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Close To Tears

from AGITPROP by Kalahari Surfers



Close to Tears ( W.Sony )
Crocodile bones ’ n scales ‘n teeth
Dried up river bed
Burn’t sticks ‘n sundried bricks
Yellow eye in a cloudless sky
You can see the heat gauge
moving up into the red
And I’m close to tears
It hasn’t rained for years
Close to tears
Feeling the years since we last lived

Last night I dreamt I was drifting
Down a slowly moving river
The banks were built up mountains
Of scrap metal from the war
Children playing in a rusted armoured car
I wake up in a sweat
and you are lying against the wall
Close to tears
I know there are things we need to talk about
Feeling the years since we last lived

Close to tears can’t understand these metaphors
close to tears and the little mouths open wide
to swallow his future ambition


Juliana Venter - backing vocals
Mhlanga Roxx - bass guitar
Die Wors Broers - percussion


from AGITPROP, released May 1, 2012


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Kalahari Surfers South Africa

Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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