Rwanda
Pato Banton
Album: Stay Positive

No matter how I try
I just can't understand...

Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda.
Hey, tell me why, tell me why?
Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda.
Hey, tell me why, tell me why?

Who gave you the guns?
Who gave you the bombs?
Who gave you devices of destruction?
Jah Jah gave us the moon,
the sun, oh yeah! and all the land.
So why you wanna hurt
and kill your brother man?
Tell me why.

Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda.
Hey, tell me why, tell me why?
Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda.
Tell me why, tell me why?

Somebody tell me!
Somebody.

Roots! I am the English-Jamaican-African
who goes by the name of Pato Banton, yeah.
Once again well here I come
like a Lion in the jungle proud and strong.
So listen to me keenly and understand
Mama Africa is a beautiful land, yes.
The birthplace of every nation,
the mother of the whole civilization.
That's why I can not understand
all the suffering and the contention.
When will we learn how to live as one
underneath Jah Jah moon and sun.
Rwanda! I have a question: Why the tribal segregation?
Rwanda! Where do the guns come from? Oh! And the ammunition?
Rwanda! I bet is not an African, no, no, no, probably some European.
Rwanda! So many people a die. Why? Because of rumors and lies.
Rwanda! What about the children's cries?
Who will wipe the tears from their eyes?
Rwanda! Somebody tell me why, won't somebody tell me?

Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda.
Tell me why?
Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda.
Tell me why, tell me why?

East, West, North and South Africa!
The time has come to shake loose
the chains that bind us
and break down the barriers
of prejudice that divide us.
The gates of freedom are open wide
the time has come for us to step inside.
Let's move away of acts of genocide
and all forms of racial suicide.
All forms of racial suicide.
Move away of acts of genocide
and all forms of racial suicide.

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