Dela (I Know Why The Dog Howls At The Moon) is song from the 1997 film George of the Jungle sung by Johnny Clegg. It is the love song of George and Ursula.

Lyrics

<poem> One day I looked up and there you stood Like a simple question looking for an answer Now I am a whale listening to some inner call Swimming blindly to throw myself upon your shores But what if I don't find when I have landed Would you leave me here to die on your shores stranded? I think I know why the dog howls at the moon. I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.

I say: "Dela! Dela! Ngiyadela! (Content, content I am content) When I am with you! Dela! Sondela! Mama sondela! (Closer, closer, come closer mama) I burn for you!

Chorus : I've been waiting for you all my life -- waiting for a miracle I've been waiting day and night -- day and night I've been waiting for you all my life -- waiting for redemption I've been waiting day and night -- I burn for you

A blind bird sings inside the cage that is my heart And the image of your face comes to me when I'm alone in the dark If I could give a shape to this ache that I have for you If I could find the voice that says the words that capture you I think I know, I think I know I think I know why the dog howls at the moon.

I say: "Dela! Dela! Ngiyadela! (Content, content I am content) When I am with you! Dela! Sondela! Mama sondela! (Closer, closer, come closer mama) I burn for you!

Chorus : I've been waiting for you all my life -- waiting for a miracle I've been waiting day and night -- day and night I've been waiting for you all my life -- waiting for redemption I've been waiting day and night -- I burn for you

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