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Protoje - Kingston Be Wise

Protoje on October 31, 2012 15:00

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    A short story based on the events of May 23rd, 2010, when the Jamaican government deployed its military into Tivoli Gardens in the capital city of Kingston.
    Premier Nov 5th.

    Ey, ey
    Watch ya dread
    Hey hey

    Kingston, be wise
    Kingston, free up your mind
    Kingston, just be wise
    Kingston, free up the I, yeah

    When the city a go click-clack-blow, you bet
    Government fingers and tic-tac-toes in it
    And while they working on the X's and O's
    I'm living I-N-I like I'm Mister Kamoze
    No surprise when they sending foes to me
    Opposite of when plain clothes approaching me
    Follow they rules is what they propose to me
    Selling they souls for what is owed, you see
    Nothing is owed, nothing is promised
    Never know the government woulda run up inna them garrison
    Without no sorry, without excuse
    Soldier man inna them lorry, everybody get abused, and
    Everybody have them views now
    The media is owned so know where you get your news from
    And the blood deh pon them shoes now
    When them walking it trace
    Look them hard in them face
    And say

    Kingston, be wise
    Kingston, free up your mind
    Kingston, just be wise, for me
    Kingston, free up the violence

    Now all the damage can't quantify
    Roy Rayon couldn't sanctify
    Say a nuff a dem them send fi die
    So the city a intensify
    Say the ghetto them a gentrify
    Well I, nobody nuh identify
    Nuff bodies unidentified and just a lie deh
    Then where the gun deh? Dead pon Saturday
    Buried Sunday like Solomon Grundy
    Like a no Sons of Solomon them have down deh
    Leonard Howell, Pinnacle and them land deh
    Subdivision, them deal it underhand deh
    So learn it 'cause them come back with dem plan deh
    So tell me how far do you wanna go now, hey
    'Cause them will ratta-tatta-tatta when u pow-pow-pow


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