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Latin Quarter's, "America For Beginners"
The Lyrics:
America for beginners
Each verse ends with the line America for Beginners
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Latin Quarter's, "America For Beginners"
The Lyrics:
But won't you watch out for Central Park
And apartments in uptown Manhattan.
Central Park and Manhattan - both in New York City.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Latin Quarter's, "America For Beginners"
The Lyrics:
What's keeping the White House white
White House, Washington DC (Home of the US President).
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Latin Quarter's, "No Rope As Long As Time"
The Lyrics:
Mandela in the prison, Biko in the ground
Sharpeville and Soweto voices silenced till the end of time.
Sharpeville and Soweto are both South African townships, Sharpville was the site of a massacre in 1960 when police opened fire on a demonstration and killed 69 blacks. Soweto is now part of the city of Johannesburg
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Latin Quarter's, "Radio Africa"
The Lyrics:
I'm hearing only bad news from Radio Africa.
I'm hearing only bad news from Radio Africa
They've still got trouble with a monster in the South.
Heads buried deep in that lion's mouth
Like a jaw snapped shut, it keeps them apart
If that jaw got broke it would be a start
The West still complains about the foreign aid
They'd do better to change the terms of trade
More tanks than food in the Ogaden
It looks like Moscow got it wrong again
Mozambique and Mugabe
Still got Frelimo I hear them say
But 'Exchange' means…
'Recession' means…
It all means 'Harder to take'
Tanzania should be moving up a gear
Instead they've got to step on the brake
Can't stop a movement that's come this far
But 'Lending' means…
'Interest' means…
'Harder to Fight'
Independence has a hidden expense
When the hands on the purse strings are white
A hard hitting song dealing with the problems in Africa - and mentioning a number of places along the way: Africa (the continent), Mozambique and Tanzania (countries), Ogaden (an area in eastern Ethiopia). Frelimo stands for Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Mozambique Liberation Front). Even Moscow gets a name check in this one.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith

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