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RWANDA

NO MATTER HOW I TRY

I JUST CAN’T UNDERSTAND IT!



RWANDA, RWANDA, RWANDA

HEY! TELL ME WHY? TELL ME WHY?

RWANDA, RWANDA, RWANDA

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 X2



ROOTS! I AM THE ENGLISH, JAMAICAN, AFRICAN

WHO GOES BY THE NAME OF PATO BANTON

YEAH ONCE AGAIN WELL HERE I CAME

LIKE A LION IN THE JUNGLE PROUD AND STRONG

SO LISTEN TO ME KEENLY AND UNDERSTAND

MAMA AFRICA HERES 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? AND THE AMMUNITION?

RWANDA! I BET ITS NOT AN AFRICAN

PROBABLY SOME EUROPEAN

RWANDA! SO MANY PEOPLE A DIE, WHY?

BECAUSE OF RUMORS AND LIES

RWANDA! WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDRENS CRIES?

WHO WILL WIPE THE TEARS FROM THEIR EYES

RWANDA! SOMEBODY TELL ME WHY!

WONT SOMEBODY TELL ME?



RWANDA, RWANDA, RWANDA

LORD! TELL ME WHY?

RWANDA, RWANDA, RWANDA

TELL ME WHY? TELL ME WHY?



EAST, WEST, NORTH SOUTH AFRICA!

THE TIME HAS COME TO SHAKE LOOSE THE CHAINS THAT BIND US

AND BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS OF PREJUDICE THAT DEVIDE US

THE GATES OF FREEDOM ARE OPEN WIDE

THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO STEP INSIDE

LETS MOVE AWAY THE ACTS OF GENOCIDE

AND ALL FORMS OF RACIAL SUICIDE

ALL FORMS OF RACIAL SUICIDE

MOVE AWAY FROM ACTS OF GENOCIDE

AND ALL FORMS OF RACIAL SUICIDE


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