Africa

Words & Music by David Palch & Jeff Porcaro

© Copyright 1982 Hudmar Publishing Company Incorporated and CowbeliaMusic, USA.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing. 10 Great Marlborough Street. London Wl.

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Verse 2:

The wild dogs cry out in the night

As they grow restless longing for some solitary company. I know that I must do what's right

Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like an empress above the Serengeti. I seek to cure what's deep inside

Frightened of this thing that I've become.

Verse 3:

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Pretty boy she's waiting there for you.

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