Mr. president, distinguished delegates, Since the beginning of modern civilization Generations have witnessed and inherited the only conflicts of world wars But behold the marriage supper of the lamb and the bridegroom onto his bride Then shall the earth's children know the true expression of one love Then mother earth shall honeymoon in peace. Forever eliminating the aspirations, lust and anguish of wars and rumors of wars, Selah! See it deh know the innocent going up in vapors And propaganda spreading inna the Sunday papers not even superman coulda save you with him cape cause Red-a judgement a blaze, blaze ya And Babylon a gamble the youth dem life like racehorse And gi dem a uniform and a shave dem head with razors And now the clock a strike war, don't be amazed 'cause Inna dem churches tryin' to save, saviors Can we do it? we can do it, we shall do it! Boom! Tell dem fe uh draw mi out when the world government inna falling out Only few men survive crawling out Run left him colleagues dem sprawling out, nearly dead! Medic haffi haul him out And give him two tranquilizer fi stall him out, deh pon base! Can't get no calling out when him hear from the shout last week Him mistress find a new shoes Wife can't get no news and lately she starting to doubt, she still searching! And the youth dem bawling out Working hard not to let it all come out Well it's not safe to go walk about A slaughterhouse from Baghdad to water house She start to arouse sometime she want a spouse She start go out, start beat a darker stout, guns come out! Working people funds run out Keep a show last week and no one come out, bombs come out! Mi gas tank just run out, bombo clatt! The scotch tape just run out, weed run out! Yuh senses must dumb out, mi have a pound round a back deh a gwan sun out Nah come out! 'Til the chalice bun out, Nah come out! 'Til the malice bun out, a war! Zimbabwe to berlin wall Blazin' like a burnin' ball, loose ball, dat no work, in war Sleeping, dat no work..in war Can't wear jheri curl, in war No diamond and pearl, in war Can't drink weh a serve, in bar Gas wi f*ck up yuh nerves, in war Shot wi blood up yuh shirt, in war Can't go lift up no skirt, in war Now disease and germs, in war Can't go release your sperms, in war Stamina must preserve, in war Fire constantly burn, in war Red, it red, it red, it red, it red! If you cannot do it, if you are not prepared to do it, then you will die. You race of cowards, you race of imbeciles, you race of good for nothings If you cannot do what other men have done What other nations have done, what other races have done Then you yourself shall die. See it deh know the innocent going up in vapors And propaganda spreading inna the Sunday papers not even superman coulda save you with him cape cause Red-a judgement a blaze, blaze ya And Babylon a gamble the youth dem life like racehorse And gi dem a uniform and a shave dem head with razors And now the clock a strike war, don't be amazed 'cause Inna dem churches tryin' to save, saviors Hey, now wi fore parents sacrifice enough Dem blood sweat and tears run like syrup Any day a revolution might erupt, and the sky's over Kingston lighting up For the new generation rising up, of youths now a days weh dem sighting up And through reasoning dem biding up, Searching for the sign and the sign is us, Searching for the truth all you find is us, Searching for the troops still behind is us, The almighty we recruit and we come from the root We build like roach building boot Weh just can't done, Rastafari' design me tuff If a the fight for freedom sign me up Cause you tell-lie-vision can't blind me up Soldiers and police dem wising up, realizing they're no more right than us Realizing there's no use fighting us Realizing their opening their eyes to see the same demoralizing life as us So we nah tek talk nor smiling up Cause the word temper tantrum boiling up, And who alling the shots and nah bust none Controlling the mind of the young, bring down Bear famine, no rain nah fall from London to Dadeland mall All the son of the virgin bawl, institute of the church in war Preaching and researching war Practice and rehearsing war Teaching and dem learning war Instigating and urging war Always keep alert in war Cause man will jump out a swerving car Now bees and birds in war And the freaks and nerds in war And the straight and curves in war Forward and reverse in war Red, it red, it red, it red, it red If you cannot do it, if you are not prepared to do it, then you will die. You race of cowards, you race of imbeciles, you race of good for nothings If you cannot do what other men have done What other nations have done, what other races have done Then you yourself shall die.
Written by: DAMIAN ROBERT NESTA MARLEY, PATRICK GREGORY LEVY, STEPHEN MARLEY, NEVILLE LIVINGSTON
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