African Skies

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Simple Minds

Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band who achieved worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. Although experiencing significant personnel changes, it has continued to tour to a cult following through that decade and into the new millennium. more »

You say you're surprised 
I thought I'd write today
 Pieces of my life
That time can't fade away

Land lies dry, Africa 
And the clouds roll by, Africa 
I held you every night
I believed in all you'd say
Now the dust blows in my eyes
But those dreams won't fade away

The sky burns red, Africa 
Don't you cry, Africa 

When you cry it rains ? Africa 

 Still the children smile, Africa 
When you cry it rains, Africa 
When the wild dogs howl, Africa  Still the clouds roll by, Africa


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