Life is a very funny and interesting thing, I have learnt throughout mine that the persons you have never spoken to much or any at all always seem to ‘know’ everything about you.  Better yet, they go to the extreme of telling you how you should or should not live.  Who gives the authority for judgement to be passed and for people to behave as if they are better than, know more than or more superior to another?  Persons may ask what do I know, I know the obvious, that which seem to have eluded many persons today, your address, job, material gains,  denomination, level of intellect, educational background, just to name a few, do not make you qualified to look down on or pass judgement on another.

 

Don’t Judge Me

By Bugle

Genesis Riddim

INTRO

We covering the world

Covering mi covering the world

We covering the world

We covering the world

Covering mi covering the world

Daseca wi covering the world

CHORUS

Not because yu go church dat no mean yu heaven sen

Don’t judge me because yu is a reverend

Sometimes I wish things could be different

But not guilty no mean seh yu innocent

Yu can hide from man but not from God

What mi a do a good but all yu do a bad

Sometimes I wish things could be different

But not guilty no mean seh yu innocent

VERSE 1

No because yu no see mi pan no first class flight

Dat no gi yu no authority fi come stereotype

Yu educated but no polite

Through mi no college educated no tink seh  mi no bright

Spread all type a rumour laugh and tek it fi humour

Sometime mi haffi wonder if yu have a brain tumour

Yu nah go like da tune yah kaaz mi realize yu a di devil junior

CHORUS

Not because yu go church dat no mean yu heaven sen

Don’t judge me because yu is a reverend

Sometimes I wish things could be different

Not guilty no mean seh yu innocent

Yu can hide from man but not from God

Weh mi a do a good but all yu do a bad

Sometime I wish things could be different

Not guilty no mean seh yu innocent

VERSE 2

Don’t judge mi tru di clothes weh mi wear

Don’t judge mi tru di style a mi hair

Don’t judge mi tru mi come from di garrison

Not because yu live up a drum lane

Memba unfair game play twice

Da cake de a serve so yu soon get yu slice

Reap di seed weh yu sow yu get weh yu deserve

A just hope yu accept yu prize

CHORUS

Eh, not because yu go church dat no mean yu heaven sen

Don’t judge me because yu is a reverend

Sometimes I wish things could be different

Not guilty no mean seh yu innocent

Yu can hide from man but not from God

Weh mi a do a good but all yu do a bad

Sometimes I wish things could be different

But not guilty no mean seh yu innocent

VERSE 3

Mi just nah quit yeah

Mentality is to chastise mi wid your lying lips

How when yu si mi pan di road yu a fake it

Yu just being a hypocrite and mi hate it

Always making assumptions but don’t

Would I do that to you I won’t

Gwaan like yu no know good from bad

But the bible seh  leave all judgment to God

CHORUS

Eh, not because yu go church dat no mean yu heaven sent

Don’t judge me because yu is a reverend

Sometimes I wish things could be different

Not guilty no mean seh yu innocent

Yu can hide from man but not from God

Weh mi a do a good but all yu do a bad

Dat no mean seh yu innocent

Tings could be different

Wish, tings could be different

But mi kyaah change time and mi cant change a second kyaah change a minute

Some you lose and some you win it

A just di Almighty a guide mi

Mi food weh mi eat, him provide mi

Him always stay beside mi

CHORUS

Eh, not because yu go church dat no mean yu heaven sent

Don’t judge me because yu is a reverend

Sometimes I wish things could be different

Not guilty no mean seh yu innocent

Yu can hide from man but not from God

Weh mi a do a good but all yu do a bad

Sometimes I wish things could be different

But not guilty no mean seh yu innocent

(Song  ends)

 

Paraprosdokians, though humorous, hold numerous truth, the one that fits this entry is that which states ‘going to church does not make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car’.  People need to make this their mantra because no one is perfect and as such people need to stop acting as if they are.  Being successful is relative and depends on the regards you hold in life. Do not think you are more successful than another based solely on material possession because I have often said, ‘success should never be judged by material possession but by the number of lives you were able to positively affect’.  So to those who behave as though they are mightier and above others, stop, step back and check yourself because you may never know your status or level of success compared to other until you have lived through their eyes.  True success is being the only person in a house of five who has an income, which is barely above the minimum wage, bills are always paid, food is always on the table, you wash, cook and clean for the others, you work six days a week, you have never heard thank you from the other four but you never complain, can you relate, neither can I but I have seen a lot and have learnt a lot through such experiences.

 

 

Only God Knows
Assassin

Nylon Riddim

INTRO

Kiss Teeth

Bwoy mi a tell yu

Ahh more time, yu know how dis ting a go

A man si yu a go chuu

But him wouldn’t really waah know weh yu a go chuu

Ruff,

They cant even guess about the problems and the stress or the unhappiness because they don’t know

They cant even wonder, cant even start to ponder bout the pressure dat yu under, they don’t know

Tell yu di truth they wouldn’t waah know

Really dem kyaah know

Cause only jah know

Hear mi no

VERSE 1

No one knows your heart

No man can see your thoughts

For all men see is your outward appearance yu shoes and yu clothes

So yu could be dying on the inside and nobody knows

Sometime all yu need is a friend, to just listen and hear yu plights

Or sometimes all yu need is a pen, fi get yu diary sidong and write

Although it hard to pretend dat yu fine and everything alrite

It seems like men kyaah si di darkness inside once di outside bright

So from yu a smile and a show yu teeth

Nobody wont know seh yu heart a weep

No de wont know seh yu problems deep

Seh yu nah eat and yu losing sleep

But I seh no worry yuself because God kyan siit

And he’ll be yu strength when yu weak

 I seh no worry because di shepherd nah go mek nutten hapm to him sheep

 

CHORUS

God knows your heart

He sees your struggle he feels your pain

God knows your heart

And he lifts dat struggle he heals your pain

God knows your heart

Memba yu kyaah get wet up if jah shelter yu from di rain

And no matta how di storm a blow wicked know seh di sun must shine again

VERSE 2

Mi know sometimes seh yu feel like it wicked and yu one kyaahn bear it

Sometimes all yu need is a shoulder to lean on someone to share with

If yu no have nobody to talk to doh fraid call jah name and him wi hear it

And remember seh no matta how di obstacle big yes di faada can clear it

Remember seh faith like a mustard seed can move a mountain of a problem outa yu way fi yu

And no feel no way kaaz if yu kyaah pray yu can always mek somebody pray fi yu

Di easiest ting a fi yu feel like a yu one and nobody no care fi yu

But rest assure seh di faada is always there fi yu

But hear wah no, sometimes wi a look fi God ina di sky

Yes, and him deh right infront a wi yaiy

A nuff time wi pray and get wi reply

But wi a gaze and mek di answer pass wi by

And more time a man feel seh  everyting cris kaa yu nah break down and yu cheeks dem dry

But hear wah, no water nah haffi a run outa yu yaiy

Jah know when yu heart a cry

CHORUS

God knows your heart

He sees your struggle he feels your pain

God knows your heart

And he lift dat struggle he heals your pain

God knows your heart

Memba yu kyaah get wet up if jah shelter yu from di rain

And no matta how di storm a blow wicked know seh di sun must rise again

God knows your heart

Oh yes ee sees your struggle he feels your pain

God knows your heart

And he lifts dat struggle he’ll heal your pain

God knows your heart

And memba yu kyaah get wet up if jah shelter yu from di rain

And no matta how di storm a blow wicked know seh di sun must shine again

 

Whoa, whoa

Just lean pan di faada

A know yu could be going through a ruff time

A nuff time, yu feel like no matta wah yu always having a tuff time

But, just know seh aafta di rain done the sun must shine

Yeah, a know dat sometime, even when yu going through all a di sunshine yu feel like seh

Sopm just a wait fi done yu fun time

Whoa, Jah know

SONG ENDS

 

I will not be lengthy in this entry because the songs chosen speak volumes.  I will however say this much, paraphrasing the words of Bob Marley, ‘who are you to judge the life I live, I am not perfect, neither do I live my life to be but before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean’.  We have all been given one life on earth so while you are here, stop living it passing judgements and behaving as though you have been given more than one. Live life to the fullest and make sure that you positively contribute to another’s life if you have not yet done so; see things through another’s eyes.

 

 

Yu no More Than Mi

By Chris Martin

True Stories Riddim

INTRO

Payday Music

Yow Payday

Yu know seh  a no really da song yah mi come fi v(o)ice (record)but

While coming to the studio

Mi si a likkle vibe and mi neva like it yu understand

And mi have friends in high society but

A no all a dem stay da way yah

But, di minority mek it bad fi di majority, yu zi weh mi a seh

So fi all a dem people deh, di minority weh mek di people dem we do di odd jobs feel a way

Di taxi man, di garbage man weh push di hand cart, everything

Listen up

VERSE 1

Yow a may not be a lawyer nor a nurse

Nor a doctor nor a pastor in di church

But mek mi tell yu dis mi fully realize mi worth

And every likkle ting mi do is contributing to this earth

So, don’t ever feel yu more than who I am

Because mi kyaah afford di steak yu gi yu dog fi nyam

But in di end, listen up, a man is just a man

And when wi dead wi bringing nothing but wi flesh back to the land

So….

CHORUS

Yu no more dan me, yu no more dan mi

And di vanity yu have no value more dan mi

If mi a no nobody then yu a no nobody

And mi a tell yu straight yu no more dan mi

Yu no more dan me, yu no more dan mi

And di vanity yu have no value more dan mi

One life mi have mi sure yu no have more than mi

And mi a tell yu straight yu no more dan

VERSE 2

Is like yu dwiit fi fun

Shooting off yu mouth like seh yu mouth a gun

And everything that you do and everything that you say

Is to hurt the lower class in everyway

Oooh yu tell mi mummy seh yu time a come

Can delay yu judegment but yu cannot run

From all di people yu hurt on the face a di earth

Yu neva know when yu time come

So..

CHORUS

Yu no more dan me, yu no more dan mi

And di vanity yu have no value more dan mi

If mi a no nobody then yu a no nobody

And mi a tell yu straight yu no more dan

Yu no more dan me, yu no more dan mi

And di vanity yu have no value more dan mi

One life mi have mi sure yu no have more than mi

So mi a tell yu straight yu no more dan

 

Every ring a di ladder

Helping yu brother

Ooohooo, oooohohoo, yeah

Neva know

Neva know when yu time come

So , live yu life right, live yu life right

CHORUS

Yu no more dan me, yu no more dan mi

And di vanity yu have no value more dan mi

If mi a no nobody then yu a no nobody

And mi a tell yu straight yu no more dan

Yu no more dan me, yu no more dan mi

And di vanity yu have no value more dan mi

One life mi have mi sure yu no have more than mi

And mi a tell yu straight yu no more dan

No man no more dan no man

Mi a tell yu from di faada plan yu might be more fortunate

Noooo

No man no more dan no man oh pan di face a di land

Vanity no work

Oohh, yu no more dan mi

And di vanity yu have no value more dan mi

If mi a no nobody den yu a no nobody

Inna myself yu no more than

Yu no more dan mi

Di vanity yu have no value more dan

One life mi have and yow mi sure yu no have more dan mi

Yu no more dan me, yu no more dan mi

And di vanity yu have no value more dan

Yu no more dan me, yu no more dan mi

So mi a tell yu straight yu no more dan

(Song  ends)

The world is a mess, not because it was create as such but simply because of the people that live in it.  Do not contribute to it becoming worse, be the difference, help another so that that person can do the same; casting judgement does not help!

World is a Mess

By Bugle

No Pain Riddim

INTRO

It no easy, no it no easy

Out a road it no easy

Is just the way of society

The poor is never the priority

I know I am second to none

They always want to be the king

CHORUS

How mi know seh this world is a mess

Di man work di hardest get pay di less

And a him have di most needs nuff mouth to feed

So weh him a go find happiness

Eh, how mi know seh wi society  a mess

Everybody full a negative talk a just bare prejudice

Like blood no thick again, politician mi sick a dem

Kaaz all dem gi wi is stress

VERSE 1

Di man weh yu convince fi vote go a him yard tek a look

Mi know yu wouldn’t eat weh him a cook

Cause you dish lavish and your life well establish

While him a live in pain and anguish

Why yu want your trash to be my treasure

Tell mi why my hardship is your pleasure

Mi did tink seh yu know but yu neva

Yu educated but yu no clever

Cause a only salvation last forever

CHORUS

How mi know seh this world is a mess

Di man work di hardest him get pay di less

And a him have di most needs nuff mouth to feed

So weh him a go find happiness

Eh, how mi know  wi society  a mess

Everybody full a negative talk a just bare prejudice

Like blood no thick again, politician mi sick a dem

Kaaz all dem gi wi is stress

How mi know seh this world is a mess

Di man work di hardest him get pay di less

And a him have di most needs nuff mouth fi feed

So weh him a go find happiness

Eh, how mi know  wi society  a mess

Everybody full a negative talk a just bare prejudice

Like blood no thick again, politician mi sick a dem

Kaaz all dem gi wi is stress

Repeat INTRO

Is just the way of society

The poor is never the priority

I know I am second to none

They always want to be the king

CHORUS

How mi know seh this world is a mess

Di man work di hardest him get pay di less

And a him have di most needs nuff mouth fi feed

So weh him a go find happiness

Mek mi tell yu  how mi know  wi society  a mess

Everybody full a negative talk a just bare prejudice

Like blood no thick again, politician mi sick a dem

Kaaz all dem gi wi is stress

Dem stress yu out, without a doubt

Poor people life is always a joke

Have us in circle like a round about

That’s what they do to me and you

Dem only care bout themselve

Dem feel like the poor a bottle pan shelf

Dats just the way it goes, yeaaah

(Song  ends)

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