Angel of War

    (Words & Melody by Yusuf Islam and *Johnny Clegg)

    O Angel Of War! What am I fighting for?
    If death comes tomorrow inform me before, inform me before

    O Young Soldier Boy! I’ll tell you what I know,
    If peace is your wish, to battle you must go, to battle you must go

    O Angel Of War! Please make it clear to me,
    Which is my side, and who is my enemy? and who is my enemy?

    O Young Soldier Boy! The world is open wide,
    So look to wherever, the truth is forced to hide, the truth is forced to hide

    O Angel Of War! Within myself I see
    Battle has started, what will become of me? what will become of me?

    O Young Soldier Boy! You’re Wiser than you seem,
    Look into your heart, and keep your motives clean, and keep your motives clean

    O Angel Of War! What weapons do I need?
    Lest I may perish, that I may succeed, that I may succeed

    O Young Soldier Boy! If you protect the poor,
    Let truth be your armour, and justice be your sword, and justice be your sword

    O Angel Of War! What makes me want to fight?
    I sometimes feel hatred, is it wrong or right? is it wrong or right?

    O Young Soldier Boy! The war you wage,
    If it’s for your ego, it will die in rage, it will die in rage

    O Angel Of War! How can I tell for sure,
    Pride’s not its reason that I’m fighting for, that I’m fighting for

    O Young Soldier Boy! That’s something I can’t tell,
    God knows you reason and you should know as well, and you should know as well

    O Angel Of War! When I look at me,
    I’m fearful to confess, the enemy I see, the enemy I see

    O Young Soldier Boy! Now you can go to war,
    I’ll see you tomorrow, a boy you’ll be no more, a boy you’ll be no more

    *Zulu Lyrics:

    Impi onasse peyesah
    obalu-be chintha ma
    buh vese