The Crossing
Juluka/Savuka/Johnny Clegg Lyrics

Through all the days that eat away
At every breath that I take
Through all the nights I've lain alone
In someone else's dream, awake

All the words in truth we have spoken
That the wind has blown away
It's only you that remains with me
Clear as the light of day
O Siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
(we are coming, we are coming, we will arrive soon)
O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudle lomhlaba
(we are coming, we are coming, we are moving across this earth)
Siyawela lapheshaya lulezontaba ezimnyama
(we are crossing over those dark mountains)
Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukhulupheka
(where we will lay down our troubles)

A punch drunk man in a downtown bar
Takes a beating without making a sound
Through swollen eyes he sways and smiles
'Cause no one can put him down

Inside of him a boy looks up to his father
For a sign or an approving eye
Oh, it's funny how those once so close and now gone
Can still so affect our lives


Take me now, don't let go
Hold me close, I'm coming home



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Comments from YouTube:

Neil Coll

Missing the country that I called 'HOME' for most of my life...when I hear this all comes back to me & my heart aches to walk there once more....

Mike Peterson

10 years away from SA but every time I hear Johnny Clegg I long for home so much

Benjamin Fowler



Such an incredible song. Powerful lyrics, fantastic video, heartbreaking story behind its dedication. Clegg is one of the artists that reminds me most of my childhood years spent in Africa, and every time I hear his art, I miss the continent so very very much...


I heard Johnny Clegg say in an interview that this was his best song ever... terrifying lyrics for any man whose father didn't approve of him...


Go Johnny! Africa so soulful! flying and cruisin through the African breeze and winds! Home!

shane howell

I love you jonny! My family in France do too! You inspire us when we need it the most! Ngiyabonga! Merci! Thank you!

Shafiek Baboo

out of the country & i cant help but get choked up. #AlwaysSouthAfrica

yep yop

An awesome song, great lyrics, great music, and a great artist. RIP Dudu ='(


the harmonising in this song has always given me goosebumps. Of his later music this was surely the best

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