Salif Keïta Lyrics

Africa is my descent
and here I am far from home
I dwell within a land that is meant
for many men not my tone
The blood of god is my defense
let it drop down to my seed
showers to your innocence
to protect u for all eternity
and with this wood I beat this drum
and we wont see defeat
From kings to queens becomes a prince
knowledge wisdom is
understanding what we need
Ever since the day u came
my whole world began to change
I knew then to dedicate my life
4 your own
everyday I see u grow
and remember what u already know
I receive the love
that radiates from your glow
From which u came was love
and that's how it all should be
u and my soul are I
though all the time and history

Writer(s): Salif Keita

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mhlengi jalubane


The Only


Chulumanco Chulu

South Africa🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

Mzwandile Mahlaba

Kahke Mbomvu

mhlengi jalubane

Before i am a South African i am an African

A frican native

Amen to that!

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Remigio Angelo Dingashe

The song gives me hope that the best is still to come for Her " Africa." May the dream to stand united be realised in our life time.

Cathy Lopez

A singer for the ages!!!! timeless!!! Going strong.

Tobias Makore Chapfuradombo

this song helped me realize how we Africans need each other,

Icebaychain Gaming

I'd like to see all African countries coming together and sing with one voice. We are so gifted.

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