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Released - 16th February 1987
UK Chart -
12
Catalogue number - Mute56

It Doesn't Have To Be - 3.46 (Clarke/Bell) <sound clip>
You are on one side
And I am on the other
Are we divided?

You are on one side
I am on the other
Are we divided?
Why can't we live together?

There are no rights
This isn't your decision
We need to talk of changing things
But no one wants to listen

It doesn't have to be like that
It doesn't have to be like that
It doesn't have to be like that

A heart on the inside
The same as any other
Are we divided?
Someone always has to suffer

We are broken
There's no one left to change it
Is that the way it has to be?
Why can't we rearrange it?

It doesn't have to be like that
(One against one)
It doesn't have to be like that
(One against one)
It doesn't have to be like that

Alava mo ja na me me
Limbaniango limbaniago
Zimbabwe ado naga na me me 
Limbaniango limbaniago
Alava mo ja na me me 
Limbaniango limbaniago
Zimbabwe ado naga na me me 
Limbaniango limbaniago

What is the secret
In calling me a brother?
Are we divided?
Always one against the other

We are strong now
Put down the ammunition
For what we know is right
Is gonna breakdown this division

It doesn't have to be like that
(One against one)
It doesn't have to be like that
(One against one)
It doesn't have to be like that
(One against one)
(One against one)
It doesn't have to be like that
(One against one)
(One against one)
It doesn't have to be like that

You are one side
And I am on the other
Are we divided?

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