My Favourite Songs – Lanitra Manga Manga by Salala

The first time I heard this was at daybreak, on the road, heading out on a roadtrip.

It’s a song about beauty, loss and forgiveness, and it never fails to move me. It talks about the meaning of the blue sky and hearing it as the sun came up, opening the gigantic, blue African sky, was a moment of indescribable peace.

It has become a tradition that we listen to this song as we head out on adventures. If my life was a movie this would be the soundtrack to the opening credits.

Here is a translation of the words (if you have corrections please send them):

The blue sky

Hidden by the clouds

Is home for the saints

Who doesnt wanna be there, my friend?

Quarrels you had before

Dont do it anymore

The tree has lost some leaves,

But you have to grow the rest, my friend

You and I Are only pilgrims

Nobodys gonna stay here

So lets forgive each other, my friend

If you ever feel blue

Because some relatives left you

Theyre just a bit ahead

And were gonna be too there, my friend

The blue sky Hidden by the clouds

Is home for the saints

Who doesnt wanna be there, my friend?

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