Over Africa Lyrics - Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters The Secret of Life cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 4:12

Under Kilimanjaro she guards her young
And she speaks to the darkness in the mother tongue
She waits and she watches all night long
She calls to her lover and she sings this song

I will be there for you whatever comes
I am as constant as the beat of drums
My love is stronger than the noonday sun
Over Africa, over Africa

It's a force of nature, it's the power of need
Love will heal you, baby and it'll make you bleed
But I will be patient, I will bide my time
I will be waiting like a mama lion

I will be there for you whatever comes
I am as constant as the beat of drums
My love is stronger than the noonday sun
Over Africa, over Africa

Between love and money, between pride and sin
We are just wild things underneath the skin
In the cradle of creation we were made this way
Bound together 'til our dying day

It's the law of the jungle, it's the ancient truth
Live by the senses, baby, die by the tooth
But I would walk through fire, I would swim the sea
Long as I live and breathe you belong to me

I will be there for you whatever comes
I am as constant as the beat of drums
My love is stronger than the noonday sun
Over Africa, over Africa


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Tracklist
Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Waiting for the Light to Turn Green
  • 2 Border Town
  • 3 I Ain't Ever Satisfied
  • 4 I Was Looking for You
  • 5 On a Bus to St Cloud
  • 6 Over Africa
  • 7 This Uncivil War
  • 8 The Secret of Life
  • 9 A Room With a View
  • 10 Circus Girl
  • 11 When You Are Old