Third World People
Jimmy Cliff
Album: Club Paradise [Soundtrack]

Third world people!
Remember where you comin' from.
Third world people!
Know where you belong.

Mother country, mother country,
we have been told.
That it's England, France,
Germany, Portugal
since the days of old.
But I know that
life could not start in a refrigerator,
had to be in an incubator.
So mark I words,
mark these words.
For I and I could never be the third.

Third world people!
Remember where you comin' from.
Third world people!
Know where you belong.

Father country, I father country,
I've been told time and time again.
That is America, France,
Germany, Portugal,
Netherlands, Italy or Spain.
But I know that it's
hungry Europe, barren Asia
and bountiful Africa.
So you see
now you know who is first, well,
for I and I could never be the worst.

Third world people!
Remember where you comin' from.
Third world people!
Know where you belong.

Oh! Oh-oh-oh!
Oh! Oh-oh-oh!
Oh! Oh-oh-oh!
Oh! Oh-oh-oh!

They wanna keep you down in perpetual
insecurity, ignorance and poverty
by keeping down-pressure
on the innocent ones continually.
This can't go on!

First world people! I and I!
Remember where you comin' from.
First world people!
Know where you belong.

Oh! Oh-oh-oh!
Oh! Oh-oh-oh!
Oh! Oh-oh-oh!
Oh! Oh-oh-oh!

Civilization did not go up the Nile,
it went down the Nile
and it reached Europe last.
So if you not have the roots,
just can't know,
you just can't know the truth now.

Hear what I say!
Hear what I say now!

Europe for the Europeans I say.
Asia for the Asians.
Africa for the Africans.
Those at home and abroad.
Africa! Where the gods love to be.
Africa! Where the gods come from.
Bountiful! Oh bountiful Africa!
Where the gold comes from.
The diamonds come from.
The platinum, the lignum,
the oil, the rubber.
You name it.
We got it.
We got it.
We got it.
We got it.

 

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