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Situka Tutambule Lyrics English Version — Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine Situka Tutambule lyrics

Uganda’s Bobi Wine released a new single this weekend called “Situka,” which is a motivational song meant to encourage Ugandans not to feel sorry for themselves, but to get up and continue to advocate for social justice and build their country.

Listen to Situka here

The following are the song’s credits and lyrics in English translation, as provided by Bobi Wine himself.

Credits:

Situka artwork:
Concept by Bobi Wine
Graphic art by Atukwasize Chris Ogon

Audio production by Dan Magic, Dream Studio
Saxophone by Joseph Sax

Situka Lyrics (English Translation)

Introduction

When the going gets tough, the tough must get going,
Especially when leaders become misleaders, and mentors become tormentors.
When freedom of expression becomes a target of suppression,
Opposition becomes our position…

First Verse

My heart is broken, and I’m sure my brother out there, your heart is broken too.
Everywhere, people are beaten down and they are all silent,
Because what they expected is very different from what they are seeing.
Some of them are fed up and pushed to the wall,
Because they are so oppressed,
and they don’t even have somewhere to report a case.
Even if you try to seek justice, it is very hard to get justice,
But I’m saying to you, my brother, don’t stay down.
Every time the situation in the world beats you down,
Get up very fast and walk on.
There is nothing that comes easy in this world.
You must always remember, it’s a very long journey.
So just get up, and let’s walk together.

Chorus

Rise up, let’s walk together.
I know the situation is so discouraging, but don’t give up. Let’s walk.
Rise up, let’s walk together.
Don’t get tired. Let’s walk.
It’s a long journey, but if we persist, we shall reach there.
Rise up, let’s walk together.
The situation is so discouraging, but don’t give up. Let’s go.
Don’t get tired. Let’s walk.
Rise up, let’s walk together.
All the tears that you’re crying, let them role down your cheeks as you walk

Second Verse

It has been so many years,
and the oppression has also been so much, my brother
and the hope has been so high,
because we were thinking that at least we might see a little change, at least.
What I’ve just discovered is that the change you desire is right in your hands,
because the person in whom you have put your hope,
he has also put his hope in you.
The one you expect you act for you
is also expecting you to act for him.
The one from whom you expect a solution
is actually expecting solutions from you.
So every time you fall down, just get up and walk.
You will dust yourself off along the way,
because every time you fall down and show that you’re demoralized,
there are so many eyes that are watching you
and getting inspired from your courage.
That hard time that you’re going through,
so many people are going through it,
but we just persist and that way we always overcome,
because the fire that is burning in us
burns hotter than the fire that we are going through.
So every time we fall down, just try and get up.

Chorus

Rise up, let’s walk together.
I know the situation is so discouraging, but don’t give up. Let’s walk.
Rise up, let’s walk together.
Don’t get tired. Let’s walk.
It’s a long journey, but if we persist, we shall reach there.
Rise up, let’s walk together.
The situation is so discouraging, but don’t give up. Let’s go.
Don’t get tired. Let’s walk.
Rise up, let’s walk together.
All the tears that you’re crying, let them role down your cheeks as you walk

Third Verse

Now I’m reminding everybody who is sleeping,
And busy feeling sorry for themselves,
that my brother, just get up right now.
We have a big job of building a Uganda that the next generation will be proud of.
So, if you can’t run, at least you should walk.
If you can’t walk, at least you should limp.
If you can’t limp, at least you should crawl,
but whatever you do, just keep moving ahead.
Nobody is going to deliver peace to you at your doorstep on a silver platter.
If you’re not satisfied, it is better to raise your voice.
Always stay on your course, but always know your rights.
Don’t shy away from working for Uganda,
because it is your own country, even if your boss was not your choice.
Just play your part, because this is your country.

Chorus

Rise up, let’s walk together.
I know the situation is so discouraging, but don’t give up. Let’s walk.
Rise up, let’s walk together.
Don’t get tired. Let’s walk.
It’s a long journey, but if we persist, we shall reach there.
Rise up, let’s walk together.
The situation is so discouraging, but don’t give up. Let’s go.
Don’t get tired. Let’s walk.
Rise up, let’s walk together.
All the tears that you’re crying, let them role down your cheeks as you walk.

 

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