Lhasa de Sela, Travelling

Lhasa de Sela (born 1972), better known as Lhasa, is a true nomad. She was born in Big Indian, New York, of a Mexican father of Panamanian-Polish-French-Spanish descent and an American mother of Lebanese-Scottish-Russian-Jewish descent. After being raised in Mexico and the United States, she spent several years in France – she loves Marseille – and now lives in Montreal, Canada. She sings in Spanish, French and English.
At BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards 2005

Anywhere on this road

I live in this country now
I’m called by this name
I speak this language
It’s not quite the same
For no other reason
Than this it’s my home
And the places I used to be far from are gone

You’ve travelled this long
You just have to go on
Don’t even look back to see
How far you’ve come
Though your body is bending
Under the load
There is nowhere to stop
Anywhere on this road

My heart is breaking
I cannot sleep
I love a man
Who’s afraid of me
He believes if he doesn’t
Stand guard with a knife
I’ll make him my slave
For the rest of his life

I love this hour
When the tide is just turning
There will be an end
To the longing and yearning
If I can stand up
To angels and men
I’ll never get swallowed
In darkness again

You’ve travelled this long
You just have to go on
Don’t even look back to see
How far you’ve come
Though your body is bending
Under the load
There is nowhere to stop
Anywhere on this road

Danke, Belli!
Her albums: 1998 – La Llorona, 2003 – The Living Road
Her 2005 interview on NPR: (audio)
Her website www.sendereando.com

englischlernen mit liedern :-) learning english with songs

Published by

Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *