Aldachan Manin
Tinariwen Lyrics


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Tired I'm tired
Of searching for that which is not
I search and I ask God
How can I fall asleep and wake up
Without memories, without suffering
The spirit free like
Someone in love
In life we only follow
Love and then we run after it
Until it disappears, after a bend
Buried like a lost truth
Since birth
I have lived like that
And since the first day
Of my life, I walk




The memory of a love in my head
In my heart and in my bones

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Tinariwen's song "Aldachan Manin" express a deep sense of weariness and longing for something that cannot be found. The singer is tired of searching for something that they cannot identify, and turns to God in the hope of finding some relief from their search. They long for a life where they can sleep and wake up without memories or suffering, where their spirit is free like someone in love.


The singer reflects on the nature of life, where we are all searching for love and chasing it endlessly until it disappears around a bend. They feel as though they have been living like this since birth, and despite their weariness, they continue to walk forward in life with the memory of a love in their head, heart, and bones.


Overall, the song speaks to the universal human experience of searching for something that seems just out of reach, and the hope that we can one day find some kind of peace and freedom from our endless quest.


Line by Line Meaning

Tired I'm tired
I am exhausted


Of searching for that which is not
Of seeking something that does not exist


I search and I ask God
I look for answers from a higher power


How can I fall asleep and wake up
How can I rest and start anew


Without memories, without suffering
Without past pain and hurt


The spirit free like
My soul is liberated like


Someone in love
A person who is infatuated


In life we only follow
In this world, we merely pursue


Love and then we run after it
Love is sought, chased


Until it disappears, after a bend
Till it vanishes, behind a corner


Buried like a lost truth
Lost as if it were never real


Since birth
Since I was born


I have lived like that
I have lived in this way


And since the first day
Since my beginning


Of my life, I walk
I have been wandering


The memory of a love in my head
The recollection of a relationship in my mind


In my heart and in my bones
Within my soul and being




Writer(s): Ag Alhabib Ibrahim

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