Iwoya (w/ Dave Matthews) Lyrics

by Angelique Kidjo

You don't have to be old to be wise
The bird doesn't wait till he dies to fly
And emptiness is not for me
Fill me up and spill over me

Fitila èda témin o
Lodan ninou ayé, kpèlou oyaya
Mofè dada foun èda min o
Monfè ki ayé témin koda

See your soul, open your eyes
From inside your soul comes shining

Mon ri ayé min ninou ifè
Ifè foun èda min, kpèlou ayo

You don't have to be old to be wise
Don't you hear the baby crying

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Goun nounkoun kou ikou lémé
Kpala n'la la
Afatcha idarugbo
Kpala n'la la

You don't have to be old to be wise
The bird doesn't wait till he dies to fly
And emptiness is not for me
Fill me up and spill over me

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Oloriré nin èda, oloriré ni èda mio
Emin o lérin hoho wa lé
Oriré ni ti agba do, oloriré nin èda mio
Oloriré ni èda, emin o lérin hoho wa lé
Oloriré ni èda mio

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah