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i call you dada
yes you are my sister
though we are not related
your attitude concerns me
and you don't seem to care
because that's what you are
dada,my sister
that's no way for an african beauty to behave
hanging around bars and pubs
waiting on men to buy you drinks
i call you dada
that's swahili
it means sister
dada,have you ever wondered 
why they call you malaya?
change your ways dada
i urge you
get a job 
if you wanna make a life for yourself.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2010 5:22:00 AM
    I hope she listens to you Emmanuel - You have wise words - Thanks for a fab share -:)