Africa, Africa, She was our mother
But her sons came back to rediscover
Instead took her children and bound them in chains
Tortured and forced them to live life in pain

We made them slaves
We made them whores
Made them crawl on all fours
And live like animals in rooms with no doors

They'd harvest the field while the pale hands would dine
And pretend to be civilized while drinking their wine

And the blood keeps flowing
And the corn aint growing
And the mothers are crying
And their children are dying

Then Africa, Africa, Bled from the mouth
With AIDS in the North, Apartheid in the South
Limbs are hacked off to subdue with fear
Civil War in the Congo, blood diamonds in Niger

And the people are all too afraid and hungry to fight back
While the USA is dropping down bombs on Iraq
One and four people there contract HIV
But we don't care here in the land of the free

Lyrics submitted by TheGreat08OhYeah

Afrika song meanings
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