Steve Skaith Band - Latin Quarter Revisited

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They've still got trouble, never seems to end
And it's not just Mugabe, who you can't defend
The UN and Rwanda keeping the Congo on its knees
And those gouging fortunes in the ANC

Still hearing all this bad news on Radio Africa
Still hearing all this bad news on Radio Africa

Every second child here, lives out on Orphan Street
Looking out with eyes, eyes they know the west can't meet
Needing more than handouts and much more than seeds to sow
But they need antiretroviral and a chance to grow

Still hearing all this bad news on Radio Africa
Still hearing all this bad news on Radio Africa

There are flames from a fire of a burning witch
And there's a war from the earth that is coltan rich
Oh the market curse just turned from bad to worse
And the promise just rots in the mud
There is a diamond mine and the oil pipeline
Both of them running in blood

So many movements went nowhere
But investment means and interest means it's harder to fight
Independence had a hidden expense
When the hands on the purse strings were white

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