Gimme Hope Jo'anna Song Lyrics

Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant File Under Rock cover art
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Well Jo'anna she runs a country
She runs in Durban and the Transvaal
She makes a few of her people happy, oh
She don't care about the rest at all
She's got a system they call apartheid
It keeps a brother in a subjection
But maybe pressure can make Jo'anna see
How everybody could a live as one

[Chorus:]
Gimme hope, Jo'anna
Hope, Jo'anna
Gimme hope, Jo'anna
'Fore the morning come
Gimme hope, Jo'anna

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Harmless Piece of Fun
  • 2 Don't Talk to Strangers
  • 3 Hostile Country
  • 4 Win or Lose
  • 5 Gimme Hope Jo'Anna
  • 6 Another Riot
  • 7 Say Hello to Fidel
  • 8 Chuck (Is the King)
  • 9 Long as I'm Wanted by You
  • 10 Put a Hold on It


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Bert Klein, Eddy Grant, G Brand
    album: Track 5 in album File Under Rock
    release date: 1988
    popularity : 98 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Reggae
    styles: Reggae/Reggae-Pop
    length: 3:47
    lyricist: Eddy Grant
    composer: Eddy Grant

    Album Information

    label: Enigma Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin