Remember those hot Nairobi nights
A certain menace in the air alright
As we took the backstreets to the discotheque
Trance and House hadn't happened yet
Dripping with a sexy African sweat
A cocktain stain on my Nehru jacket
Colonial blunder, a clap of thunder
A listless stir and then we're going under

Hot Nairobi nights...

Remember those hot Nairobi nights
Faces lit by the city lights
As we took the air outside the Sportman's Club
Consular aides in cotton gloves
Rootless, shiftless, looking for love
Searching for a home like Noah's dove
A cloud of dust, expatriate lust
We know we shouldn't but of course we must

Hot Nairobi nights...

Remember those hot Nairobi nights
Malarian pallour in the gloomy twilight
Jodhpurs clinging to the skin so tight
Quinine, gin, and a head so light
Running from the heat, staying discreet
Moving to the endless Euro beat
A royal toast, our gracious hosts
A 24-hour trip to the coast

Hot Nairobi nights...


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