Drakensberg Boys’ Choir (April 2013): Some Nights ~ Shosholoza — YouTube

Why yes I did suddenly reorganise the posting calendar when I saw that a new Drakensberg Boys’ Choir video had made its way on to YouTube.  They’re one of my three all-time favourite choirs so anything new from them is quite an event as far as I’m concerned. Video and lyrics are both below the fold. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :-)

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Video Source: Some Nights ~ Shosholoza – Drakensberg Boys’ Choir in April 2013 – YouTube  Published on 19 May 2013 by holy233

Lyrics: Some Nights

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Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck
Some nights I call it a draw
Some nights I wish that my lips could build a castle
Some nights I wish they’d just fall off

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
Oh, Lord, I’m still not sure what I stand for oh
Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Most nights I don’t know anymore…
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh,
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh

This is it, boys, this is war – what are we waiting for?
Why don’t we break the rules already?
I was never one to believe the hype
Save that for the black and white
I try twice as hard and I’m half as liked,
But here they come again to jack my style

That’s alright (that’s alright)
I found a martyr in my bed tonight
She stops my bones from wondering just who I am, who I am, who I am
Oh, who am I? Mmm… Mmm…

Well, some nights I wish that this all would end
‘Cause I could use some friends for a change.
And some nights I’m scared you’ll forget me again
Some nights I always win, I always win…

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
Oh, Lord, I’m still not sure what I stand for, oh
Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Whoa oh oh (What do I stand for?)
Most nights I don’t know… (oh, come on)

So this is it. I sold my soul for this?
Washed my hands of that for this?
I miss my mom and dad for this?

(Come on)

No. When I see stars, when I see, when I see stars, that’s all they are
When I hear songs, they sound like this one, so come on.
Oh, come on. Oh, come on. Oh, come on!

Well, that is it guys, that is all – five minutes in and I’m bored again
Ten years of this, I’m not sure if anybody understands
This one is not for the folks at home;
Sorry to leave, mom, I had to go
Who the fuck wants to die alone all dried up in the desert sun?

My heart is breaking for my sister and the con that she call "love"
When I look into my nephew’s eyes…
Man, you wouldn’t believe the most amazing things that can come from…
Some terrible nights… ah…

Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh,
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh

The other night you wouldn’t believe the dream I just had about you and me
I called you up but we’d both agree

It’s for the best you didn’t listen
It’s for the best we get our distance… Oh…
It’s for the best you didn’t listen
It’s for the best we get our distance… Oh…

Lyrics Source: FUN. LYRICS – Some Nights

5 thoughts on “Drakensberg Boys’ Choir (April 2013): Some Nights ~ Shosholoza — YouTube

  1. O yeah! The sheer joy of these “Drakies” gets me up and moving every time. They are fast becoming one of my favorites, too!

    Thanks.

    Bro. John

    • They are – to my mind, one of the best boys’ choirs in the world and have carved out a quite unique place for themselves. Have to agree with you with about their joy in singing, I defy anyone to see those huge smiles and not want to smile back.

      mfi

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