Number In The BookNo glove, no loveYou've been hearing this so many timesDon't you think it's timeTo be a little more responsibleToo many people die these days, ohIf you read the papers, check out the newsThe numbers are thereEvery number, represents a human beingWho was a father, who was a motherA son or a daughter of this land... OhYou don't make the commitment but your body doesEven if you're dead silentChorusYou are here today, tomorrow you are goneYou don't wanna be another number in the book (x3)In the shadows of the nightA lady from the street corner talks to a customerMoney exchanges handsThat's the formality and she saysNo glove, no loveYou can pay me well, but it ain't worth my lifeToo many people die these daysIf you read the papers, check out the newsThe numbers are thereEvery number, represents a human beingWho was a father, who was a motherA son or a daughter of this land... OhIt ain't worth my life... OhThe Other SideHis name is JacksonHe lives in JamaicaEvery morning he comes down to the docks to watch the ships come and goHe's been here too longMental slavery has not touched him one bitHe still knows his history, he knows where he comes fromThat is why he believes the ocean can give him answersAbout the very very far homeThat he's never been to. All his life he saysI wish I was home, I wish I was in Africa (x2)I have seen his worldI've seen the other world. I have nothing to sayI put my coat on my shouldersAs I walked away, I heard myself singChorusThe grass is greener on the other sideTil you get there and see it for yourself (x3)His name is ThembaHe lives in SowetoEvery morning he goes to the airport to watch the planes come and goHe has changed his African name to a western oneCause he doesn't know how it hurts to have a nameYou can't be proud of. He hopes that one dayOne of these birds of the sky can take him awayTo a very very far landRunning away from the very rootsThat so many black people in the worldAre wanting to come back. A place they call homeThey wish they were homeThey wish they were in Africa (x2)I live in his world, I've seen the other worldI got nothing to sayI put my coat on my shouldersAs I walked away, I heard myself singDing Ding Licky Licky Licky BongIt seems like it only happened yesterdayNow that I think about itTears cannot bring you joyBut joy can bring you tearsEven though I cry todayI will not hide itIt is for a different reason - joyThat is why I'll shout it outFor the world to hearI say hello, hello happinessOh Jah, thank youFor another day, I sayChorusDing ding licky licky licky bong (x3)Another tear drop fallsBut I don't careI took a wrong turn in life beforeBut I've paid my duesObjects in the rear view mirrorThey appear closer than they areIf you don't talk the talkDon't walk the walkIf you won't please, don't teaseAnother lesson learnedI'm gonna shout it out againHello, hello happinessOh God, thank youFor another chanceThere is no future in the pastSo shout it out...Cool DownThey've been married for seventeen yearsBut you can see she don't trust him at allAnd you can see she don't believe he's not cheatingYou can't blame the poor girlHe's been a busy manAll his life, like the rest of usOne day she caught him with another girlHe said it was his motherShe caught him with another oneHe said it was his sisterHe's in deep water againI don't know what he's gonna say todayBut I won't be surprisedIf he gets out of this oneLike the other onesCause I know, he's the HoudiniOf cheaters, hear him now when he saysChorusCool down baby, everything is under controlIt doesn't matter where I get my appetite, I always eat at home (x2)They've been married for seventeen yearsBut you can see he don't trust her at allAnd you can see he don't believe she's not cheatingYou can't blame the poor manShe's been a busy girlAll her life, like the rest of usOne day he caught her with another manShe said it was her fatherHe caught her with another oneShe said it was her brotherI believe it is trueBird of a feather fly togetherShe has learned from the masterI wasn't surprised at all when I heard her say-eyFamily TiesEver since they were bornShe was worried about their friendsEven when they turned twenty fiveShe was worried about the company they'd keepOne day it was three in the morningThe door bell rangShe got up in a sweatBlue lights flashing everywhereThe boys in blue standing at the doorThe look on their faces scared her enoughBefore they told her what she was always afraid ofChorusDo you know where your son/daughter is tonightI'm afraid they won't be coming home tonightEver since she was brought to this homeShe's been cursing every woman with a childShe says they brought to this world the curseThat have stained the good name of mankindOne day it was three in the morningThe guard came running to tell us she's goneBlue lights flashing everywhereAll over againThe boys in blue, looking for herThe look on their facesScared us enough when they told us to strengthen our family tiesChorusDo you know where your mother/father is tonightI'm afraid they won't be coming home tonightDivorce PartyIt is not the 4th of JulyBut we're celebrating Mr bb and Mrs bb have decided to call it a dayAfter so many years, living togetherThey have called us here todayTo witness what they call freedom from each otherThey've been living in style, they wanna end it in styleThey wanna end it with a bang.ChorusDivorce party, divorce partyWe see them nowIn the middle of the roomHolding glasses so highThey not renewing their sacred vows, not at allBut they're telling everybodyWhat they didn't like about each otherOne says, do you remember that day I said thatDo you remember that day (x2) you did thatI hope our paths will never meet againSoldierStand for the truth you stand aloneGovernment will cover upI saw a man sitting in a roomHolding a gun to his headHe said man oh manWhat am I gonna doI can't change the past but I can change the futureIf I pull this trigger right now, right hereEverything will be overfNot a day goes by I don't see them in my dreamsNot a day goes by I don't hear them screaming in my earsBegging for mercy, pleading innocentSince my heart is made up to be as coldAs the barrel of this gun I holdI would pull the trigger anywayChorusI was a soldier, following instructions from a manWe have known as the generalSo many medals, so many praisesNothing can take away the guiltThat I feel inside meGovernment covered up every crime we committedAgainst human kindNot a day goes by, I don't see them in my dreamsNot a day goes by, I don't hear them crying in my earsJulie! Julie!I heard of this guyHe lives up on the mountainThey say he mixes herbsThrows the bones, tells the futureI'm on my way right nowI wanna know about my futureWith a girl named JulieChorusJulie Julie Julie oh Girl (x2)Road is hard getting up thereBut they say where there's loveThere'll always be a waySo I'm gonna huff and puff make my way to the mountainCause I wanna know my future with a girl named JulieChorusJulie Julie Julie oh Girl (x2)Some people call him a witch doctorBut how can he be a witch and a doctor at the same timeIf she's not the right one for meI better stop dreaming about herI'm on my way right nowI wanna know my future with a girl named JulieThe BullyIf you know what's good for youStay out of his wayIf you have no insuranceStay out of his sightHe's a bully, from SowetoI can tell he's looking for a fightLook at his faceI can tell he's looking for a fightLook at his nose, he kills for funHe's one of those people we were warned aboutSo many years agoHis days gonna comeEvery dog has his dayChorusSinners shall never go to heaven (x4)If you're on the right side of the law, don't be where he isHe is wanted dead or aliveHe kills for fun, stay out of his wayI can tell he's looking for a fightLook at his faceI can tell he's looking for afightLook at his noseHe's a bully from SowetoIn his world dog eat dogThat is how we know his day is gonna comeEvery dog has his dayHeroDo you see the smiles on their facesAfter you have done what you do bestDo you see satisfaction on their facesAfter you have blessed themw ith your giftYou don't think iit's muchBut to them it means the worldThey wake up in the morning and wish you were thereDon't have to lie to gain their trustYou have never won a Nobel prizeThey have never seen you on the tvYour little contribution makes their lives a little bit better every dayChorusYou're a hero, you're a heroBig it up, big it upFor the firemanBig it up, big it upFor the street cleanersBig it up for the man ad the woman who take care of abandonded childrenBig it up, big it upFor the grandmothersWho are left to take care of the childrenBig it up, big it up Wo!!
Please consider supporting this site by
Clicking Here and Bookmarking whenever you search and shop Amazon.
It costs you nothing but it supports us and gives us credit and we appreciate it greatly.