Asa’s “Bibanke”: A Narrative Lyrical Analysis

Bibanke, a track from Asa‘s first album, is a dirge for love lost. It is a cliche tale of the natural death that love experiences when one of the two parties in a relationship senses danger signals early on in a relationship, but continues to fall deeper into the abyss, until they suddenly hit rock bottom. Sorrow is inevitable as the obsession grips the narrator from verse one:

I wake up I see you as you leave
I feel it, I see it as you leave
When we kiss I want deep, but you’re far away

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