Songteksten/Lyrics: Visions of home



THE SOUND OF A HOME

Well he’s been always told, that there’s a heaven
The kinda place where you’re never alone
He’s gone astray while tryin’ to get way up there
And now he’s tracin’ back the track to his home

There’s something missin’ in his life
He’s been searchin’ high and low
When he hears the beat from the thousand hills
Then he knows, yes he knows

He’s been missin’ the sound of a home
The sound of a home is the sound of the drums
Sound of a home
The sound of the African drums gonna take him home

Somehow his mother took the right decision
They never had the chance to talk it trough
And now he’s searchin’ for a clear definition
Of this sound and where it’s leading him to

There’s something missin’ in his life
He’s been searchin’ high and low
When he hears the beat from the thousand hills
Then he knows, yes he knows

He’s been missin’ the sound of a home
The sound of a home is the sound of the drums
Sound of a home
The sound of the African drums gonna take him home
He’s been missin’ the sound of a home
The sound of a home is the sound of the drums
Sound of a home
The sound of the African drums gonna take him home

The sound of the drums gonna take him home
The sound of the drums gonna take the man home


GIVE A LITTLE BIT (of your light)

Oheo, oheo

She said, cover your tracks
Forget about the money and the hassle going with it
I said, I don’t wanna go back
But I need a little help and it’s time I admit it

Oheo, oheo

She said, the friends you had
Have taken all your energy and all your good intentions
Get back, throw away your rags
Get back on your feet, get a light sensation

Oheo, oheo

Give a little bit, give a little bit, little of your light (x3)
Give a little bit, give a little bit, oh yeah, just a little bit

I asked, where do I go with feet so tired
And a heart that’s breaking
She said, let the light flow
Let the energy cover you, it’s there for the taking

Oheo, oheo

Give a little bit, give a little bit, little of your light (x3)
Give a little bit, give a little bit, oh yeah, just a little bit

Give a little bit, give a little bit, give a little of your light now baby
Give a little bit, give a little of your light to me

Give a little bit, give a little bit, give a little of your light now baby
Give a little bit, give a little of your light to me


HEY GORILLA

Wanna know how you feel
Behind those bars of steel
I hope that what I see ain’t real
You, the King, swinging in that rubber wheel
(ooh yeah)

Did they hear your baby cry
Did they hear your baby cry
I see that sadness in your eyes
Your eyes never lie (ooh yeah)

They caught you by surprise
Took you out of paradise
Broke your family ties

Hey Gorilla
I wonder how it feels
Hey Gorilla
Livin’ on shattered dreams
Livin’ on memories

They tried so hard to control you
Still they can’t tell you what to do
They give you vegetables to chew
But your heart they can’t see trough

They caught you by surprise
Took you out of paradise
Broke your family ties

Hey Gorilla
I wonder how it feels
Hey Gorilla
Livin’ on shattered dreams
Livin’ on memories


FOR THE LOVE OF A WOMAN

For the love of a woman
A man would give up all he’s got
For the love of a woman
He would go against all odds

And he knows he can’t change it
This force so strong and he just can’t break it
He’d sacrifice his all, his everything
For the love of a woman, the love of a woman

For the love of a woman
He’d do things that make no sense
For the love of a woman
Turn his back on good ol’ friends

And he knows he can’t change it
This force so strong and he just can’t break it
He’d sacrifice his all, his everything
For the love of a woman, the love of a woman

For the love of a woman
He would leave his home behind
For the love of a woman
Be the king of all the blind

And he knows he can’t change it
This force so strong and he just can’t break it
The longing and the trying never ends
For the love of a woman, the love of a woman

And he knows, yes he knows he would walk,
Walk a thousand miles (walk a million miles)
He’d climb the highest mountain, try to touch the sky
To get to the love of a woman, love of a woman
Love of a woman, love of a woman

And he knows he can’t change it
This force so strong and he just can’t break it
The longing and the trying never ends
For the love of a woman, the love of a woman
Love of a woman, love of a woman
The love of a woman’s heart


I WANNA KNOW

Tell me who’s the leader of this wild west show
I wanna know, I wanna know
And why do peace talks move so slow
I wanna know, I wanna know

So much information in top secret files
I wanna know, I wanna know
Is it of any use for the world outside
I wanna know, I wanna know

Will the next war be where the water won’t flow
I wanna know, I wanna know
So many questions but the answers are low
I wanna know, I wanna know

I keep believing, I keep on dreaming
I keep on keeping the faith, but where do I go
I wanna know, tell me
I just wanna know

Is there any life on the planet of Mars
I wanna know, I wanna know
If there is, is it also ruled by cars
I wanna know, I wanna know

Are we really going for a new state of mind
I wanna know, I wanna know
Some say we will see and some say we’ll stay blind
I wanna know, I wanna know

I keep believing, I keep on dreaming
I keep on keeping the faith, but where do I go
I wanna know, tell me

I keep believing, I keep on dreaming
I keep on keeping the faith, but where do I go
I wanna know, tell me
I wanna know


LAY BACK IN THE ARMS OF YOUR HOMELAND

NI USHAKA UMUTIMA MWIZA
(if you want a good heart)
KINGURU UMUTIMA WAWE
(open your own heart)
NZAGUTURA ICYO WIFUZA
(I’ll give you what you need)
REKA KUBABARA
(don’t feel sad)
MWANA WA MAMA
(child of my mother)
NZAGUSANGA NZAGUPFIRA
(I’ll come to you, I’ll die for you)

Lay back in the arms of your homeland
Give in to the warmth of your homeland
Lay back in the arms of the land that you love
Lay back in the arms of your homeland
When you feel you’re a part of that homeland
Lay back in the arms of the land that you love

AHO URI HOSE MWANA
(wherever you are, baby)
USHOBORA KUMPAMAGARA
(you can call me)
CYAMBAZO CYANGE MAHORO YANGE
(my only need, you my rest)
MWANA WA MAMA
(child of my mother)
MWANA W’IMANA
(child of God)
AMATA MEZA MATA Y RWANDA
(land of good milk, milk of Rwanda)

Lay back in the arms of your homeland
Give in to the warmth of your homeland
Lay back in the arms of the land that you love
Lay back in the arms of your homeland
When you feel you’re a part of that homeland
Lay back in the arms of the land that you love


WAVES OF PASSION

Waves of passion (x4)
Waves of passion, make me glow
Rollin’ over me, movin’ fast and slow
Waves of passion, forever flow
From ancient and holy places
To everywhere we go
Waves of passion (x4)

Waves of passion, keep comin’ through
Leadin’ me silently, bringing me close to you
The waves of passion, that I get from you
Exciting and healing me,
One with your sun and moon
Waves of passion (x4)

The passion I read in your cards
(try to feel it right)
try not to beg, to win your heart
(try to see it right)
follow this pain and pleasure road
(there is no end in sight)
I carry a map in these boots,
Will I get in time
Waves of passion
Follow these waves of passion
These waves are healin’ me
These waves are helain’ me


JIN-GO-LO-BA

The herd is on its way home
And the shepherd’s eyes are dreaming
His feet are walking on burning stones
And he prays, it will be raining

Dark clouds hanging in the sky
There’s a far away lightning
The well is cracked and dry
And the lions feel like fighting

Everybody will soon be hiding
‘cos the storm is in sight
not a single bird is flying
the rain will fall tonight

Jin-go-lo-ba
Jin-go-lo-ba

The lions still are restless
The Wild Beast close to stampeding
The hyenas are getting wreckless
Tryin’ to catch a calf that’s bleeding

The drought is causin’ chaos
There’s no water, there’s no food
And hope is just as grey as
The ashes of burning wood

Everybody will soon be hiding
‘cos the storm is in sight
not a single bird is crying
the rain will fall tonight

Jin-go-lo-ba
The rain will fall tonight
Jin-go-lo-ba


GLADIATOR

Gladiator – what have they done
Gladiator – they took your wife and son

You miss their tenderness
It burns inside of you
Tell me, tell me what will you do

Gladiator – with all your lethal skills
Gladiator – you feel powerless and still

You miss their tenderness
There ain’t much you can do
There ain’t a single choice left for you

Gladiator – the crowd’s callin’ you
Gladiator – surrender won’t do, oh no
Your head is turnin’
The clock is ticking fast

Gladiator – the pressure’s killing you
Gladiator – some contradictions too

You miss the tenderness
They’ve taken away from you
Tell me, how will you break through

Gladiator – the crowdis callin’ you
Gladiator – surrender won’t do, oh no
Your head is turnin’
The boat is sinkin’

You miss the tenderness
It burns inside of you
Tell me, tell me what will you do

Gladiator – the crowd’s callin’ you
Gladiator – surrender won’t do, oh no
Gladiator – the crowd’s callin’ you
Gladiator – surrender won’t do, oh no
Your head is turnin’
The clock is ticking fast


BLACK GET A SUNTAN TOO

In the middle of discussions
How to run and rule the world
My nextdoor neighbour says : the Russians
Will keep us forever on red alert

Then comes a sudden change of subject
My neighbour’s desperate for a clue
One of his burning racial questions
Do Blacks get a suntan too

Oh oh oh … Blacks get a suntan too
Oh oh oh … Blacks get a suntan too

Tell me all about your colour
Whoever you are, whatever your race
Does it change and does it wander
From light to dark on sunny days

My mama says the sun is shining
For us all, including you
Stop the doubting and the whining
‘cos Blacks do get a suntan too

oh oh oh … Blacks get a suntan too
oh oh oh … Blacks get a suntan too


BACK HOME

I’m still waitin’ for a sign
A sign to tell me where to go
A sign to guide me
I’ve been dumb and I‘ve been blind
Screamed for help without a sign
Needed someone there so badly

If I could change the ways of time
I’d make circumstances rhyme
In hope that I’d be free
And I’ll be free one day, you’ll see
Stop livin’ like a refugee
Leavin’ all the tears behind me

If I could find my way back home
Back to the place where fear can never touch me
Then I would never be alone
Lord, I’m on my way back home

I know I need to find a way
To myself someday
Then I’ll find the peace I’m seekin’
Untill then I hope and pray
I’ll keep trying night and day
I will always keep on searchin’

If I can change the ways of time
I’d make circumstances rhyme
In hope that I’d be free
And I’ll be free one day, you’ll see
Stop livin’ like a refugee
Leavin’ all the fear behind me

If I could find my way back home
Back to the place where fear can never touch me
Then I would never be alone
Lord, I’m on my way back home, back home

One day I’ll find my way back home
A place where I belong
And I will never be alone

If I could find my way back home
Back to the place where fear
Where fear can never touch me
Then I would never be, never be alone
Oy yeah, Lord, I’m on my way

If I could find my way back home
Back to the place where fear can never touch me
Then I would never be, never be alone, oh Lord
I’m on my way back home…


SONNY

Not only black crows mean bad luck Sonny
Not only black crows need a warning sign
It’s harder to spot the wolf in sheep’s clothes Sonny
You better keep your head watch your back all the time

Not the brightest white suit makes a sunny day Sonny
Not only green dollars make the future look bright
Not only tough ambition clears the way to the top Sonny
Not only the finest lenses can sharpen your sight
Ah,ah…

Not only logical thinking can make you count to seven Sonny
Not only sad people can make you wanna cry
Not only just one religion make you go to heaven Sonny
Not only high science can make you wonder why

Not the brightest white suit makes a sunny days Sonny
Not only green dollars make the future look bright
Not only tough ambition clears the way to the top Sonny
Not only the finest lenses can sharpen your sight
Ah,ah…

Now listen to the voice of your ancestors Sonny
Now listen to the voice of your ancestors Sonny
Ah,ah…


I’M SORRY AFRICA

I’m sorry Africa
I was too young to understand
I’m sorry Africa
Your message written in the sand

I’m sorry Africa
I couldn’t make a stand
I’m sorry Africa
Still things get out of hand
I’m sorry Africa
I was too blind to see
That you’re a part of me

I’m sorry Africa
This isolation’s done me good
I’m sorry Africa
It’s time to talk I know I should

I’m sorry Africa
I couldn’t make a stand
I’m sorry Africa
Still things get out of hand
I’m sorry Africa
I was too blind to see
That you’re a part of me

There’s a mission to fulfill I know
And I’ve done nothing yet, you know I’m slow
There’s a mission to fulfill
And I’ve done nothing so far, but sure I will

Nikuki nikuki ayo marira yose
(why, why all those tears)
I’m sorry Africa
Nikuki nikuki ayo marira yose
(why, why all thos tears)
I’m on my way lord
I’m on my way now


Home (instrumental)