(+LYRICS + TRANSLATION+ MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: BY YOU- SIMI FT ADEKUNLE “AH AH, HUSBAND AND WIFE FOR THAT MATTER AND THEY COULDN’T EVEN…”

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Ah ah, husband and wife in real life yet they couldn’t even share a minute kiss even if na 40 seconds kiss self. Wo tie le kiss abi peck rara (They couldn’t even kiss or peck at all). Even vixens that are featured in music videos one way or the other get kissed by the artiste not to talk of a duet song performed by a real couple; somehow though.

Okay, let’sput that aside, but this song is done! Nna mehn, odi lit. (It is excellent) I really the lyrics, beat and their appealing voices. The video is awesome too; they were so soulful, but the shots are not too bright.

Ever since I listened to this song, it keeps playing in my head even when I am not playing it on my system. I believe this is another song that ought to be on all Dj’s love playlist on radio, television stations, parties etc and it should be on repeat. I just don’t why some people fail to recognize and appreciate good music. I really need more views for the song here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2I_5eraBPo

Take a gander at the lyrics below

LYRICS TO BY YOU- SIMI FT ADEKUNLE

INTRO

Diamonds last forever; a-ooh ooh

BEATZ

VERSE 1 (SIMI)

I’m scared of falling (Got you)
But I will fall a thousand miles for you
I’m scared of flying
But in a orbit I will count the clouds for you

PRE- CHORUS

Halle, Halle, Hallelujah
Edumare lo so wa po (The Lord joined us)
Mo gbeke le o oh (I put my trust in you)
Oh oh if you ever need to smile
I can be your reason why and your peace of mind
O le gbeke le mi o (You can put your trust in me)

CHORUS
You know I go stand by you; I go stand by you
Anything you do; I’ll be right by you
Tori na kosi anybody l’aiye (There is no one on earth)
I’d rather spend my life with
Baby mi I go stand by you

VERSE 2 (ADEKUNLE GOLD)
Bi ina b’anjo oh oh (If fire is burning)
Ma pada l’eyin mi baby (Don’t turn your back on me)
In a sea of people I’ve been searching for you
You can rely on me baby
I will make you cry in happiness
Will you forgive me for the happy tears?
Just know I’ll always be right there

PRE CHORUS

Oh halle, hallelujah ah, Simi hallelujah
Edumare lo so wa po (The Lord joined us)

O le gbeke le mí (You can put your trust in me)

Halle, hallelujah ah, oh oh oh hallelujah
Moti ri eni ikeji ti ma ba lo, moti r’enikeji (I have seen my better half that I can go with)

CHORUS (SIMI AND ADEKUNLE)
You know I go stand by you, I go stand by you
Anything you do, I’ll be right by you
Tori na kosi anybody l’aiye (There is no one on earth)
I’d rather spend my life with
Baby mi I go stand by you; oh oh oh oh oh

BRIDGE (SIMI AND ADEKUNLE GOLD)

Mose ileri kan, ileri kan fun e (I promise you one thing)
I promise I can be whatever you need, you need me to be, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
And you be the only one I’ll be calling
When I need some loving                                                                                                                                I know you got me o baby

CHORUS (SIMI AND ADEKUNLE GOLD)
You know I go stand by you; I go stand by you
Anything you do; I’ll be right by you
Tori na kosi anybody l’aiye (There is no one on earth)
I’d rather spend my life with
Baby mi I go stand by you

CHORUS (SIMI AND ADEKUNLE GOLD)

You know I go stand by you; I go stand by you (You know I will be right there)
Anything you do, I’ll be right by you (I will give you more, I will give you more)
You know I go stand by you, I go stand by you (If you ever need me, you know where to find me)
Anything you do, I’ll be right by you (By you, I will be right by You)

Kosi anybody l’aiye oh oh (There is no one on earth)
I’d rather spend my life with (Ah ah ah)
Baby mi I will be right by you

OUTRO

Shout out to my Orente, ebami ki Orente o

THE REVIEW

I totally love this song! However, I don’t know why the artistes whom we all know are married refuse to share even if it is just a papapa (Quick) kiss in the video. Fine, in the video, they were both having much fun together and enjoyed each other’s presence, but that was still not enough for me. No smushes, kisses, no hmm hmm, you know now. What ya think?

Lyrically, the song is so on point. Well written lyrics I must say! The lyrics are detailed, heartwarming and meaningful. It is a love song whereby the artistes tell fans their union is ordained by God and they vow to stay with each other as well as remain faithful to each other in good and bad times.

The song comes in two verses, the first was taken by Simi and the second verse by Adekunle Gold. The pre chorus was taken twice, the chorus four times while the bridge was taken once. The couple sang both in Yoruba (A Nigerian language) and in English.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the Verse 1 “I’m scared of falling (Got you)’ It is not certain the ‘fall” the artiste- Simi is referring to. It is either the artist means that she is afraid of having intense feelings for Adekunle in order not to be heart broken or she is afraid of taking their love life so far in order not to be heart broken or she is talking about the fear of being hurt. But in all, she says she is willing to take any risk for Adekunle’s sake..

“But I will fall a thousand miles for you”

In the Pre- chorus “Halle, Halle, Hallelujah, Edumare lo so wa po (The Lord joined us)” both Simi and Adekunle agree that their union is by God and so they trust in God and in each other. They are confident of their love for each other. They are willing to make each other happy.

In the Chorus “You know I go stand by you, I go stand by you” the artistes promise to be faithful to each other as well as support each other at all times irrespective of the situation. They further say there is no one on earth they want to be with other than themselves.
In the Verse 2 “Bi ina b’anjo oh oh (If fire is burning)” Adekunle wants an assurance from Simi that even when there are challenges, she would still stay with him and never leave. To which Simi already replied in the chorus. He asks her to trust him. He vows to always be there for her and to always make her happy
In the bridge, “Mose ileri kan fun e” the artistes vow to be faithful to each other and also please each other.

WHAT IS THE SONG “BY YOU” BY SIMI AND ADEKUNLE GOLD ABOUT

“By you” is a love song by Simi Gold which featured her husband- Adekunle Gold famous for tracks like “Pick up, Orente, Ire” amongst others.

In the song “By You”, the artistes vow to be faithful to each other, support each other, and remain with each other in good and bad times. They also say their union is ordained by God, hence they are confident in the love they have for each other.

LOCATION

The video was shot in America; Los Angeles I think. It is an outdoor shoot.

SOUND

So soulful, melodious; their vocals were so appealing. I love the beat drums, the piano, guitar, trumpet and shakers; they made the song interesting to hear. I love the flow of rhythm, so rhythmic and pronounced.

I love Simi’s vocal when she was taking the pre-chorus ‘Halle hallelujah, edumare lo so wa po”; omo I trip oh.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

I love the video, but the shots are not too bright. The video complements the track

DURATION:  3 MINUTES 54 SECONDS

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “BY YOU” BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2I_5eraBPo

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