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    "Woman Be My Country" Lyrics

    Johnny Clegg

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    Here we stand on the edge of the day
    Faces melting in the african rain
    So many seasons of silent war
    So many drowned before they reached the shore
    Nothing is clear to me any more in this sad and strange landscape
    I've got no defense, I've got no attack
    I can't leave, I can't stay and I've got no way back
    Hard to deal with the way things have been
    I can't lie but the truth is so extreme

    Woman be my country, 'till my country can be mine
    Hide me deep inside your borders in these dark and troubled times
    Remember me my innocence before I drowned in the sea of lies
    Woman be my country, 'till my country can be mine

    Too many seasons of quiet rage
    Too many young people just wasted away
    Too many futures hanging in the balance
    Too much owing nothing left to pay
    A lonely flag flutters in the breeze
    for the hardened hearts who still want to believe
    Am I the witness or am I the crime
    A victim of history or just a sign of the times
    Across my heart questions and shadows still fly
    But in the dead of the night I know where the answer lies

    Woman be my country, 'till my country can be mine
    I have no flag, I sing no anthem, I no longer carry an armalite
    Bathe me in you sweet rivers, anoint me with your touch and your smile
    To your colours I give my allegiance, I lay it on the line

    Ngikhathele ngifile wena weqat' izwe
    (I am dead tired of you who causes friction in the land)
    Ngikhathele ngifile zindaba zakho
    (I am dead tired of you, and your matters)
    Yash' imizi yobada
    (The homes of my fathers are burning)

    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Kirsty Moran for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS, RHYTHM SAFARI PTY LTD.
    Written by Jonathan Paul Clegg.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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