africa lyrics – madness

oh, i wake up in the morning, can’t get out of bed
what a terrible aching in my head?
i’m pulling up the sheet, shutting out the light
but not today, today i cannot fight

i couldn’t get to work if i wanted to
the state i’m in you’d be glad if i don’t
i wash my face, comb my hair
any minute and i will soon be there

i’m standing by the sink, looking over market square
the freezing windows, going out i cannot face
the dirty dishes from the night before
and dirty clothes are strewn across the floor

i couldn’t get to work if i wanted to
the state i’m in you’d be glad if i don’t
i wash my face, comb my hair
any minute and i will soon be there

’cause i’ll go down to africa
when i fall asleep
the burning plains of africa
is where i’m going to be

oh, i’ve said goodbye to holloway
farewell southend-on-sea
the burning plains of africa
is where you will find me

i will soon be there
i will soon be there
’cause i’ll go down to africa
’cause i’ll go down to africa

/ madness lyrics