Gimme hope Joanna - Eddy Grant

 

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Well Joanna she run´s a country 

She runs in Durban and the Transvaal 

She makes a few of her people happy, oh 

She don´t care about the rest at all 

 

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She´s got a system they call apartheid 

It keeps a brother in a subjection 

But maybe pressure can make Joanna see

How wverybody could a live as one, oh 

 

 

Refrain) 

Gimme hope Joanna 

Hope Joanna 

Gimme hope Joanna 

Fore the morning come 

Gimme hope Joanna 

Hope Joanna 

Hope before the morning come 

 

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I hear she makes all the golden money 

To buy new weapons any shape of guns 

While every mother in black Soweto  fears 

The killing of another son 

 

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Sneakin´across all the neighbors´borders 

Now and again having little fun 

She doesn´t care if the fun and games she play 

Is dang´rous to everyone, oh 

 

 

 

Refrain) 

Gimme hope Joanna 

Hope Joanna 

Gimme hope Joanna 

Fore the morning come 

Gimme hope Joanna 

Hope Joanna 

Hope before the morning come