After last week’s Neneh Cherry special, I remembered that I loved this song too. It’s years since I’ve heard it, but it hasn’t diminished in that time. I don’t understand the lyrics other than those in English, but there’s some great alliteration in the French part I think.
The sentiments in the song are very strong and pertinent today, particularly the anti racist ones. We should bear these in mind always.
Youssou N’Dour featuring Neneh Cherry – 7 Seconds
Guilty pleasure time! I’ve included this just because I like it. I can’t remember where I was or when it was that I first heard this, and it’s not the sort of thing I typically listened to back in the day (and probably still don’t), but for some reason I enjoy the song. I like the sound of the lyrics, the flow of them, and I guess that’s what matters. I also like the spoken lyrics in the middle, for some reason. Saying that, I’ve no idea what half of them mean…
You can tell it’s an 80s track by the little bells that are going throughout, and maybe they’re one of the things that make the song: I don’t know. What do you think?
Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance