Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Biko)”

by Manu Dibango feat. Alex Brown, Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Geoffrey Oryema

Composed by Peter Gabriel

3 versions

5:14

Wakafrika album

3:50 radio edit

Biko” single

4:51 remix

Wakafrika album
Biko” single

Lyrics

(Source: petergabriel.com)

September '77
Port Elizabeth weather fine
It was business as usual
In Police Room 619
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
- The man is dead
The man is dead
When I try to sleep at night
I can only dream in red
The outside world is black and white
With only one colour dead
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja,
- The man is dead
The man is dead
You can blow out a candle
But you can't blow out a fire
Once the flame begins to catch
The wind will blow it higher
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
- The man is dead
- The man is dead
And the eyes of the world are watching now
Watching now

Musicians

Manu Katché drums
Armand Sabal-Lecco bass
Francis M'Bappé programming
Paul Jackson Jr. guitars
Vincent N'Guini guitars
Dominic Miller guitars
Alex Brown backing vocals
Sinéad O'Connor backing vocals
Michael Fisher percussions
Peter Gabriel additional keyboards
Source: Wakafrika

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