Song Lyrics

[John Legend = Normal, Angelique Kidjo = Italics, Bono = Bold]

Africa rising, Angelique Kidjo
Shining like a sun-ray

Eh, eh, eh

Africa!

Hush now child, and don’t you cry
Your folks might understand you, by and by

Just move on up, towards your destination
You may find from time to time
Complications

Ha-ha, ho, c’mon
Africa!

Bight your lip, ho, ah, and take a trip
Hmm, there may be wet road ahead
You cannot slip, oh
Just move on up
And peace you find, hey!
Into the steeple of beautiful people
Where there’s only one kind

So hush now child, yeah, yeah, and don’t you cry
Your folks might understand you, by and by, by and by
Move on up, mmm, and keep on wishing
Oh, Remember your dreams are only schemes
So keep on pushing
/ Eh, eh, eh

Move it, move it, move it / Come on Africa
Move on up
Come on Africa
Eh, eh, eh
Take nothing less, than but the second best

And do not obey, you must have your say
You’ll past the test

Just move on up, to a greater day
Just a little faith
If you put your mind to it you can surely do it
Do it, do it

Hey… / C’mon / Move on up
Move it, move it, move it, move it, move it, move it