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Sun-Scream

Englands allways gloomy and dark and its getting on her nerves

Why cant we have some african sunshine they got plenty in reserve

Oh how she wishes for some third world sunshine

Because a free all over tan would suit her just fine

They say the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain

In englands case it falls everywhere and to her a constant pain

She cant wear her versace or gucci when shes out on the town

Because guarenteed come saturday night it will be throwing down

Shes wishes she could shift the tilt of the earth to where africa sits now

And...if she were some kind of superhero she'd do it and to this she makes a vow

Because this rainy climate stops her doing all that she holds dear to her and treasure

Shopping going out with friends in short it messes with her leisure



His name is Mbele today he lost his daughter

They have poverty and disease here but she died from lack of water

Hes one of the fortunate ones hes had an education

When relief workers came here 4 years ago he prayed thay had found salvation

They dug the wells and for a time they had the precious water

But they were forced to leave because of civil war factions bent on slaughter

These last 3 years hes lost 2 sons a wife and now his beautiful daughter

It hasent rained here for 2 years now and he as to walk 20 miles for water

Starvation hiv and drought are taking them one by one

Soon this makeshift village will die everybody gone

He has to make 10 mile round trip on foot twice a week

When he gets there what was once a river now is barely just a creek

He doesent know where is next meals coming from and just doesent know what to do

You people he thinks to himself he really envies you

Hes heard it said you have water in your houses by just turning on a tap

He wishes this country of his was nearer to you peoples on the map

Hes seen his family die before him by the bullet and the drought

And what is commonplace and plentiful for you his people are dying without

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