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​Taking Islands In Africa

This song is by Japan and appears on the album Gentlemen Take Polaroids (1980) and on the album Exorcising Ghosts (1984).

Taking islands in Africa
Watch the slow boat hit and run

Outside there's a world waiting
I'll take it all by storm
And when the sunset finds me
I'm coming home

Taking islands in Africa
Watch the slow boat hit and run

Everyday the sun beats down
I pull away from shore
The wind blows hard into my sails

Now I know I'm out of touch
And times they could get tough
But I move on so I cannot fail

Taking islands in Africa
Watch the slow boat hit and run

When the evening fires burn
The daylight dead and gone
With you beside me we can run

Outside there's a world waiting
I'll take it all by storm
And when the sunset finds me
I'm coming home

Taking islands in Africa
Watch the slow boat hit and run
Taking islands in Africa
Just watch the slow boat hit and run

Everyday the sun beats down
I'll pull away from shore
The wind blows hard into my sails