Hosanna
Gentleman Lyrics


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Hosanna

Chant chorus:
I'm looking for a likkle self time!
Looking for a big peace of mind!
I'm looking for a likkle self time!

Chorus:
Hosanna woy!
World is in trouble
captured by the creatures of the night.
Hosanna woy!
Mercy pon the devil
flesh is eaten by the dutty parasites.

Verse 1:
In sticky situations you will find out yourself
decisions will be wrong or right.
And everyday you keep reminding yourself
got to be a shining light.
So many things that a lead man astray
far from the truths and rights.
Life is to live, so why you takin mine away?
Ideology thats out of sight.

Chorus:

Verse 2:
And we no like none a dem sample!(No, no, no!)
All over we dem still a trample!(Yea, yea, yea!)
Give us another example,
and a reason to go on!
We hear the masses dem a grumble,
long time Babylon your kingdom fi go stumble!
Fighting in JAH army never soft but always humble,
and we determined to go on!

Chorus:





Chant chorus:

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Hosanna" by Gentleman speak of a troubled world where the creatures of the night have captured it. The song begins with a chant chorus where the singer is looking for some self-time and peace of mind. The main chorus then calls upon God to have mercy on the devil as the flesh is eaten by dirty parasites. In the first verse, the singer talks about making decisions that can be both right or wrong and the need to be a shining light in sticky situations. He questions why one would take away the other's life when life is to be lived and ideologies need to be in line with the truth and right.


The second verse talks about not liking any sample of the current scenario and the desire for a different example and reason to go on. He references the grumbling masses, stating that Babylon's kingdom is doomed to stumble, and fighting for Jah without being soft but always humble. The chant chorus is repeated towards the end, concluding the song. The lyrics are a call for God's mercy and the need for positivity in a world where negativity and darkness seem to be taking over.


Line by Line Meaning

Chant chorus:
Repeated phrase calling out for some time for oneself and peace of mind


I'm looking for a likkle self time!
Expressing a need for personal space and time to reflect


Looking for a big peace of mind!
Seeking inner peace and tranquility


Chorus:
Repeating the word 'Hosanna' to call for mercy and salvation


Hosanna woy!
Asking for divine intervention to save the world


World is in trouble
Acknowledging the current state of the world


captured by the creatures of the night.
Being taken over by negative forces


Mercy pon the devil
Pleading for forgiveness towards those who have gone astray


flesh is eaten by the dutty parasites.
Being consumed by those who seek to take advantage


Verse 1:
First verse describing life's challenges


In sticky situations you will find out yourself
When faced with difficult decisions, one's true self is revealed


decisions will be wrong or right.
Every decision made in life will have consequences


And everyday you keep reminding yourself
Encouraging oneself to stay positive and strong


got to be a shining light.
The importance of staying optimistic and positive


So many things that a lead man astray
The numerous factors that can pull one away from the righteous path


far from the truths and rights.
Straying away from values and beliefs that are considered right


Life is to live, so why you takin mine away?
Questioning those who try to take away one's happiness and freedom


Ideology thats out of sight.
Ideas that are not visible or tangible


Verse 2:
Second verse addressing societal issues


And we no like none a dem sample!(No, no, no!)
Refusing to be like those who promote negativity and harm


All over we dem still a trample!(Yea, yea, yea!)
Being constantly oppressed and trampled upon


Give us another example,
Requesting positive role models and examples to follow


and a reason to go on!
The importance of having a purpose to keep moving forward


We hear the masses dem a grumble,
Acknowledging the dissatisfaction of the masses


long time Babylon your kingdom fi go stumble!
Calling for the downfall of oppressive systems


Fighting in JAH army never soft but always humble,
Standing up for what is right without being arrogant or aggressive


and we determined to go on!
Having the motivation and determination to keep fighting for justice and righteousness


Chant chorus:
Repeating the earlier chorus for emphasis




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Comments from YouTube:

@gendamndawe452

2020 still jamming ths track n it's still my favorite on ths album

@bornlionent

bless up music that makes a difference

@szarsag1

awesome song. on of the all-time bests. at least it is for me

@akhenatenamarna484

In sticky situations you will find out yourself
Decisions will be wrong or right
And everyday you keep reminding yourself
Got to be a shining light
So many things there to lead man astray
Far from the truths and rights
Life is to live, so why you takin' mine away?
Ideology that's out of sight
Hosanna woy, world is in trouble
Captured by the creatures of the night
Hosanna woy, mercy 'pon the double
Flesh is eaten by the dutty parasites
And we no like none a dem sample! (no, no, no!)
All over we dem still a trample! (yeah, yeah, yeah!)
Give us another example
And a reason to go on!
We hear the masses dem a grumble
Long time Babylon your kingdom fi go stumble!
Fighting in Jah army never soft but always humble
And we determined to go on!

@michciu85

why's track breaking at the end, error? love it anyway ;)

@marcelovegaval5351

aguante la real.music

@christianpieczyk411

Hosanna is doch ein Jubelschrei wie halljula

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