Rumour
Anthony B Lyrics


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Intro:
Whoooooaaaaaa
Emperor Selassie
Liveth and reigneth in ah you and I
Sit up pon the throne in ah Mount Zion
My Lord

Chorus:


Rumor dem ah spread say Selassie dead
How the body fe function without head
Say Marcus Garvey and Emmanuel gone
Without the trinity say life couldn't gwan

Verse 1:
In ah Psamls 87 that's where me see clear
His foundation is in the Holy Mountains
Glorious things are spoken of thee
Mention Africa and Babylon to me
Ethiopia city of the Almighty
The most high was born there His Magesty
All my springs are in thee
Unnuh better sing this song to be free

Chorus

Verse 2:
You know I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I fear no evil that mean me no haffe fret
Selassie is my shield and my guide
And Him will always be by my side
Iniquity see me haffe run and hide
Blaspheme a talk bout Selassie died
Dem had no pride

Chorus

Verse 3:
Stop for a while and look inna youself
Lace unnuh shoes and buckle unnuh belt
Wash in His blood wunna will forever have health
Dis the trinity, like butter unnuh ah guh melt
Unnuh better uplift unnuh self and be wise
Now is the time wunna all realise

Off ah wunna face tek off the disguise
Sing along

Repeat Chorus


Repeat Verse 1

Overall Meaning

In Anthony B's song "Rumour," the lyrics describe the spreading rumors of the death of Emperor Selassie and how the trinity of Selassie, Marcus Garvey, and Emmanuel are essential for life. The intro pays homage to Emperor Selassie, who is believed to live and reign in us all, while sitting on the throne in Mount Zion. The chorus refutes rumors of Selassie's death, questions how the body can function without a head, and emphasizes the importance of the trinity for life to go on.


The first verse grounds the lyrics in Psalms 87, where the foundation of the Holy Mountains is mentioned. The lyrics speak of glorious things spoken about Africa and Babylon and specifically Ethiopia as the city of the Almighty. The most high was born in Ethiopia, and it is where His Majesty resides. The lyrics ask the listener to sing this song to be free.


The second verse describes the artist walking through the valley of the shadow of death and fearing no evil because Selassie is their shield and guide. The lyrics also refute blasphemy that Selassie is dead and tells those who spread rumors like that to have pride. The third verse calls on listeners to reflect on themselves, wash themselves in His blood for everlasting health, and uplift themselves to be wise. It encourages listeners to take off their disguise, face the truth, and sing along with the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Rumor dem ah spread say Selassie dead
People are spreading the rumor that Selassie has died


How the body fe function without head
How can the body function without a head


Say Marcus Garvey and Emmanuel gone
Marcus Garvey and Emmanuel are said to be gone


Without the trinity say life couldn't gwan
Without the trinity, life couldn't go on


In ah Psamls 87 that's where me see clear
In Psalms 87, I see clearly


His foundation is in the Holy Mountains
The foundation of Selassie's reign is in the Holy Mountains


Glorious things are spoken of thee
Wonderful things are said about thee


Mention Africa and Babylon to me
Mention Africa and Babylon to me


Ethiopia city of the Almighty
Ethiopia is the city of the Almighty


The most high was born there His Magesty
The most high was born there, His Majesty


All my springs are in thee
All my springs of life are in thee


Unnuh better sing this song to be free
You better sing this song to be free


Stop for a while and look inna youself
Stop for a while and look inside yourself


Lace unnuh shoes and buckle unnuh belt
Lace your shoes and buckle your belt


Wash in His blood wunna will forever have health
If you wash in His blood, you will forever have health


Dis the trinity, like butter unnuh ah guh melt
Disrespecting the trinity is like melting butter


Unnuh better uplift unnuh self and be wise
You better uplift yourself and be wise


Now is the time wunna all realise
Now is the time for everyone to realize


Off ah wunna face tek off the disguise
Take off the disguise from your face


You know I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I walk through the valley of the shadow of death


I fear no evil that mean me no haffe fret
I fear no evil, that means I don't have to worry


Selassie is my shield and my guide
Selassie is my shield and my guide


And Him will always be by my side
And He will always be by my side


Iniquity see me haffe run and hide
Iniquity sees me and has to run and hide


Blaspheme a talk bout Selassie died
Blasphemers talk about Selassie dying


Dem had no pride
They have no pride




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Written by: KEITH BLAIR

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