Francis Jocky's Elephant

(Annette Jocky / Francis Jocky)

Wasé Story

Encompassing the fathers corps is Sombol's family... Mourning... crying out from a deep place hidden within them. Tears are streaming down their brown sullen faces. Women are wailing, men... speechless. The realization of loss and separation from there "leader" the one clearing the path, through this life's journey, the one they have trusted, loved and depended on... What now?... What now?...

In days to come the support of family, the village and those they shared joys and hardships with, take a swift and sobering turn. With nothing to offer anyone, (a very different situation than before) people begin pulling away from this once beloved, and regarded family. Mama finds herself alone... separated from her confidant, her stability, and looking into the faces of her precious children, who now look to her for their existence. What now?... What now?..

 

Wasé Lyrics

Mba nu ta nu tondo bato , na timbi ndé singabè na bato
Ndé ndola loba é si ben dimènè, nika ndé wasé mo nyé no 
Mba nu ta nyongwanè bato, na timbi ndé bangabè na bato
Ndé ndola loba é si bèn dimènè, nika ndé wasé mo nyé no  

Eh eh eh, nika ndé wasé mo nyé no
Eh eh eh, nika ndé wasé mo nyé no  

Mba nu ta nu tondo bato, na timbi ndé singabè na bato
Ndé ndola loba é si ben dimènè, nika ndé wasé mo nyé no 
Mba nu ta nu bènè mbia, na timbi ndé bangabè na nbia
Ndé ndola loba é si ben dimènè, nika ndé wasé mo nyé no  

Eh eh eh, nika ndé wasé mo nyé no
Eh eh eh, nika ndé wasé mo nyé no  

Nika Ndé, nika ndéMba nu ta, mba nu ta bènè mbia
Mba nu ta nyongwanè ban batoNika ndé, nika ndé, nika ndé wasé mo nyé no Eh
Mba nu ta nyongwanè batoMba nu ta, mba nu ta bènè mbia
Mba nu ta nu tondo batoNika ndé wasé mo nyé no

Piano, Bass, Drums Programming, Synths, String Orchestration, Lead & Background Vocals : Francis Jocky