Africa
John Coltrane Lyrics


I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in, 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it'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
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become

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

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 rain)
I bless the rains down in Africa
(I bless the rain)
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
(Ah, gonna take the time)
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JOHN COLTRANE

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John Saunders

Mr. Elvin Jones the greatest jazz drummer that ever lived And that’s not even debatable

Eddie McKinney

HUMAN DRUM MACHINE SOOO AMAZING

LUCKY 472

Don't sleep on ART BLAKEY!!🎼

Samuel Carey

Amazing drumming. Powerful stuff.

Adg 87

Standing ovation sir.

Shannon Hennessy

@alessandro marchesini tony williams and i will pretend we didn't read that.

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slimedog

I was a punk rocker in the seventies, still am LOL, going to a punk show tomorrow as I do almost every weekend. But isn't it strange how some musician can open your ear, open your heart, open your soul and u walk into their music and never leave and it will always be a part of you. I love all of the famous jazz sax men but Coltrane is it for me, by far.

Kevin Stewart

The Gospel of John

Alain

You're right...I was a punk/rock music addict too in the 70's...didn' t listen to jazz but someday idecided to verify what people told me about John Coltrane, cause the light in their eyes semm "rock'n roll" to me..then i took this vinyle in a library, and listened "Africa/bras", this 16 minutes tune...and my life changed immediately. I put the headphones on my bed, just shook my head wondering where the fuck i had been during those 16 minutes. And i clearly remember than from this afternoon, i began exploring other types of music, jazz..reggae, tango, brazilian, african (;+)..all music of heart...all music of universe

In tune

Keep your heart and your ears clean for better learning experiences

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