Mighty Power – with lyrics
by on January 19, 2011 in Album m. sångtext

Mighty Power

Year: November 2011
Record Company: little beat records
Producer:Ingemar Olsson
Recorded in
Downtown Studios, Johannesburg
Overdubs in Polar Studio, Stockholm,
Edin Studio, Gävle, little beat music studio
and Beckmann & C:o, Örebro
Mastered in Bohus Studio, Kungälv by Dragan Tanaskovic

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Lead vocals: Ngema / alias Ingemar Olsson
Back-up vocals: Benjamin Dube, Vicky Vilakazi, Margaret Motsage, Innocent Modiba,
Bongani Masuku, Sipho Nxumbalo, Wings, Frank Ådahl, Simon Ådahl, Bertil Edin,
Lasse Edin, Deborah Fraser, Marilyn Nokwe
Guitars: Nthokoso Zungu, Allistair Coakley, Patric Lindell
Keyboards: Danny Antill, Jörgen Ingeström, Peter Ljung, Lloyd Lelosa,
Stig Lindell, Fredrik Beckmann
Bass: Victor Masondo
Drums: Isaac Mtshali
Percussion: Veli Shabangu
Pennywhistle: Big Voice Jack Lerole
Programming: Per Lindvall, Mikael Gunnerås, Fredrik Beckmann
Sound engineers: Darryl Heilbrunn, Bertil Edin, Conny Ebegård, Fredrik Beckmann

All songs written by Ingemar Olsson © little beat music

Titles:

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Mighty Power

The Zulu word ‘Amandla’ is the first word you hear on the album. It means ‘Power!’
The freedom fighters used to chant it in their protest marches against apartheid.
Now here’s the same word for the mightiest power of all – ‘Love!’

Mighty Power

Ingemar Olsson

Amandla

Listen to the music
Clap your hands and tap your feet
Today is a day to sing and play
Move along to the good beat

Music to the people
Each and every one alike
Now, listen well to its magic spell
It’s for all and it’s all right

Mighty, mighty – mighty power
Mighty, mighty – right from above
Mighty, mighty – mighty power
Mighty power of love

Power – Amandla – power

Dancing to the music
Now move your body to and fro
And let me see – your spirit set free
Come along, let your feet go

Mighty, mighty – mighty power
Mighty, mighty – right from above
Mighty, mighty – mighty power
Mighty power of love

Power to the people
Everywhere a song will rise
A song about of sister and brotherhood
Music of a risen Christ
Amandla

//: Mighty, mighty – mighty power
Mighty, mighty – right from above
Mighty, mighty – mighty power
Mighty power of love ://

Power – Amandla …
Mighty, mighty …
Power – Amandla …

Power to the people, power from above
Absolute power, that’s the power of love

Power – Amandla …
Mighty, mighty …
Power – Amandla …

The essence of this power – unlimited might
In the presence of this power everything’s all right

Power – Amandla …
Power of love
Power – mighty, mighty power

© little beat music

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Sun, Water and Wind

Let’s celebrate life!

The sun makes life on earth possible
Water – that’s us! … to 70%
The Hebrew word ruach has two meanings: (1)”Spirit” and (2)”Wind”

So, take a deep breath … it’s there for you

Sun, Water and Wind
Ingemar Olsson

Dumisani Umvelinqani

Sun, water and wind
Fill up my life without and within
I’d never make it a day without sun, water and wind

Every single day is a gift from you
Every word I say, everything that I do
You’re a part of it too

Sun, water and wind
Fill up my life without and within
I’d never make it a day without sun, water and wind

Everything I learn, every seed I sow
Every little thing I’m beginning to know
Is a plant that will grow in the sun, water and wind
Fill up my life without and within
I’d never make it a day without sun, water and wind
Quenching my thirst and warming my skin
Even the air that I’m breathing is sun, water and wind

Dumisani Umvelinqani

Every single day is a gift from you
Every word I say, everything that I do
You’re a part of it too

Sun, water and wind
Fill up my life without and within
I’d never make it a day without sun, water and wind
Quenching my thirst and warming my skin
Even the air that I’m breathing is sun, water and wind

Praise the Lord of all creation
Everybody, every nation
Dumisani Umvelinqani
Siswe sonke Salo mhlaba

Sun, water and wind
Fill up my life without and within
I’d never make it a day without sun, water and wind
Quenching my thirst and warming my skin
Even the air that I’m breathing is
Sun, water and wind

Dumisani Umvelinqani

© little beat music

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Paradise Island

Ingemar Olsson

Let me tell you about an island
A dot in the ocean blue
Where the people were always smiling
Unaware of what others do
But one day they were reminded
And the message was very loud
At first they were almost blinded
Then a bang and a mushroom cloud

Beautiful paradise island
Peaceful place of its own
Beautiful paradise island
If they only left it alone

I don’t mean it to sound sarcastic
But what are they aiming for?
To build us a world of plastic
And destroy it all with a war?
Technological revolution
Is not what we’re looking for
If it only brings pollution
A few rich and many poor

Beautiful paradise island …

Are they afraid someone would attack them
All their treasures to steal away
If their weapons did not protect them
And threaten us every day?
But who needs their piles of money?
And who wants another war?
If you’re happy where life is sunny
On a paradise island shore

Beautiful paradise island …

Beautiful paradise island
Peaceful place of its own
Beautiful paradise island
If they only, only
If they only had left it alone

© little beat music

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Welcome to Africa

“Go to Asia and you’ll come back meditating
Go to Latin America and you’ll come back politicizing
Go to Africa and you’ll come back dancing”

Welcome to Africa

Ingemar Olsson

Welcome to Africa
Welcome, very welcome, welcome to Africa

Greetings from Africa – feel the beat
Of a world that is moving together
People and nations together on dancing feet
In a great celebration of joy

Feel the rhythm of jazz and soul
Welcome to Africa
Gospel, reggae and rock’n roll
Welcome to Africa
Oh, oh, oh
Music – for black and white
Music – time is right
Music – day and night
Welcome to Africa

Ta la la …
Everybody come together
Welcome to Africa

Greetings from Africa – feel the beat …

Music says what your spirit knows
Welcome to Africa
You can feel it from head to toes
Welcome to Africa
Oh, oh, oh
Music – makes you feel all right
Music – keep up the fight
Music – with all of your might
Welcome to Africa
Oh, oh, oh
Music – to make us one
Music – to have some fun
Music – underneath the sun
Welcome to Africa

Ta la la … come together
Welcome to Africa

Oh, oh, oh
Music – to make us one
Music – to have some fun
Music – underneath the sun
Welcome to Africa
All together
Music – sing and dance
Music – give your soul a chance
Music – come on and clap your hands
Welcome to Africa everybody
Welcome to Africa, Welcome to Africa
Welcome to Africa

© little beat music

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No Need to Worry

“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink;
or about your body, what you will wear…
Look at the birds of the air … see the flowers of the field …
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Jesus)

Hakuna matata (Swahili)

No Need to Worry

Ingemar Olsson

No need to worry
Angels taking care of you
No need to worry, no, no, no
No need to worry
Angels gonna see you through
No need to worry, no no no

When you’re lying in your bed
You don’t need to be afraid
In the middle of the night
You don’t need to have no fright
Angels are watching over you

Heh wimoweh

No need to worry …

If they say that things are bad
Don’t you let it make you sad
If you hear the words they say
Keep on dancing anyway
Angels are dancing with you

No need to worry …

Heh wimoweh

You don’t ever have to fret
Get uptight or be upset
There’s no need for you to rush
You’ll have time and time enough
Angels are waiting for you

Heh wimoweh

No need to worry …

Oooh, wimoweh, nej, nej nej

No need to worry …

© little beat music

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Sorrow, Struggle and Pain

Ingemar Olsson

Let me introduce our singers “Sack and Ashes”
Singing a song that’s entitled “Just to Trust”
They don’t perform with makeup and false eyelashes
They only come as they are and say what they must
They’re singing for the sad and lonely
A simple and true refrain
A word of hope in sorrow, struggle and pain

Let me introduce our minister, Benny Baltzar
He hasn’t come here for money or his own fame
He’s not afraid to reveal what his many faults are
He’s not concerned ’bout the glory of his own name
He’s saying to a world that suffers: “Your living is not in vain”
A word of hope in sorrow, struggle and pain

No, no, no, no empty phrases
No, no, no hypocrisy
No, no, no, no hollow praises
He raises
A word of hope in sorrow, struggle and pain

A faith that there’s someone for all our despair
A shoulder to cry on
A Lord who is living, a God who is there
A faith to rely on
To live and to die on
We need it, we need it

Uthando

Every day’s full of worries and it’s own troubles
Look around at the vanity everywhere
Dreams disappear with the speed of bursting bubbles
And it seems that nobody really cares
Now is the time for Baltzar and Sack and Ashes sayin’
A word of hope in sorrow, struggle and pain

No, no, no, no empty phrases …

A faith that there’s someone for all our despair …

Sorrow, struggle and pain
Sorrow, struggle and pain
Sorrow, sorrow struggle and pain
A word of hope

Sorrow, struggle and pain …

© little beat music

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Time and Love

What’s limited and what isn’t

Time and Love

Ingemar Olsson

Izindaba ezimnandi

They say that time goes on
And heals all wounds for you
I think that’s oh so wrong
I don’t believe it’s true
Time has an end
Like the smoke that ascends
Has to vanish in the wind
Time is so short and doesn’t heal a thing

Izindaba ezimnandi

Love is a mighty force
For making all things new
I’ve heard it said before
And I believe it’s true
I understand that a castle of sand
Will be gone and washed away
Time is in vain but love will still remain

Your love, your love will last forever
Your love, your love will never die
Your love, your love will leave me never
Your love, your love is reason why

Izindaba ezimnandi

Life swiftly comes and goes
We’re born and soon we die
Day after passing day
The time goes fleeting by
Love never ends
It’s on love all depends
Let me live my life in love
Time is in vain but love will still remain
Izindaba ezimnandi
Time is in vain but love will still remain
Izindaba ezimnandi
Time is in vain but love will still remain

© little beat music

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Reviving Wind

Yiza inkululeko (Zulu) means “Freedom is coming”

Reviving Wind

Ingemar Olsson

Yiza inkululeko

Heat of the night all around
We’re oppressed, spirits are dying
So we lie motionless on the ground
And we pray with the dawning of day
A breeze will come

It’s a reviving wind
Mightily blowing
Come on, let the new begin
Let us move along with the wind

Winter is long, hard and cold
But beneath, under the surface
There is life waiting that will unfold
With the wonderful warmth of the wind
In early spring

It’s a reviving wind
Mightily blowing
Come on, let the new begin
Since the wind is strong, let us move along
With the reviving wind
Mightily blowing
Come on, let the new begin
Let us move along with the wind

We need you, Holy Spirit, come make us new
For everything depends on you

The world is so big, we are small
Like a bird over the ocean
But it soars, never about to fall
‘Cause it’s carried aloft on the strong
And mighty wind

It’s a reviving wind
Mightily blowing
Come on, let the new begin
Since the wind is strong, let us move along
With the reviving wind
Mightily blowing
Come on, let the new begin
Let us move along with the wind

Yiza inkululeko

© little beat music

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Fires are Burning

Ingemar Olsson

Ujavut umlilo

Tropical night in the jungle
Under the stars in the sky
Looking above as I wonder
What is the world, who am I?
Fires aflame in the darkness
And the distant sound of a drum
Something inside as a spark says
I’m invited now to come
See the world

Fires are burning
Ujavut umlilo
Lighting up the darkness
And the world that I don’t know
Fires are burning
Ujavut umlilo
I see the road before me
And I know that I’ve got to go

Inside the walls of a prison
Somebody knows he’s still free
Knows that the fire is burning,
Just so that people can see
Truth is it’s own way to freedom
It can never be locked up by fear
Leads the confident singing
Of a song for all to hear
In the world

Fires are burning …

The jungle is deep and the road long
But the people are mine
The song they are singing is my song
And I know every line
The fire that gave me assistance
Still burns when I finally arrive
The drums that I heard at a distance
Are still beating and alive
In the world

Fires are burning …

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One World

Ingemar Olsson

One world, one world
One world
There’s just one world

Everybody, get together
‘Cause we need it more than ever
Everybody get together
There’s just one world

Over bridges ‘cross the waters
Over walls and ‘cross the borders
Everybody get together
There’s just one world

One world, one world
One world
There’s just one world

No apartheid, nor a war
Separating any more
Everybody get together
There’s just one world

Can’t you see you’re a part of me
We are one and the same
When you laugh, it’s my joy
When you cry, it’s my pain

Ahumbelele siyaka …

One for all and he’s the Lord
All for one, in one accord
Everybody get together
There’s just one world

See your sister, see your brother
Show your love to one another
Everybody get together
There’s just one world

One world …
Ahumbelele siyaka …

One world – We’ll be dancing forever
One world – Everybody together
One world – An eternal endeavor
One world – We’ll be dancing forever

© little beat music

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