Mr Heartless
Anthony B Lyrics


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Intro:
Yu worthless
Pass mi sword and mi cutlass
You think is a laughing matter this

Verse 1:
You a try everything you have you trap set up
And you plan is for one brother to hate the other brother
And slay him so Babylon can crush him cup
It's a pity many of the youths don't realize
That you stray them with your dollars
Give them your killing orders
And turn around and sell dem out just like french fries
But here is what you do, you use the youths like dem a tool
For doing a bag a evilous things
But woe be on to you for turning people pickney fool
You shatter their hopes and dreams
You can't deny don't even try
You are the reason why decomposed bodies are often found
But will not be for long can't escape with all your wrong
Countless murders committed in towns

Chorus:
Fi di bag a people you mek a suffer
Fi di blood money that mek you richer
Oh oh oh Mr. Heartless you end it a go bitter
Shall be bitter, shall be bitter
Fi di youths you pay fi do the murder
Al a di body whey dem dump in a gutter
Oh oh oh
Member you a go pay fa

Rastafari teach you
You no waan learn
Well nuff a dem skin get burn
Jah

Verse 2:
Check it out many times the innocent get slay
And you same one name the killer
To the crime stop media
Collect reward while sufferer grieve in pain
Mama face the hardest time to give youths education
And end up loosing many ways for her is only wasted days
No chance of getting back a fraction
So youths you need to stand up strong
Don't take no boosting from no one
Take this advise I give
Don't get red eye because a money just work and earn it honestly
Don't say that I'm talkative
A lot of youth like you dem use and heard it often in the news
Most wanted for killing a few
No follow them and loose your soul
Just keep you cool nuh loose control
Like others they will shake you up too

Chorus:
Fi di bag a people you mek a suffer
Fi di blood money that mek you richer
Oh oh oh Mr. Heartless you end it a go bitter
Shall be bitter, shall be bitter
Fi di youths you pay fi do the murder
Al a di body whey dem dump in a gutter
Oh oh oh
Member you a go pay fa

Remember
Until the colour of a man skin is of no more significance
Than the color of his eyes,
Then shall always war




Please know what life is for
Jah, Rastafari

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Anthony B's "Mr. Heartless" speak to the issue of violence and crime in Jamaican society. It begins with an insult to a heartless individual who is trying to trap and turn brothers against each other, leading to their demise. The singer points out the irony of the oppressor using the very people they oppress to do their dirty work for money. The lyrics then transition into a call for the youth to resist the temptation to get involved in violence and instead focus on earning an honest living. The chorus repeats the consequences of the heartless person’s actions, which will ultimately lead to bitterness and agony.


The song highlights the problem of crime in Jamaican society and criticizes the system that allows corruption to exist. The lyrics reveal the singer's disgust with the system, particularly the corrupt individuals who use their power and influence to trap people, particularly the youth. The singer also suggests that these corrupt individuals will get what they deserve, implying that there is a higher power that will hold these individuals accountable for the harm they have caused.


Line by Line Meaning

Yu worthless
You are of no value


Pass mi sword and mi cutlass
Give me my weapons


You think is a laughing matter this
You think this is a joke


You a try everything you have you trap set up
You are trying all means to deceive


And you plan is for one brother to hate the other brother
Your plan is to set one brother against another


And slay him so Babylon can crush him cup
And kill him so the authorities can arrest him


It's a pity many of the youths don't realize
It's unfortunate that many young people don't understand


That you stray them with your dollars
That you lure them with money


Give them your killing orders
Give them orders to kill


And turn around and sell dem out just like french fries
And then betray them as if it's nothing


But here is what you do, you use the youths like dem a tool
You use young people as tools


For doing a bag a evilous things
To do many wicked things


But woe be on to you for turning people pickney fool
But you'll soon suffer for misleading young people


You shatter their hopes and dreams
You destroy their aspirations


You can't deny don't even try
You cannot deny, don't even attempt to


You are the reason why decomposed bodies are often found
You are the cause of finding many decomposed bodies


But will not be for long can't escape with all your wrong
But it won't last long, you can't escape responsibility


Countless murders committed in towns
Many murders happening in towns


Fi di bag a people you mek a suffer
For the many people that you've caused pain


Fi di blood money that mek you richer
For the blood money that enriches you


Oh oh oh Mr. Heartless you end it a go bitter
Mr. Heartless, your actions will lead to bitterness


Shall be bitter, shall be bitter
It will be bitter, it will be bitter


Fi di youths you pay fi do the murder
For the young people you pay to commit murder


Al a di body whey dem dump in a gutter
For all the corpses they dumped in gutters


Member you a go pay fa
Remember, you will pay too


Rastafari teach you
Rastafari teaches you


You no waan learn
You don't want to learn


Well nuff a dem skin get burn
Well, many of them will get burned


Jah
Jah (God)


Check it out many times the innocent get slay
Many times, innocent people get killed


And you same one name the killer
And you are the one who names the killer


To the crime stop media
To the media for crime stoppers


Collect reward while sufferer grieve in pain
Collecting rewards while the victims' families grieve in pain


Mama face the hardest time to give youths education
Mothers struggle to provide education for their children


And end up loosing many ways for her is only wasted days
And ends up losing in many ways, it's just wasted days for her


No chance of getting back a fraction
No chance of recovering even a bit


So youths you need to stand up strong
So young people, you need to be strong


Don't take no boosting from no one
Don't be influenced by anyone


Take this advise I give
Take this advice I give you


Don't get red eye because a money just work and earn it honestly
Don't be envious of money, just work hard and earn it honestly


Don't say that I'm talkative
Don't call me talkative


A lot of youth like you dem use and heard it often in the news
A lot of young people like you are used, and you hear about it often in news


Most wanted for killing a few
Most wanted for killing a few


No follow them and loose your soul
Don't follow them and lose your soul


Just keep you cool nuh loose control
Just stay calm and don't lose control


Like others they will shake you up too
They will shake you up like they did to others


Until the colour of a man skin is of no more significance
Until the color of a man's skin is no longer relevant


Than the color of his eyes,
Than the color of his eyes


Then shall always war
Then there will always be war


Please know what life is for
Please understand what life is for


Jah, Rastafari
God, Rastafari




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: FITZ ALBERT LIVERMORE, KEITH ANTHONY BLAIR

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