African Night Flight Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie, Brian Eno
album: Track 2 in album Lodger
release date: 1979-5-18
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Stage & Screen
styles: Alternative Rock/Avantgarde/Art Rock/Experimental
length: 2:59
piano: Sean Mayes and Brian Eno
lead vocals: David Bowie
bass: George Murray
guitar: Carlos Alomar
percussion: Dennis Davis
mastering: Greg Calbi
composer: Brian Eno, David Bowie
lyricist: David Bowie

Cover Art

David Bowie Lodger cover art
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African nightmare one-time Mormon
More men fall in Hullabaloo men
I slide to the nearest bar
Undermine chairman I went too far
Bent on a windfall rent a sony
Wonder how the dollar went down
Gotta get a word to Elizabeth's father
Hey no, he wished me well

Seemed like another day
I could fly into the eye of god on high

His burning eye will see me through
One of these days, one of these days
Gotta get a word through one of these days

Asanti habari habari habari
Asanti nabana nabana nabana

Getting in mood for a Mombassa night flight
Pushing my luck, gonna fly like a mad thing
Bare strip takeoff skimming over Rhino
Born in slumber less than peace
Struggle with a child whose screaming dreaming
Drowned by the props all steely sunshine
Sick of you, sick of me
Lust for the free life
Quashed and maimed
Like a valuable loved one
Left unnamed

Seemed like another day
I could fly into the eye of god on high

Seemed like another day
I could fly into the eye of god on high

Over the bushland over the trees
Wise like Orangutan that was me

His burning eye will see me through
One of these days, one of these days
Gotta get a word through one of these days

His burning eye will see me through
One of these days, one of these days
Gotta get a word through one of these days

Asanti habari habari habari
Asanti nabana nabana nabana


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fantastic Voyage
  • 2 African Night Flight
  • 3 Move On
  • 4 Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live)
  • 5 Red Sails
  • 6 D.J.
  • 7 Look Back in Anger
  • 8 Boys Keep Swinging
  • 9 Repetition
  • 10 Red Money