African Sunrise Song Lyrics

John Denver

John Denver Dreamland Express cover art
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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

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Dreamland Express
  • 2 Claudette
  • 3 Gimme Your Love
  • 4 Got My Heart Set on You
  • 5 If Ever
  • 6 The Harder They Fall
  • 7 Don't Close Your Eyes Tonight
  • 8 A Wild Heart Looking for Home
  • 9 I'm in the Mood to Be Desired
  • 10 Trail of Tears
  • 11 African Sunrise


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    writers: John Denver
    album: Track 11 in album Dreamland Express
    release date: 1985-6
    popularity : 42 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock
    length: 3:45

    Album Information

    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 078635545821
    script: Latin