Who Sang Foreign Nights (Working Dog in Babylon)? Johnny Clegg and Savuka

Johnny Clegg and Savuka Heat, Dust & Dreams cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
producer: Hilton Rosenthal
mixer: Eric Thorngren
recording engineer: Bobby Summerfield
guitar family: Mark Goldenberg
additional recording engineer: Sandy Solomon
assistant mixer: Rob Seifert
assistant engineer: Sandy Solomon
shakers: Bobby Summerfield
keyboard: Hilton Rosenthal
Lyrics
(for Jenny)

I'm a working alien in a land of heat and stone
a casulaty of an economic war
that took me away from home.
It's the politics of money and power
It's the hope that we can build a future in world
getting smaller everywhere

Bridge:
I can hear a siren in the workyard
another shift and I'll be closer to you
I'm a working dog in Babylon and only
your love can get me through

Chorus:
Foreign nights -- took you away from me
Foreign nights -- are not where I belong
Foreign nights -- filled with dust and dreams
Foreign nights -- trapped me in Babylon

AS long as I keep moving
I know I will be all right
cause if I stop to think I'll drown and sink
in the sea of foreign nights
I've got to keep my hands busy
got to keep pushing through
got to learn to deal with this time away from you

Bridge:
I can hear a siren in the workyard
another shift and I'll be closer to you
I'm a working dog in Babylon and only
your love can get me through

Chorus....

Quiet moments in the dark are hardest to face
the sun goes down but not the pain
I want to be with you all the time
I want to be with you, to be with you all my life
I'm going to have to get through... foreign nights.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 These Days
  • 2 The Crossing (Osiyeza)
  • 3 I Can Never Be (What You Want Me to Be)
  • 4 When the System Has Fallen
  • 5 Tough Enough
  • 6 The Promise
  • 7 Inevitable Consequence of Progress
  • 8 In My African Dream
  • 9 Emotional Allegiance (Stand by Me)
  • 10 Foreign Nights (Working Dog in Babylon)
  • 11 Your Time Will Come

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 0208314588277
    script: Latin