Sin City
Gentleman Lyrics


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i see dem runnin and dem frighten
burden nuh go lighten
dem back up ina one thunderball
sin city ago brighten
when jah jah flash him lightning
through the fence and over wall

mouth it never shut it just a run up
with no inspiration dem never come up
little lava run and the whole place a bun up
mancurse or mankind
love or crime on your mind
behavior what me see a hurt me stomach
everyday another youth desperate and run ammock
but there's no clock that will tick to jah timing
there is no adress but remember you can find him

some things will never change
can't even rearrange
wicked man have to go get dem judgement
like sugar cubes ina the rain
it sweetnes not your pain
but it is like salt to your torment
bones flesh up to the skin
perspire from your sin
blood a run down from your garment
dollar bills without no sense
and your only reference
destruction to your soul employment

the purpose of your life it slip away sah
not even realize
light years away from the purpose you was made for
mancurse or mankind
love or crime on your mind
babylon the great remember seh we know your fate sah
you can make a change so why you wait for




but there's no clock that will tick fo jah timing
there is no adress but you remember you can find him

Overall Meaning

In "Sin City," Gentleman paints a vivid picture of a world that is plagued by violence, corruption, and despair. People are constantly running and frightened, burdened with problems that seem insurmountable. However, amidst all the chaos, there is hope. Gentleman alludes to Jah (God), who is capable of changing the world with a simple flash of lightning. He encourages his listeners to look beyond the darkness and seek solace in their faith.


Gentleman speaks about how people's behavior often causes him to feel sick to his stomach. He observes that every day, young people become increasingly desperate and reckless. However, he reminds listeners that despite all the negative forces in the world, there is still a chance to turn things around. He notes that wicked men will eventually face judgment, and encourages listeners to resist the temptations of money and power. Ultimately, "Sin City" is a call to action, a reminder that we each have the power to make a change in the world.


Line by Line Meaning

i see dem runnin and dem frighten
I observe people running and scared


burden nuh go lighten
Their problems won't go away anytime soon


dem back up ina one thunderball
They're caught up in a difficult situation


sin city ago brighten
The city of sin will only get worse


when jah jah flash him lightning
God's punishment will come down on them


through the fence and over wall
They won't be able to escape from God's judgement


mouth it never shut it just a run up
People keep talking without reason


with no inspiration dem never come up
They don't have any original ideas


little lava run and the whole place a bun up
Small problems can lead to great destruction


mancurse or mankind
Men are prone to making mistakes


love or crime on your mind
People either think about love or crime


behavior what me see a hurt me stomach
Their actions are causing distress to others


everyday another youth desperate and run ammock
Young people are constantly in a state of desperation


but there's no clock that will tick to jah timing
God's timing is beyond human control


there is no adress but remember you can find him
Although there's no physical location, God can be found through faith


some things will never change
Certain things will always remain the same


can't even rearrange
It's impossible to change some things


wicked man have to go get dem judgement
Evil people will face punishment


like sugar cubes ina the rain
Their punishment won't bring them any sweetness


it sweetnes not your pain
Their punishment won't satisfy their desires


but it is like salt to your torment
Their punishment will make their suffering worse


bones flesh up to the skin
They will face physical distress


perspire from your sin
Their guilt will cause them to sweat


blood a run down from your garment
Their punishment will lead to physical injury


dollar bills without no sense
Money is meaningless without purpose


and your only reference
They only care about money


destruction to your soul employment
Their pursuit of wealth is ruining their soul


the purpose of your life it slip away sah
They're losing sight of their life's purpose


not even realize
They don't even know it


light years away from the purpose you was made for
They're far from fulfilling their potential


babylon the great remember seh we know your fate sah
The city of sin is doomed to destruction


you can make a change so why you wait for
They have the power to change their ways, so why wait?


but there's no clock that will tick fo jah timing
God's timing is not predictable


there is no adress but you remember you can find him
Although there's no physical location, God can be found through faith




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Jesse Garza

i see dem runnin and dem frighten
burden nuh go lighten
dem back up ina one thunderball
sin city ago brighten
when jah jah flash him lightning
through the fence and over wall

mouth it never shut it just a run up
no it no inspiration dem never come up
little lava run and the whole place a bun up
mancurse or mankind
love or crime on your mind
behavior what me see a hurt me stomach
everyday another youth desperate and run ammock
but there's no clock that will tick to jah timing
there is no adress but remember you can find him

some things will never change
can't even rearrange
wicked man have to go get dem judgement
like sugar cubes ina the rain
it sweetnes not your pain
but it is like salt to your torment
bones flesh up to the skin
perspire from your sin
blood a run down from your garment
dollar bills without no sense
and your only reference
destruction to your soul employment

the purpose of your life it slip away sah
not even realize
light years away from the purpose you was made for
mancurse or mankind
love or crime on your mind
babylon the great remember seh we know your fate sah
you can make a change so why you wait for
but there's no clock that will tick fo jah timing
there is no adress but you remember you can find him



Gisely Costa

see dem runnin and dem frighten
burden nuh go lighten
dem back up ina one thunderball
sin city ago brighten
when jah jah flash him lightning
through the fence and over wall

mouth it never shut it just a run up
with no inspiration dem never come up
likkle lava run and the whole place a bun up
mancurse or mankind
love or crime on your mind
behavior what me see a hurt me stomach
everyday another youth desperate and run ammock
but there's no clock that will tick to jah timing
there is no adress but remember you can find him


some things will never change
can't even rearrange
wicked man have to go get dem judgement
like sugar cube ina the rain
it sweetnes not your pain
but it is like salt to your torment
bones flesh up to the skin
perspire from your sin
blood a run down from your garment
dollar bills without no sense
and your only reference
destruction to your soul employment

the purpose of your life it slip away sah
not even realize
light years away from the purpose you was made for
mancurse or mankind
love or crime on your mind
babylon the great remember seh we know your fate sah
you can make a change so why you wait for
but there's no clock that will tick fo jah timing
there is no adress but you remember you can find him



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christian espinosa

Porque la buena música jamas morira...2020 y aun nos sonamos estos Reclasicos
💚💛❤

Carlos Magno

Essse som é muito top 😎😎😎

Jamilly Serra

Aquela pedra que te toca,mas não te machuca😍❤🎶

Yan Pablo19

Kk pancada demais né jamilly!

Rilo87

Aún a día de hoy, después haber escuchado durante mucho tiempo a este hombre y saberme muchas de sus canciones, me cuesta saber el por qué es tan jodidamente bueno... simplemente LOVE man!! Eres un genio de la comunicación Blessssssss

Miguel Pinto

i'm 16 years old, and i listen Gentleman for 3 years, without doubt my favorite musician, his music helps me everyday, I can sing all the songs of "ANother intensity" and " confidence" album's Jah bless all people around the world..!! Fantasy can't replace reality Gentleman sing- Boom!!

M . ISA

Hi! How are you doin?

Antônio Ewerton

Cara, como esse som não ta no Spotify?

Ítalo

Tem sim

AlinDread

BIG TUNE! Strong lyrics and strong Riddim! Music is life and life is music seen?! ONE LOVE

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