Let Your Yeah Be Yeah

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"Let Your Yeah Be Yeah" is a song written by Jamaican singer Jimmy Cliff. It was first recorded by vocal trio The Pioneers, whose version, co-produced by Cliff, reached no. 5 on the UK singles chart in 1971. The lyrics are based on Matthew 5:37 "But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil."In 1973 it was recorded by American rock band Brownsville Station for their album Yeah!. Released as a single, it was the band's second song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching no. 57. Cliff also released the song as a single in 1975 on Island Records, but it did not chart. A cover of this song was recorded by British reggae band UB40's singer Ali Campbell for his solo album Big Love in 1995. It was released as a single and reached no. 25 in the U. K. 


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1988
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You keep telling me yes
But you don't mean it
You keep telling me no
And try to lean it

You're giving me buts and maybe
You know this will drive me crazy
Why can't you tell it like it is?

And let your yeah be yeah
And your no be no, now
Let your yeah be yeah
And your no be no, now

Because I'm on my guard 
And I'm watching you from head to toe
So that let your yeah be yeah
And your no be no

You wear a plastic smile
I know by your eyes
You speak with indefinite style
You're telling me lies

You've got to face reality
What is wrong with you and me?
Why can't you free your honesty?

And let your yeah be yeah
And your no be no, now
Let your yeah be yeah
And your no be no, now

Because I'm on my guard 
And I'm watching you from head to toe
So you better let your yeah be yeah
And your no be no

You keep telling me yes
But you don't mean it
You keep telling me no
And try to lean it

You're giving me buts and maybe
You know this will drive me crazy
Why can't you tell it like it is?

You better let your yeah be yeah
And your no be no, now
Let your yeah be yeah
And your no be no, now

Because I'm on my guard 
And I'm watching you from head to toe

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Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers on 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican musician, singer and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences. more »

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