Ijoba Orun by Lara George

Lara George
This song I love, cause not only does it remind me of my mortality but also encourages me to prioritise and appreciate what matters in life; the money, the friends, the cars they won’t take me there.
Lara George is one of my Nigerian darlings, very spiritual yet still very hip and modern. You’ll be seeing a lot from her on this blog.

Lara George – Ijoba Orun

Ijoba orun, Ere Onigbagbo o
Heaven is the believer’s reward
Ijoba orun, Ere Onigbagbo o
Heaven is the believer’s reward
Ma je n kuna
don’t let me miss it
Baba
Father
Mu mi dele o
Take me home
Owo ti mo ni
The money I have
Ko le mu mi dele o
Can’t take me home
Moto ti mo ri ra
The cars I’ve bought

Ko le wa mi dele o

Can’t take me home

Ore ti mo ni

The friends I have

Ko le sin mi dele o

Can’t take me there

Gbogbo iwe, ti mo ri ra

All the knowledge I’ve gained

Ko le gbe mi de’le o

Can’t take me there

Ma je n ku’na baba

Father, Don’t let me miss it

Mu mi de’le o

Take me home
Ki n ma ku sajo, bii efin

 

That I would not die like smoke in its path
Mu mi dele o
Take me home
Aye l’oja,
The earth is like a market place
orun n’ile
heaven is home

Mu mi de’le

Take me home
Mu mi dele o (x8)

 

Take me home
Ma ma je n kuna
Don’t let me miss it
Baba ooo
Baba ooo
Mu mi dele o (x5)
Take me home
Ile ogo
The home of glory
Ile ayo, Ile ayo
The home of joy,
Ile alafia
The home of Peace
Ile ogo
The home of glory
Ile ayo, Ile ayo
The home of joy,
Ile alafia

The home of Peace

Ijoba orun, Ere Onigbagbo o
Heaven is the believer’s reward
Ijoba orun, Ere Onigbagbo o
Heaven is the believer’s reward
Ma je n kuna
don’t let me miss it


She did a remix as well, and I just love both songs. She adds a few words to the remix but those are in english so no need for a translation. I listened to the song again and thought, you might not need a translation but you need to read those words to here it goes the words at the beginning of the remix.

 

Mu mi de’le
Mu mi de’le


Mu mi de’le o
Mu mi de’le o


And at the end of the day, 
I want you to say, well done
Lord I want you to bid me come
I want you to smile, to smile at me Lord
So that after I’ve run this race
Lord let me see, see your face
(continue with the old version lyrics)

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