AFRICAN ROAD
(LYRICS BY ElgJaw = ELG & JEFFREY ALAN WASSERMAN)

THERE WAS A DAY DOWN THAT AFRICAN ROAD
FIRST FAMILY OF MAN WITH THE UNWRITTEN CODE
THEIR EYES SAW THE WORLD AND IN CONFUSION WENT BLIND
RAISED TEMPLES, RAISED CAIN BECAME PRISONERS IN TIME

IN FULLMOON FLOODTIDES RISING
THEY SAILED FOR DISTANT SHORES
FAR AWAY FROM THAT PLACE
DOWN THAT AFRICAN ROAD
AND ONLY A STORY TELLER
SINGING TO THE WIND
COULD RECALL
SUCH A DAY DOWN THAT AFRICAN ROAD

PROFIT AND PAIN CAME AND PUT HIM AWAY
RELIGION WITH SIN WENT AND REWROTE HIS NAME
THEN SUDDENLY STILL, NO SOUND, NOT A BREEZE
THE STILL BEFORE STORM SUCH A STRANGE KIND OF PEACE

BUT SOMEWHERE A CHILD WAS SINGING
LIKE CHILDREN OFTEN DO
SINGING SONGS
FROM A PLACE DOWN THAT AFRICAN ROAD
AND ALL THOSE WHO DARED TO LISTEN
REMEMBERED THE SACRED CODEÄ

THEY ALL WENT BACK
SOMEWHERE DOWN THAT AFRICAN ROAD

SWANS FLYING SOUTH THEY WERE LAST SEEN
HEADING ON DOWN TO RESCUE THE DREAM
AND BRING IT ALL BACK FROM THAT AFRICAN ROAD

IT`S TOLD ON A DAY THEY WILL RETURN
LOOK SOUTH AT TWILIGHT AND MAYBE YOU`LL LEARN
A SONG IN THE WIND FROM THAT AFRICAN ROAD