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African children don’t cry no more

African people don’t die no more

politician don’t lie no more

we haffi stand up

and go for a brighter tomorrow

so don’t cry no more

African people don’t die no more

you know the time for peace is now

we have to stand up

and go for a brighter tomorrow

soldados enanos – hasta los dientes armados

matan a hermanas y a hermanos – y solo con ocho anos

no hay nadie que les ofresca calor – tampoco hay tiempo para

calmar el dolor – suenan siempre por un futuro mejor

pero cada dia es peor peor y peor

now we want no see no bredren and sistren dem dead

but down in Africa blood run redder than red

civil war destruction and violence

but this time the killers are dem little children

there aint no faith and no conscience no more

just total elimination of hope and future

to many black people killing each other

we have to safe humanity and culture

African children don’t cry no more

African people don’t die no more

politician don’t lie no more

we have to stand up

and go for a brighter tomorrow

so don’t cry no more

African people don’t die no more

you know the time for peace is now

we have to stand up

and go for a brighter tomorrow

Uganda is where my father come from

I love my people and I love this land

but there is a problem that a gwaan for too long

some rebels inna north them keep fighting on

inna darkness of the night the evil army it comes

dem break inna the house and steal the mother their sons

dem train dem as a soldier give them brainwash and guns

and force dem to kill dem own families oh lord

don’t keep looking away – don’t just say this is not your problem

we all take part in the same bloody game – it’s up to us to make a change now

Chorus:

African children don’t cry no more

African people don’t die no more

politician don’t lie no more

we have to stand up

and go for a brighter tomorrow

so don’t cry no more

African people don’t die no more

you know the time for peace is now

we have to stand up

and go for a brighter tomorrow

soldados enanos – hasta los dientes armados

matan a hermanas y hermanos

hablo de ninos africanosque se ensangran las manos

les quitaron su ninez su papa y mama y hogar

ahora solos de un momento a otro les toca madurar

a donde vamos a parar – este conflicto hay tratar de acabar

don’t keep looking away – don’t just say this is not your problem

we all take part in the same bloody game

it’s up to us to make a change now

African children don’t cry no more

African people don’t die no more

politician don’t lie no more

we have to stand up

and go for a brighter tomorrow

so don’t cry no more

African people don’t die no more

you know the time for peace is now

we have stand up

and go for a brighter tomorrow