Jah9 - Preacher Man (New Name Album) by Jah9 published on 2013/03/11 07:23:29 +0000 Track 3 from Jah9's debut album, 'New Name'. Available on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-name-deluxe-edition/id599702007 Written by Janine "Jah9" Cunningham Produced by Rorstonelove Lyrics Mr. Preacher man What you got to say to di nation, Mr. Preacher man What you goin to say when the youts dem turn away I’ve been a believer for all of my life But there’ve been constant conflicts my mind The people are hurting and crying and searching waiting for a reason to go on And all you can say is go pray and be patient it won’t be this way for too long Sitting and waiting to me that seems crazy, Making them lazy in your congregation Pleading to a Savior an emancipator whose very behavior proves you wrong So tell me Mr. Preacher man What you got to say to di nation, Mr. Preacher man What you goin to say when the youts dem turn away Since the very beginning you’ve told them the end was near Fearing damnation they buy their salvation, not living while they’re still here But you will have to ansa too, for all di tings unnu neva do, Cause what you teach in Sunday school, you don’t demonstrate A use emotions tie dem down instead a sen dem fi go roun’ and live di words wha dem a soun’, mek dem participate Mr. Preacher man What you got to say to di nation, Mr. Preacher man What you goin to say when the youts dem turn away Di people caught up in religion, traditions of a people Who did hold us in subjection, rejection of the power that was in our possession Before all the regression when we an di creator had an intimate relationship before dem even lan’ ova pon di motherlan’ before dem even get fi ask di question if we needed dem religion, dem givin’ it to we a look excuse fi carry dem infection cross di sea den dem tek di ancient people put dem into slavery rape and murder in di holy name of Christianity yes religion is the tool, was the tool of the oppressor cause they never plan to set the people free. So tell mi Mr. Preacher man What is your reaction to the problems dat we facing Is not no blame we placing, we jus pleadin we case in Di best way dat we can please help the I dem overstand please help the I dem overstand Mr. Preacher man What you got to say to di nation, Oh Mr. Preacher man when the youts dem turn away Tell me Mr. Preacher Man What you got to say?