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Biko Lyrics

from Melt

"Biko" is track #9 on the album Melt. It was written by Gabriel, Peter / Koenigstein, Horst.
"Biko" is track #9 on the album Melt. It was written by Gabriel, Peter / Koenigstein, Horst.

"Biko" was released as a single in July 1980, and is the final track of Peter Gabriel's 3rd self-titled album - popularly referred to as "Melt" - released on May 23, 1980.
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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
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
-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
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
-The man is dead

You can blow out a candle
But you can't blow out a fire
Once the flames begin to catch
The wind will blow it higher
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
-The man is dead

And the eyes of the world are
watching now
watching now

Songwriters
Gabriel, Peter / Koenigstein, Horst

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