Grant Pierce

Grant Pierce

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Swahili Sunrise

Written By: Grant Pierce

Just chillin' on the veranda
like so many times before,
mozzies big as pigeons,
empty bottles on the floor.

Crow’s feet from smilin'
as my thoughts drift back to you,
Those Congo rains just bucket down,
With memories of our Stone Town.

So take me to the east coast,
where the chimps n' hyenas howl,
where the king is still the lion,
and my heart can settle down.

Still the boss man keeps me workin',
Bog, bore, fire every day,
while the Congo sun keeps shining down,
gotta keep makin' hay.

Still sittin’ on the verandah,
Evenin' storm comes rollin' in,
Crow’s feet from smilin’ ,
you’re the reason my best friend.

So take me to the east coast,
on wings of steel or feather down,
ETA Swahili Sunrise,
For to you I’m homeward bound.

Sultry eyes of Kili sunsets
you are thunder's roar on stormy eves,
you're the reason for my crow’s feet,
You're the reason that my heart never grieves.
It never grieves.

Another shift of this ‘ere mining
Congo copper, cobalt blue,
When the ground yields its first metal,
I’ll be flying home to you.

I'm chillin' on the veranda
like so many times before,
So take me to the east coast,
where the chimps n' hyenas howl,
where the king is still the lion,
and my heart can settlle down.

So take me to the east coast,
where the chimps n' hyenas howl,
where the king is still the lion,
and my heart can settlle down.