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biko


composer
Words and music: Peter Gabriel


publisher
© 1989 Peter Gabriel Limited
© Real World Music Ltd. (Post 2013 credit)


background
Information to be added soon


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

Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko.
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko.
Hiromija, Hiromija.
The man is dead, the man is dead.

When I try to sleep at night.
I can only dream in red.
The outside world is black and white,
With only one colour dead.

Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko.
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko.
Hiromija, Hiromija.
The man is dead, the man is dead.

You can blow out a candle.
But you can never blow out a fire.
Once the flames begin to catch.
The wind will blow it higher.

Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko.
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko.
Hiromija, Hiromija.
The man is dead, the man is dead.

And the eyes of the world are watching you now.
They're watching you now, watching you now.
Watching you now, watching you now.
They're watching you now.
You gotta waken up, you gotta face up.
I think you gotta open up.

The eyes of the world are watching you now.
You gotta waken up, you gotta face up.
You know you can never turn away.
Never turn away.



discography
Album Version (7:32)
Produced by: Stephen Lipson and Trevor Horn
Engineers: Heff Moraes, Robin Hancock
Assistant Engineers: Danton Supple, Martin Plant

Ballad Of The Streets EP 12" Promo Ballad Of The Streets EP MC Ballad Of The Streets EP 12" Ballad Of The Streets EP CD Ballad Of The Streets EP Limited Edition Box Ballad Of The Streets German CD Promo</A>
<A HREF=Ballad Of The Streets EP German 12" Ballad Of The Streets EP German CD Street Fighting Years Promo MC Box Set Street Fighting Years Promo CD Box Set Street Fighting Years LP Street Fighting Years MC Street Fighting Years CD Street Fighting Years US Promo MC Street Fighting Years Limited Edition MC Box Set Street Fighting Years Limited Edition CD Box Set Street Fighting Years Picture CD Themes Volume Four Theme Sixteen: The Ballad Of The Streets CD Theme Sixteen: The Ballad Of The Streets MC Street Fighting Years MiniDisc Street Fighting Years Reissue CD Simple Minds Box Set The Best Of Simple Minds CD2 Promo The Best Of US Promo The Best Of The Best Of SACD The Best Of Night Of The Proms Special Remastered Edition Live And Rare Italian CD The Platinum Collection CD Gift Pack Limited Edition Themes 15-17 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five The Best Of Donna Moderna cover CD Five Album Set Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Promo CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + 3CD Classic Album Selection




live history
Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute : 1988
Street Fighting Years Tour: 1989