Well, Jo’Anna she runs a country She runs in Durban and the Transvaal She makes a few of her people happy Oh she don’t care about the rest at all She’s got a system they call “Apartheid” It keeps a brother in’a subjection But maybe pressure will make Jo’Anna see How everybody could’a live as one Oooh… Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Hope Jo’Anna Gimme hope Jo’Anna, a’fore the morning come Ah gimme hope Jo’Anna Hope Jo’Anna Hope before the morning come Ah hear she makes all the gold and money To buy new weapons in the shape of guns While every mother in a black Soweto fears The killing of another son Sneaking across all the neighbours borders Now and again having little fun She doesn’t care if the fun and games she play Is dangerous to everyone Oooh… Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme… Hope Jo’Anna Gimme hope Jo’Anna, a’fore the morning come Ah gimme hope Jo’Anna Gimme hope Jo’Anna Hope before the morning come She got supporters in high up places Who turn their heads to the city sun Jo’Anna give them the fancy money Ho, to temp anyone who come She even knows how to swing opinion In every magazine and the journals For every bad move that this Jo’Anna make They got a good explantion Oooh… Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme hope Jo’Anna a’fore the morning comes Ah, gimme hope Jo’Anna Gimme, Hope Jo’Anna Hope before the morning come Gimme hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna, a’fore the morning come Ah, gimme hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Hope before the morning come Even the preacher who works for Jesus The archbishop who’s a peaceful man Together say that the freedom fighters will Overcome the very strong Ah wanna know if you’re blind Jo’Anna If you wanna hear the sound of drum Can’t you see that the tide is turning Ooh, Don’t make me wait till the morning come Hooa Do Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme, Hope Jo’Anna a’fore the morning come Ah, Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme,… Hope Jo’Anna Hope before the morning come Ah, Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme, Hope Jo’Anna a’fore the morning come Ah, Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Hope before the morning come Ah, Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna a’fore the morning come Ah, Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Gimme Hope Jo’Anna Hope before the morning come