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    African Sunrise

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      About "African Sunrise"

      Lyrics for John Denver - "African Sunrise"

      African sunrise, shine on a brand new day
      African sunrise, show us a brand new way
      Give us a brand new morning
      Show us forever beginning to stand on our own
      African sunrise, smile on my African home

      In this hour of quiet contemplation
      The stillness of the dawning calms my mind
      I face the day with heartfelt exaltation
      The light is both a promise and a sign

      In the darkness we have lost the son of our sister
      Though the beauty of his spirit lingers still
      This was a child of love, a child of laughter
      Who cannot understand the way I feel

      Is it not the sun that gives the seasons
      Is it not the sun that brings the rain
      Our throats are choled with dust, but we're still singing
      Our song will not be silenced by the rain

      All around the village I could hear the roosters crowing
      There was a time it was like music to my ears
      Now all I can hear is the sound of hungry babies crying
      I pray for rain to wash away their tears

      African sunrise, light of a brand new day
      African sunrise, light of a brand new way
      With one who will be our brother
      And one who will be our partner and teach us to know

      African sunrise, smile on my African home
      African sunrise...
      African sunrise...

      SONGWRITERS:
      JOHN DENVER
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