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[We don’t have a direct translation of Tani’s portion of the lyrics, but the story is about a young girl who has just found out she is being sent away for an arranged marriage. She tells her mother she doesn’t want to go and that she’s already in love. Her mother responds, “You have no choice - you have to honor the family traditions.”]

This life I'm living
Seems it's not for me
This life I'm living
It's for my family
All the things a girl dreams of
Not for me
What about true love?

"You're a good girl
We have always been for you
This is the world."
What about true love?
"This is our world
This is your world
This is family."
What about true love?

This life
Give in
This is family
tambaya

credits

from The Results of a Higher Mission remasters+, released June 20, 2011
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Conrad St. Clair: bass, keys, percussion, programming
Mike Stehr: keys, percussion
Lou Caldarola: percussion
Tani Diakite: kamele ngoni, vocals
Andy Ewen: guitar
Beaker Parpovich: percussion
Aya Peard: vocals

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