Cover Your Tracks
Anthony B Lyrics


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Intro:
Rastaman dem waan stop, but Rasta children is on the attack
Oh yogo, yo yo yo yo, well remember the time is so perilous
Rasta children don't leave you tracks in the dust lawd

Chorus:
Cover you tracks no mek babylon see whey yu walk, walk, walk
Watch yu head back cause dem no like when Rastaman talk
Nah trust no shadow after dark
Cover you tracks no mek babylon see whey yu walk, walk, walk
Watch yu head back cause dem no like when Rastaman talk
Nah trust no shadow after dark

Verse 1:
From birth dem a fight Rastaman
Dem aim fi destroy Rasta plan
Pon the river we a go walk go bun Babylon
No leave no footprint in a the sand Rastaman
Remember say dem have we pon file
Dem a program we from we a child
Just stop and listen for a while
In a Babylon we caan smile

Chorus

Verse 2:
In a di sixty's Rasta rise, nation get wise
Here comes Babylon under fi dem disguise
Kill and dem wounded cramp and paralyze
But once more Rastaman rise
This time we a God and fire ball
Recruiting soldier fi Jah role call
Mek sure you escape thunder ball
East, West, North and South Selassie name affi call

Chorus

Verse 3:
So dem cut down a prophet Jah Jah send many more
Numberless like the sand deh pon di sea shore
Millions and billions and whole heap more
You can't stop Selassie work from gwaan
Without the man say none a we couldn't born
Nah call no fowl even though mi throw corn
Sey who the cap fit tell dem put it on

Chorus

Verse 4:
Look deh look out fi perpetrator
Fighting sey dem waan fi stop Rasta
Sailing on the wings of Jah Jah
A we babylonian caan conquer
Mek sure from you hands clean and you are pure
Cann stop you from go through Jah Jah door
Call pon Selassie I name some more





Chorus

Overall Meaning

The song "Cover Your Tracks" by Anthony B reflects the struggle of Rastafarians against Babylon and the need to move in secrecy to avoid being caught by Babylonians. The lyrics suggest that Rastafarians should avoid leaving any trace while moving around so Babylonians cannot track them or easily identify their moves. The lyrics also warn Rastafarians to watch their backs after dark and to avoid trusting shadows as Babylonians are always looking for an opportunity to silence Rastafarians.


The first verse of the song talks about the constant fight Rastafarians face from birth. Babylonians aim to destroy their plans, and they always have Rastafarians on file even from their childhood. The verse urges Rastafarians to listen and observe carefully to avoid being caught and destroyed by Babylonians. The second verse highlights the rise of Rastafarians in the 1960s and how Babylonians try to undermine them. However, Rastafarians continue to rise, and this time, they are like God's fireball, recruiting more soldiers for Jah's role call. The third verse emphasizes that Babylonians have cut down many prophets sent by Jah, but Rastafarians continue to increase in number like the sand on the seashore. No one can stop Selassie's work, and Rastafarians need to wear the cap that fits them. Lastly, the fourth verse advises Rastafarians to keep their hands clean, be pure, and keep calling on Selassie I's name to overcome Babylon.


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Line by Line Meaning

Rastaman dem waan stop, but Rasta children is on the attack
People who oppose Rastafarians want them to stop but the young Rastafarians are fighting back


Oh yogo, yo yo yo yo, well remember the time is so perilous
This is a warning that the times are tough and dangerous


Rasta children don't leave you tracks in the dust lawd
Young Rastafarians don't leave any evidence of their activities


Cover you tracks no mek babylon see whey yu walk, walk, walk
Don't let the government know what you are doing


Watch yu head back cause dem no like when Rastaman talk
Be careful of what you say or do because the government doesn't like Rastafarians


Nah trust no shadow after dark
Don't trust anyone or anything because it might be dangerous


From birth dem a fight Rastaman
Rastafarians are always being fought against from birth


Dem aim fi destroy Rasta plan
The aim of the opposition is to destroy the Rasta plan


Pon the river we a go walk go bun Babylon
Rastafarians will continue to resist the government's rule


No leave no footprint in a the sand Rastaman
Rastafarians don't leave any evidence of their activities


Remember say dem have we pon file
The government has a record of Rastafarians and their activities


Dem a program we from we a child
The government tries to control or influence Rastafarians from childhood


Just stop and listen for a while
Rastafarians need to be careful and listen to the government


In a Babylon we caan smile
Rastafarians can't be happy under the government's rule


In a di sixty's Rasta rise, nation get wise
In the 1960s, Rastafarians became more prominent and people became more aware


Here comes Babylon under fi dem disguise
The government is pretending to do good but is actually harmful to Rastafarians


Kill and dem wounded cramp and paralyze
The government killed and injured many Rastafarians


But once more Rastaman rise
Rastafarians will continue to fight back


This time we a God and fire ball
Rastafarians believe they are unstoppable with God on their side


Recruiting soldier fi Jah role call
Rastafarians are recruiting soldiers for God's service


Mek sure you escape thunder ball
Be careful to avoid danger


East, West, North and South Selassie name affi call
Rastafarians believe that they should call on Haile Selassie's name from all directions


So dem cut down a prophet Jah Jah send many more
The government killed a prophet but Rastafarians believe that God will send more prophets


Numberless like the sand deh pon di sea shore
God's prophets will be countless like the sand on the seashore


Millions and billions and whole heap more
There will be countless prophets in the future


You can't stop Selassie work from gwaan
The government can't stop Rastafarians from doing God's work


Without the man say none a we couldn't born
Haile Selassie is important to Rastafarians and without him, they would not exist


Nah call no fowl even though mi throw corn
Rastafarians won't take revenge even if they are mistreated


Sey who the cap fit tell dem put it on
Tell the person who deserves it that they should wear the blame


Look deh look out fi perpetrator
Be careful not to be caught by those who oppose Rastafarians


Fighting sey dem waan fi stop Rasta
Those who oppose Rastafarians are always fighting against them


Sailing on the wings of Jah Jah
Rastafarians are protected by God


A we babylonian caan conquer
The government can't defeat Rastafarians


Mek sure from you hands clean and you are pure
Rastafarians should be pure and free from sin


Cann stop you from go through Jah Jah door
Nothing can stop Rastafarians from getting to heaven


Call pon Selassie I name some more
Keep calling on Haile Selassie's name




Lyrics © SUELION MUSIC
Written by: KEITH BLAIR, RICHARD BELL

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Leticia Wescott

Always a big hit for me

martin kirumba

big tune💥

Elizabeth Prescod

Sing it loud Anthony Blair

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