Two Sevens Clash
Anthony B Lyrics


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Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash
Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash

My good old prophet Marcus Garvey prophesize, say
"St. Jago de la Vega and Kingston is gonna read"
And I can see with mine own eyes
It's only a housing scheme that divide

Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash (it dread)
Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash

Look up a cotton tree out by Ferry police station
How beautiful it used to be
And it has been destroyed by lightning
Earthquake and thunder, I say

Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash (it dread)
Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash

I take a ride sometimes
On Penn Overland and Bronx
And sometimes I ride on bus X-82, say what?

Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash
Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash

Marcus Garvey was inside of Spanish Town district Prison
And when they were about to take him out
He prophesied and said
"As I have passed through this gate"

"No other prisoner shall enter and get through"
And so it is until now
The gate has been locked, so what?

Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash (it dread)
Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash (it bitter, bitter, bitter)

Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash (a man a go feel it)
Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash (you better do right)





Wat a liiv an bambaie
When the two sevens clash

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Anthony B feat. Culture's song Two Seven Clash paint a picture of a time of tumultuous change and upheaval. The "two sevens" referred to in the song represent a period in Jamaican history when, according to the teachings of Marcus Garvey, a great conflict was prophesized to take place. The opening lines of the song, "Wat a liiv an bambaie / When the two sevens clash," signify the dread and tension felt by people during this time.


The lyrics also reference the destruction of natural beauty, such as the cotton tree near Ferry police station, which was destroyed by lightning, earthquake, and thunder. This destruction is symbolic of the upheaval and change that was taking place in Jamaican society during the two sevens clash.


The mention of Marcus Garvey, who was a Jamaican political leader, further underscores the socio-political concerns of the time. Garvey's prophecy about "St. Jago de la Vega and Kingston" refers to the two major cities in Jamaica that were expected to play a critical role in the upcoming conflict.


Overall, the lyrics to Two Seven Clash speak to a profound sense of change, fear, and uncertainty, as people grappled with the predictions of Marcus Garvey and the tumultuous events that were to come.


Line by Line Meaning

Wat a liiv an bambaie
An expression of awe and fear when certain events occur


When the two sevens clash
Refers to a specific time period in Jamaican history when Marcus Garvey's prophesied events were predicted to occur


My good old prophet Marcus Garvey prophesize, say
Marcus Garvey, a historical figure in Jamaica, had predicted specific events that have come true


"St. Jago de la Vega and Kingston is gonna read"
Two specific places in Jamaica (St. Jago de la Vega and Kingston) will be featured in news headlines


And I can see with mine own eyes
The artist has witnessed the events Garvey predicted


It's only a housing scheme that divide
The division between places is only determined by the type of housing available in each area


Look up a cotton tree out by Ferry police station
A specific location in Jamaica is being described


How beautiful it used to be
The artist is reminiscing about how the area used to be before it was ruined


And it has been destroyed by lightning, earthquake and thunder, I say
Natural disasters have destroyed the beauty of this area


I take a ride sometimes
The artist goes for a ride occasionally


On Penn Overland and Bronx
Two transportation routes in New York City are mentioned


And sometimes I ride on bus X-82, say what?
The artist mentions another transportation route in New York City


Marcus Garvey was inside of Spanish Town district Prison
The singer shares the story of Garvey being imprisoned


And when they were about to take him out
Refers to the time when Garvey was released from prison


He prophesied and said
Garvey made another prediction


"As I have passed through this gate"
Garvey was able to leave the prison, but no other prisoner will be able to leave from that point on


"No other prisoner shall enter and get through"
The gate is locked and will remain locked forever


And so it is until now
The prophecy has held true up to the present time


Wat a liiv an bambaie
An expression of awe and fear when certain events occur


When the two sevens clash (it dread)
A reference to the ominous quality of the predicted events


When the two sevens clash (it bitter, bitter, bitter)
A reference to the harsh realities of the predicted events


When the two sevens clash (a man a go feel it)
The events will have a profound impact on individuals


When the two sevens clash (you better do right)
The predicted events should encourage people to make better choices


Wat a liiv an bambaie
An expression of awe and fear when certain events occur


When the two sevens clash
Refers to a specific time period in Jamaican history when Marcus Garvey's prophesied events were predicted to occur




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Comments from YouTube:

kris krowbar

culture true icon....one of my best singles... . massive love from kenya.. 2023 boom!!!!

joyce mwaghadi

Massive combination.BIG UP !!!!

INDEGO WORLD

yes the word has been spoke, message reach the power is changed.. give thanks this power forces... 707 the queen gone...wake up my people lets come out and celebrate we are ready to do our good works.... blessing to all who reading this....

TheRastachick1

Joseph Hill had such a good voice. He is missed.

Zoonjse

I listen to this all the time at 2004. Love you guys, you give me so much happiness. Love you. Actual ReGgAE.

Aleruchi Aleme

Great music,love the colabo between father & son joseph hill and Anthony B.

Ronald OwusuBoateng

I love this song soo much...I think Joseph Hill is a prophet in music in general.

Roses 4me

Marcus Garvey's prophesies all came true. Judgement day is just around the corner. True words. RIP Joseph Hill.

Peter Moore

unreal mix👍

Adrian Marcano

2018 & still listening 🔥🔥

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