I was feeling her love when
she first held me in her hands
I was crying so badly
What can I say? It was my first day on earth
She looked deeply in my eyes an said
“Your name is Boitumelo”

Ketlisa boitumelo fa Pele ga sefatlhego sa motsadi wame
Ke tlisa boitumelo go balosika Le ditsala
Fo ke gatang teng go Rena boitumelo
Boitumelo is my name
the representation of flames

I am the epitome of happiness
I am the explanation of happiness
I am happiness
I brought joy into the heart of the soul
that brought me into the motherland
I brought joy to the head under my home’s roof
I brought joy and I was named after my joy
I am boitumelo

Ke kgosigadi e gapileng pelo dile mmalwa kagodi
naya lethabo letletseng ntle le tshologo
Ke kgosigadi e Rothisitseng keledi motsading wame
and I left her with a mark
I am boitumelo