Who Sang Tough Enough? Johnny Clegg and Savuka

Johnny Clegg and Savuka Heat, Dust & Dreams cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
length: 5:11
producer: Hilton Rosenthal
mixer: Eric Thorngren
recording engineer: Bobby Summerfield
guitar family: Mark Goldenberg
percussion: Bobby Summerfield
mandolin: Eric Bazilian
additional recording engineer: Sandy Solomon
assistant mixer: Rob Seifert
assistant engineer: Sandy Solomon
Some other versions of "Tough Enough"

Lyrics
Lomhlaba unzima, lomhlaba
[this world is a harsh place, this world]

Picture the end of a cycle
Here's the fire from heaven
There's a tired planeet closing down
No more news at eleven
Somewhere the last of a species has died
Somewhere a child is born
When i hold you, i tremble inside
Can we ride out the storm?
Are you tough enough -- can you take the strain?
Are you tough enough -- to walk in the burning rain
Are you tough enough -- can you take the change?
Are you tough enough -- baby just say!

Chorus:
Into the heart of the human dream
Into a strange new world
Remember me under the tree of man
Where i first heard your words
Gonna make it through, i can feel it

What we need is a miracle
What we need is some time
What we need is an angel of mercy
In this life

Are you tough enough -- can you take the heat?
Are you tough enough -- to walk in the burning street
Are you tough enough -- can you take the change
Are you tough enough -- baby just say!

[Chorus]
There's your mama and your papa
Waving good-bye in the cold moonlight
In their eyes the confusion of a world gone by
And you hold me tightly as we step out
Into the morning light
And i know you are thinking that for something to be born
Somthing has to die.

[Chorus]

Vele vele we mama kunjalo
[it is true, it's obvious. mama, it is just as you say].

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