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Stetsasonic - ree South Africa (The Remix)

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A-f-r-i-c-a

Angola

Soweto

Zimbabwe

Tanzania

Zambia

Mozambique

And Botswana

So let us speak about the motherland

(Free free free

Free free free

Free free free Nelson Mandela) [x3]

(Africa

Africa) [x4]

I know this girl whose name is Lola

She lives in a country called Angola

Her president's name is Dos Santos

And a man named Savimbi's playin him too close

She says, "Hey brother, my country's in a war, we are

Fighting rebels backed by Pretoria"

Upon hearin this I was pretty upset

You know what? I went and told the Stet

And the Stet said

Yo, is Lola's last name Falana?

(No) Well, my cousin lives in Botswana

(Are they in war too?) Is a heel on a shoe?

My man, they know apartheid like I know you

The president is Masire, capital Gaborone

Where the fight for freedom is a (universal tone)

So are you with it? (I'm in beyond a shadow of doubt)

So let's spell it on, spell it on, spell it on out

A-f-r-i-c-a

Angola

Soweto

Zimbabwe

Tanzania

Zambia

Mozambique

And Botswana

So let us speak about the motherland

Speak about the motherland (about the motherland)

Speak about the motherland (about the motherland)

(South Africa no free, neither will we)

(Free free free)

Free! Free! Free South Africa!

(Free free free)

Free! Free! Free South Africa!

(Free free free...)

Free! Free! Free South Africa!

(...Nelson Mandela) [x2]

I've seen a TV report and I watched the whole week

That-that-that Samora Machel of Mozambique

Was killed in a crash that couldn't be explained

Yo Dee, I wanna break - yo brother, refrain

Kenneth Kaunda's in Zambia (I'm in America)

SWAPO's in Namibia (Nyerere's in Tanzania)

Mugabe's in Harare, Jesse just came back

From the homeland, the green and the black

So let's spell it out

A-f-r-i-c-a

Angola

Soweto

Zimbabwe

Tanzania

Zambia

Mozambique

And Botswana

So let us speak about the motherland

Speak about the motherland (about the motherland)

Speak about the motherland (about the motherland)

(South Africa no free, neither will we)

[The extended version of A.F.R.I.C.A. continues as follows:]

(Aparheid, it's nothin less than conspicious

Anti-black and pro-ridiculous

Feel it in ya heart, cause it's so for real

But in the mind it develops and becomes the deal

As the struggle survives South Africans rely

On us and u-n-i-t-y

Thinkin back as a slave bonded on those chains

The thoughts of bein free was never the same

Some committed suicide, cause times was harsh

And the ones who survived, they got brainwashed

From lightin and thunder hails the storm

We can never forget, cause the struggle lives on

Release the chains, or history will burst

Mandela, Mugabe, he's first freedom's power

This here is Africa's hour, the unforgotten people in our

A-f-r-i-c-a

Angola

Soweto

Zimbabwe

Tanzania

Zambia

Mozambique

And Botswana

So let us speak about the motherland

Those are our brothers and sisters across the sea

I'm speakin for the Stet, and we make a plea

To fight apartheid, everybody

To fight against the wicked and help Mugabe

To fight apartheid and assist Nyerere

Support the MK and the ANC

We wanna see Nelson and Winnie free

You don't know - you need to study

And when you do, we're sure you'll agree

They need help, but so do we

Them with their government, us with mentality)

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