Wanted Children
Bunny Wailer
Album: Protest

I say, wanted children!
Crying from the backbones of their fathers.
Wanted children!
Longing for the bosom of their mothers.
Wanted children!
Crying from the backbones of their fathers.
Wanted children!
Longing for the bosom of their mothers.

Now didn't Jah create the earth
and to the waters did He give birth.
He divided the waters from the land
rivers for land and seas for sand.
Then said He let there be light
and He made the darkness bright.
Greater lights to rule by day
lesser lights to rule by night.
Nothing or no one can change them
adjust or even rearrange them.
These creations were here from the beginning
so accept them for what they're worth.
For all good things in life are free
like liberty for you and for me.
As the freedom of a raging storm
let the little children born.

Wanted children!
Crying from the backbones of their fathers.
Wanted children!
Longing for the bosom of their mothers.
Wanted children!
Crying from the backbones of their fathers.
Wanted children!
Longing for the bosom of their mothers.

And so Jah created man
male and female according to His plan.
All creatures both great and small
and in pairs He created them all.
To man and woman He gave all dominion
over all creatures that lived on creation.
To multiply and replenish the earth
by coming together and so give birth.
So who are you to try them
price them and sell them.
Who are you to slave them
and to kill them before them born.
Who are you to hunt them down
run them down and gun them down.
Who are you to judge them
and to put them to shame and scorn.

I say, wanted children!
Crying from the backbones of their fathers.
Wanted children!
Longing for the bosom of their mothers.
I say, wanted children!
Crying from the backbones of their fathers.
Wanted children!
Longing for the bosom of their mothers.

I say, wanted children!
Crying from the backbones of their fathers.
Wanted children!
Longing for the tender of their mothers.
I say, wanted children!
Crying from the backbones of their fathers.

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