(+Lyrics + Translation) “Glory,” Meaning and Lyrics Translation by Burnaboy ft Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Music Review: “Love, Damini” Glory by Burnaboy ft Ladysmith Black Mambazo

“Glory,” is a song by a Nigerian Grammy Award winner, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu aka Burnaboy. The song features a South African music band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The song “Glory,” premiered on July 8, 2022. It is one of the songs in Burnaboy’s just-released 19-track album titled “Love, Damini.”

What is the song Glory by Burnaboy ft Ladysmith Black Mambazo all about?

Burnaboy in the song “Glory,” narrates his life journey, and how he kept on putting pressure to get to where he is today regardless of obstacles. He shares his turmoil, tough times, and how he finally witnessed a beautiful transformation through hard work and resilience. 

Burnaboy also sings about the need for people to hold him like it is going to be the last time they will have the opportunity to do so.

What does sentenced by the crown mean?

I am wondering what Burnaboy means by the above. But, a plain definition of this would be the “Crown,” is like a punishment to him or it made people judge him harshly.

What do you all think?

Glory by Burnaboy ft Ladysmith Black Mambazo Lyrics Translation

Intro (Ladysmith Black Mambazo)

Indaba yami le (Indaba yami le, this is my story)

Indaba yami le (Indaba yami le, this is my story)

Ngiphakamise, this is my story

Ngiphakamise

Hold me, ah (Hold me)

This is my story

Indaba yami le (Indaba yami le, this is my story)

Indaba yami le (Indaba yami le, this is my story)

Ngiphakamise (Ngiphakamise)

Ngiphakamise (Ngiphakamise, this is my story)

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday, dear Damini

Happy birthday to you

How old are you now?

Verse 1 (Burnaboy)

(Oh, man)

Glory, yeah

Like the last time that you ever seen me, hold me, ah

Lately, I’ve been fvcked up, been havin’ a hard time

Like back when my dawg died

Felt my heart split apart like apartheid

I could have survived, thug life full of combine

Hold it down, I was sentenced by the crown

And I never used to smile, though I never used to frown

Ten toes on the ground, what the hell?

My life came turnin’ around from runnin’ wild in my town to the glory

Chorus (Burnaboy)

Hold me, ah (Ngiphakamise)

This is my story, yeah (Indaba yami le)

Glory, yeah

Like the last time that you ever seen me, hold me, ah

Verse 2 (Burnaboy)

I remember when they shipped me from the cans

To Chelmsford HMP and my celly had it bad

So I had to have his back, n#ggas started fightin’

And then they cut me on my hand

So I grabbed one from the back and I flung him off the landing

You know the screws get extra ruthless when you’re black

Layin’ on my back, now the block’s feelin’ mad

Now I’m in a lab tryna do the best I can

Chorus (Burnaboy)

Hold me, ah, this is my story, yes

Glory, yeah

Like the last time that you ever seen me, hold me, ah

Verse 3 (Burnaboy)

Said, first things first

I finna let you know that I been bad since birth

I heard it from the nurse

Lookin’ and went searchin’ through trials that occurred

Then I started workin’ twice as hard

Havin’ nightmares of the day I fall off

But I stick around like herpes, I ain’t lettin’ up

With harmonies just like Bone Thugz, ooh

Chorus (Burnaboy)

Hold me, ah, this is my story, yeah

Glory, yeah

Like the last time that you ever seen me, hold me, ah

Glory, yeah

Outro

This is my story (Glory)

Indaba yami le (Glory)

This is my story (Glory)

Indaba yami le (Glory)

This is my story (Glory)

Indaba yami le (Glory)

This is my story (Okay, alright, on three

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Duration: 3 minutes 51 seconds

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