The Ballad of the Sad Young Men
Miriam Makeba Lyrics

Sing a song of sad young men
Glasses full of rye
All the news is bad again
Kiss your dreams goodbye

All the sad young men
Sitting in the bars
Knowing neon nights
Missing all the stars
All the sad young men
Drifting through the town
Drinking up the night
Trying not to drown

All the sad young men
Singing in the cold
Trying to forget
That they're growing old

All the sad young men
Choking on their youth

Let your gentle light
Guide them home again

All the sad young men


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on Soweto Blues

The melancholy in her voice


on Mama

It makes me cry I could not bury my mother cause I was in prison when I ask prison authorities to allow me an opportunity to go and attend the funeral they refused. We always underestimate the role of women


on Beware, Verwoerd! (Ndodemnyama)

no hi! i enjoted. this song. i loved it

Matt Olomu

on Noweva

This is your challenge, South Africans who understand the lyrics of NOWEVER. Do yourselves and Africa a favour. Interpret it.

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