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War Ina Babylon

Max Romeo
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war ina babylon

L'ondata di violenza che investì la Giamaica nella seconda metà degli anni '70 può essere considerata una vera e propria guerra civile. Nel 1972 il People's National Party (PNP) di Michael Manley salì al potere e inaugurò una politica di stampo socialista e progressista, accompagnato però da scelte poco felici che portarono il paese ad una profonda crisi economica. Lo scontro politico tra socialismo e anticomunismo arrivò a fare fino a 200 morti al giorno nelle strade di Kingston. Max Romeo, che aveva sostenuto il PNP con la canzone Let the Power Fall prende qui posizione contro questa spirale di violenza. Prodotto dal grande Lee "Scratch" Perry, l'intero album è considerato un capolavoro della musica reggae.
It sipple out deh!
War inna babylon, tribal war inna Babylon
Let me tell, it sipple out deh
A wha' you seh, it sipple out deh, oh yeah
War inna babylon, tribal war inna Babylon
It sipple out deh, wha' you seh, it sipple out deh, oh yeah

De baba men nuh like de dreadlocks man
De dreadlocks man nuh like de baba man, no
De po-lice men nuh like de dreadlocks man
De dreadlocks man nuh like de po-lice man, no

So war inna babylon, tribal war inna Babylon
Let me tell, it sipple out deh
A wha' you seh, it sipple out deh, oh yeah
War inna babylon, tribal war inna Babylon
Let me tell, it sipple out deh
A wha' you seh, it sipple out deh, oh yeah

When come pride then cometh shame
A man pride shall bring him low, yeah, oh yeah
Honour shall uphold the humble in spirit
And you know it's true, yeah , oh yeah

War inna babylon, tribal war inna Babylon
A wha' you seh, it sipple out deh
So wha' fe do ? we slide out deh, oh yeah
War inna babylon, tribal war inna Babylon
A wha' you seh, it sipple out deh
So wha' fe do ? mek we slide out deh, oh yeah

True, true, true, it sipple out deh
So wha' fe do ? mek we slide out deh, oh yeah
true, true, true, it sipple out deh
let me tell, we slide out deh

Marcus garvey prophecise, say:
"One mus' live 10 miles away, yeah, in this time"
I-man satta at the mountain top
Watching Babylon burning red hot, red hot

War inna babylon, tribal war inna Babylon
A wha' you seh, it sipple out deh
So wha' fe do ? we slide out deh, oh yeah
War inna babylon, tribal war inna Babylon
A wha' you seh, it sipple out deh
So wha' fe do ? mek we slide out deh, oh yeah

True, true, true, it sipple out deh
So wha' fe do ? mek we slide out deh, oh yeah
true, true, true, it sipple out deh
let me tell, we slide out deh

2005/9/27 - 23:26



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