tough enough lyrics – johnny clegg

lomhlaba unzima, lomhlaba
[this world is a harsh place, this world]

picture the end of a cycle
here’s the fire from heaven
there’s a tired planeet closing down
no more news at eleven
somewhere the last of a species has died
somewhere a child is born
when i hold you, i tremble inside
can we ride out the storm?
are you tough enough — can you take the strain?
are you tough enough — to walk in the burning rain
are you tough enough — can you take the change?
are you tough enough — baby just say!

chorus:
into the heart of the human dream
into a strange new world
remember me under the tree of man
where i first heard your words
gonna make it through, i can feel it

what we need is a miracle
what we need is some time
what we need is an angel of mercy
in this life

are you tough enough — can you take the heat?
are you tough enough — to walk in the burning street
are you tough enough — can you take the change
are you tough enough — baby just say!

chorus…

there’s your mama and your papa
waving good-bye in the cold moonlight
in their eyes the confusion of a world gone by
and you hold me tightly as we step out
into the morning light
and i know you are thinking that for something to be born
somthing has to die.

chorus…

vele vele we mama kunjalo
[it is true, it’s obvious. mama, it is just as you say

/ johnny clegg lyrics