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Bombs Away

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It was a day or so ago
I saw him run into the night
And on his face, more than a trace
Of wild fear in the eye
He was haunted by a tragic dream
Of people in death machines
And he did not know which side he was on
And he hated being in between oh
Chorus:
Bombs away, bombs away
Sign of the times -- watch where you're going
What will you do -- see you if I free you
Into the night -- feel the fear
Do you know your left from your right?
He's tired of the lies
He's tired of the truth
They never give him what they say
He's tired of the fight
He's tired of the truce
The blackmail of judgement day
He believes in a magic wave
That rolls on the sea of time
That can touch every single human soul
If they could recognize it when it came -- too late
Chorus
Ye hum oh ye hum we mame, bathini? ngingenzani?
(What do they say? What can I do?)
Into the night -- feel the fear
It's so near -- look over your shoulder
Turn to the left -- turn to the right
At any time it can appear

Comments : (By Johnny Clegg)
Written in 1986 during the height of the state of emergency. It's about being caught between 2 kinds of violence - the violence of apartheid institutions and the violence in the name of liberation

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The Johnny Clegg Discography