Food for Thought

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UB40

UB40 are a British reggae/pop band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has placed more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. The band has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984, they … more »

Ivory Madonna dying in the dust,  
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.  
Barren is her bosom, empty as her eyes,  
Death a certain harvest scattered from the skies.  
  
Skin and bones is creeping, doesn't know he's dead.  
Ancient eyes are peeping, from his infant head.  
Politician's argue sharpening their knives.  
Drawing up their Bargains, trading baby lives.  

Ivory Madonna dying in the dust,  
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.  

Hear the bells are ringing, Christmas on it's way.  
Hear the angels singing, what is that they say?  
Eat and drink rejoicing, joy is here to stay.  
Jesus son of Mary is born again today.  
  
Ivory Madonna dying in the dust,  
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.  
Ivory Madonna dying in the dust,  
Waiting for the manna coming from the west.

Written by: JIM BROWN, ALI CAMPBELL, ROBIN CAMPBELL, EARL FALCONER, NORMAN HASSAN, BRIAN TRAVERS, MICHAEL VIRTUE, TERRENCE OSWALD WILSON

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

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Food for Thought