Universal as I stroll down the street Africas's a bolling over flowing inside of me I used to sport a curl made by Jerry A Jerry curl but as time passed it didn't last after my curl I never combed my doo. I used to sport a cap but the naps kept shining through. Shining! My sista got a brand new perm my boys says she looks pretty fine body real firm folds at her job loves her new touch up I can tell her white boss gets a kick when she's all done up. My sista loves her blackness but the US. says that her perm is her attractiveness. But Africa keeps coming stronger-we found out it ain't a perm it's a temporary Don't heve sash to go to the music school no money for the guitar or the violin or the tuba my moms had a record player and the 45's I put the needle on the record and I kicked it crazy live scratching it up catching the breaks spirits within me had me do what it takes Grammy's I win & one again like my Egyptian kin it's Africa within makin' something outta nothing!
CHORUS: (x2) Africa's inside me taking back her child she's giving me my pride and setting me free.
What's that land across those waters? what's that spirit makin'love to my daughter telling her not to eat he mama's ham hocks allowing her the choice to twist her hair & make it lock. yo I don't like it, I just don't like it. Papa may say buy my soul is a boilin' and sooner or later Africa's glory and toil will teach an old dog new tricks Why and the world can't everybody recognize that Africa's in everybody? we all ask why can't we be sista's and brothers but first we gotta accept who is our mother Rather embracer of the jungle or ghetto melanin dwells but could stop growth and developments Arrested for nothing Gumbo's within' soulful H20 men be droppin' Happenin's like Homosapians Hustlins within' to exist as afro USA...men residing in Fulani was once Christian. Start fishin' like FOS and found origin!