Words & Music:

Peter Gabriel


A                       D

September '77.  Port Elizabeth weather fine.

       A                      D

It was business as usual in police room 619.



    A                   D

Oh, Biko, Biko, because Biko.

Oh, Biko, Biko, because Biko.

G            Bm

Yihla Moja!  Yihla Moja!  [supposedly "descending soul"]

    D                A

The man is dead, the man is dead.


When I try to sleep at night, I can only dream in red.

The outside world is black and white with only one color dead.




You can blow out a candle, but you can't blow out a fire.

Once the flames begin to catch the wind will blow it higher.




D                             A

And the eyes of the world are watching, now.

D             A

Watching you, now.


Improvise lyrics over the A to D vamp.


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