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Johnny Clegg – Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World lyrics

You have to wash with the crocodile in the river,
You have to swim with the sharks in the sea,
You have to live with the crooked politician,
Trust those things that you can never see.
Ayeye ayeye jesse mfana ayeye ayeye

It's a cruel crazy beautiful world,
Every time you wake up I hope it's under a blue sky.
It's a cruel crazy beautiful world
One day when you wake up I will have to say goodbye,
Goodbye, It's your world so live in it!

Beyond the door, strange cruel beautiful years lie waiting for you.
It kills me to know you won't escape loneliness,
Maybe you lose hope too.
Ayeye ayeye jesse mfana ayeye ayeye

When I feel your small body close to mine
I feel weak and strong at the same time.
So few years to give you wings to fly,
Show you the stars to guide your ship by

It's your world so live in it, it's your world so live in it...

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