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Diamond & Pearl

This song is by Sizzla and appears on the album Be I Strong (1999).

As you know yeah yeah
Bless dem now Kalonji
We say hail to the high one of iration
Emperor Hailie Sellasie I you know
The black king of Etiopia...
Black nation rise... ey

If it's diamond and pearl dem pon your mind
It's gonna fade away then whoa oh
The people is the earth so be not unkind
How it look from when you dey pretend whoa oh

For there is only one way to go
And I can only do the good that I know
Oh yeah for sure oh for sure
I've got to tear the wicked man down
No matter where them rise from
True love is only what the children know
Dem could never know me
Cause them a heads too low
Oh yeah for sure oh for sure
Got to take the ghetto youths
Over on the Ethiopian shore

Babylon get scared
From them sight rastaman them sight them worst nightmare
Yo and now them come and chat but look from when we here
Say dem greedy like a rat with the youths them no share
So I've got to go and make a home and bless prepare
Repatriate the ghetto youths them from this hemisphere
Well you no bother scorn we true we dutty and tear
True me tent out spread out pun the ground like a spear
Babylon sight the natty Congo dem no mock and a jeer
Dem go dis King Selassie get splash out like pear
How the bongo man fi friend yuh, you sit down inna dem chair
Swear dem go swear

For there is only Rasta way to go
And I can only do the good that I know
Oh yeah for sure oh for sure
I've got to tear the Babylon down tear dem down
And there is only one way to go
And I can only do the good that I know
Oh yes for sure oh for sure
I've got to touch that African shore
Hey no now...

Oh well I've seen some many faces...
Gone so many places ah Rastaman ah go through
Oy, I know of their disgraces
Bun them out inna every cases yah
Tell them nothing nah new
Ay, the woman upon her traces
Want I drop them laces fi dem children 1 or 2
Rasta foundation cyar break it, well you better take it
Yah nah reek and nah screw
Check the road dem go tek, dem go read the wrong code
And them end up over next and true dem love fi call
Nuff ah dem ah get test yo and dem mix up inna too much filthiness
When Rastaman ah chant them neva waa bless
And Rastaman ah talk them say them neva hear it yet
But now mi say Rome fi bun you see the bugga dem vex
You no bother come here with no bad concept
Listen the words from yuh tongue yo chek your dutty flex
Neva waa show the ghetto youth the fullness so ah trap dem go set

But there is only one ah way to go
True love is only the good the youths dem know
Oh yeah for sure oh for sure
I've got to tear the hethen down bring dem down
True love is only what the youths dem know
And I can only show the ghetto youths the way to go
Oh yeah for sure oh for sure
I've got to tear the wicked man down
No matter where them rise...

If it's diamond and pearl there pon your mind
It's gonna fade away then oh oh
Jah Jah children is the earth so be not unkind
Babylon me straighten you out 'cause you jus go round the bend
If ah diamond and pearl there pon your mind
It's gonna fade away then oh oh oy
Search ghetto youths find when mi done bun the fire Babylon blind

But there is only one way to go
And I will only show the youth the truth let dem fi know
Oh yeah for sure oh for sure
Pharoh nah like that when Jah Jah kick you straight out tha door
There is only one way to go
And I can only do the good that I know
Gwan now black people study study
Mi say yo yo yo yo whatch this

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