You Are My Sunshine

African Boy

by Papa Winnie

on You Are My Sunshine (1993)

I so I wanna be somebody
Ah ! I left my home so far away
In a search for something new
Ah ! The rugged road I walk it seems l Seems to have no end
Ah ! Even though I try so hard
They're still trying to keep me down
Ah! Sufferation is all I see
And it's all that I know
So put your hand in mine, African brothe
There ain't no mountain we cannot climb, I so I...
Now that I know I feel it in my soul
African boy- Oh this solid rock I stand
African boy-Trying to be somebody
African boy - I 'm black and I 'm proud
African boy - I 'm a third world man
Ah ! We're different colors but we're one
Don't you understand
I can smell the future in the air
It s blowing everywhere
Darkness instead of light
Nothing seems to be right
So put your hand in mine, African brother
There ain't no mountain we cannot climb, I so I...
Now that I know I feel it in my soul
Some people talk about black
Some people talk about white
But the only color I know
Is sweet sweet love
I share it with my mother
And I share it with my sisters
I share it with my father
And I share it with my friends
See, you can't judge a man by the color of his skin
Nor you can judge a book by the color of its cover
Black me black and that s the natural fact
Black me black and me no look back
African boy...