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Biko

Peter Gabriel *

[Intro: Coro]
Ngomhla sibuyayo
Ngomhla sibuyayo
Ngomhla sibuyayo, kophalal’igazi!
Ngomhla sibuyayo
Ngomhla sibuyayo
Ngomhla sibuyayo, kophalal’igazi!
Bakhala uVorster!
Bakhala uVorster!
Ngomhla sibuyayo, kophalal’igazi!
Ngomhla sibuyayo
Ngomhla sibuyayo
Ngomhla sibuyayo, kophalal’igazi!


[Peter Gabriel]
September ’77
Port Elizabeth weather fine
It was business as usual
In police room 619


[Coro + Peter Gabriel]
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla moja, yihla moja
The man is dead
The man is dead


[Coro + Peter Gabriel]
When I try and sleep at night
I can only dream in red

The outside world is black and white
With only one colour dead


[Coro + Peter Gabriel]
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla moja, yihla moja
The man is dead
The man is dead


[Peter Gabriel]
You can blow out a candle
But you can’t blow out a fire

Once the flames begin to catch
The wind will blow it higher


[Coro + Peter Gabriel]
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla moja, yihla moja
The man is dead
The man is dead


[Peter Gabriel]
And the eyes of the world are
Watching now, watching now


[Coro]
Senzeni na? Senzeni na?
Senzeni na? Senzeni na?
Senzeni na? Senzeni na?
Senzeni na? Senzeni na?

* Dedicado a Steve Biko, fundador e dirigente do ANC (Afircan National Congress)  assassinado na prisão  pela polícia sul-africana em 1977. O vídeo aqui reproduzido foi feito no histórico concerto do estádio de Wembley em 1988 em homenagem a  Nelson Mandela por ocasião do seu 70º aniversário, quando ainda estava preso na África do Sul.