Burnin' And Lootin'
The Wailers
Album: Burnin'

This morning I woke up in a curfew.
Oh God, I was a prisoner too, yeah.
Could not recognize the faces standing over me.
They were all dressed in uniforms of brutality.
Hey! How many rivers do we have to cross
before we can talk to the boss? Eh?
All of we got it seems we have lost.
We must have really paid the cost.

That's why we gonna be
burnin' and a lootin' tonight.
I say we gonna burn and a loot.
Burnin' and a lootin' tonight.
One more thing.
Burnin' all pollution tonight.
Oh, yeah, yeah.
Burnin' all illusion tonight.

Oh, stop them!

Give me the food and let me grow.
Let the roots man take a blow.
All them drugs gonna make you slow now.
It's not the music of the ghetto. Eh!

Weeping and a wailing tonight.
Who can stop the tears?
Weeping and a wailing tonight.
We've been suffering these long, long a years.
Weeping and a wailing tonight.
Will you say cheer?
Weeping and a wailing tonight.
But where?

Give me the food and let me grow.
Let the root man take a blow.
I said, all them, all them drugs gonna make you slow.
It's not the music of the ghetto.

We gonna be
burnin' and a lootin' tonight.
To survive, yeah!
Burnin' and a lootin' tonight.
Save your baby live.
Burnin' all pollution tonight.
Pollution!
Burnin' all illusion tonight.
Lord a, Lord a, Lord a, Lord!

Burnin' and a lootin' tonight.
Burnin' and a lootin' tonight.
Burnin' and a lootin' tonight.

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