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I'm in the music business, the volume business. Making a lot of noise is something musicians do well. -- Bono

Move On Up Lyrics

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Africa rising
Angélique Kidjo shining like a sun ray

O walo ile babawa o
Walo ile omon Africa
Africa
O walo ile babawa o
Walo ile omon Africa

Hush now child, ale le
And don't you cry, ale le go
Your folks might understand you, ale le
By and by, ale le go
Just move on up
Towards your destination
You may find, from time to time
Complications

O walo ile babawa o
C’mon
Walo ile omon Africa
Africa
O walo ile babawa o
Walo ile omon Africa
Yeah

Bite your lip, ale le
And take a trip, ale le go
There may be wet road ahead, ale le
You cannot slip, ale le go
Just move on up
And peace you’ll find
Into the steeple
Of beautiful people
Where there's only one kind

So hush now child, ale le
And don't you cry, ale le go
Your folks might understand you, ale le
By and by, ale le go
Move on up
Tche tche koule
Tche tche kofissa
And keep on wishing
Kofissa langa
Langa ti langa
Remember your dreams
Are your only schemes
Tche tche koule
Tche tche kofissa
So keep on pushing
Kofissa langa
Langa ti langa

O walo ile babawa o
Move it move it move it move it move it
Walo ile omon Africa
Move on up
Walo ile omon Africa
Walo ile omon Africa

Take nothing less, ale le
But the second best, ale le go
Do not obey
You must have your say, ale le
You can past the test, ale le go

Just move on up
To a greater day
Just a little faith
If you put your mind to it
You can surely do it

C’mon
Move on up
Move it move it move it move it move it
O walo ile babawa o
Walo ile omon Africa
O walo ile babawa o
Walo ile omon Africa
O walo ile babawa o
Walo ile omon Africa

(This Angélique Kidjo song features vocals from Bono and John Legend)