War and Crime

0 komentar Jumat, 08 Januari 2010
Artist: Lucky Dube


Everywhere in the world,
People are fighting for freedom
Nobody knows what is right,
Nobody knows what is wrong
The black man say it's the white man
The white man say it's the black man
Indians say it's the coloreds
Coloreds say it's everyone
Your mother didn't tell you the truth
Your father didn't tell you the truth
Nobody knows what is wrong
And what is right
How long is this gonna last
'Cause we've come so far so fast
When it started, you and I were not there
Why don't we......


Chorus:
Bury down apartheid
Fight down war and crime
Racial discrimination
Tribal discrimination (x2)


You and I were not there when it started
We don't know where it's coming from
And where it's going
So why don't we......


I am not saying this because I'm a coward
But I'm thinking of the lives that we loose
Every time we fight
Killing innocent people
Women and children yeah
Who doesn't know about the government
Who doesn't know about wars
Your mother didn't tell you the truth
'Cause my father didn't tell me the truth
The black man say it's the white man
The white man say it's the black man
Indians say it's the coloreds
When it started we were not there
We know where we come from but we don't know
Where we're going so
Why don't we......


Chorus:
Bury down apartheid
Fight down war and crime
Racial discrimination
Tribal discrimination (x2)
Read On

Up With Hope (Down With Dope)

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Artist: Lucky Dube


I have known this preacherman
For a long time, he was a good man
I have known this judge
For a long time, he was a good man
I have known this teacher
For a long time, he was a good man too.
But because of the drugs
They've been taking secretly
Them are in loony houses today.

We cannot stand aside and look
While the nation is going down
the drain (x2)


Chorus:
Up with hope, down with dope (x3)


We cannot stand aside and look
While the nation is going down
the drain. We really really cannot
stand aside and look while the
nation is going down the drain
Oh Yo


I am telling you now
Cocaine, no good for you
Liquor, no good for you
You go sniffing them glue
No good for you
They give it to you and
say it's the sense of knowledge
But I've been around
For a while
I cannot stand aside
And look while the nation
Is going down the drain (x2)
Oh yo yo yo


Chorus:
Up with hope, down with dope (x3)
Read On

Running, Falling

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Artist: Lucky Dube


Something somewhere
Is calling out your name
in the middle of the night
Your eyes go wide
I see your legs are shaking

You don't believe it's happening
Oppressorman ye

Don't tell me you are scared now
It's not the end of your life
But it's the end of your kingdom
It's not the end of your life
But it's the end of your shitty kingdom


Chorus:
Oppressor man you running
Your kingdom is falling (x3)
Yo Yo Yo Yo


You run for your gun
To your surprise it's empty
'Cause we had those bullets
For breakfast
Jah children did ye ye ye
Teargas won't make me cry anymore
Your handcuffs won't hurt my arms
anymore

It's not the end of your life
But it's the end of your kingdom
It's not the end of your life
But it's the end of your shitty kingdom


Chorus:
Oppressor man you running
Your kingdom is falling (x3)


I won't do to you
What you did to my people
Four hundred years ago (x2)
Turning them to slaves
Making them your prisoners

You can run but you can't hide
Your time has come now now now


Chorus:
Oppressor man you running
Your kingdom is falling (x3)
Read On

Remember Me

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Artist: Lucky Dube


Chorus:
Where ever you are
Remember me
In what ever you do
I love you daddy (x2)


You left for the city many years ago
Promised to come back and take care of us
Many years have gone by now
Still no sign of you, daddy yeah
Mother died of heartattack many years ago
when she heard that you were married again
Now I'm the only one left in the family


Chorus:
Daddy where ever you are
Remember me
In what ever you do
I love you (x2)


Wandering up and down the streets of Soweto
No place to call my home
I tried to find you many years ago
But the woman you married to
Was no good at all


Chorus:
Daddy where ever you are
Remember me
In what ever you do
I love you (x2)
Read On

Reggae Strong

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Artist: Lucky Dube


Reggae in the bathroom, reggae in the bedroom,
Reggae every where
Reggae in jail, reggae in church
Everybody likes it


They tried to kill it many years ago
Killing the prophets of reggae
Destroying the prophets of reggae
But somebody said to all the baldheads
Respect the rastaman 'cause he's the only one
Only one left in Jah creation


Chorus:
Nobody can stop reggae
Nobody can stop reggae
Nobody can stop reggae
'Cause reggae strong (x3)


You can change the stylee of playing reggae
You can change the rhythm of playing reggae
But never ever change the message
Everytime I play it Babylon wish me haffe dead
Everytime I play it Babylon wish me haffe dead


They tried to destroy it many years ago
Killing the prophets of reggae
Destroying the prophets of reggae
But somebody said to all the baldheads


Chorus:
Nobody can stop reggae
Nobody can stop reggae
Nobody can stop reggae
'Cause reggae strong (x3)
Read On

Reap What You Sow

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Artist: Lucky Dube


We hear you crying
So bitterly
Trying to get people to help you ye ye
But nobody will
Your son was brutalizing people
every time. But you said nothing
Now it's the time to pay the price
It's time to pay ye ye ye ye


Chorus:
You gonna reap just what you sow (x4)


Coming back home
With stolen things
Instead of telling him
How wrong he was
You told him how clever he was
People coming out o f burning houses
It's your son
Driving stolen cars every time
It's your son, But you said nothing
But now he's turning against you


Chorus:
You gonna reap just what you sow (x4)


Everybody knows
No jail can keep him
'Cause you rubbing shoulders
with the law
But now it's time to pay
the price wo...woh


Chorus:
You gonna reap just what you sow (x4)
Read On

Prisoner

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Artist: Lucky Dube


Somebody told me about it
When I was still a little boy
He said to me crime does not pay
He said to me education is the key
As a little boy I thought I knew what I was doing
But today here I am in jail


Chorus:
I am a prisoner (x3)


I looked all around me
But to see nothing
But four grey walls staring at me
The policeman said to me son
They won't build no schools anymore
All they build will be prison, prison
They won't build no schools anymore
All they build will be prison, prison
They won't build no schools anymore
All they build will be prison, prison
'Cause today yeah


Chorus:
I am a prisoner (x3)


I asked the policeman he said
How much must I pay for my freedom
He said to me son
They won't build no schools anymore
They won't build no hospitals
They won't build no schools anymore
They won't build no hospitals
All they build will be prison, prison
All they build will be prison, prison
All they build will be prison, prison
All they build will be......


Chorus:
I am a prisoner (x3)
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