Same Old Game
Pato Banton
Album: Universal Love

On your marks, get set, bo!
Here I come again
with lyrics on my lips,
my fingertips and in my brain.
I travel non stop, yes,
to entertain.
By car, coach, train,
ship or plane.
I've been to Italy,
Belgium, France and Spain.
And smoked sensi
legally in Amsterdam.
Met all kinds of people
throughout the UK.
And been around America
again and again.
Different places, yes.
Different climates, yes.
But one thing
most definitely is the same.
A lot of crazy members
of the human race
seem to take the life
for one big game.

They're singing:
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."
They're singing:
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."

I've seen so many people
end up insane
because they couldn't handle
the strain on the brain.
Well, some turn to drugs
like crack and cocaine.
They get a needle and pump it
straight to the vein.
Although I fight against it
again and again.
I often sit and wonder:
Are my words in vain?
Still to spread peace and love
is my only aim.
And from this path
I refuse to refrain.
I'd rather be poor
and living in the drain.
Than be a hypocrite
rapped up in fame.

Singing:
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."
They're singing:
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."

Well some wish for money
and some wish for fame.
Some wish to drive a big car
and wear rope chains.
In Ethiopia they wish for some rain.
While in Mozambique
they cry out for grain.
In South Africa
they're screaming out pain!!!
They pray to be released
from apartheid's chains.
All over the world
people know it's a shame.
Innocent children everyday get slain.
All the world leaders
know who's to blame.
But still the apartheid
system remains.
Yes all those world leaders
know who's to blame.
But still those racist
oppressors remain.

They're singing:
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."
They're singing:
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."
They're singing:
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."
"Tra la la la, it's the same old game.
La la la life, is one big game."

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