When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness -- and call it love -- true love. - Robert Fulghum

Monday, April 30, 2012

Random First Dance Songs - Dela (i Know Why The Dog Howls At Moon)

Years ago, when I went to see George of the Jungle (Brendan Fraser in a loin cloth...enough said) I heard this song and instantly liked it. It's simple and sweet and would be fun to choreography a first dance to!




Here's the lyrics:

One day I looked up and there you were
Like a simple question looking for an answer
Now I am a whale listening to some inner call
Swimming blindly to throw myself upon your shores
But what if I don't find you when I have landed
Would you leave me here to die on
your shores stranded?
I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.
I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.

I say:
"Dela! Dela! Ngiyadela!
(Content, content I am content)
When I am with you!
Dela! Sondela Mama Sondela!
(Closer, closer, come closer mama)
I burn for you!

Chorus:
I've been waiting for you all my
life -- hoping for a miracle
I've been waiting day and night -- day and night
I've been waiting for you all my life
-- waiting for redemption
I've been waiting day and night -- I burn for you

A blind bird sings inside the cage that is my heart
The image of your face comes to me
when I'm a-lone in the dark
If I could give a shape to this
ache that I have for you
If I could find the voice that says
the words that capture you
I think I know, I think I know
I think I know, I think I know
I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.
I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.

I say:
"Dela! Dela! Ngiyadela!
(Content, content I am content)
When I am with you!
Dela! Sondela Mama Sondela!
(Closer, closer, come closer mama)
I burn for you!

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