The Distant Talking Drum by Isaac Olaleye From deep in the rain forest The sound of a distant talking drum I hear Far away, far away. For me, it calls. Clearly, it calls For me to dance, For men to dance, For women to dance, For children to dance. And the sound of the distant drum Echoes through the rain forest. The distant talking drum Is calling across the mighty rain forest For me to come, For me to dance. Now the sound of sweet songs I hear. Beautifully they flow! And the distant talking drum Is still calling Far away, far away. Clearly, it calls For me to come, For me to dance. So across the rain forest, The wide, wild, and wonderful rain forest.