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G'pkwenmaag Noongwa (Imagine)

Translated by Howard Kimewon and Margaret Noori. Sung by Margaret Noodin

Note: This recording was designed so if you have the music to the song you can sing along in time.


1.
Gonemaa waakiing bwaateg
Maybe heaven not there
Imagine there's no Heaven

Wenpanad giishpin gojitoyin
Easy if try (you)
It's easy if you try

Gaawiin gonemaa gego gage shkodeing
No maybe thing forever fire place
No hell below us

Giizhigong goweta igo temigad
Sky only emph. there
Above us only sky

G'pkwenim noongwa
Think about right now
Imagine all the people

Bemeyaajig bimaadzijig
Those here the people.
Living for today

2.
Gonemaa ednokiiyin bwaateg
Maybe homeland not there
Imagine there's no countries

Wenpanad giishpin gojitoyin
Easy if try (you)
It isn't hard to do

Gaawiin gego daapanamaa tesiinon
No thing to take it not there
Nothing to kill or die for

Gaawiin gego namewinan tesiinon
No thing prayers not there
And no religion too

G'pkwenim noongwa
Think about right now
Imagine all the people

Weweni bimaadzijig
Carefully / peacefully the people.
Living life in peace

Chorus:
Gonemaa gwa ndo'giibaadendaam
Maybe I am having crazy thoughts
You may say that I'm a dreamer

Gaawiin goweta igo niin
Not only emph. me
But I'm not the only one

Gonemaa igo ingoding n'gaa bi wiijimi
Maybe emph. someday we will here be with
I hope someday you'll join us

Da bezhigwan aki.
Future to be one world
And the world will be as one

3.
Gaawiin gego debendamowaad
No thing that belongs to them
Imagine no possessions

Gonemaa gwa gd'shkitoon
Maybe emph. you can
I wonder if you can

Gaawiin goya aayaasii naanoodzid maage bakaded
No one is not greed or hungry
No need for greed or hunger

Kina goya wii nitaasandawag
Everyone will be relatives
A brotherhood of man

G'pkwenim noongwa
Think about right now
Imagine all the people

Maatookiiwin maagwejig
Sharing the ones that were given
Sharing all the world

Chorus:
Gonemaa gwa ndo'giibaadendaam
Maybe I am having crazy thoughts
You may say that I'm a dreamer

Gaawiin goweta igo niin
Not only emph. me
But I'm not the only one

Gonemaa igo ingoding n'gaa bi wiijimi
Maybe emph. someday we will here be with
I hope someday you'll join us

Da bezhigwan aki.
Future to be one world
And the world will be as one
Nagamwinan (Songs)
Margaret Noodin

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