iemanja lyrics – melody gardot

white lady gone to the southern sea
why do you appear so suddenly
we want to honor your family
with a little bitty boat set out on the sea
iemanja, iemanja, iemanja
i dream of days spent in salvador
with my little darling forever more
taking a walk along the sh*r*
feels like heaven’s an open door
iemanja, iemanja
if i were to offer a plain perfume
and if i were to honor the shining moon
as she sits so lonely upon the dune
madre d’agna, see you soon
e’na lahia iemanja, e’laiana iemanja
e’iemanja, e’iemanja
i wanted to stay
i gotta go but i’m coming back one day (x3)

/ melody gardot lyrics