(Sung in Swahili)

Kila mmoja wetu amepewa neema kutoka kwa Mola
(Everyone of us has been given Grace from God)
Vipaji mbalimbali, katupea Muumba na pia baraka halafu pia kibali
(Different talents, the Creator has given us together with blessings and favour)
Kila kukikucha sote tunasema asante Mungu, asante Baba
(Every morning we all say: Thank you God, thank you Father)
Kukipambazuka, sote twaamka, shughuli mbalimbali, kuna kule ona pale
(When it dawns, we all rise, many activities: It’s here, see there.)
Majukumu zetu na shughuli zetu na juhudi zetu kwa mkate wa kila siku
(Our roles, our activities and our efforts for the daily bread)

Kijana, maisha ni safari inabidi kuongeza kasi kwa mbio zako
(Son, Life is a journey: You need to increase speed in your run)
Mwenzangu, maisha mapambano, ukiwa na kipaji wacha kuzembea
(My friend, life is a struggle: If you have a talent – don’t neglect)
Mwisho wa siku weka chakula mezani
(At the end of the day, put food on the table)
Kimbia, kimbilia taimu yako
(Run, run for yourself)
Kimbia, Kimbilia taifa lako
(Run, Run for your nation)
Kimbia, Kamilisha ndoto zako
(Run, Fulfill your dream)
Kimbia… ooh, Kimbia
(Run… ooh, Run)

Hebu cheki, foleni za magari asubuhi mjini
(Look at the line traffic in the city in the morning)
Dereva wa matatu anavunja sheria kwa kuoverlap
(Bus drives breaking the law and overlapping)
Wanariadha kuruka viuzi na maji kupata medali
(Athletes jumping steeplechase; to get a medal)
Wanasiasa wako mbio mashinani kuuza sera zao; kupata kura
(Politicians on the trail, selling their philosophies; to get the votes)
Na sisi wasanii, tunatunga mistari kupata riziki
(And we the musicians, composing lines, to get provision)

(Chorus)

Nikiwa mdogo baba yangu kanieleza
(When I was young my father told me)
Enda shule mtoto upate elimu
(Go to school young one, and get an education)
Ukiwa na elimu utapata kazi nzuri
(If you have an education, you will have a good job)
Akasahau kunieleza, ukuze kipaji
(He forgot to tell me to nurture my talent)

(..Sax playing..)

(Chorus)