Zigzan
Bombino Lyrics


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Tadagh sh adunia
Tarhak azigzane
Adiss torgashade a
Kanik assistane
Tadagh sh adunia

Tayitey tanine
Iswantate nizgame
N talayate toyyed
Tadagh sh adunia
Tilla daw itrane

This life needs patience
You go through life and it never ceases to question you
You have to face this life to overcome its obstacles
Patience will be your guide
This life needs patience

I remember this girl
Whom I left under the stars
Amongst those who invaded me
This life needs patience
When I returned, she was alone




Abandoned on this barren and deserted earth
Her memory haunts me day and night

Overall Meaning

"Zigzan" is a song by Bombino, a Tuareg guitarist and singer from Niger. The lyrics of the song are in Tamashek, the language of the Tuareg people. The song talks about the importance of patience in life, and the challenges one faces in overcoming obstacles. The first verse of the song speaks to the difficulty of life and the need for endurance: "This life needs patience, you go through life and it never ceases to question you, you have to face this life to overcome its obstacles, patience will be your guide."


The second verse tells the story of a girl who is left alone under the stars, abandoned on a barren and deserted earth. The singer remembers her and her haunting memory follows him day and night. The song ends with a repetition of the first verse, reiterating the importance of patience in navigating life's challenges.


Overall, "Zigzan" is a deeply introspective and contemplative song that speaks to the universal human experience of facing hardship and the need for perseverance and endurance.


Line by Line Meaning

Tadagh sh adunia
This life needs patience


Tarhak azigzane
You go through life and it never ceases to question you


Adiss torgashade a
You have to face this life to overcome its obstacles


Kanik assistane
Patience will be your guide


Tayitey tanine
I remember this girl


Iswantate nizgame
Whom I left under the stars


N talayate toyyed
Amongst those who invaded me


Tadagh sh adunia
This life needs patience


Tilla daw itrane
When I returned, she was alone. Abandoned on this barren and deserted earth. Her memory haunts me day and night




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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Artemis Antoniou

This life needs patience
You go through life and it never ceases to question you
You have to face this life to overcome its obstacles
Patience will be your guide
This life needs patience

I remember this girl whom I left under the stars
Amongst those who invaded me
This life needs patience
When I returned, she was alone
Abandoned on this barren and deserted earth
Her memory haunts me day and night



All comments from YouTube:

Artemis Antoniou

This life needs patience
You go through life and it never ceases to question you
You have to face this life to overcome its obstacles
Patience will be your guide
This life needs patience

I remember this girl whom I left under the stars
Amongst those who invaded me
This life needs patience
When I returned, she was alone
Abandoned on this barren and deserted earth
Her memory haunts me day and night

تجارة إلكترونية

Wooow great job 👏 👏 👏

Hadi Hummad

Thank you so much for sharing translated lyrics. For more than two years I have been listening to this captiving music without understanding a single word of it and now I am delighted to have the translated lyrics and very grateful to your effort.

Michael Emory

The pace of this song speaks to me of a long journey. Now I know of the lyrics. “You go through life and it never ceases to question you.” Good to keep that in mind. Such beautiful message through music.

Farouk Chaabna

Beautiful song , great peopole ( touareg) from big algerian desert 👍

Serg

Это - слова души. Это нельзя оценивать, потому что мы не имеем права. Великолепно!

علي إبراهيم

يقول هذا الحياة تريد الصبر

Amassakoul Tenere

Très très beau bombino
Merci pour la belle chanson

Aqua Aqua

🔥🔥✔

مثلث برمودا 🛑

ربي يحفظك وربي يرحمك مسبقا لعزيز ✌️

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