It's Nearly Africa

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XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979) and "Senses Working Overtime" (1982), but are perhaps even better known for their long-standing critical (rather than … more »

Chant your spirit free; 
Rush to greet truth like a dart 
Shake your bag o'bones, 
Shake your bag o'bones. 
That's not traffic roar, 
That's a leopard in your heart, 
Shake your bag o'bones, 
Shake your bag o'bones. 

Go tell your stale friends, 
Go tell false prophets, 
And drug traffickers, 
Not to try to push our bodies any faster 
We're dancing with disaster, 
And the first will be the last, 
It's nearly Africa, 
Oh-oh, 
It's nearly Africa, 
Oh-oh, 

Any day now, 
Any day, now now 

Unplug future plans; 
Finger-paint the sun on you, 
Shake your bag o'bones, 
Shake your bag o'bones, 
Mend your missing links, 
I think trust should be the glue, 
Shake your bag o'bones, 
Shake your bag o'bones, 

Go tell your warboys, 
Go tell all leeches, 
And blind panickers, 
Not to try to push your bodies any faster, 
We're dancing with disaster, 
And the first will be the last, 
It's nearly Africa, 
Oh-oh, 
It's nearly Africa, 
Oh-oh, 

Any day, now 
Any day, now now 

Our civilisation car is running wild, 
Who did you give the wheel to? 
The fat man driving us over the edge of the nearest cliff-face, 
Is he the same god that I've seen you kneel to?

Written by: ANDY PARTRIDGE

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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