How Could You

Buju Banton3 Jun 2002
Lyrics

How Could You - Buju Banton

 

It is real as real as it seem

 

Don't you live on illusion

And don't you ever try to live a dream

 

I sing

 

Buju say how could

You rise up every living day

 

Telling yourself everything is ok

 

When you look at life

You'll see it slipping away

 

Lord knows who feels it every moment every day

Those why cry for the poor get neglected

Rejected put to death

 

How much more we want to take

Did you father work off his shirt

Blood sweat and tears

 

Don't tell me that you forgot

Being oppressed by the oppressors

All different types of stress

For the sorrows of the poor

They don't even care less

Refuse to deal with world atrocities

Civil unrest

Instead they're building penitentiaries

As big as a bird's nest

Saying we are to be blamed

For whatever what mess

 

How could you rise up every living day

 

Telling your kids everything is ok

 

When you look at life

You'll see it slipping away

Lord knows who feels it

Every moment every day

Some say how are you going

They want to know if we are mine

Not until we repossess

What's rightfully mine

Sitting down for so long

We do believe it is time

Everyone is entitled to food at mealtime

'Till then we'll struggle for rights

No more racial fights

Degradation to the highest heights

All obstacles as a people

We have to cross

With health and strength

We all can get across

Happenings of yesterday

Are just a thing of the past

 

How could you rise up every living day

 

Telling yourself everything is ok

 

When you look at life

You'll see it slipping away

Lord knows who feels it

Every moment every day

Don't you cry little one

Wipe your tears sing my song

Though we're in a strange land with evil's one

Help the weak if you're strong

Iron sharpens iron

When you're down take a look at

Where the help is coming from

What about the masterminds

With the foolproof plans

What about the geniuses

Who achieve grade one

How could you rise up every living day

 

Telling yourself everything is ok

 

When you look at life

You'll see it slipping away

Lord knows who feels it every moment every day

Those why cry for the poor get neglected

Rejected put to death

How much more will we take

Did you father work off his shirt

Blood sweat and tears

 

Don't tell me that you forgot

Being oppressed by the oppressors

All different types of stress

For the sorrows of the poor

They don't even care less

Refuse to deal with world atrocities

Civil unrest

Instead they're building penitentiaries

As big as a bird's nest

Saying we are to be blamed

For whatever what mess

How could you rise up every living day

 

Telling yourself nothin's is ok

 

When you look at life

You'll see it slipping away

Lord knows who feels it every moment every day

Some say how are you going

They want to know if we are mine

Not until we repossess

What's rightfully mine

Sitting down for so long

We do believe it is time

Everyone is entitled to food at mealtime

Till then we'll struggle for rights

No more racial fights

Degradation to the highest heights

All obstacles as a people we have to cross

 

With health and strength

We all can get across

Happenings of yesterday are

Just a thing of the past

 

How could you rise up every living day

Telling yourself everything is ok

 

When you look at life

You'll see it slipping away

Lord knows who feels it every moment every day

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***

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