Mama Says
Ibeyi Lyrics


The man is gone
And mama says
She can't live without him
The man is gone
And mama says
There is no life without him

She has no one to stop her tears
A man who heals and calms down her fears
She needs to wake up in her man's arms
And to be loved just like a child
Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh

The man is gone
And mama says
That she can't live without him
The man is gone
And mama says
There is no life without him

How can I tell her the way I feel?
I'm afraid she'd be hurt and sink
It pisses me off, it drives me mad
That she lets herself feel so bad
Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh

The man is gone
And mama says
That she can't live without him
The man is gone
And mama says
There is no life without him

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Written by: LISA KAINDE DIAZ, NAOMI DIAZ

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Bruno César

Mama Says

The man is gone
And mama says
She can't live without him
The man is gone
And mama says
There is no life without him

She has no one to stop her tears
A man who heals and calms down her fears
She needs to wake up in her man's arms
And to be loved just like a child

The man is gone
And mama says
She can't live without him
The man is gone
And mama says
There is no life without him

How can I tell her the way I feel?
I'm afraid she'd be hurt and sink
It pisses me off, it drives me mad
That she lets herself feel so bad

Elegua ago
Elegua ago aña
Elegua ago
Elegua ago aña
Alaroye masankio
Elegua ago aña

The man is gone
And mama says
She can't live without him
The man is gone
And mama says
There is no life without him



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Monroe Rodriguez

I love this group because they write in metaphor based on afro-caribbean tradition spiritual music/stories and pair it with their own lives and music.

"The man is gone
And mamma says
That she can’t live without him.
...There is no life without him."

In this song, at first glance it's about the loss of their father and how their mother is dealing with that loss. Towards the end, they sing a song to Elegua and the lyrics "the man is gone, there is no life without him" bring new meaning because Elegua, is the yoruban orisha of communication, roads. He is the bridge between the spiritual world and the material world. He is the first orisha to be saluted in any ceremony. So in essence, when he is out of the equation, there is no ceremony, no communication to the divine, no path, so there is no life without him.

Isabella Morales

monroeeee omggg!!!

Val Pierre

@Monroe Rodriguez i really appreciate the explanation 🙏🏿

Val Pierre

Thank you for explain it.

Katherina Sizoff

Thank you sooo much for this.

Mundo cor de rosa Rosa

Monroe Rodriguez Si

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Tiffany Sarah

I lost my boyfriend to suicide last march, i have a 7 year old son who lived through the grief right next to me. I felt this way, until the day i heard this song. I wonder at times throughout the days if he felt this way. thank you for sharing this and writing such beautiful music. I am absolutely obsessed. If there is any way i can get a hold of you please let me know, I work for a local music tv show, it would be awesome to have you if at all possible. From south dakota, all my love. -Tiffany

H A K Ø H U E

My father died when i was 11 and then my mother became a ghost, i grew up on my own and i still don't know how i became what I am today, i missed my mother almost like my father. Please be there to your childs.

Bruno César

Mama Says

The man is gone
And mama says
She can't live without him
The man is gone
And mama says
There is no life without him

She has no one to stop her tears
A man who heals and calms down her fears
She needs to wake up in her man's arms
And to be loved just like a child

The man is gone
And mama says
She can't live without him
The man is gone
And mama says
There is no life without him

How can I tell her the way I feel?
I'm afraid she'd be hurt and sink
It pisses me off, it drives me mad
That she lets herself feel so bad

Elegua ago
Elegua ago aña
Elegua ago
Elegua ago aña
Alaroye masankio
Elegua ago aña

The man is gone
And mama says
She can't live without him
The man is gone
And mama says
There is no life without him

Bruno César

JabobXo thank you

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