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I'm dancing the seven veils
Want you to pick up my scarf
See how the black moon fades
Soon I can give you my heart

I don't know no shame
I feel no pain
I can't see the flame

But I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I do

They're throwing it all this way
Dragging it back to the start
And they say, "see how the glass is raised?"
I have refused to take part
I told them "drink something new"
Please let me pull something through

I don't know no shame
I feel no pain
I can't...
I don't know no shame
I feel no pain
I can't see the flame

But I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I do know Mandinka
I do

I do
I do
I said I do
Soon I can give you my heart
I swear I do
Soon I can give you my heart

I do
Mandinka
Soon I can give you my heart
Soon I can give you my heart
Soon I can give you my heart



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    UnregisteredJan 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    The song is about mandinkas a tribe in africa. They were written about in a book called roots by alex haley. To really understand the lyrics you should red the book

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