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MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time

by Pierre Kwenders

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1.
Maloba na yo elekaki sukali Kasi na tongo ekomaki pe ngayi Na kokoka te kokanga mvula Tika ekweya, tika ekweya Tika nga na tiya tolo po motema na nga Motema na nga Motema na nga omemi ah eh ah eh Motema na nga osundoli Fololo yango Fololo yango ya bolingo Bomengo eza se moko Kasi ba pasi eyaka na ba nzoto ebele Zabolo, Zabolo, Zabolo Azalaka na motema te Na kokoka te kokanga mvula Tika ekweya, tika ekweya I'll always remember the taste of your lips The way the beads move from the dip on your hips Flower in your locks and honeybee scent I'm a fiend for the crack with the rocks you get hit I'd do it again if my time permitted For now, dream of me sweat get it wetted I can't help it, baby, I make love for fun My life is like a car crash, I hit it and run My romance is a trance forever embedded So I'll see you on a guest list soon, I bet it ’Til then let's cyberspace and blow kisses Get Cupid to shoot you my thoughts while l listen To you play it, like I play my mbira I love ’em all when I see them In coconuts, that’s how I treat ’em One night’s all it takes to keep them You’re forever my love when I see ya Forever my love when I see ya Motema na nga omemi ah eh ah eh Motema na nga osundoli Fololo yango Fololo yango ya bolingo
2.
Na tamboli na butu Kasi na moni te Na lamuki na tongo Makambo ebongwami Liloba ya Nzambe Ngai na yoki te Kasi bopengwami Ngai na lingi te Ba koloba ba kosala Moto makasi pe eleki nga Ata bo boyi, ngai na kotika te Limbisa nga moninga, soki na lingi te Kolanda nzela wana bo ponaki Ba koloba ba kosala Bango ba bengi yawe Na bo kotita mokili yawe Je vous en supplie Botika ngai eh eh Mokobo moyindo Kasi bongo moyindo te Ya nga motema eyebi nzela Nayebi na nga makambo ya mokili te Manso na kosala bo tia nga tembe te Nayebi ata na pasi na kozala n’elikya Lokumu ya mokili eza na suka te Limbisa nga moninga, soki na lingi te Kolanda nzela wana bo ponaki Ba koloba ba kosala Bango ba bengi yawe Na bo kotita mokili yawe Je vous en supplie Botika ngai eh eh
3.
Gara neni mudiwa Ndoda iwe chete Tongo butu pokwa Motema na nga eponi se yo Tongo butu pokwa Ba ndoto na nga eza se ya yo Basala ba zuwa, bayina ko yina Balingi na tika, na kotika te Basala ba zuwa, bayina ko yina Balingi na boya, na koboya te Botika nga na vanda Botika nga na linga Nazwi ya nga motema Nazwi ya nga moninga I can tell you to go (x2) But I want you to stay I can tell you to go (x2) But I want you to stay There you go / La la love The one I love / La la love Can’t let you go / La la love You that I want / La la love La la la la / La la love Someday I’ll swing by you I’m not looking at your postcards, try to go the whole way with this Try to go the long way For love, love, la la I’m not looking at your postcards, try to go the whole way with this Try to go the long way There you go / La la love The one I love / La la love Can’t let you go / La la love You that I want I can tell you to go (x2) But I want you to stay I can tell you to go (x2) But I want you to stay Na leli Yoka ngai mawa Na boyi Otika ngai awa There you go / La la love The one I love / La la love Can’t let you go / La la love You that I want
4.
At the end of space The beginning of time Esika embandaka Esika pe ekosuka Bo koluka nzela ya bomengo Kasi mosala bo kosalaka te Basi baluka nzela ya libala Kasi bolingo ba koyebaka te Ba koloba makambo eleki eh Boya makombo eyi minene Run, run, run Kima, Kima, Kima Moninga soki olingi, kolemba te Ya rien de pire que l'abandon Soki pe ba pasi, kolela te Ya rien de pire than giving up Ata baboyi, ko lemba te Ya rien de pire than giving up Soki pe banguna baye, kokima te Ya rien de pire than giving up Mbala liboso mbala mibale mbala misato Komita te Run, run, run Kima Kima Kima I wake up with the plan, gripping bands, mind expand Fly to foreign lands, getting cake with all my mans What's the recipe, Chef a key, Mack a fee, Jackin’, trappin’ D These facts are stated by the G, who made it gambling to believe my style is ice Passion played precise, manage risk with rolling dice Ideas pronounced, instincts flaunted Cream separates clowns from who really on it Slinging sonnets place you in the style gauntlet Them setbacks reveal how bad you really want it I'm there when the sparks fly Riding golden dragons Thinking lavish, steaming cabbage, dreaming savage Never average, to the victor go the spoils To the hustle loyal, if you want to kick it royal Run, run, run Kima Kima Kima Run, run, run Run Lift yourself up Give in to fate See it through at any rate Stay focused Don’t procrastinate Release, relax, elevate Elevate Don’t complicated Embrace your fate Refuse to turn away (x2) Run You got to go through to get to it You can’t just show it You must prove it Run, run, run Kima kima kima
5.
05:21
Salela mokili mwa yo lolenge moto oyo Bomoyi bwa seko bipesamela ye akosala; Salela tango epesameli yo lolenge moto oyo Ayebi ete lobi mokolo mwa liwa na ye ekoya Motema na yo, esengi ngai (x2) Na mem'o kuna (x2) Esika yango (x2) T'avais bien compris, N'avais pas menti Je te comblerai De p’tites surprises Paris ville d’amour. Je t’emmènerais (x2) Un rendez-vous à Paris Un rendez-vous à Paris Un rendez-vous à Paris Un rendez-vous à Paris Rendez-vous, Paris Tout nous est permis Retour Montréal Folie à Moonshine Tokoma na Kinshasa Ambiance esukaka te Sango ekoma pe kuna Ba rendez-vous na Paris Paris ville-amour, je t’emmènerais Paris vit d’amour, je t’emmènerais (x2) Un rendez-vous à Paris Un rendez-vous à Paris Un rendez-vous à Paris Un rendez-vous à Paris Dis-moi si tu veux Je te montrerais Des bisous, mon chou T'en auras partout Eza limkambo'a Kobanga te Bolinga na nga ekosila te Simba loketo, lembisa nzoto Yaka to kende kuna Aza bolingo, nzele fungola motema Motema ekokima te Simba loboko, kitisa motema Yaka to kende kuna, Paris Paris vit d'amour, je te montrerais (x2) Un rendez-vous à Paris Un rendez-vous à Paris Un rendez-vous à Paris Un rendez-vous à Paris
6.
Na koloba na yo, nako yebisa yo Nako kabela yo, motema na ngai Pesa nga bisou Moke sur le cou Un french un peu fou Le monde est à nous Fais-moi des bisous C’est bien qu’on s’en fout Des câlins partout Le monde est à nous Na koloba na yo, nako yebisa yo Nako kabela yo, motema na ngai Sexus Plexus Nexus, we can do it all night Sexus Plexus Nexus, we’re gonna make it all right Na koloba na yo, nako yebisa yo Nako kabela yo, motema na ngai Bisous, on s’en fout Vas-y tire un coup Là-bas tout en dessous Le monde est à nous Simba nga awa Mokusa moke Tia nga mwa tendresse Lembisa nzoto Na lala moke Na maboko na yo Sexus Plexus Nexus, we can do it all night Sexus Plexus Nexus, we’re gonna make it all right Simba nga awa Mokusa moke Tia nga mwa tendresse Lembisa nzoto Na lala moke Na maboko na yo
7.
05:04
Soki bomoni moto akoleka na nzela Bo bonga te Tango ako yebisa bino likambo oya ye Bo yoka ye Loba likambo to yoka Sanola lisolo to yoka Bakisa mwa toli To landa'ngo Loba likambo na yo to yoka Sanola lisolo to yoka Ba tata ba mama balobi bana Toyoka likambo'ango Ba yaya ba leki balingi kaka Kolanda bisengo'ango Batata ba mama, welele Ba yaya ba leki, welele Ba noko ba kok, welele Bilenge ba kolo, welele Mwasi kitoko alingi kobina Botika ye Tala loketo esiemba, nzoto pepele Bata maboko Beta lindanda to yemba Bakisa mbonda pe to bina Mongongo na yo pe to yoka Beta lindanda to yemba Bakisa mbonda to bina Mongongo na yo pe to yoka Ba tata ba mama balobi bana Bobeta mabiko'ango Ba yaya ba leki balingi kaka Ko bina banzembo’ango Batata ba mama, welele Ba yaya ba leki, welele Ba noko ba koko, welele Bilenge ba kolo, welele Toza bana’a Kin Welele Toza bankonzi ya ville Oyaye Welele welele, Oye! (x2) Biso te bango te, Oye! (x2) Welele welele, Oye (x2) Toza bana ya Kin Welele Toza bankonzi ya ville Oyaye Welele welele, Oye! (x2) Biso te bango te, Oye! (x2) Welele welele, Oye (x2) Ah esengo, Welele Ah ya biso bolingo, Welele Ba mama na biso,Welele Batata na biso, Welele Ba nzele kitoko, Welele Ba yaya monzele, Welele Ambiance à gogo, Welele Kadi Tshibangu, Welele Hussein Kalonji, Welele Kalongo Kalongo, Welele Princess Madoki, Welele Nkanda Mpoyi, Welele Babichou Kassangana, Welele Mutombo Dikembe, Welele Hadi Mutobola, Welele Kabongo Kalongo, Welele Mbuyi Mulumba, Welele Tutu Kanyinda, Welele Mukulu Felicien, Welele Jo bear Kabeya, Welele Bita Kankwende, Welele Ba mama na biso, Welele Batata na biso, Welele Ba nzele kitoko, Welele
8.
Na kanisaki na kobala yo Baboti bayo ba yebaki nga Bolingo na biso ebandaki na kelasi Tolonganaki koleka mwamba na mikate Ah, bolingo okeyi Ah, zonga (x2) Tafamba rwendo rwoupenyu Uri kure, kumhiri yemakungwa Wakandisiya ukati uchadzoka Ukati bhebhi mira gore roga Ah, ndakakumirira Ah, hauna kudzoka Na sali nini yango Na bomi nani yango Nzonga (x3) Yaka (x4) Zonga Zonga Yaka (x2) Dzokawo mudiwa Ndiwe wandinoda Rudo rwangu raruperi Haruperi rudo rwangu Rudo rwangu harumboperi Zonga, Cherie Yaka, Cherie Zonga, Cherie Yaka, Cherie Na sali nini yango Na bomi nani yango Nzonga (x3) Yaka (x4) Zonga Zonga Yaka (x2) Na sali nini yango Na bomi nani yango Dzoka, bhebhi ye (x2) Dzoka, mudiwa (x2) Rudo rwako haruperi Haruperi rudo rwako
9.
03:40
Bako loba bako yemba Sango na Kin Kwenders aye lelo makasi Bango bakimi Soki likambo na ngai Tika kotongoko ngai Kuna esika bozali Yeba y nga Likambo na moto te te te Likambo na moto te te te (x7) Likambo na moto te Tu parles trop Tu dis mots qui trompent Tu rêves trop Tu vis la vie en rose Rien de trop que tes propres mensonges La vérité te semble parfois trop Arrête (x3) Arrête de mentir Vas-y arrête, arrête, arrête Arrête de mentir Arrête Soki likambo na ngai Tika kotongoko ngai Kuna esika bozali Yeba y nga Likambo na moto te te te (x8) Likambo na moto te te te (x8) Likambo na moto te Songi songi eleka yo Tuba tuba eleka yo Tika biloba loba Mama e Likambo na moto te te te (x8) Likambo na moto te
10.
Lelo toye (x2) Lelo toye awa Biso toye (x2) Bango baye awa (x2) Tosangani lelo pona yo Ba bengani lelo pona yo Tosangani lelo pona yo Ba bengani lelo pona yo Biso toye (x2) Na ndako yango Balobi Likambo monene ekosalama lelo Biso toye Toye na ndako yango Toseki Likambo monene ekosalama lelo Kinshasa girls yeah Mwasi kitoko Everybody Baye pona yo Kinshasa girls yeah Mwasi monzele Kinshasa girls, Everybody, everybody They’re here for you Kinshasa girls Everybody, everybody They’re here for you Dance, dance, dance, dance Move, move, move, move Kinshasa girls, Everybody, everybody They’re here for you Kinshasa girls Everybody, everybody They’re here for you Everybody (x4) Girl, everybody!
11.
03:11
Telema (x4) Ningisa (x4) Lamuka (x4) Wake the fuck up! Ebele ya bato bayaki koyebisa nga Maloba ebele bazalaki koloba na nga Kasi moko te nayokaki bango Nalingaki kosala ya ngai moko Kobanga te Yebisa bango yo nde elombe Kotika te Loba na bango yo nde engambe Mwana ya mokonzi abangaka pe moto te Telema (x4) Ningisa (x4) Lamuka (x4) Wake the fuck up! Esika to kokende Soki to yebaki nzela Ba nzela to kokende Soki esika to yeba Moleki nzela azalaka na likambo te Aleka kuna biso pe awa likambo te Abanga te Nzela wana nde ya belombe Atika te Ye moko nde lelo engambe Mwana mokonzi abangaka pe moto te Telema Telema (x4) Ningisa (x4) Lamuka (x4) Telema (x2) Telema (x4) Ningisa (x4) Lamuka (x4) Wake the fuck up! Baninga e (x2) Stand up Boyaka to telema Stand up Baninga e (x2) Stand up Boyaka to tambola Baninga e (x2) Stand up Boyaka to telema Stand up Baninga e (x2) Stand up Boyaka to tambola Wake the fuck up Stand up Telema (x4) Ningisa (x4) Lamuka (x4) Wake the fuck up!

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released September 8, 2017

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Pierre Kwenders Montreal, Québec

This is Afro-Canadian Pierre Kwenders’ second album. His single Sexus Plexus Nexus dropped June 20th & was featured on Pitchfork. He’s often collaborated with DJ Windows98 (Win Butler) & recently he supported Arcade Fire at their annual fundraiser for the charity Kanpe. His first album, out in 2014, earned a JUNO nod & was Polaris longlisted. His first single Mardi Gras is a fan-favorite at shows. ... more

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