"Waka Waka" as written by Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, John Hill, Emile Kojidie, Dooh Belly Eugene Victor and Za Bell Jean Paul....
You're a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
And back in the saddle

You're on the frontline
Everyone's watching
You know it's serious
We're getting closer
This isn't over

The pressure is on
You feel it
But you've got it all
Believe it

When you fall get up
Oh oh...
And if you fall get up
Oh oh...

Tsamina mina
Zangalewa
Because this is Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka Waka eh eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa
This time for Africa

Listen to your god
This is our motto
Your time to shine
Don't wait in line
Y vamos por Todo

People are raising
Their Expectations
Go on and feed them
This is your moment
No hesitations

Today's your day
I feel it
You paved the way
Believe it

If you get down
Get up, oh oh...
When you get down
Get up, eh eh...

Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa
This time for Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka Waka eh eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka Waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa


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Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis is a really upbeat song glad there is no Vuvuzela's used as an instrument :).
    Waka waka
    Tsamina mina zangalewa
    What language is that?

    "Y vamos por Todo"
    means we are everthing,in spanish

    This song is about believing in yourself and if you fall you get up and dust your self off and try again.
    DO WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN !!!!!
    lioness1on August 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Listen to your god
    Shakira Waka Waka lyrics found on directlyrics.com.com/…
    This is our motto
    Your time to shine
    Dont wait in line
    Y vamos por Todo"

    She really pours her heart out on this verse. I sense a "Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" situation with that web address in there!
    tommyhaychon June 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe Freshlyground bit is missing :-/
    moonbirdon July 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThis is missing the solo by Zolani Mahola:
    Awela Majoni Biggie Biggie Mama One A To Zet
    Athi sithi LaMajoni Biggie Biggie Mama From East To West
    Bathi
    Waka Waka Ma Eh Eh Waka Waka Ma Eh Eh
    Zonke zizwe mazi buye
    Cuz this is Africa

    Also, it's worth noting the meaning of the chorus:
    Waka waka = Do it [the work, the job]!
    Tsamina mina zangalewa = Where do you come from?
    Cossette729on August 19, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti hate this song!!!bcs its remind me how she wanna ruin pique life!!!!!!oooooooooh poor gerard pique!!!!
    totiaon December 06, 2011   Link

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