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Dan Steven: Music

Africa

(Dan Steven)
February, 2003
Dan Steven
Possibly Inspired by a song by Bill Van Dyk, also entitled "Africa."
Africa

Take me back to Africa
Take me down, take me today
Take me away, Africa
To get a new life, a new name
I’m tired of these same old streets
And I’m tired of the excuses to lose the faith
And I’m tired of the same old streets and I’m
To get a new life, a
One way ticket
Get on the airplane
Burn the white picket fence as jet fuel
One way ride to purify my mind
And ride the wings of the sun
Flesh and blood may pass away
Bones and mud ain’t nothing but a body
Flesh and blood, they may decay
But the sky, yeah, the sky it stretches forever
The sky, it stretches forever
Take me to where I can believe
In the rhythm of the heart
And the pulse of the sun
Take me to where I can believe
In the soul of a man
Not the wars that he’s won
Take me to where I can believe in the
Eyes that aren’t blinded by gain
It’s a one way ticket, get on the airplane
Burn the white picket fence as jet fuel
One way to ride to purify my mind
And ride on the wings of the sun
Flesh and blood may pass away
Bones and mud ain’t nothing but a body
Flesh and blood, they may decay
But the sky, yeah, the sky
It stretches forever
The sky, it stretches forever