Song Lyrics

[Bono=Normal, Various=Italics]

This song, written by Little Steven…called Sun City

I…I-I, I ain’t gonna play Sun City
Yeah… hey-hey-hey
I…I…I ain’t gonna play Sun City
Yeah-hey…oh

Relocation to phony homelands

Separation of families I can’t understand

22-3 million can’t vote because they’re black 

We’re stabbing our mothers, our sisters in the back 


I…I-I…I ain’t gonna play Sun City
Nona Hendryx, Little Stevie
I, I, I ain’t gonna play Sun City
Sing for me

Our government tells us we’re doing all we can 

Ronald, Ronald, what is Ronald Reagan’s plan 

Meanwhile people are dying and giving up hope

Well this quiet diplomacy ain’t nothing but a joke

I…I…I ain’t gonna play Sun City
No-no-no-no-no-no
Yeah I, I-I-I, I ain’t gonna play Sun City, yeah-heh

Soweto….South Africa
Soweto….South Africa
Na-na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na yeah
Ruben Blades
Na-na-na-na, na-na yeah
Mr. Lou Reed

You gotta sing it
Na-na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na-yeah
1-2-3-4
Na-na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na yeah
Yeah…ah
Na-na-na-na-na-na, na-na-na yeah
1-2-3-4

It’s time to accept our responsibility
Freedom is a privilege, nobody rides for free
Look around the world, baby, it cannot be denied
Why are we always
on the wrong side

Say I, I-I, I ain’t gonna play Sun City
Yeah-heh-heh-heh-heh
I, I-I, I ain’t gonna play Sun City
Naw-naw-naw baby
Sing it

I, I, I ain’t gonna play Sun City
Oh no, no, no, no
Say I, I, I ain’t gonna play Sun City
Yeah-heh-heh-heh

I, I-I, I ain’t gonna play Sun City
Yeah-heh-heh-heh
I, I-I, I ain’t gonna play Sun City

Thank you, good night
God bless you

Thank you
Thank you very much
Good night