Who Sang In My African Dream? Johnny Clegg and Savuka

Johnny Clegg and Savuka Heat, Dust & Dreams cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
length: 4:33
producer: Bobby Summerfield and Hilton Rosenthal
mixer: Bobby Summerfield
recording engineer: Bobby Summerfield
background vocals: Jackie Simley and Alice Echols
additional recording engineer: Sandy Solomon
assistant mixer: Sandy Solomon
assistant engineer: Sandy Solomon
shakers: Bobby Summerfield
keyboard: Bobby Summerfield
membranophone programming: Bobby Summerfield
electronic instruments: Bobby Summerfield
Lyrics
Something broke the place where the rain is bornb
Something stole the promise from the light of dawn
People, people were everywhere struggling to get their share
Honest cruelty in the eyes of the innocent
Squeezing one more harvest from this tired earth
They call to you, but the wind just blows away their words
Didn't believe in miracles, didn't believe you'd come
Didn't see any reason to carry on

Chorus:
But in my african dream, you touched my face
Raised up my children and gave them grace
In my african dream you wiped away my tears
And whispered the promise of a thousand years

Children with eyes like souls ready to fly
Looking at me -- for some kind of sacred sign
Who will teach the young, the names of the ancient ones
Who will tell them from whence they come
I have no answer, don't even have a prayer
All I can do is close my eyes and hope that you will be thre

In my african dream you blessed the rain
Let me stand proud, eased the pain,
You raised me up,
Gave me love, filled my cup.

Old man sits in the shade of the thorn treee
He says "these thorns are all that are true
Life is suffering, suffering is life,
Be happy with the small things that come to you
They will come to you, come to you."

Chorus

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