (seng'hleli)

Selivukile idimoni lami

Nibabuzile abaziyo ngami

There will be niks when I'm done

Jongani Bo (siyabona)

Ndim' ne-Skeem Sami

Sizilethile izikhali

Amagwali awahlangani

Hlani Bo (ibamb'umthetho)

Niyayibona inkinga lento

Sizoyilungisa, themba mina

Qoqa amaqhawe soyiqeda manje

 

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They feel a way (ay), oh wow (wow, wow)

They feel a way (ay), oh wow (wow, wow)

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER

They'll never take my POWER, my POWER, my POWER (ay)

They feel a way (ay), oh wow (wow, wow)

They feel a way (ay), oh wow (wow, wow)

 

Woza, they no fit shake am oh

Lie lie

You no fit touch am oh (woza, woza)

I think that means "Let's go, " so woza

 

Boom, boom, check you later

I roll with the danger

 

Andoyiki, nenja

Mina ndiyi-Ninja

Boom, boom, check you later

I roll with the danger

Andoyiki, nenja

Mina ndiyi-Ninja

Woza

 

 

I love that Beyoncé incorporates native tongue in the lyrics.I did not trust the Zulu and Xhosa translation from Google. So here are the translations from another online source.

 

Woza

"Come"

Vumani Bo (Siyavuma)

"Agree (we agree)"

Selingenile ikumkani

"The QUEEN has entered"

Ningangabazi amandla ami

"Do not doubt my POWER”

Ngizogobisa abanenkani

"I will make the stubborn ones bow"

Thulani Bo (sengi hleli)

"Be quiet or shut up (I have taken my throne)"

Selivukile idimoni lam

"My inner power/spirit has awoken"

Nibabuzile abaziyo ngami

"Have you asked about me from the ones who know who I truly am"

 

There will be nothing when I'm done.

Jongani Bo (Siyabona)

"Take a good look (we are looking)"

Ndim' ne-Skeem sami

"It's me and my army/people"

Sizilethile izikhali

"We have brought the fight/weapons"

La Amagwala Awahlangani

"Here cowards do not gather"

Hlalani Bo (Nibambe umthetho)

"Stay (Take up the fight)"

Niyabona iyinkinga lento

"Do you see that this thing is a problem"

Siyalungisa themba

"We are fixing the problems/issues trust us"

Qoqaamaqhawe soyiqeda manje

"Gather all the warriors let's finish and crush this

 

 

What's your power? What does this song do for you? What are you listening to to pour into yourself, while you pour into our children?

 

Until next time.

 

Love Thyself,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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