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Sina Chorus - Rigga [Urban Prayers]

Richard Astar Njau on November 22, 2012 06:41

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SINA CHORUS
Performed by: Rigga
Written by: Charles Righa
Live Violins by: Aaron Colverson
Produced, Programmed and Arranged by: David “Blackman” Muthami (Blackman Entertainment)
Album: Urban Prayers
© 2012

SINA CHORUS SYNOPSIS

“What will I eat!? What will I wear? Where will I live? And how will I get there!?”
Just like the lyricist, these legitimate fears are felt by many of us on a daily basis. Rigga doesn’t hide the fact that he doesn’t know what the future holds. But instead, he overtly directs his questions to the One who is responsible for holding his future.

Rigga uses Verses 1 and 2 to paint the picture of the prevailing circumstances. The grass often does look greener on the other side of the fence, which causes him to ask God why he’s been forgotten. Like many of us, he has big aspirations and dreams which don’t seem to come to pass. On the contrary, Rigga feels trapped in the mundane; stuck in a rut (“Nikishinda rat-race bado mi ni panya!”) Despite the feelings of helplessness, he’s struggling to believe that the LORD is his best shot.

Interestingly, prayer doesn’t change God… but it does change you! By Verse 3, as Rigga keeps the conversation going, he is reminded of all the times in the past that God has come through for him. He realizes that though he isn’t “living it large,” truthfully, his life isn’t all that bad (there are many who have it much harder!) It’s great to walk with a God who keeps his promises and provides all that you need to get you to your destination. The lyricist is learning to be content:

“…give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.”
Proverbs 30:9

Musically, the song exquisitely blends the very Kenyan Four-on-the-Floor beat (characteristic of Genge and Kapuka music) with a nice variety of synthesized and orchestral elements. The violin maestro, Aaron Colverson, lends his great talent to add color to the song. Blackman, the award winning producer, definitely does not disappoint with this one.

(Matthew 6:25-34) “Sina doh… lakini mi si-worry”

SINA CHORUS LYRICS

Intro:

Sina doh, sina ndai, sina chorus
Sina doh, sina ndai, sina chorus
Sina doh, sina ndai, sina chorus
Sina chorus... yeah

Verse 1

Niwie radhi!
Nina maswali mengi
Nimekosa mwelekeo, natafuta purpose
Kupata wera tafash!
Nasaka works, ndiyo nipate kwangu angalau.
Cheki marafiki vile wameendelea
Vipi mienendo yao umependelea
Ukanisahau, for real! Kuuliza si ujinga
Sio madharau!
Pata shahada, lipwa mshahara, mugwanja, isikuwe lengo langu kuu!
Nakusikiza nisivunjike guu, nimekosa bus fare inabidi kaguu.
Ni nini nita-do, ni nini nitafanya
Nikishinda rat-race bado mi ni panya!
S’taki huzuni na kulia
Nifunze tafadhali nisifunzwe na dunia.

Chorus

Sina chorus, sina chorus
Sina chorus lakini mi si-“maindi”
Sina doh, sina doh,
Sina doh lakini mi si-worry
Sina ndai, sina ndai,
Sina ndai lakini nitawahi
Nitawahi, nitawahi, nitawahi...yeah

Verse 2

Miaka nenda, miaka rudi
Njumu zangu zilezile
Siko down sana, lakini kuna vile
Nishughulikie! Ni-sort kiasi!
Angalua ndula mpya, mavasi!
Ndiyo nikuwe mbele hisivi
Nipate works poa ndiyo nijenge hii CV
Nitatia bidii, kwa wenzangu nita-rank
Lazima niwe na ka-security kwenye bank
Nijitegemee kidogo, kabla ya kutafuta kidosho. Nioe malkia tupate mtoto
Tuwe kwa hali njema, sio msoto!
Bado tatizo, bado niko shidani,
Kujitoa humu kwa nguvu zangu mimi sidhani nitatoboa
Itabidi umeniokoa,
Wanasema kukufuata nimenoa.

Chorus

Nimekufuata miaka kadhaa, na sijapata chapaa (nyingi!)
Lakini umenisort mahitaji!
Ma-lap kadhaa, bila ya kulipa (shilingi!)
Nashindwa pesa zilitoka wapi?
Bila kusanya, mimi sio crook man!
Ume-provide so unastahili shukran!
Nikicheki future, ninababaika.
Nasahau aje pahali tumetoka, pahali tumefika!?
Niki-worry «Ni lini nita-marry?
Ni lini nita-save enough ni-buy gari? »
Ni lenge cladi za mtush, exhibition!
Niko-worth more kuliko dush. Mission,
Ndiyo ‘nafaa kuzingatia
Siwezi out-shine maua hata Supra nikizing’aria
Sina million, lakini nimeangukia
Follow the Leader,
Mola wewe tangulia!

Chorus x2

(fade to end)

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