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In My African Dream

Heat Dust & Dreams

 

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Somebody broke the place where the rain is born
Something stole the promise from the light of dawn
People, people everywhere struggling to get their share
Honest cruelty in the eyes of the innocent
Squeezing one more harvest from the tired earth
They call to you but the wind just blows away their words
I Didnít believe in miracles, I didnít believe youíd come
I Didnít see any reason to carry on

Chorus :
But in my african dream, you touched my soul
Raised up my children, and gave them grace
In my african dream, you wiped away my tears
(and) whispered the promise of a thousand years

Children with eyes like souls ready to fly
Looking at me for some kind of sacred sign
Who will teach the young, the names of the ancient ones
Who will tell them from whence they come
I have no answer, I donít even have a prayer
All I can do is close my eyes and hope that you will be there

Chorus :
In my african dream you touched my soul
Raised up my children and gave them grace
In my african dream you wiped away my tears
(and) whispered the promise of a thousand years
In my african dream you blessed the rain
Let me stand proud, eased my pain
In my african dream you rised me up
Gave me the love, and filled my cup

Oh ya ham bobole ya ham

Old man sits in the shade of the thorn tree
He says : "these thorns are all that are true
Life is suffering, suffering is life
Be happy with the small things that come to you
They will come to you, Oh come to you"

Chorus :
In my african dream you touched my soul
Raised up my children and gave them grace
In my african dream you wiped away my tears
(and) whispered the promise of a thousand years
In my african dream you blessed the rain
Let me stand proud, eased my pain
In my african dream, you rised me up
Gave me love and filled my cup

Ya la la la - ya la la la - fill my cup
Raise me up, raise me up, with your love - fill my cup
Ya la la la - ya la la la - gave me love - fill my cup
African dream - fill my cup
In my african dream - fill my cup
African dream - fill my cup
In my african dream - fill my cup

- In My African Dream -
The Johnny Clegg Discography