Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Completely Random Lyrics: 'Persistence' by Norris Man

Have to biggup one of my favourite readers, LeClaire, for just randomly (and announcing it so, as randomly) launching into a flowing stream of thought on a message in regards to one of the greatest songs of all time, 'Persistence', by Norris Man. His point (or one of them, at least) was that the tune was one of the greatest lyrical creations that he'd ever heard, so I thought that it'd be good for a look and you know what? Of course he has an excellent point. As I always say: Even if you know the lyrics to a tune like you know your Mother's name (Hey Mama!) (Hi Mama!) - It's best if you can actually see them written in front of you - That way you can appreciate the detail (why did it just take my like four tries to spell 'detail' correctly???) and this a mighty fine example of why that is, in my opinion. POWERFUL tune and you already know that from . . . a decade ago, but lyrically I think this one is STILL a bit underrated, like almost everything amazing thing Norris Man has done at his best. So have a look at and listen to 'Persistence' and definitely expect Norris Man to be the subject of a Lyrics! feature . . . Whenever I get to it (probably later today or yesterday - Whenever this gets posted). LeClaire biggup yourself.

"Well I & I seh di gideon rough ya know
I & I nah get di fight still
Perseverance -

Persistence is to try
Throughout this precious time -
You can't give up the fight
Jah is the way to life!
All when - Yuh down and in distress
Never mek babylon know yah weakness
All when - Yuh burden is di heaviest
Never mek dem know

Mi seh persistence is to try
Throughout this precious time -
You can't give up the fight
Jah is the way to life!
All when - Yuh down and in distress
Never mek babylon know yah weakness
All when - Yuh burden is di heaviest
Never mek dem know

Mi seh dem system a fraud
Di struggle it no easy
Dung a dutty ya, it harrd
Wi nah go sell out wi soul fi get no round of applause
Positive movements - not a negative thought, tell dem clean inna dem heart
Things what they do, is not what we do
Things what they say, is not what we say
Things what they preach, is not what we preach
Mi seal Jah trinity, some tek di mark of di beast

Persistence is to try
Throughout this precious time -
You can't give up the fight
Jah is the way to life!
All when - Yuh down and in distress
Never mek babylon know yah weakness
All when - Yuh burden is di heaviest
Never let dem know

It tek persistence fi put through yah work
Firm up yuhself, seek salvation first
If Jah seh a blessing, how heathen fi seh curse?
Renegade waan field marshall di earth
Caan skylark pon street and lurk
Man fi militant and no stop from search
Know before you defile yourself with ya works
Purge out yah system first

Persistence is to try
Throughout this precious time -
You can't give up the fight
Jah is the way to life!
All when - Yuh down and in distress
Never mek babylon know yah weakness
All when - Yuh burden is di heaviest
Never mek dem know

Persistence is to try
Throughout this precious time -
You can't give up the fight
Jah is the way to life!
All when - Yuh down and in distress
Never mek babylon know yah weakness
All when - Yuh burden is di heaviest
Never mek dem know

Mi sing, morning and noon -
Evening and dawning -
Giving Jah praises
Seh when nuttin nah gwan an mi belly start yawning -
Still give Jah praises
With all di burden on yuh shouldah!
Rasta yah deh yah so fi conqah!
Lord lord

Persistence is to try
Throughout this precious time -
You can't give up the fight
Jah is the way to life!
All when - Yuh down and in distress
Never mek babylon know yah weakness
All when - Yuh burden is di heaviest
Never mek dem know

Persistence is to try
Throughout this precious time -
You can't give up the fight
Jah is the way to life!
All when - Yuh down and in distress
Never mek babylon know yah weakness
All when - Yuh burden is di heaviest
Never mek dem know

Persistence is to try
Throughout this precious time -
You can't give up the fight
Jah is the way to life!
All when - Yuh down and in distress
Never mek babylon know yah weakness
All when - Yuh burden is di heaviest
Never mek lem know . . . "

4 comments:

  1. u know how long me a search fi this song and cyaan find it!!!! thnks to this blog i have found it.

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  2. 2014 - still blazing this. Persistence. Jah Bless.

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  3. The lord jesus christ give me this song to comfort me in my trial time great music

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