Movin’ On

Scotland/Ghana: Scottish/Ewegbe
Written by Edugie Clare Robertson ©
Translation by Gameli Tordzro

Mama where do you go to,
with that sad look in your eyes
Mama what are you thinking,
I guess its no surprise
For times keep on changing,
papa 2 years dead and gone
It’s such a different world now,
from when you were born
We talk about your pension
is it safe upon the streets
You talk more you’ve been lonely,
all the sadness on the TV
The horror of war and famine,
election propaganda lies
Your fears for our children,
their future, their lives.

Chorus/bridge
Esime nugedele mia srכ la, nuka tae wo gbe le edzi do
Nuwyui, gede li mia srsrכ lo nusia metsi wo kpora?
Tכtro le edzi … ﻻeśiaﻻi,
Abe fetro ene … ﻻeśiaﻻi

An eye for an eye,
and so it still goes on
Generation to generation,
The chaos, burden and scorn
Instead of looking after,
they’re pained and looking back
To justify their reasons,
whilst others take the rap.

Chorus/bridge
Esime nugedele mia srכ la, nuka tae wo gbe le edzi do
Nuwyui, gede li mia srsrכ lo nusia metsi wo kpora?
Tכtro le edzi … ﻻeśiaﻻi,
Abe fetro ene … ﻻeśiaﻻi

Translation
Danye fikae ne dzo yina, danye nuka nublanui nele alea
Danye nuka nutsi bumee nele, mewor nuku nam o
ﻻeyiyi ledzi tכ trכm, papa ku fe eve va yi
Xexeame trכ vovoe fia me le abe tsa ene o

Chorus/bridge
When there’s better lessons to learn,
why do they persist?
So much better lessons to learn,
have they not had enough of this?
And the sky…. is ever changing,
like the seasons… movin’ on

Danye fikae ne dzo yina, danye nuka nublanui nele alea
Danye fikae ne dzo yina, danye nuka nublanui nele alea

‘Movin On’ Image by Dominic Snyder
Title: Moving On
Type: Painting
Medium: oil on board
Dimensions: 94x135x3
Framed: Framed
For Sale: Yes
Price: £2600

I use Drawing, Painting and Printmaking exploring musical and dance themes mainly. The work “Moving On” which I am submitting is based on a song written by Clare Robertson. The lyrics of the song are used as a background to repeated images of Clare. The work is done in Oils on Board.