Stepping Out Of Babylon.

Of course we can write about flowers and bees, and birds and trees, and lovers in the park and all these things. But what the use you gonna write about these things, when if you sit down late in the park at night, man come and shoot you and take your woman and rape her. What the use you gonna write about flowers when air pollution wither them up. Right now the reality out there different. We have to write about Africa, the youths in the ghettos, we have to write about modern day imperialism.

With that said, check out the below lyrics by the great Jango Fresh. If you have not heard his music, you should definitely check him out.

Death is a force of nature just like lightning
The righteous face it everyday and pass it by,
but those with evil in their hearts fear it.

These ghetto youths them a live cockily
Tell Babylon get the fuck off our property
Money a mek now so dem a keep track a we
So we burn them with a psalm from the Maccabee
Some saying this and saying that but that no matter me
Not even my wife don’t have a chance to come on top of me
Well any top a guone a mi a de pon top a di
I am the sun I shine and burn them properly

Where were you when the worms were marching in my stomach
Where were you when I was on my face trying to come up
Now I march and reach the top I see the whole a them a run up
Who not coming with their hands out they putting their gun up
I check the system and find out they are corrupt
I find out there is pure evil moving among us
They wonder how I am so patient and how I know so much
I get my patience from roasting the breadfruit and no mek it bun up

Babylon, I smoke the weed till my eyes get blood up
Babylon, I smoke the weed till my lips get numb up
Babylon you little fly you can’t come bug us
If you trespass on our property you blood up

I tell the youths; look, listen and learn
Don’t get caught up in Babylon’s world
Babylon’s problem is not my concern
Words from the wise make the wicked heart burn
I tell the youths; look, listen and learn
In these times you got to be firm
You can’t live for just today, life is a long term
I work towards respect and love is what I learn

Don’t matter what, don’t swallow your pride and your dignity
Don’t be afraid to be smart, burn their stupidity
Don’t be a part of their evil activity
Look how long they have us down in captivity
But Jah give I the strength and the ability
I know my levels so I burn down their cemetery
Life we promote cause it’s all about livity
Babylon can’t perplex my tranquility

These ghetto youths are filled with dedication
We only need to firm up our meditation
We taking over using determination
Been through so much frustration
It became an inspiration
I plant the burning Bush on my plantation
I smoke the burning bush and it help me stay strong
The same burning bush gave Moses higher elevation
Introduce him to himself let him know he is a great man
You find the burning bush in many location
The burning bush tell me that george bush is satan
Stay far from him, me and him cold never shake hand
Am an African for life and a temporary Jamaican

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