Woza Mfana
Hans Zimmer Lyrics


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Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm

Hmm, hmm (Helele mama)
Hmm, hmm (Ayele mama)
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm

Hmm, hmm (Helele mama)
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm (Ayele mama)

Hmm, hmm (Helele mama)
Hmm, hmm (Ayele mama)
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm

Hey, hey, hey, hey mama
Sithi khawuleza ma
Hey, hey, hey, hey mama
Sithi khawuleza ma

Hey, hey, hey, hey mama
Sithi khawuleza ma
Hey, hey, hey, hey mama
Sithi khawuleza ma

(Hey, hey, hey, hey mama)
Sithi khawuleza ma

Uyeye, uyo, uyo, uyo

Ulele iyele mama
Ulele iye
Ulele iyele mama
Ii, ii

Ulele iyelele mama
Ulele iyo yo iyo
Ulele iyele mama

Ikusasa livukile
Ikusasa livukile
Ikusasa livukile
Ikusasa livukile

Ikusasa livukile
Ikusasa livukile
Ikusasa livukile
Ikusasa livukile

Ikusasa livukile
Ikusasa livukile
Ikusasa livukile

Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum
Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum (Ha, ha, ha, ha)
Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum (Ha, ha, ha, ha)
Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum (Ha, ha, ha, ha)

Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum
Zum-zum, zum-zum




Zum-zum, zum-zum
Zum-zum, zum-zum

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "Woza Mfana" by Hans Zimmer is mainly in Zulu language with a few English words added in between. The song starts with humming sounds that lead to the repetition of phrases such as "Helele mama" and "Ayele mama." These phrases are often used in celebratory traditional dances of the Zulu tribe in South Africa. The repetition of these phrases creates a feeling of excitement and joyfulness. The phrase "Sithi khawuleza ma" means "we must hurry, mother" and is repeated several times, indicating a sense of urgency and the need to move forward.


The song's title translates to "come on, boy" or "come on, young man," which may refer to a call to action for the youth to rise and take part in creating a better future. The line "Ikusasa livukile" translates to "tomorrow has come" or "the future has arrived." This phrase is repeated several times in the song, emphasizing the importance of looking towards the future and being ready for what's to come.


Overall, "Woza Mfana" is a powerful and uplifting song that encourages people to move forward with hope and urgency, ready to face the challenges ahead and create a better future for themselves and their communities.


Line by Line Meaning

Hmm, hmm
The beginning of the song with no specific meaning


Hmm, hmm (Helele mama)
The repetition of the word 'Helele mama' which has no specific meaning but is used as a chant in African music


Hmm, hmm (Ayele mama)
The repetition of the word 'Ayele mama' which has no specific meaning but is used as a chant in African music


Hey, hey, hey, hey mama Sithi khawuleza ma
Calling out to mother and saying 'Let's hurry up' in Zulu language


(Hey, hey, hey, hey mama) Sithi khawuleza ma
Repetition of calling out to mother and asking to hurry up


Uyeye, uyo, uyo, uyo Ulele iyele mama Ulele iye Ulele iyele mama Ii, ii Ulele iyelele mama Ulele iyo yo iyo Ulele iyele mama
Repetition of chanting words with no specific meaning in African music


Ikusasa livukile
'The future has arrived' in Zulu language


Ikusasa livukile
Repetition of saying 'The future has arrived'


Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum (Ha, ha, ha, ha) Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum (Ha, ha, ha, ha) Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum (Ha, ha, ha, ha)
Repetition of 'zum-zum' sound and laughing sound 'ha ha ha'


Zum-zum, zum-zum, zum-zum Zum-zum, zum-zum Zum-zum, zum-zum Zum-zum, zum-zum
Repetition of 'zum-zum' sound only




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: HANS ZIMMER, LEBOHANG MORAKE

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