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Rise up and do something for yourself

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Messenger: Ark I Sent: 2/10/2010 11:21:00 PM
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I was listening to this song today from Culture, and I wanted to share the WiseMind with the I them.

I tried to find some lyrics online to save time, but I couldn't find any that were accurate enough, they all had the same mistakes, so I made sure to listen to the song and correct them. Do a search for

do something for yourself lyrics

and see some of the mistakes so the I them can see how wrong people can be with some of their lyrics so the I them make sure to listen to a song and check the lyrics over before posting other peoples mistakes.

The parts I am bolding are not related to the mistakes, they are just a few things I wanted to emphasize if somebody doesn't read the whole song.



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Hey chuh! Stop the begging, man!
Yuh mek it look bad pon the whole a we.
You ever see dog gwan pass pon the street,
a come a talk about fatha fatha?
Then all dog a you father too.

Get up and do something for yourselves
Rise up and do something for yourself
Rise up and do something good for yourself
Instead of your begging!
Do something progressive for yourself

One thing I canít understand
How di beginning dat fe he get so broad?

Get up and do something for yourselves

Look at the children, they are in school
Trying to work hard and further education
Look at granny down a Coronation Market

I canít believe that young strong man
Stand up on street and stretch out him hand


Get up and do something for yourselves (You can't be bush)

Canít you be a mechanic?
Canít you teach yourself to paint a house?
Canít you make a Dutch pot? Yahba pot!
Canít you make a pair of shoes?
Canít you do something with the tailor?

I canít understand
Everyday you have fi nyam
And you nuh want to work at all (Jah know)
A lazy man eat more than a working man (Him belly bigger)
For him more time to eat the food
While I have to be in the field
See if I can make tomorrowís meal


The beginning dat to reap the sky
Them seem to a mek skyscraper now

Get up and do something for yourselves
Rise up and work!
Rise up and do something for yourselves
Roast two dumpling, it's for yourselves

This is what I canít understand:
Women having children for lazy man

I wonder how the pickney them ago nyam
Those children need some education
They have got no mental disability

Lawyers, doctors, teachers of tomorrow
There wonít be no sorrow

Thatís all the hope that we have got (So you know what, brother? Mind them)

Get up and do something for yourselves
Sell two callaloo, star
Get up and do something for yourselves
Even two ripe banana

Granny she can wait so long
Yet you want it in a jiffy man

Get up and do something for yourselves
Meekly wait and murmer not

Get up and do something for yourselves

You just a pray fe John Brown fi dead
Why didn't you pray a good prayer for survival?

Everything you see a street yuh want
Everything a street, yuh say you need
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Messenger: Eleazar Sent: 2/11/2010 7:50:24 AM
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Give Thanks for the Progressive Song, Great Message, I and I should always Rise Ourselves.

Jah Bless


Messenger: NordMan Sent: 4/5/2011 12:22:09 AM
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I Give Thanks for that!

Jah Bless all his children!





Messenger: Fikre Jahnhoi Sent: 4/8/2011 5:05:47 PM
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don tek it fi no joke, bun out laziness


Messenger: Eleazar Sent: 1/24/2017 6:16:56 PM
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Bringing this Reasoning forward.


Messenger: Black Christ Salvation Sent: 4/8/2017 10:28:03 PM
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u know when I was in Malawi I saw some minibuses with a sticker saying: "NO FOOD FOR LAZY MAN" if I recall it correctly.

Lazy u Crazy!

6 days work, 7th day rest.


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