The Cotswold Voices

Africa

All: Do-do-do... (x4)

(Brackets = A, S, SS)
I hear the drums echoing tonight (Do-ooh echoing tonight)
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation (Do-ooh, conversay, da-da-da...)
She's coming in twelve-thirty flight (Ah-ah, in 12.30 flight)
Her moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation (Do-ooh, salvay, da-da-da...)

I stopped an old man along the way (Ah-ah, old man along the way)
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies (Do-ooh, melo, dee-dee-dee...)
He turned to me as if to say (ee-ee, as if to say)
All: "Hurry, boy, it's waiting there for you..."

Chorus:
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had, ooh, ooh-do-do... (x2)

The wild dogs cry out in the night (Do-ooh, cry out in the night)
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company (Do-ooh, compa, dee-dee-dee...)
I know that I must do what's right (ee-ee, I must do what's right)
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti (Do-ooh, Serenge, dee-dee-dee...)

I seek to cure what's deep inside (ee-ee, cure what's deep inside)
All: Frightened of this thing that I've become...

Chorus repeat

Ba-da, ba-da...
Da-da-da...
Ba-da, ba-da...
"Hurry, boy, she's waiting there for you..."

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had, ooh-do-do... (x1)

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