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Dying Down in Africa

Eric Severson
Lingua: Inglese


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[2007]
Lyrics & Music by Eric Severson
Album: Gravity Waves

'Dying Down in Africa' is about innocent young children who are kidnapped in the night and forced to become child prostitutes and child soldiers. It is a heartfelt plea for help for the brave but besieged people of Africa.
Little girl, – you were born a flower
That's what your momma said, -as she first looked in your eyes..
She said she'd keep you safe, hold you close forever
As she watched you play -under sweet African skies.

And little girl, – you were the apple of your daddy's eye
He had such plans for you
But when the men -came with their guns that night and took you,
What could your daddy do?

They filled your brain with cocaine, so you wouldn't care
When the men would come around to take their pleasure there..
Pretty as a flower, but now beauty fades
Your thirteen-year-old body wastes away from AIDS.
And somewhere far away, your daddy cries
Under African skies..

And they are dying down in Africa
Little children droppin' down
Who will be there for the future?
If there's no children left around?..


Little boy, – you were born a fighter
That's what your daddy said, when he saw your little face..
You should have seen him smile – He was so proud of you
As he thought about the future, how you'd be there to take his place.

And little boy, you were the apple of your momma's eye
She'd never let you go away
But when the men -came with their guns that night and took you,
What could your momma say?

They gave you drugs, that they called medicine
They made you fight their war and kill your countrymen
You're last thought's of your momma, how you used to hold her
8 years old and dying now a child soldier
And somewhere far away, your momma cries
Under African skies..

And they are dying down in Africa
Little children droppin' down
Who will be there for the future?
If there's no children left around?

They are dying -down in Africa
Little children droppin' down
Who will be there for the future?
If there's no children left around?

inviata da giorgio - 26/12/2010 - 15:39



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