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Pane Igwa (Forever, by Shania Twain)

Sung by Noongwa e-Anishinaabemjig. Translated by Howard Kimewon.

G'nikaan gaa mozhain ezhi dawenmiyin epiichi mijigoozhiyin
In your arms I feel how you want me while you hold me
In your arms I can still feel the way you want me when you hold me

Geyabi noondaanan ikidowinan epiichi gaaskanooziyin
Still I hear the words while you whispered
I can still hear the words you whispered when you told me

Pane igwa maampii n'gaa aayaa g'nikaan
Always here I will be in your arms
I can stay right here forever in your arms

[Chorus:]
Gaye wiika g'da bigejiwebinisino
And there ain't no way I'm lettin' you go now
Kaa gwe igwa . . . Kaa gwe igwa
And there ain't no way and there ain't no how
Gaye wiika n'gaa waamdaaziin giizhigak
I'll never see that day....
Pane igwa kaa ganooinmin miinwash pane igwa
'Cause I'm keeping you forever and for always
Ensa giizhigak kaa ganiwendimi
We will be together all of our days
Ensa gizheb n'waamdan washkoban dengwe . . . pane igwa
Wanna wake up every morning to your sweet face . . . always

Geyabi noondan g'de mdo'isek ensa jiimiyin
In your heart I can still hear a beat for every time you kiss me
Gikendaan minik emessniiyin epichi eyaaswaan
And when we're apart, I know how much you miss me
Moshton epiichi g'zaagidiing
I can feel your love for me in your heart
(Repeat Chorus)
G'shkiinzhigan geyabi n'waabmaa bezhig aapchigwa zaagid
In your eyes I can still see the look of the one who really loves me
Bezhig aapchigwa zaagit
The one who wouldn't put anything else in the world above me
Geyabi igwa n'mooshton epichi zaagiin
I can still see love for me in your eyes
(Repeat Chorus)
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