CHORUS: Put on your walking shoes now  / and follow our voices  / We are going into the veld / Ah, the quiet! Now this is my idea of a church.  / Tread slowly now  / time moves much more slowly out here in the Eastern Cape, there's no need to rush.  / We're going backwards in time  / to a small house on the outskirts of Alice  / a little old town named after the Queen of England’s daughter  /We haven’t gotten around to changing the name yet  /But here is the house of our young Silumko, his mother, his uncle and his two sisters  / still haunted by the presence of their recently departed father  / whose body arrived in a box from Johannesburg only weeks before  / along with a yellow envelope containing a sheath of papers with words like Accident  / Eligible  /Compensation.