Police
Anthony B Lyrics


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Most wanted...
Do your Works, Do your Duty

Yaga yaga, yaga yaga yaga
Yaga yaga yaga yaga, yey
Yaga yaga, yaga yaga yaga

Pass meh, me sword & mi dagger

Who want the dancehall fi stop? Police!
Who no want fi see herbs a shop? Police!
Who kill the youths pon the block? Police!
Them no want fi hear truth, must less facts

Who wah fi see hearse a drive? Police!
Ah de easiest man fi bribe? Police!
Them no want fi see the ghetto survive? Police!
As we see them, ghetto youth haffi die, Aye Yow

A who have the legal long gun?
Who a murder the youths dem a jamdown?
Ah who have innocent youths lockdown?
Ask the herb farmers who burn the herbs down
From me a likkle youth me know
Every man haffi go reap what them sow
Whole heap ah innocent brains them blow
Whole heap ah blood them flow

Who want the dancehall fi stop? Police!
Who no want fi see herbs a shop? Police!
Who kill the youths pon the block? Police!
Them no want fi hear truths, them nah write facts

Who wah fi see hearse a drive? Police!
Ah de easiest man fi bribe? Police!
Them no want fi see the youths survive? Police!
As we see them, ghetto youth haffi die, Aye yow

See them everyday pon the highway
Roadblock dem have pon the freeway
See dem every night
Nah do no right
Now run fi search you at the stop light
Ina the helicopter with dem spotlight
(That's why them lock off the light, waan be in darkness) Yow
Big foul play
That the world a say
Fi the murdering of breathen weh dem

Who want the dancehall fi stop? Police!
Who no want fi see herbs a shop? Police!
Who kill the youths pon the block? Police!
Them no want fi hear truth, dem nah write facts

Who wah fi see hearse a drive? Police!
Who ah de easiest man fi bribe? Police!
Them no want fi see the ghetto survive? Police!
As me see them, took me haffi make a dive

Me look and see laws an order have collapse
Then you haffi careful how dem caught you ina dem traps
Dem nah lock you up them a lick out your head back
See it there ina di city blood ah...

The arms house!
Lootin' and shootin' must stop
And that's why Anthony B a bun the fire hot
Me call the youths dem from Jungle and Rima back
The youths dem from Waterhouse Tivali, Meh wah you see
Aaaahh, Aaaahh, Mama, Mama cry, Aaaahh, Oh why, Oh why, Oh why!

Why dem want the dancehall fi stop? Police!
Who no want fi see herbs a shop? Police!
Who kill the youths pon the block? Police!
Them no want fi hear truth, must less facts

Who wah fi see hearse a drive? Police!
Ah de easiest man fi bribe? Police!
Who no want fi see ghetto survive? Police!
As me see them, go over wall and hide, dah one ah name,

Ask dem ah who have the long gun?
Who kill the most youths inna jamdown?




A Who haffi innocent them lockdown?
Ask the herb farmers who burn the herbs down

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "Police" by Anthony B address the concerns and anger of the Jamaican people towards the police. It begins with the artist asking who wants to stop the dancehall, who doesn't want to see herbs being sold, and who killed the youths on the block. He points out that the police don't want to hear the truth, let alone write it as facts. He asserts that the police are the easiest to bribe and want to see the ghetto youth die. The chorus of the song repeats these accusations against the police.


The second verse continues with the same theme, asking who has the legal long gun, who is murdering the youths in Jamaica, and who is locking up innocent youths. The lyrics suggest that the police are responsible for these crimes, and even innocent blood is flowing because of them. The bridge of the song mentions how the police have checkpoints on the highway and the freeway, and they search cars at stop lights, always with their helicopters flying above. The song ends with Anthony B saying he has to make a dive as he sees them around.


Line by Line Meaning

Most wanted...
The main topic of this song is about police and their actions that harm the ghetto youth.


Do your Works, Do your Duty
The police should perform their tasks correctly and ethically, following the law.


Yaga yaga, yaga yaga yaga Yaga yaga yaga yaga, yey Yaga yaga, yaga yaga yaga
These are repeated sounds that have no specific meaning but are part of the song's rhythm and style.


Pass meh, me sword & mi dagger
The singer is ready and willing to fight against the police and injustice.


Who want the dancehall fi stop? Police!
The police are trying to suppress the dancehall culture and music scene, which is an essential part of the ghetto youth's identity and way of life.


Who no want fi see herbs a shop? Police!
The police are against the use of herbs and are trying to prevent the ghetto youth from having access to them.


Who kill the youths pon the block? Police!
The police are responsible for the deaths of many innocent ghetto youth in their attempts to enforce the law.


Them no want fi hear truth, must less facts
The police don't want to acknowledge or listen to the truth or facts about their actions and mistakes.


Who wah fi see hearse a drive? Police!
The police are responsible for the deaths of many ghetto youth and want to see more funerals.


Ah de easiest man fi bribe? Police!
Police officers are willing to accept bribes to benefit themselves or others, making them untrustworthy.


Them no want fi see the ghetto survive? Police!
The police are trying to prevent the ghetto youth from surviving and thriving, which is essential for the community's preservation.


As we see them, ghetto youth haffi die, Aye Yow
The ghetto youth's death has become an expected outcome of police actions and their unjust treatment.


A who have the legal long gun?
The police are the only ones legally allowed to have guns, yet they use them to kill innocent ghetto youth.


Who a murder the youths dem a jamdown?
The police are responsible for killing innocent youth in Jamaica.


Ah who have innocent youths lockdown?
The police are keeping innocent youth imprisoned without just cause or evidence.


Ask the herb farmers who burn the herbs down
The police blame herb farmers for the destruction of herbs, even if the police themselves destroy them.


From me a likkle youth me know Every man haffi go reap what them sow Whole heap ah innocent brains them blow Whole heap ah blood them flow
The singer has known since he was young that everyone must suffer the consequences of their actions. Many innocent people, especially youth, have been killed or injured due to police actions, causing significant harm.


See them everyday pon the highway Roadblock dem have pon the freeway See dem every night Nah do no right Now run fi search you at the stop light Ina the helicopter with dem spotlight (That's why them lock off the light, waan be in darkness) Yow Big foul play That the world a say Fi the murdering of breathen weh dem
The police's presence is widespread and often unjustified. They block the highways and stop innocent people, searching for no valid reason. They also use helicopters to find and capture people. Despite the world's concern about the police force's actions, they continue their immoral behavior, leading to the murder of many innocent people.


Me look and see laws an order have collapse Then you haffi careful how dem caught you ina dem traps Dem nah lock you up them a lick out your head back See it there ina di city blood ah...
The police's behavior has led to a lack of law and order, which makes it risky for people to interact with the police. They are more likely to harm you than arrest you, leading to widespread violence and pain.


The arms house! Lootin' and shootin' must stop And that's why Anthony B a bun the fire hot Me call the youths dem from Jungle and Rima back The youths dem from Waterhouse Tivali, Meh wah you see Aaaahh, Aaaahh, Mama, Mama cry, Aaaahh, Oh why, Oh why, Oh why!
The army and the police are both engaging in illegal activity, lootin and shootin innocent people. Anthony B speaks out against them and asks the ghetto youth to help defend their community against the police from locations like Jungle, Rima, and Waterhouse Tivali.


Me call the youths dem from Jungle and Rima back The youths dem from Waterhouse Tivali, Meh wah you see Aaaahh, Aaaahh, Mama, Mama cry, Aaaahh, Oh why, Oh why, Oh why!
The singer calls on the ghetto youth to return to Jungle, Rima, and Waterhouse Tivali to defend their community against the police. He also acknowledges the heartbreaking cries and sorrow of mothers whose children have died at the hands of police brutality.


As me see them, go over wall and hide, dah one ah name, Ask dem ah who have the long gun? Who kill the most youths inna jamdown? A Who haffi innocent them lockdown? Ask the herb farmers who burn the herbs down
The police officers are scared of the people they are supposed to protect, and they hide instead of facing their responsibilities. The singer asks who has the power to make such destructive decisions, killing innocent youths, locking them away or destroying their livelihoods.




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Mayah

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kickuprumpus

BIG UP to John John the man that produce this tune and soooo many more top notch Jamaican productions. John John top a top producer 4 ever!

X-Treme

I´m here from Watch Dogs 2 :)

EGC_9999

Yeah, me too

Marcus Honestway

Same

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Daniel Rex

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WoodyOnIce

was @ his concert yesterday amazing show the whole crowd shouted POLICE as loud as they could

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