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Tearful Days

by Alborosie







Tearful Days lyrics with English Translations




[Intro] So far, a desire youth (So far, it's desire youth) So far, we strong inna di Gideon (So far, we're strong in the Gideon) We chanting seh (We're chanting that) Di Nyahbingi bring dung judgment inna Babylon yow (The Nyahbingi bring down the judgment in Babylon yow)

[Hook] Tearful days, inna di Gideon, (Tearful days, in the Gideon) Dawtas and sons inna war (Daughters and sons in a war) Tearful days, inna di Gideon, (Tearful days, in the Gideon) How dah ting yah reach so far? (How did this thing reach so far?)

[Verse 1] Worries in di ears when di bingi fyah light, (Worries in the ears when the bingi fire is lit) Mosiah will appear like di sound in di nite (Mosiah will appear like the sound in the night) Ruling lion, him nuh fear not a bite (Ruling lions, he doesn't fear their bites) Him wear dah Khaki suit and hail Far I (He wore a Khaki suit and greeted Far I) Their rules and lies they set in the book, Never applied to them, Send set a rule, dem break like crook (Made a rule then they broke it like a crook) Keep wi unda a spell (Keep us under a spell) Taser and tear gas against them own kind, (Taser and tear gas against their own kind) Dawtas and sons inna uniform (Daughters and sons in uniforms)

[Chorus] Tearfuls days, down inna di Gideon, (Tearful days, down in the Gideon) Dawtas and sons inna war (Daughters and sons in a war) Tearfuls days, inna di Gideon, (Tearful days, in the Gideon) How dah ting yah reach so far? (How did this thing reach so far?) Tearfuls days, inna di Gideon,yow (Tearful days, in the Gideon, yo) Dawtas and sons inna war (Daughters and sons in a war) Tearfuls days, How dah ting yah reach so far? (How did this thing reach so far?)

[Verse 2] Woh! Dem cyaah fool young warriors with their legacy lies (They can't fool young warriors with their legacy of lies) Sit down inna parliament a write up bai lies (Sit down in parliament writing a lot of lies) Cova for the KKK, Covah for the CIA, (Covered for the KKK, covered for the CIA ) Di officas weh kill us, dem behind our door way (The officers that kill us, they're behind our doors) One by one dem a took out di kings (One by one they took out the kings) Tree by tree, nuh muh king for the king (Three by three, no more king for the kings) Pickney fatherless, a funeral singting (Children fatherless, it's a funeral event) Dem waah cook white rice and a pick out black beans (They want to cook white rice and are picking out the black beans) Before that, bullet a guh tear off unuh kin (Before that, bullets are going to tear off your skin)

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[Verse 3] So far A desire youth again (It's the desire youth again) So far A w'appen to dem man yah man (What's wrong with these men) A bring corruption and a kill off di yute dem (Bringing corruption and killing off the youths) A judgement wi seh, straight! (We're seeking judgment, for real!) Watch it! Dem a war, dem a fight (They're in a war, they're fighting) Nah duh anything just to make things right (Not doing anything just to make things right) Ah di truth, anuh lie (It's the truth, it's not a lie) When yuh looking on di world outside (When you're looking on the world from the outside) Their rules and lies they set in the book, Never applied to them, Send set a rule, dem break like crook (Made a rule then they broke it like a crook) Keep wi unda a spell (Keep us under a spell) Taser and tear gas against them own kind, (Taser and tear gas against their own kind) Dawtas and sons inna uniform (Daughters and sons in uniforms)

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