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Dreamland Express

June 1985
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Side One
  1. Dreamland Express

    Dreamland Express

    I caught a ride on the dreamland express last night, I was sailing on an ocean of blue.
    When right there by my side, much to my surprise was you.
    I said, come on over here baby, let my look in your eyes, let me see the very heart of you.
    And I couldn’t believe it, to conceive that my dream would come true.
    Cause you said, hey there, sweet daddy, everything is all right.
    For miles there’s not a telephone line.
    There’s not a soul to disturb us, don’t be nervous, just come and be mine.

    You said, let me be the end of your rainbow, let me be the stars up above.
    Let me be the one that you long for, darling, let me be the one that you love, oh,
    let me be the one that you love.

    And now it’s four in the morning, honey, I can’t sleep. I can’t seem to get you out of my mind.
    I keep tossing and turning, yearning for the sun to shine.
    I’d like to send you a ticket on the dreamland express, and take you far away with me.
    I’ve got a vision of heaven and you’re living there with me.

    Honey, let me be the end of your rainbow, let me be the stars up above.
    Let me be the one that you long for, darling, let me be the one that you love, oh,
    let me be the one that you love, oh, let me be the one that you love.

  2. Claudette

    Claudette

    Oh, oh Claudette, oh, oh Claudette. I got a brand new baby and I feel so good.
    She loves me better than I thought she would.
    I’m on my way to her house and I’m all out of breath,
    and when I see her tonight I’m gonna squeeze her to death.
    Claudette, pretty little pet, Claudette, never make me fret.
    Claudette, well, she’s the prettiest little girl that I have ever met.
    I got the best loving that I’ll ever get, from Claudette, pretty little pet.

    Claudette, oh Claudette, well, I’m a lucky man, my baby treats me right.
    She’s gonna let me hug and kiss and hold her tight.
    When the date is over and I’m at her front door
    and when I kiss her goodnight I holler more, more, more!
    Claudette, pretty little pet, Claudette, never make me fret.
    Claudette, well, she’s the prettiest little girl that I have ever met.
    I got the best loving that I’ll ever get, from Claudette, pretty little pet.

    Claudette, oh, oh, Claudette, when me and my baby have a date or three
    I’m gonna ask my baby if she’ll marry me.
    I’m gonna be so happy for the rest of my life
    when my brand new baby is my brand new wife.
    Claudette, pretty little pet, Claudette, never make me fret.
    Claudette, well, she’s the prettiest little girl that I have ever met.
    I got the best loving that I’ll ever get, from Claudette, pretty little pet.
    Claudette, oh, oh, Claudette, mm mm. Claudette, oh, oh, Claudette, mm mm. Claudette…

  3. Gimme Your Love

    Gimme Your Love

    Oh, spring is here and love is in the air, overflowing with life and I don’t have a care.
    I’m gonna see you shining like your diamond ring, every cell in my body is singing,
    gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love.
    You gotta gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love, gimme your love.

    All around I see signs of rebirth, resurrection, renewal, celebration of life on earth.
    Baby, won’t you stay with me and watch your garden grow.
    I love you, I want you, please say you’ll gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love.
    You gotta gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love, gimme your love.

    People think I’m crazy as I walk along the street, I don’t understand them anyway.
    All I know is since you came my life has been so sweet and that’s the way I know it’s gonna stay.
    Baby, won’t you stay with me and watch your garden grow I love you, I want you,
    please say you’ll gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love.
    You gotta gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love, love, love, love, gimme your love.

  4. Got My Heart Set On You

    Got My Heart Set On You

    Ever since the day I met you, I feel like I’m walking on air.
    And lately I’m convinced, it’s no coincidence I run into you everywhere.
    And though I’ve heard your love is taken, I gotta believe what’s in your eyes.
    Would I be out of line if I suggested a time and we get together one of these nights.
    Got my heart set on you, you’re everything that I ever wanted.
    Got my heart set on you, it can’t be anything but love. Baby I’m betting on it.

    I don’t want to give you the wrong impression.
    I’m not the kind who rushes in, but baby every time I see you,
    before I even leave you I can hardly wait to see you again.
    I got my heart set on you, you’re everything that I ever wanted.
    Got my heart set on you, it can’t be anything but love. Baby I’m betting on it.

    I don’t mean to be coming on strong or taking anything for granted,
    but love is a thing that just comes along.
    You don’t understand how it got out of hand, but you’re in it right from the start.
    I got my heart set on you, you’re everything that I ever wanted.
    Got my heart set on you, it can’t be anything but love. Baby, I’m betting on it.

  5. If Ever

    If Ever

    I’d sing you a song without a word, still you would hear my tune.
    I’d give you a day without a time so it won’t end too soon.
    Oh, anything, I would do, and that really is my point of view,
    if ever, my darling, in my life, I ever had a chance to love you.

    I’d build you a world made of the dream that dances in your head.
    Take a rainbow with colors bright to hang over your bed.
    Anything, I would do, and that really is my point of view,
    if ever, my darling, in my life, I ever had a chance to love you.

    Fate’s been waiting for the right time to put us in each other’s arms,
    but why should we sit and waste time? To start right now would do no harm.

    Oh, give me a sign and I will show you the magic of which I speak.
    Open your heart, let me come in. My love is yours to keep.
    Oh, anything, I would do, and that really is my point of view,
    if ever, my darling, in my life, I ever had a chance to love you.
    If I ever had a chance to love you. If I ever had a chance to love you.
    If I ever had a chance to love you. If I ever had a chance to love you….

Side Two
  1. The Harder They Fall

    The Harder They Fall

    Aspen, Colorado on a Saturday night, Jesse wishes she was at home.
    Upset because her baby just ain’t treating her right, so afraid of being alone.
    Said she’s heard some stories, he’s been running around. Said somehow she knows it’s all true.
    She said a breaking heart can make a terrible sound, she said she just don’t know what to do.

    Think about a bad time, can’t get much worse. Think about a hard line, take it to the wall.
    This won’t be the last time, sure ain’t the first. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

    You might say she’s caught between a rock and a hard place. You might think she just can’t win.  Some just
    can’t recover from a slap in the face, some just get right up and start all over again.

    Think about a bad time, can’t get much worse. Think about a hard line, take it to the wall.
    This won’t be the last time, sure ain’t the first. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
    Think about a bad time, can’t get much worse. Think about a hard line, take it to the wall.
    This won’t be the last time, sure ain’t the first. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

    Aspen, Colorado on a Saturday night, Jesse wishes she was at home.
    Upset because her baby just ain’t treating her right, so afraid of being alone.
    Nobody wants to be all alone. Nobody wants to be all alone.
    She’s so afraid of being alone. We’re so afraid of being alone.

    (written by John Denver)

  2. Don’t Close Your Eyes, Tonight

    Don’t Close Your Eyes, Tonight

    There’s a tenderness that I feel, very real you see. I can feel your body stir, so deep within.
    Let it be an act of love tonight, completely. Let me ask of you one thing:
    Don’t close your eyes tonight.  Just look at me, and see how many times I cried for you.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight. Let it be me, not just a fantasy, let it be me tonight.

    You can lie so close to someone and still feel all alone.
    Although I’ve heard you say you love me so many times.
    When you give me love so beautiful and tender, someone else is in your mind.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight.  Just look at me, and see how many times I cried for you.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight. Let it be me, not just a fantasy, let it be me tonight.

    Sorry if I cry, feelings run so deep.
    Many is the time when I wake up and find I’ve been crying in my sleep.
    Look me in the eye, tell me what you see,
    I’m the one who loves you, I’m the one who needs you, make this one for me.

    Don’t close your eyes tonight.  Just look at me, and see how many times I cried for you.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight. Let it be me, not just a fantasy, let it be me tonight.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight.  Just look at me, and see how many times I cried for you.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight. Let it be me, not just a fantasy, let it be me tonight.

  3. A Wild Heart Looking For A Home

    A Wild Heart Looking For A Home

    Life in the city gets all closed in when you stand in a crowd all alone.
    Wishing that someone would call out your number, hoping that someone might phone.
    Nights in the city can drive you crazy, there so very much going on.
    Try to get quiet, you’ll miss out on something like someone who’s looking for,
    someone who’s looking…

    There, I almost got caught again, lost in the night all alone.
    With nowhere to hide, crying inside, a wild heart looking for home.

    Sleeping without you is always cold, the nights are so dark and so long.
    Dreaming of touching your face in the moonlight, filling the silence with song.
    Living without you, the days are endless, the clock winding steadily down.
    Imagining footsteps, your hand at the gatepost, the wind shuts the open door,
    the wind shuts the open…

    There, I almost got caught again, lost in the night all alone.
    With nowhere to hide, crying inside, a wild heart looking for home.

    The songbird, she trembles all day long. She sings as if her poor heart must break.
    Watching the freedom that flies past her window, dreaming won’t fit in a cage.
    Fly away songbird, the wind still loves you, your prison is forsaken at last.
    Follow your dreaming, you’re bound up to heaven, you’re reaching for something more,
    reaching for something…

    There, I almost got caught again, lost in the night all alone.
    With nowhere to hide, crying inside, a wild heart looking for
    there, I thought of your face again, a vision to have and to hold.
    My spirit still sings, I’m flying again, a wild heart looking for home.
    A wild heart looking for home.

  4. I’m In The Mood To Be Desired

    I’m In The Mood To Be Desired

    Another day is over, I’m on my way home. Knowing you’ll be waiting is all I need to know.
    ‘Cause I’m in the mood to be desired, wrap your arms around me.
    I’m in the mood, let’s build a fire, till the embers retire we’ll be lost in a world of ecstasy.

    Forget about your troubles, forget about my woes.
    You’re the one who comforts me whenever I feel alone.
    ‘Cause I’m in the mood to be desired, wrap your arms around me.
    I’m in the mood, let’s build a fire, till the embers retire we’ll be lost in a world of ecstasy.

    You’re everything I could imagine. You fill me up with such passion, baby.
    Eternity is not long enough for you and me.
    ‘Cause I’m in the mood to be desired, wrap your arms around me.
    I’m in the mood, let’s build a fire, till the embers retire we’ll be lost in a world of ecstasy.

  5. Trail Of Tears

    Trail Of Tears

    No more beautiful moons may we spend on our land, in the north the scarlet council talks of war.
    And the long knives have massacred the tribes and burned corn,
    we’re not welcome in our homeland anymore.
    There will be a trail of tears, there will be a trail of pain.
    Jackson will have the Mississippi and the twenty-dollar bill,
    but for us the trail is all that will remain.

    No more songs of the hunters on the buffalo plain,
    no more smoke from sacred fires touch these hills.
    And the numbers of the people grow fewer every mile
    and our children will not learn The Great Spirit’s ways.

    There will be a trail of tears, there will be a trail of pain.
    Jackson will have the Mississippi and the twenty-dollar bill,
    but for us the trail is all that will remain.

    On the streets of Rapid City, on the road to Wounded Knee,
    there is whiskey for forgetting every thing.
    But the old ones say there may be time learning from each other
    the way that it had once been meant to be.
    But there is still a trail of tears, there is still a trail of pain.
    Jackson has got the Mississippi and the twenty-dollar bill
    but for us the trail of tears is all that will remain.
    Jackson has got the Mississippi and the twenty-dollar bill,
    but how long will the trail of tears remain?

  6. African Sunrise

    African Sunrise

    African sunrise, shine on a brand new day. African sunrise, show us a brand new way.
    Give us a brand new morning, show us forever beginning to stand on our own.
    African sunrise, smile on my African home.

    In this hour of quiet contemplation, the stillness of the dawning calms my mind.
    I face the day with heartfelt exaltation, the light is both a promise and a sign.
    In the darkness, we have lost the son of our sister, though the beauty of his spirit lingers still.
    This was a child of love, a child of laughter, who cannot understand the way I feel.

    Is it not the sun that gives the seasons? Is it not the sun that brings the rain?
    Our throats are choked with dust, but we’re still singing.
    Our song will not be silenced by the pain.

    All around the village I could hear the roosters crowing.
    There was a time it was like music to my ears.
    Now all I can hear is the sound of hungry babies crying.
    I pray for rain to wash away their tears.

    African sunrise, light of a brand new day. African sunrise, light of a brand new way.
    With one who will be our brother, and one who will be our partner and teach us to know.
    African sunrise, smile on my African home.
    African sunrise, smile on my African home. African sunrise.

Side One
  1. Dreamland Express

    Dreamland Express

    I caught a ride on the dreamland express last night, I was sailing on an ocean of blue.
    When right there by my side, much to my surprise was you.
    I said, come on over here baby, let my look in your eyes, let me see the very heart of you.
    And I couldn’t believe it, to conceive that my dream would come true.
    Cause you said, hey there, sweet daddy, everything is all right.
    For miles there’s not a telephone line.
    There’s not a soul to disturb us, don’t be nervous, just come and be mine.

    You said, let me be the end of your rainbow, let me be the stars up above.
    Let me be the one that you long for, darling, let me be the one that you love, oh,
    let me be the one that you love.

    And now it’s four in the morning, honey, I can’t sleep. I can’t seem to get you out of my mind.
    I keep tossing and turning, yearning for the sun to shine.
    I’d like to send you a ticket on the dreamland express, and take you far away with me.
    I’ve got a vision of heaven and you’re living there with me.

    Honey, let me be the end of your rainbow, let me be the stars up above.
    Let me be the one that you long for, darling, let me be the one that you love, oh,
    let me be the one that you love, oh, let me be the one that you love.

  2. Claudette

    Claudette

    Oh, oh Claudette, oh, oh Claudette. I got a brand new baby and I feel so good.
    She loves me better than I thought she would.
    I’m on my way to her house and I’m all out of breath,
    and when I see her tonight I’m gonna squeeze her to death.
    Claudette, pretty little pet, Claudette, never make me fret.
    Claudette, well, she’s the prettiest little girl that I have ever met.
    I got the best loving that I’ll ever get, from Claudette, pretty little pet.

    Claudette, oh Claudette, well, I’m a lucky man, my baby treats me right.
    She’s gonna let me hug and kiss and hold her tight.
    When the date is over and I’m at her front door
    and when I kiss her goodnight I holler more, more, more!
    Claudette, pretty little pet, Claudette, never make me fret.
    Claudette, well, she’s the prettiest little girl that I have ever met.
    I got the best loving that I’ll ever get, from Claudette, pretty little pet.

    Claudette, oh, oh, Claudette, when me and my baby have a date or three
    I’m gonna ask my baby if she’ll marry me.
    I’m gonna be so happy for the rest of my life
    when my brand new baby is my brand new wife.
    Claudette, pretty little pet, Claudette, never make me fret.
    Claudette, well, she’s the prettiest little girl that I have ever met.
    I got the best loving that I’ll ever get, from Claudette, pretty little pet.
    Claudette, oh, oh, Claudette, mm mm. Claudette, oh, oh, Claudette, mm mm. Claudette…

  3. Gimme Your Love

    Gimme Your Love

    Oh, spring is here and love is in the air, overflowing with life and I don’t have a care.
    I’m gonna see you shining like your diamond ring, every cell in my body is singing,
    gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love.
    You gotta gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love, gimme your love.

    All around I see signs of rebirth, resurrection, renewal, celebration of life on earth.
    Baby, won’t you stay with me and watch your garden grow.
    I love you, I want you, please say you’ll gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love.
    You gotta gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love, gimme your love.

    People think I’m crazy as I walk along the street, I don’t understand them anyway.
    All I know is since you came my life has been so sweet and that’s the way I know it’s gonna stay.
    Baby, won’t you stay with me and watch your garden grow I love you, I want you,
    please say you’ll gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love.
    You gotta gimme your love forever, oh, oh, gimme your love, love, love, love, gimme your love.

  4. Got My Heart Set On You

    Got My Heart Set On You

    Ever since the day I met you, I feel like I’m walking on air.
    And lately I’m convinced, it’s no coincidence I run into you everywhere.
    And though I’ve heard your love is taken, I gotta believe what’s in your eyes.
    Would I be out of line if I suggested a time and we get together one of these nights.
    Got my heart set on you, you’re everything that I ever wanted.
    Got my heart set on you, it can’t be anything but love. Baby I’m betting on it.

    I don’t want to give you the wrong impression.
    I’m not the kind who rushes in, but baby every time I see you,
    before I even leave you I can hardly wait to see you again.
    I got my heart set on you, you’re everything that I ever wanted.
    Got my heart set on you, it can’t be anything but love. Baby I’m betting on it.

    I don’t mean to be coming on strong or taking anything for granted,
    but love is a thing that just comes along.
    You don’t understand how it got out of hand, but you’re in it right from the start.
    I got my heart set on you, you’re everything that I ever wanted.
    Got my heart set on you, it can’t be anything but love. Baby, I’m betting on it.

  5. If Ever

    If Ever

    I’d sing you a song without a word, still you would hear my tune.
    I’d give you a day without a time so it won’t end too soon.
    Oh, anything, I would do, and that really is my point of view,
    if ever, my darling, in my life, I ever had a chance to love you.

    I’d build you a world made of the dream that dances in your head.
    Take a rainbow with colors bright to hang over your bed.
    Anything, I would do, and that really is my point of view,
    if ever, my darling, in my life, I ever had a chance to love you.

    Fate’s been waiting for the right time to put us in each other’s arms,
    but why should we sit and waste time? To start right now would do no harm.

    Oh, give me a sign and I will show you the magic of which I speak.
    Open your heart, let me come in. My love is yours to keep.
    Oh, anything, I would do, and that really is my point of view,
    if ever, my darling, in my life, I ever had a chance to love you.
    If I ever had a chance to love you. If I ever had a chance to love you.
    If I ever had a chance to love you. If I ever had a chance to love you….

Side Two
  1. The Harder They Fall

    The Harder They Fall

    Aspen, Colorado on a Saturday night, Jesse wishes she was at home.
    Upset because her baby just ain’t treating her right, so afraid of being alone.
    Said she’s heard some stories, he’s been running around. Said somehow she knows it’s all true.
    She said a breaking heart can make a terrible sound, she said she just don’t know what to do.

    Think about a bad time, can’t get much worse. Think about a hard line, take it to the wall.
    This won’t be the last time, sure ain’t the first. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

    You might say she’s caught between a rock and a hard place. You might think she just can’t win.  Some just
    can’t recover from a slap in the face, some just get right up and start all over again.

    Think about a bad time, can’t get much worse. Think about a hard line, take it to the wall.
    This won’t be the last time, sure ain’t the first. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
    Think about a bad time, can’t get much worse. Think about a hard line, take it to the wall.
    This won’t be the last time, sure ain’t the first. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

    Aspen, Colorado on a Saturday night, Jesse wishes she was at home.
    Upset because her baby just ain’t treating her right, so afraid of being alone.
    Nobody wants to be all alone. Nobody wants to be all alone.
    She’s so afraid of being alone. We’re so afraid of being alone.

    (written by John Denver)

  2. Don’t Close Your Eyes, Tonight

    Don’t Close Your Eyes, Tonight

    There’s a tenderness that I feel, very real you see. I can feel your body stir, so deep within.
    Let it be an act of love tonight, completely. Let me ask of you one thing:
    Don’t close your eyes tonight.  Just look at me, and see how many times I cried for you.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight. Let it be me, not just a fantasy, let it be me tonight.

    You can lie so close to someone and still feel all alone.
    Although I’ve heard you say you love me so many times.
    When you give me love so beautiful and tender, someone else is in your mind.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight.  Just look at me, and see how many times I cried for you.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight. Let it be me, not just a fantasy, let it be me tonight.

    Sorry if I cry, feelings run so deep.
    Many is the time when I wake up and find I’ve been crying in my sleep.
    Look me in the eye, tell me what you see,
    I’m the one who loves you, I’m the one who needs you, make this one for me.

    Don’t close your eyes tonight.  Just look at me, and see how many times I cried for you.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight. Let it be me, not just a fantasy, let it be me tonight.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight.  Just look at me, and see how many times I cried for you.
    Don’t close your eyes tonight. Let it be me, not just a fantasy, let it be me tonight.

  3. A Wild Heart Looking For A Home

    A Wild Heart Looking For A Home

    Life in the city gets all closed in when you stand in a crowd all alone.
    Wishing that someone would call out your number, hoping that someone might phone.
    Nights in the city can drive you crazy, there so very much going on.
    Try to get quiet, you’ll miss out on something like someone who’s looking for,
    someone who’s looking…

    There, I almost got caught again, lost in the night all alone.
    With nowhere to hide, crying inside, a wild heart looking for home.

    Sleeping without you is always cold, the nights are so dark and so long.
    Dreaming of touching your face in the moonlight, filling the silence with song.
    Living without you, the days are endless, the clock winding steadily down.
    Imagining footsteps, your hand at the gatepost, the wind shuts the open door,
    the wind shuts the open…

    There, I almost got caught again, lost in the night all alone.
    With nowhere to hide, crying inside, a wild heart looking for home.

    The songbird, she trembles all day long. She sings as if her poor heart must break.
    Watching the freedom that flies past her window, dreaming won’t fit in a cage.
    Fly away songbird, the wind still loves you, your prison is forsaken at last.
    Follow your dreaming, you’re bound up to heaven, you’re reaching for something more,
    reaching for something…

    There, I almost got caught again, lost in the night all alone.
    With nowhere to hide, crying inside, a wild heart looking for
    there, I thought of your face again, a vision to have and to hold.
    My spirit still sings, I’m flying again, a wild heart looking for home.
    A wild heart looking for home.

  4. I’m In The Mood To Be Desired

    I’m In The Mood To Be Desired

    Another day is over, I’m on my way home. Knowing you’ll be waiting is all I need to know.
    ‘Cause I’m in the mood to be desired, wrap your arms around me.
    I’m in the mood, let’s build a fire, till the embers retire we’ll be lost in a world of ecstasy.

    Forget about your troubles, forget about my woes.
    You’re the one who comforts me whenever I feel alone.
    ‘Cause I’m in the mood to be desired, wrap your arms around me.
    I’m in the mood, let’s build a fire, till the embers retire we’ll be lost in a world of ecstasy.

    You’re everything I could imagine. You fill me up with such passion, baby.
    Eternity is not long enough for you and me.
    ‘Cause I’m in the mood to be desired, wrap your arms around me.
    I’m in the mood, let’s build a fire, till the embers retire we’ll be lost in a world of ecstasy.

  5. Trail Of Tears

    Trail Of Tears

    No more beautiful moons may we spend on our land, in the north the scarlet council talks of war.
    And the long knives have massacred the tribes and burned corn,
    we’re not welcome in our homeland anymore.
    There will be a trail of tears, there will be a trail of pain.
    Jackson will have the Mississippi and the twenty-dollar bill,
    but for us the trail is all that will remain.

    No more songs of the hunters on the buffalo plain,
    no more smoke from sacred fires touch these hills.
    And the numbers of the people grow fewer every mile
    and our children will not learn The Great Spirit’s ways.

    There will be a trail of tears, there will be a trail of pain.
    Jackson will have the Mississippi and the twenty-dollar bill,
    but for us the trail is all that will remain.

    On the streets of Rapid City, on the road to Wounded Knee,
    there is whiskey for forgetting every thing.
    But the old ones say there may be time learning from each other
    the way that it had once been meant to be.
    But there is still a trail of tears, there is still a trail of pain.
    Jackson has got the Mississippi and the twenty-dollar bill
    but for us the trail of tears is all that will remain.
    Jackson has got the Mississippi and the twenty-dollar bill,
    but how long will the trail of tears remain?

  6. African Sunrise

    African Sunrise

    African sunrise, shine on a brand new day. African sunrise, show us a brand new way.
    Give us a brand new morning, show us forever beginning to stand on our own.
    African sunrise, smile on my African home.

    In this hour of quiet contemplation, the stillness of the dawning calms my mind.
    I face the day with heartfelt exaltation, the light is both a promise and a sign.
    In the darkness, we have lost the son of our sister, though the beauty of his spirit lingers still.
    This was a child of love, a child of laughter, who cannot understand the way I feel.

    Is it not the sun that gives the seasons? Is it not the sun that brings the rain?
    Our throats are choked with dust, but we’re still singing.
    Our song will not be silenced by the pain.

    All around the village I could hear the roosters crowing.
    There was a time it was like music to my ears.
    Now all I can hear is the sound of hungry babies crying.
    I pray for rain to wash away their tears.

    African sunrise, light of a brand new day. African sunrise, light of a brand new way.
    With one who will be our brother, and one who will be our partner and teach us to know.
    African sunrise, smile on my African home.
    African sunrise, smile on my African home. African sunrise.

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