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Youssou N'Dour — She Doesn't Need to Fall
Album: Joko: From Village to Town
Avg rating:
6.4

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Total ratings: 710









Released: 2000
Length: 4:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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His voice is so powerful and captivating!
Two sites claim these are the English translation of this song's lyrics, including
https://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Youssou_N%27Dour:She_Doesn%27t_Need_To_Fall
 
I'm very "lyrics oriented" when listening to popular music. One of the many great features of RP has always been easy access to the lyrics for songs. I am delighted to be able to move my rating from 8 to 9 for this jewel!
 
Take care of her, shelter her, feed her, protect her
Like a wife, love her
Just like a woman, the same as the ocean
Where only boats can sail
She doesn't need to fall
Don't make her fall

Whatever you do, make sure you are capable of doing it
When you get to a point where your performance is poor,
Your knowledge and your abilities are dwindling,
Know your limitations

She doesn't need to fall
Don't make her fall
If she tells you to
Will you let her go?
Gives you all you need
Take this advice from me

After serious consideration, you want to change
After serious consideration, you want to change
So you think, and look back
Know what your duties are and respect them
Let it be known, that the survivel of every relationship
Is based upon mutual help and assistance
Let it be known, it's the same as a woman
The same as the ocean where only boats can sail
When you get to a point where your performance is poor
Your knowledge and abilities are dwiling,
Know your limitations

She doesn't need to fall
Don't make her fall
If she tells you to
Will you let her go?
Gives you all you need
Take this advice from me
 
I really love this song. I just wish i knew what he was singing. I'm sure it would add something to my love...I hope.
If you ever have the opportunity to see Youssou, take it! I've seen him a dozen times - one of the world's best performers. What an extraordinary voice, what an extraordinary soul. 
 Cynaera wrote:
I went through a phase of French music, and it changed me. Now, I'm getting into other cultures of music (THANK YOU, RP!), and they're changing me, too. This is a really evocative, rhythmic song, and I love it. The words are foreign, but the music, the tempo, the passion - those are universal.

Solid 10. And yeah, I've thanked RP enough times, but not enough times - we're getting all kinds of music that we'd probably never hear or even know of in whatever other life we live. I come here to tap into everything I don't get in my normal life.

I guess that makes all us RPeeps abnormal - in a good way. Note how I didn't use that group-hug emoticon. rtfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffc c c c c c c c c c c c (Um, everything after the word "emoticon" was my cat on the keyboard. I'm leaving it because, well, he deserves to be heard, too, right?)

I prolly better shut up now.

 
Nobody writes like Cynaera any more. {#Cry}  RIP Anne.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm having a hard time understanding the lyrics on this one.
Real Good 
You can hear Mr. N'Dour on Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". Outstanding voice!
Once again RP introduces me to another artist that expands my world view! Love it! {#Sunny}
Loved it
 1wolfy wrote:
{#Pray}Sounds of The World Wide Message Tribe 'When the day is over'  a fine song too

 
{#Jump}
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Clearly Mr. N'Dour has been listening to William Orbit. This is a good thing.

 
... and a bit of Andrew Lloyd Webber ;)
{#Bananasplit}{#Jump}
RP has introduced me to world music; didn't know what I was missing all this time!
Must be world music day today on RP. Not complaining.
Hmm, interesting. This guy is going to run for President of Senegal.
https://news.yahoo.com/senegalese-music-star-ndour-run-president-143145506.html
 
This why RP rules.......it's called music.
Clearly Mr. N'Dour has been listening to William Orbit. This is a good thing.
I went through a phase of French music, and it changed me. Now, I'm getting into other cultures of music (THANK YOU, RP!), and they're changing me, too. This is a really evocative, rhythmic song, and I love it. The words are foreign, but the music, the tempo, the passion - those are universal.

Solid 10. And yeah, I've thanked RP enough times, but not enough times - we're getting all kinds of music that we'd probably never hear or even know of in whatever other life we live. I come here to tap into everything I don't get in my normal life.

I guess that makes all us RPeeps abnormal - in a good way. Note how I didn't use that group-hug emoticon. rtfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffc c c c c c c c c c c c (Um, everything after the word "emoticon" was my cat on the keyboard. I'm leaving it because, well, he deserves to be heard, too, right?)

I prolly better shut up now.
A bangin' 3.
 claire_k wrote:

Listened to the whole album for too long while reading on Everest. Now this overheard song always brings me somewhere between base camp and the summit{#Think}


 

Good song... Good place... Sounds to me like a good time
could've sworn i was listening to eleanor rigby in the beginning — died in the church and was buried along with her name

Enveloping voice .

if this were and hand in poker......diff a royal flush... way pleasant{#Clap}
Very nice!
 claire_k wrote:

Listened to the whole album for too long while reading on Everest. Now this overheard song always brings me somewhere between base camp and the summit{#Think}

 
'Kinell! RP listeners sure do get around and have interesting lives {#Clap}

This is the first Youssou N'Dour song I've liked, mainly because of the big instrumental sound. Usually his voice gets on nerves, though that's my problem as he is an international artist of major stature. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
...this song is, i think, the standard-bearer for an absolute solid seven...
that's YOO-soo, Bill... not YOU-so{#Wink}

one of the world's greatest talents, no matter how you pronounce it
 dedawson wrote:
This is just flat out enjoyable.  Thanks Bill ( and Rebecca too.  I bet Bill isn't the sole source)
 
     I know where my money goes,,,,instant,well,ENJOYABLE ! {#Hearteyes}
                                                         {#Hearteyes}

Listened to the whole album for too long while reading on Everest. Now this overheard song always brings me somewhere between base camp and the summit{#Think}


This is just flat out enjoyable.  Thanks Bill ( and Rebecca too.  I bet Bill isn't the sole source)
this is one of my faves of all time....
astonishing tone and feel.
Beautiful... like driving over excelsior with a D9 dozer {#Angel}

Good stuff. Very nice.


I love this.. thank you Bill.  
{#Puke}Like nails on a chalkboard.

 Glockman45 wrote:
don't give up. No one station plays your favorites 100% of the time. Have you found a suitable option?
 
Nope. Nothing can compare. Back as usual.  RP is 99.97% excellent. Thanks for your kindness, Glockman.


philbertr wrote:
Not according to MSNBC's CA wildfire map at https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21436901/ Maybe you're seeing old news, Glock? Or maybe MSNBC's map isn't up to date--according to Ellehcim's reference, which I checked out.
I haven't been monitoring it ridiculously closely in all honesty, but from what I've read the fires are quite unpredictable. So its hard to say what is happening. I imagine they would have to be updating those fire maps almost hourly for it to be accurate....
Geecheeboy wrote:
Throwing in the RP towel. Can't take this any longer.
Bu-bye!! :wave:
Glockman45 wrote:
i just heard on the news that Paradise in Cali, home of Bill and Rebecca is on fire????
Not according to MSNBC's CA wildfire map at https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21436901/ Maybe you're seeing old news, Glock? Or maybe MSNBC's map isn't up to date--according to Ellehcim's reference, which I checked out.
Glockman45 wrote:
i just heard on the news that Paradise in Cali, home of Bill and Rebecca is on fire????
Just googled this: https://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-fires9-2008jul09,0,6737781.story : "The 38,000-acre blaze in Butte County jumped a fire line, forcing the evacuation of at least 1,000 residents in Paradise, 90 miles north of Sacramento." Bill and Rebecca, are you okay? :eek:
This is great. Too bad about the closed minded nay sayer kids down there.
Geecheeboy wrote:
Throwing in the RP towel. Can't take this any longer.
Sorry you hate it. I think it's wonderful.
Geecheeboy wrote:
Throwing in the RP towel. Can't take this any longer.
don't give up. No one station plays your favorites 100% of the time. Have you found a suitable option?
i just heard on the news that Paradise in Cali, home of Bill and Rebecca is on fire????
I'm glad Peter Gabriel turned me onto Youssou and others. Good world music!
Throwing in the RP towel. Can't take this any longer.
i think RP should play daler mhendi
nigelr wrote:
Fabulous! Would that also be Mr. Levin on bass?
Sounds like Tony is pluckin' the stick bass.
felix_the_man wrote:
Saw Youssou and his band in the early 90's. He had one of the smokinest rhythm sections I have ever heard.
...oh man, if you haven't heard his album coono du reer yet (er, i think its english title might be nothing's in vain?), you absolutely must - the senegalese percussion leaves your jaw on the floor to be scraped up with a shovel afterwards...amazing stunning talent therein...
goovin groovy.
Fabulous! Would that also be Mr. Levin on bass?
Saw Youssou and his band in the early 90's. He had one of the smokinest rhythm sections I have ever heard.
Hate it.
Love this!
I hear Eleanor Rigby DNA This guy is great.
I went to Gambia a couple of times, and this is the style of music they have there (Youssou comes from Senegal, which is nearby). I love it!
Sounds like they recorded him, and then reversed the playback for this recording. !dreiw sdnuos
sucks like all hell!
cattgirl813 wrote:
I get the opposite feeling from his voice. It's quite soothing to me - delicate and powerful at the same time. For the record, I hate the sound of nails on a chalkboard. This song followed a Beth Orton tune this morning, and her gives me that irrtating feeling. To each his own, I suppose.
I completly agree! You should check out his work with Peter Gabriel on the soundtrack for "The Last Temptation Of Christ". It is amazing!!
justlistening wrote:
I don't know what it is but his voice and vocal styling just bugs the heck out of me. I always turn this guy down. Sort of the feeling I get scratching my nails on a chalk board........
I get the opposite feeling from his voice. It's quite soothing to me - delicate and powerful at the same time. For the record, I hate the sound of nails on a chalkboard. This song followed a Beth Orton tune this morning, and her gives me that irrtating feeling. To each his own, I suppose.
bowiefreak wrote:
Cool as shite. I love the unexpected in RP! I hear something completely new every time I listen, and I thought radio was dead! Give them your money! Drink their punch!
... :cheers: ... Much later ... :drunk: ... Punch drunk! ... And broke! ...
NOT MY FAV - BUT I'M ALWAYS INTO HEARING NEW STUFF... COOL.
Cool as shite. I love the unexpected in RP! I hear something completely new every time I listen, and I thought radio was dead! Give them your money! Drink their punch!
justlistening wrote:
I don't know what it is but his voice and vocal styling just bugs the heck out of me. I always turn this guy down. Sort of the feeling I get scratching my nails on a chalk board. Oh well, I'll wait while the rest of you enjoy........
i hear that loud and clear...cant handle this at all
You can stream music straight from Dakar, where Youssou N'Dour reigns supreme, at https://www.seneweb.com
I'm more than happy to enjoy this for 2! justlistening wrote:
I don't know what it is but his voice and vocal styling just bugs the heck out of me. I always turn this guy down. Sort of the feeling I get scratching my nails on a chalk board. Oh well, I'll wait while the rest of you enjoy........
I don't know what it is but his voice and vocal styling just bugs the heck out of me. I always turn this guy down. Sort of the feeling I get scratching my nails on a chalk board. Oh well, I'll wait while the rest of you enjoy........
aharamanx wrote:
Excellent, I love this. Not only is the music on RP fantastic, but getting a top notch, ever expanding education in all things musical besides. Can't be bad. :clap:
Worth my monthly contribution, for sure! Good music at work, and an education to boot!
So psyched to hear this! I just saw him at the Montreal Jazzfest Finale night accompanying the Cirque de Soleil! He is just SO majestic and regal and spirited. His voice just rang out in the streets, where they say there were 100,000 of us listening. Imagine! The clarity of this voice resonating, ehcoing into all those ears. Yeowsah.
I like hearing the song sung in two different languages, plus a soaring melody and great beat.
I like him since I first heard him on the Bran Van 3000 album. Great song, very powerful. I also like that senegalese accent. :clap:
Excellent, I love this. Not only is the music on RP fantastic, but getting a top notch, ever expanding education in all things musical besides. Can't be bad. :clap:
Originally Posted by coldatlantic: This is my upload--hope (some of) you like it! The brilliant drummer Manu Katche is playing on this track. He isn't doing anything flashy, but it's a powerful groove.. And Youssou's voice just sails, I really like it.
He was on the So album with Gabriel wasn't he? Saw him in concert with Pete too. Does he play on the latest PG effort?
Thank you \"coldatlantic\", both for the upload and the lyric. This is very lovely, subtle yet focussed and very powerful. Would have liked it even without fully understanding it. :clap: :notworthy: :bounce:
take care of her, shelter her, feed her, protect her like a wife, love her just like a woman, the same as the ocean where only boats can sail she doesn\'t need to fall don\'t make her fall whatever you do, make sure you are capable of doing it when you get to a point where your performance si poor, your knowledge and your abilities are dwindling, know your limitations she doesn\'t need to fall don\'t make her fall if she tells you to will you let her go? gives you all you need take this advice from me after serious consideration, you want to change after serious consideration, you want to cahnge so you think, and look back know what your duties are and respect them let it be known, that the survival of every relationship is based upon mutual help and assistance let it be known, it\'s the same as a woman the same as the ocean where only boats can sail when you get to a point where your performance is poor your knowledge and abilities are dwindling, know your limitations she doesn\'t need to fall don\'t make her fall if she tells you to will you let her go? gives you all you need take this advice from me
Love the music, but could someone provide the interpreter?
This is my upload--hope (some of) you like it! The brilliant drummer Manu Katche is playing on this track. He isn\'t doing anything flashy, but it\'s a powerful groove.. And Youssou\'s voice just sails, I really like it.
So, this is Youssou N\'Dour. Read a lot about him, never heard him before. Very interesting. Like it. Now, where else are you going to hear this guy, who is one of the major musicians in the world over the last 20 years or so? RP is the wave of the future.