Clement Obiri – Okanyambu Lyrics

Tiga goionchora onchoria, (Stop Changing colors)
Buna enyambu,(Like a chameleon)
Tegerera ase Yeso, (Stay with Jesus)
Agotorie. (He’ll save you)

Ka ngotara,(While I was trecking)
Nkaumera enyambu,(I met a chameleon)
Ere amasakwa igoro,(Sitting on maize leaves)
Amaene (So true…)

Inkarora,(I saw…)
Erangi yaye nigo…(It’s color changing)
ebwekaine amasakwa,(Taking the leaves color)
Amaene (So true)

Keri keri, (Slowly it walked)
Egaika ase omote, (and reached for the tree)
Ero egaonchora erangi, (and it changed the color)
Nainde (again….)

Inkaeboria, (I then asked it…)
“Aye Okanyambu, (Mr. Chameleon ….)
Rangi yago nereri?, (What’s your true color?)
Ntebie manye…” (I need to know)

Tiga goionchora onchoria, (Stop Changing colors)
Buna enyambu,(Like a chameleon)
Tegerera ase Yeso, (Stay with Jesus)
Agotorie. (He’ll save you)

Abanto abange, (Many people)
Ne ebisira ase ekanisa, (Are church elders)
Bakoeroka abaya, (They call themselves saints)
Yaki eeeh (Exclamation!)

Bagoika nka, (But when they reach home)
Ebinto bagokora, (The things they do)
Neri chisese chiangete! (even dogs can’t do them!)

Yeso igo agoteba, (Jesus says)
Chora ekemo tata, (Choose a side, brother!)
Yeso igo agoteba, (Jesus says)
Chora ekemo baba, (Choose a side, sister!)

Keri oroche, (What you see…)
Otaorwe nonde, (Something nobody can take away from you)

Eh, Buna Mariamu, (Like Mary)
Achorete Yeso, (Chose Jesus’ side)
Bakari! (Exclamation!)
Buna Mariamu, (Like Mary)
Achorete Yeso, (Chose Jesus’ side)

Amaene, (And so true)
Nararore obogima…(She will see life)
Amaene (And so true)
Naborore obogima…(She will see life)

Tiga goionchora onchoria, (Stop Changing colors)
Buna enyambu,(Like a chameleon)
Tegerera ase Yeso, (Stay with Jesus)
Agotorie. (He’ll save you)



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