Anti-nowhere League — Johannesburg lyrics

The victims of oppression

I had a vision of a new world
Another hidden in the southern plain
Far away from the western wars
And in this land we shall start again

But in his anger... Is a nation broken in two
And the doors of? Shall be open for the chosen few
And we call this land South Africa
The Cape of hope to a northern star
But that hope and peace will never be far
Johannesburg
Johannesburg

And we raise our children
By the blade and bullet they learn
But unrest in the homeland
Crowds gather, the township burns

We stand divided
But together we will show them all
We can stand for so long
We break away for the good of us all

And we call this land South Africa
The Cape of hope to a northern star
But that hope and peace will never be far
Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Johannesburg

Here's to the future
To a future we may never see
Here's to the brave new world
May we live in harmony

And we call this land South Africa
The Cape of hope to a northern star
But that hope and peace will never be far
Johannesburg
Johannesburg
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Songwriters: CULMER, NICK / EXALL, CHRIS / BIRCH, JONATHAN / GILHAM, MARK / BLAKE, CLIVE
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