How long shall we wait,wait for justice to reign free?
How long shall we stand by, watch our children believing the lies?
Mental enslavement, incarceration, how long shall they cry?
Pictures of sorrow, stories falling on deaf ears, no truth in these times
just the blind misleading the blind, how long?
How long shall they cry?
How long shall we wait
For how long will we stand by?
Four hundred years and it’s the same philosophy
Blood, sweat and tears still my people can’t be free
Now wont you come set us free my Lord, how long?
Will you set us free, how long?
Now wake me up in the morning, keep me pressing on
will the ground stop shaking under my feet, what did I ever do wrong?
Papa, why they want us all gone, when clearly this is our home
Stolen land of foreign people, built of the backs of some stolen people
Knows no justice, knows no peace; Feels she can do no wrong, how long?
Won’t you look how long , wont you look how long
Won’t you ,
Free, free Zimbabwe
Now won’t you
Free, free Somali
Free, free Darfur
Now won’t you free free
Now How long will we stand by?
For how long will we cry?