Aman
Bombino Lyrics


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Ammane win kawal nine
Sadwal nine tayitey
Sadwalnine innouwagh
Dagh togar tazoudey

Imidiwanine
Doharagh tamoudret
Black, magical water
That grows intelligence
That grows light
Full of joy





Oh, my friends
With whom I grew up

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Bombino's song, Aman, deal with the magical properties of water and its association with intellectual and spiritual growth. The song begins with the lines, "Ammane win kawal nine, sadwal nine tayitey," which literally translate to "Black, magical water, that grows intelligence." This suggests that the water is not only a source of physical sustenance, but also has a transformative power that can increase one's mental capacity.


The second line, "Sadwalnine innouwagh, dagh togar tazoudey," can be interpreted as referring to the spiritual nourishment that comes from the water. It conveys a sense of happiness and a feeling of being uplifted, as if the water is cleansing the soul. The song then moves on to refer to the individuals singing the song as "Imidiwanine," a word that means "friends" or "brothers" in the Tamasheq language. This indicates that they are not merely singing about water, but their own personal experiences and connection to it.


Overall, the lyrics of Aman suggest that water is an essential and transformative element that can not only quench physical thirst, but also awaken the mind and nourish the soul.


Line by Line Meaning

Ammane win kawal nine
Black, magical water


Sadwal nine tayitey
That grows intelligence


Sadwalnine innouwagh
That grows light


Dagh togar tazoudey
Full of joy


Imidiwanine
Oh, my friends


Doharagh tamoudret
With whom I grew up




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