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Rock Stone

by Stephen Marley







Rock Stone lyrics with English Translations




[Chorus: Stephen Marley] Rock Stone was my pillow Rock Stone was my pillow Rock Stone was my pillow I say, Rock Stone was my pillow Rock Stone, was my pillow

[Verse 1: Capleton] Here the man say R-R-Rock stone was my pillow couldn't find place fi sleep (R-R-Rock stone was my pillow couldn't find a place to sleep) Pot dem empty we haffi find food fi eat (Pots are empty, we have to find food to eat) Everyday we terrorize by soldier and police (Everyday we're terrorized by soldier and police) When di ting dem a drum and di ting dem a beat (When the things are drumming and the things are beating) From dem a play cowboy, and Indian, and Chief (If they're playing cowboy, and Indian, and Chief ) From the first, to the third, straight up to seven street One thing in a wi mind a fi trample di beast (The only thing in our mind is to trample the beast) And make it in a life, and inherit as the meek (And make it in life, and inherit as the meek)
Better the stone dem deh yah (Better the stones are here) Self employed, cannot get lay off Mount a work mi have (The amount of work I have) Can't even get a day off Who did waah fi stop mi now dem find out seh dem way off (Who wanted to stop me now, they found out that they're way off) Alright, and mi seh one by one, one by one (Alright, and I say one by one, one by one) One by one, wi stepping out a babylon (One by one, we're stepping out of Babylon) And then one by one, one by one Hail King Selassie I, the conquering lion

[Chorus: Stephen Marley and Sizzla Kalonji] Rock Stone was my pillow Rock Stone was my pillow Rock Stone was my pillow I say, Rock Stone was my pillow Sizzla Kalonji Rock Stone, was my pillow (Stephen Ragga Marley, aha!)

[Verse 2: Sizzla Kalonji] Help us Jah Take us from the slum Never give up no matter what, strictly fiyah burn (Never give up no matter what, strictly fire burn) Hail Rasta, take us from the slum Never give up no matter what King Selassie I blessing come Sufferation is the thing, could be no harder time Got to widen your views, got to broaden your mind What we face in the ghetto, nowhere else can you find Hunger, Poverty, a system so unkind As a matter a fact, there is an after shock When the ground was my bed and my pillow was a rock Try to make it through the system all the doors were lock Yet nothing beats a try so I ain’t go stop
Mount a time they write a book on you (The amount of time they write a book on you) A set amount ah crap they wudda put on you (The amount of crap they would put on you) Yet when yuh in the dirt they wouldn’t look on you (Yet when you're in the dirt, they wouldn’t look on you) They would only scorn and wanna wipe the foot on yuh (They would only scorn and want to wipe the foot on you) But si ah (But look here) So open up, Zion door Ethiopia, Africa for sure Liberate the poor, the poor, ehhh Mi nah lie, true mi hail Selassie I dem wah fi war I (I'm not lying, because I hail Selassie I they want to war me) Read mi bible turn to peace and praise Tafari (Read my bible, turn to peace and praise Tafari) Good bye Babylon goodbye, goodbye Open up, zion door Mount Zion Ethiopia for sure Children of Israel, children of Israel, ehh

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[Verse 3: Stephen Marley] Hear me now Jah man me cool, nuh stumble like you (Jah man, I'm cool, don't stumble like you ) Walk pon di street, me nuh gwaan for fool (Walk on the street, I'm not taken for a fool) Arrive at the dance, di mic a mi tool (Arrive at the dance, the mic is my tool) Eat pon table, sit inna stool (Eat on table, sit on stool) Mi black, mi brown (I'm black, I'm brown) Mi brown, mi black (I'm brown, I'm black) Ribs and mi chest, mi spine and mi back (Ribs and my chest, my spine and my back) Wait til you hear, when dis riddim drop (Wait until you hear, when this instrumental drop) Head yuh toe, yuh body a rock, from me pon di mic (Head, your toe, your body is rocking, from I'm on the mic) Steve Marley ah chat, firm and strong (Steve Marley is talking, firm and strong) Doh step pon the lot (Don't step on the lot) The peaceful, righteous, Rastaman Rod of correction, inna him hand (Rod of correction, in his hand) Preachin out to man and woman, give riches to King Solomon (Preaching out to man and woman, give riches to King Solomon) Now, bass come out, and treble a top Cap an no buck, an nuh buck a no cap Sweetest singer was Sugar Minott Man a come in and ah give me a shot (Man is coming in and giving me a shot) Dracula turn inna vampire bat (Dracula turn into vampire bat) When him see sun, him cyah take dat (When he sees the sun, he can't take it) Eyes dem dark, fi use contact (Eyes are dark, have to use contacts ) I pon the mic, Raggamuffin a chat (I'm on the mic, Raggamuffin is talking) Fi mi head dread, me head it inna plat (My head has on locks, my head is in plats) Nuh fraid ah nuh mouse, nuh fraid ah nuh rat (Not afraid of mice, not afraid of rats) Pray to Jah, mi never will stop (Praying to God, I never will stop) Weh hot nuh cold, wah cold nuh hot (What's hot isn't cold, what's cold isn't hot) Live in a house, nuh live in a flat (Lived in a house, not living in a flat) Up inna Zion, di righteous will top (Up in Zion, the righteous will top) Jah blow breeze, the devil cannot

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