Vital Spot
Here In Jamaica
Bunny Wailer
Album: Crucial! Roots Classics
Recorded: 1985

Come along every goodie
come and hear what I have to say.
Come and listen and I will tell you
what is the talk of the town today.
And every corner that you may walk
you'll see a group of people balk.
They're not skylarking,
they're talking about what's happening here in Jamaica.

Can't get no work or hustling
and man when you take a stock.
Can't cook no rice and dumpling
and will soon end up in a shack.
Can't pay no rent 'cause you don't have a cent
don't have a bank account it's already spent.
So you end up borrowing,
begging or stealing here in Jamaica.

Some a them long long treat bad
and they don't care a thing about that.
Desperation is getting so bad
you either bite the bullet or get flat.
And if a you should die before his day
who are responsible don't want to pay.
I am not joking,
I'm talking 'bout what's happening here in Jamaica.

Why don't you take us forward to Africa
where we can sit and eat and chat.
For it is no use dying in Jamaica
'cause we can't afford a burial spot.
Remember Marcus Garvey predicted that day
when all black people shall be going away
to the land of our forefathers
and our mothers right here in Ethiopia.

Oh what a glorious morning
when we shall leave out of Babylon.
There shall be singing, dancing and rejoicing
with the dawn of the rising sun.
And all the Africans home and abroad
just like the Israelites we shall be glad
to leave our worries,
trials and crosses here in Jamaica.

So come along every goodie
come and hear what I have to say.
Come and listen and I will tell you
what is the talk of the town today.
And to every corner that you may walk
you'll see a group of people balk.
They're not skylarking,
they're talking 'bout what's happening here in Jamaica.
I am not joking,
I'm talking 'bout what's happening here in Jamaica.
They're not skylarking,
they're talking 'bout what's happening here in Jam dung Jah.
I am not joking,
I'm talking 'bout what's happening here in Jamaica.
They're not skylarking,
they're talking 'bout what's happening here in a Jam dung Jah.

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