Ready When You Ready

Bunny Wailer

Album: Liberation

Hey!
Mi ready when you ready
fi go chant down Babylon, dutty system.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go lick down Babylon, in a rhythm.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go tear down Babylon.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go mash down Babylon.

Them nah do it like how dem say dem plan
dem just a dash it out dey in a foreign land.
A hungry nation is a angry one
and it is bound to cause a revolution.
Power struggle a bubble it a bubble
and starvation is on the double.
The ghetto children don't seem to stand a chance
instead of opportunity it's self reliance.

Mi ready when you ready
fi go tear down Babylon, dutty system.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go fling down Babylon, in a rhythm.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go chant down Babylon.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go lick down Babylon.

The rise in prices is rising every time
and unemployment is making people turn to crime.
A bare promises and a bag a tricks
while you kill each other over politics.
You want unity in a you community
though you don't belong to high society.
We hear of problems over the media
about the blackman's struggle in a Africa.

So
mi ready when you ready
fi chant down Babylon.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go tear down Babylon.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go lick down Babylon.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go chant down Babylon.

Is it because of the book and pencil
why you try to sidestep the treaty?
Is it because of the pen and paper
why you keep the chains on me?
Is it because of the book an pencil
why you try to avoid the treaty?
Is it because of the pen and paper
why you keep the chains on me?

If I had to fight for emancipation.
Then I shall resist for my liberation.
And with truth and right I shall win my liberty.
We shall unite to secure the victory.
Cudjoe and Nanny, their courage and their bravery.
Cuffy and Quashy, delivered their race from slavery.
Marcus Garvey and His Imperial Majesty.
Luther King and Marley, voices the oppression of humanity.

So
mi ready when you ready
fi go chant down Babylon, dutty system.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go tear down Babylon, in a rhythm.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go lick down Babylon.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go mash down Babylon.

The school graduates turn into loafers.
Educated children turn into beggars.
The underprivileged nah go have no privilege.
Mentally handicaps what a disadvantage.

So mi ready when you ready
fi go chant down Babylon.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go lick down Babylon.
Said mi ready when you ready
fi go mash down Babylon.
Mi ready when you ready
fi go tear down Babylon.
Said mi ready when you ready
fi go chant down Babylon
Mi ready when you ready
fi go lick down Babylon.

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