Low Di Herb
Anthony B Lyrics


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Legalize the herb!
It uplift me brain and strengthen me nerve!
Stop from cyar di Rastaman on curve
Haile Haile Haile Haile Haile I
Babylon just...

(Al)Low we herb!
And let it grow


Babylon
'Low we herb!
No cut it down, yuh fi know

Well den spot dem in ah green an inna red an black
Jump outta helicopter, pon me plantation dem drop
B'un down! Round and take all me crop
Catch me, wheel me, drop me pon me head back
Me want ah put an cutlass me nuh see where dem drop
Em seh, "Eh natty dread nuh mek we see yuh face back."
Next week me ah chop down ah next hill top
Cyah stop me from plant me ganja crop
Me nah end up inna coke shop
Babylon just...

'Low we herb!
And let it grow
Babylon
'Low we herb!
No cut it down, yuh fi know
Mi wah yuh fi 'low we herb
And let it grow
Babylon
'Low we herb!
No cut it down, yuh fi know

Sergeant, all ah dis time unnu have ah spend inna bush
It ah load ah death pon di street, open yuh eyes an look
Fi all murderer, mean men, an all crook
As yuh put down something an it dem wah juke
Won't hear, have a fear, jot out we bamboo
Take a proper look inna Jah Holy Book!
And just...

'Low we herb!
And let it grow
Babylon
'Low we herb!
No cut it down, yuh fi know

Kiki!
Di strong herb neva yet let me down
Buy it by di stitchy, an jus bag, an di pound
Now we know di herb it got di right incense
So why dem wah cut it out and gi we wrong fragrance?
Imagine dem wah we inhale destroya
Cigarette butt left man homeless an dead ya
Big head lie, me sight it an use paper
Ganja cure glaucoma
So Babylon...

'Low we herb!
And let it grow
Babylon
'Low we herb!
No cut it down, yuh fi know

Because we nuh goh watch Hell
Fi ganja no more
Rastaman nuh goh watch Hell
Fi ganja no more

Ganja ah di healin' ah di nation
It was found pon di grave ah King Solomon
Pass by scientist, doctor, musician
Because it put we in ah deep meditation
Oh JahJah of my salvation,
Take a look upon di generation,
How much youth get involved wi di coke pon me ask,
Gi dem a helpin' hand,
Tell di Babylon...

'Low we herb!
And let it grow
Babylon
'Low we herb!
No cut it down, yuh fi know

Spot dem in ah green an inna red an black
Jump outta helicopter, pon me plantation dem drop
B'un down! Round and take all me crop
Catch me, wheel me, drop me pon me head back
Me want ah put an cutlass me nuh see where dem drop
Em seh, "Eh natty dread nuh mek we see yuh face back."
Next week me ah chop down nex hill top

Cyah stop me from plant me ganja crop
Me nah...

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Anthony B's song "Low Di Herb" express the desire to legalize marijuana, also known as herb. The speaker describes how the herb uplifts and strengthens them, and they call for Babylon (a metaphor for oppressive systems) to stop preventing Rastafarians from cultivating it. The speaker speaks to the destruction of their crops and the violence they face, but they remain determined to keep cultivating the herb. The song also addresses the dangers of tobacco and cocaine and calls for society to recognize the healing properties of marijuana.


The lyrics suggest that Anthony B sees marijuana as a force for good, something that can improve people's lives and bring healing. He also sees the criminalization of marijuana as an unjust attack on Rastafarian culture and the rights of citizens to make their own decisions about their bodies. The song's call to legalize marijuana is also a call for greater social justice and an end to oppressive systems.


Overall, "Low Di Herb" is a powerful call to action, urging listeners to recognize the potential of marijuana and to push back on the unjust laws that prevent people from accessing it.


Line by Line Meaning

Legalize the herb!
Allow marijuana to become legal.


It uplift me brain and strengthen me nerve!
Marijuana helps me to feel better physically and mentally.


Stop from cyar di Rastaman on curve
Stop profiling Rastafarians and assuming they are involved in illegal drug activity.


Haile Haile Haile Haile Haile I
A reference to Haile Selassie, who is highly revered by Rastafarians.


Babylon just...
Referring to those in power who oppress and control the Rasta community, often through violent means.


'Low we herb!
Allow us to grow and use marijuana.


And let it grow
Encouraging the growth of marijuana plants.


No cut it down, yuh fi know
Do not destroy or take away our marijuana plants.


Well den spot dem in ah green an inna red an black
Police officers often profile people based on what they wear, including Rastafarians who typically wear green, red, and black clothing.


Jump outta helicopter, pon me plantation dem drop
Police officers use helicopters to locate and target marijuana plantations.


B'un down! Round and take all me crop
The police often destroy and confiscate marijuana plants during their raids.


Catch me, wheel me, drop me pon me head back
Police officers often use brutal force to capture and arrest individuals involved in marijuana cultivation or use.


Me want ah put an cutlass me nuh see where dem drop
Even when the police destroy his crops, he wants to continue growing more marijuana and doesn't care where they dropped their tools.


Em seh, "Eh natty dread nuh mek we see yuh face back."
The police warn him not to come back or else he will face even more consequences.


Next week me ah chop down ah next hill top
He plans to continue growing marijuana despite the police raids.


Cyah stop me from plant me ganja crop
The police cannot prevent him from growing marijuana.


Me nah end up inna coke shop
I don't want to end up using cocaine to deal with my emotions and problems.


Sergeant, all ah dis time unnu have ah spend inna bush
Police officers have spent a lot of time policing marijuana cultivation in the bushes.


It ah load ah death pon di street, open yuh eyes an look
The focus on marijuana is a distraction from more serious crimes that are happening on the streets.


Fi all murderer, mean men, an all crook
Police should focus on catching violent criminals instead of targeting marijuana growers.


As yuh put down something an it dem wah juke
If police officers see something that they think can be twisted or distorted against someone, they will take advantage of it.


Won't hear, have a fear, jot out we bamboo
They don't listen to us and they fear what we are capable of with our bamboo sticks.


Take a proper look inna Jah Holy Book!
Police should take a step back and be more compassionate, like how it is written in the holy book.


Kiki!
An expression of excitement or emphasis.


Di strong herb neva yet let me down
Marijuana has never failed to help him feel better.


Buy it by di stitchy, an jus bag, an di pound
Marijuana can be bought by the gram, bag or pound.


Now we know di herb it got di right incense
Marijuana has a scent that brings joy and relief to many people.


So why dem wah cut it out and gi we wrong fragrance?
Why do they want to get rid of marijuana and give us harmful substances instead?


Imagine dem wah we inhale destroya
They want us to inhale substances that will harm us.


Cigarette butt left man homeless an dead ya
Cigarettes can cause death and homelessness for many people.


Big head lie, me sight it an use paper
The lies they tell us are obvious, and he would rather use the paper to roll a joint than believe their lies.


Ganja cure glaucoma
Marijuana can be used to treat glaucoma.


Because we nuh goh watch Hell
We won't be passive and let the police harass us.


Fi ganja no more
The police will no longer oppress our use of marijuana.


Rastaman nuh goh watch Hell
Rastafarians won't sit by and let the police harass them.


Ganja ah di healin' ah di nation
Marijuana can help to heal people and bring peace to a nation.


It was found pon di grave ah King Solomon
The use of marijuana has been around for centuries and has historical significance.


Pass by scientist, doctor, musician
Many different types of people have used and recognized the benefits of marijuana.


Because it put we in ah deep meditation
Marijuana helps to calm and relax the mind.


Oh JahJah of my salvation,
A prayer or acknowledgement to Jah, a deity of Rastafarian belief.


Take a look upon di generation,
Police should consider the younger generation and their needs and beliefs.


How much youth get involved wi di coke pon me ask,
How many young people use cocaine or other harmful drugs and why aren't you focusing on stopping that instead?


Gi dem a helpin' hand,
Provide assistance and resources to help young people who are struggling or involved in drug use.




Writer(s): Blair Keith Anthony, Bell Richard H

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Comments from YouTube:

Hattysanneh Juliano

What what mi no hear.... Reality have to be!! Much love Anthony

Brian Bailey

Low the herbs ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‘

Dave Ramdath

Mad shot

falsely Accuse

You got your wish rasta....bun de sencemainya

Portia Benjamin

Tune bio ๐Ÿ˜š

Jason madinina

Riddim ?

Franco M.

Thanks

falsely Accuse

Babylon big stink and dirty...fire bun the system....decriminalize de hurb mi say...Republican fight de weed and doing coke...

Kevin Harvey

Pl

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