music I have been listening to since before I was born

“Rain falling like a symphony
On the roof top of my heart
There’s a movement in the whispering deep
Before the new dream starts
I see your eyes shining like a neon light .
Smiling in the dark – What made you so strong ?
-What made you so strong ?
I’ve seen you dealing in the market place
Buying political regrets
And you’ve been walking on the water again
But your feet never ever get wet
But you just say…
Chorus: Afrika kukhala abangcwele
(Africa your innocent weep)
I light a candle for the innocent ones
I light a candle for our love
Say a prayer for peace on earth
For the daughters and the sons
And your life is like a cheap street fight
And you’re laughing in the dark

– What Made you so strong ?
I’ve been waiting all my life for this
To see how the deal goes down –
There’s an AK 47 on the dashboard
And mercy’s left this town, and you say…
Afrika kukhala abangcwele
(Africa your innocent weep...)
That’s the way
It is.. .What makes you so strong ?”

– Johnny Clegg,

Africa (What Made You So Strong)

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