ARTIST: Peter Gabriel
Lyrics and Chords

September '77
Port Elizabeth weather fine
It was business as usual
In police room 619

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Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
The man is dead, the man is dead

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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


And the eyes of the world are
Watching now
Watching now

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Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh, na na na na na
Oh oh oh, na na na na na
So Biko, Biko
Oh Biko, Biko

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[I am told that "Yihla Moja" means "descending soul."]

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