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Human Rainbow

Johnny Clegg

Baleka uzohaqwa!
(Escape before you are injured!)
(Too late he is injured!)
Webaba sicel'impilo
(Father, give us life, save our lives)

At the end of all bloody human storms
As the last embers and flames glow
We peer up into the wounded sky
And search for the human rainbow
And in the fading light I wonder why
We can never free it from the sky

Wangitshela lendaba
(You have told me of this thing)
I can see it, but never be it, until I free it
From the sky


Same old human story
The saddest winds do blow
While we are trapped in the language of dark history
Underneath a human rainbow

An angry young man draws in the air
Political equations
But time corrupts the fruit they bare
And leads to more desperation
While in the sky -- it's a trick of the light
Shine the colors of all creation


(I will tell you, that's how it is).

Same old human story
Same old human story

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