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Bootstraps
Steel Pulse Lyrics


David Hinds
Forward ever
Backward never
Stick together
And last forever


The race is not for the swift but
For those who endure
We've been tried and tested
And know the score

CHORUS

So pick up your bootstraps and backside
We moving forward no backslide
Wow now, wow now

Stop your fighting back away back biting
Let's unite now
Not dividing

These are things that I can't stand
Says we're acting like crabs in a can now
Nuff a fe we youth dem turn to
Drugs and crime
Come lets save the rest cause we are
Loosing time now

CHORUS

So pick up your bootstraps and backside
We moving forward no backslide

We moving forward
We moving forward Heh!
We moving forward no backslide
Wow now, Wow now

REBEL RAP

CHORUS
So pick up your bootstraps and backside
We moving forward no backslide

Are you ready for this message
Seize the time to be progressive
Take you stance now and be counted
It's now or never

Blessed are those who are struggling
In a JAH name
Iniquity workers bow their
Heads in shame yeh

CHORUS
So pick up your bootstraps and backside
We moving forward no backslide

We moving forward
We moving forward Heh
We moving forward no backslide
Wow now, Wow now

Lyrics © Royalty Network, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: DAVID ROBERT HINDS

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@Luis Eduardo Lazo
To the best of my ability:
"Take heed my brother, brother, take heed
I say forward ever, backwards never
It’s now or never....
…Cause mi seh, people, people, we have to stick together
if we don’t stick together then we nah gonna be tough
People, people we have to stick together
If we don’t stick together…I sing
‘Cause unity is strength, strength is power
From we have the power then we a the ruler
The hypocritical system did divide a
Divide and rule and try fe conquer
So if we fight and backbite, and no unite,
That is what they want fe destroy our life
Now with the guns and with the bombs and with the drugs and
knife, full time now we start defend we rights.

Got to let them know…I’ll tell you what
We have to exercise the power that we’ve got within
That is the gift (from Jah) which is the king of kings
Don’t get (jammed down?) by the wicked system
‘Cause the war we a fight, we know we have to win
Though we a no wine, we a no slip we a no slide (???)
‘Cause Jah provide we vibe and he is there ‘pon our side
So, (a lot of__ ??) them a murderer
‘said the innocent blood to the sufferer
The youth them inna the ghetto, them a drug pusher
And in the ghetto everyday, things nah go on better, so…
People, people, we have to stick together…
If we don’t stick together then things nah get better…"

Can anyone fill in those blanks for me?



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Admiral Walker

This was kinda like their "comeback hard" album. Loved it. One of the best bands of all time.

Step Lively Video

Yes, I agree. A great album.

Andre Pedroso

Essa é pedrada!!! Quase impossível o reconhecimento num mundo que conheceu Bob Marley.

Frank John

Always loved this gig

Aafke Simonis

love the rhythm one of the best!

madliondon

One of my favorites ft tony rebel.

Luis Eduardo

PLEASE !   help me with the lyrics of the "rebel rap" part, thanks !!!

Luis Eduardo

@***** aight sis !

Step Lively Video

Sis, not bro :)

Luis Eduardo

@***** awesome bro, thanks !

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