mother africa

Em

fingers round your breast
  mother africa
drums beat without rest
  mother africa
hungry skin on bone
  mother africa
rain has come and gone
  mother africa

dark the dusty smoke
  mother africa
hard and heavy yoke
  mother africa
will we ever play
  mother africa
rainbow's gone away
  mother africa

thorn trees shed their blood
  mother africa
tears pour down in flood
  mother africa
stormy wind runs wild
  mother africa
breathless lies your child...

© Jacques Steyn