1 Corinthians 13:4–8a “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
We all have loved, seen love, found love, long for love and what makes us all feel some sense of fulfilment is loving or being loved. Love is some sought of a mystery and we try to explain in whichever way suits us. I feel like it all goes back to the feeling in the heart and hence my title today ‘Moyo Mashine’ which means the heart is a machine.
Love is a feeling that comes from the heart, we do not have much control over it. Loving is already predetermined by the heart. This thought came to me as I was listening to this song ‘Moyo Mashine” by Ben Pol from Tanzania.
This song had me by its beat and the way Ben Pol has such a smooth tone to his voice. I mean this guy spells out his heart just from the breath and sound of his voice. Initially, I never thought of it as to have quite a deep meaning more than just the sound in the song. I must say this is the most beautiful song he has done to date. Am in love with his sincerity and genuineness in it.
He begins by explaining how he has given his heart out fully to this one girl, he is afraid of that day he will realize he may have been played. He has become a fool and he is more like a prisoner, somewhere he never thought he will be before. He is in with it no matter what people say.
Nafsi inanituma upendo uko nje ya maneno
Kama bubu akipenda atanena vipi kwa maneno
Kiziwi, hata ukimwambia “nakupenda” wata hasikii
Ila vitendo oh
Wewe sijui sababu za kukupenda
Siwezi sema, ila utaona ah
This verse caught my attention, love is not all about the words with speak but by action. “When a dumb person is in love how will they speak without action? Even when you tell a deaf person you love them they won’t hear. I don’t know why I love you, I cannot say but I just do.”
Oh kama moyo ulisimama nlipokuona
Hukuongea, hukucheka, nilikuona tu
Na tabia sikufahamu, labda niache mwanadamu
Ukipenda usishangae ni upofu wa moyo
Kumbe moyo ulinirubuni, hukusema umependa nini
My heart skipped a bit when I first saw you. You didn’t have to talk, laugh, I just saw you. I didn’t know how you would behave. Don’t be surprised when you love your heart is blinded. My heart did not tell me what they loved.
Enjoy the song and I must say the video is quite simple and amazing. Don’t forget to subscribe to get your dose of your Songs of a Lifetime one thousand.