Signs
Inner Circle Lyrics


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I can't take it no more
I can't stand it
I can't stand to bear
The things that I see

At every corner
And every border
There is someone
Standing with a sign
Oppression, depression
Frustration the wait
Is too long on the line

The saga continues
Nothings changed
Instead of getting better
It's getting worse
Damnation, segregation




Starvation, oh Jah Jah
How much more do we have to bear?

Overall Meaning

The song "Signs I Can't Take It" by Inner Circle speaks about the struggles that people face every day. The first few lines of the song depict an individual who is exhausted and cannot bear to see the things happening around them. The song paints a picture of a world that is brimming with oppression, frustration, and depression. The artist goes ahead to describe how these problems are not only limited to a particular location, but they are present in every corner and every border, accentuating the fact that no one is safe from the tumultuous world.


The chorus of the song has a catchy melody that adds to the emotions that the artist is trying to express. The words "I can't take it no more, I can't stand it, I can't stand the bear the things that I see" paints a clear picture of a person who is at their wits' end and does not know what to do next. The lyrics continue to describe how the problems in society are not only persisting but are getting worse, and the people living in it are becoming more segregated, starved, and hopeless.


The ending of the song makes a desperate plea to a higher force, hoping that something will change before the world becomes too unbearable. The tensions in the song are well scripted, and it makes the listener connect with the lyrics, which is a sign of thoughtful songwriting.


Line by Line Meaning

I can't take it no more
I have reached my limit and can no longer tolerate this situation


I can't stand it
I cannot endure this anymore


I can't stand to bear
It is unbearable for me to witness and experience what is happening


The things that I see
The situations and circumstances that I witness


At every corner
Everywhere I look


And every border
Every place I go


There is someone
There are individuals


Standing with a sign
Displaying a message on their sign


Oppression, depression
Systematic repression and mental health difficulties


Frustration the wait
The waiting time is causing frustration


Is too long on the line
The wait in line is too long


The saga continues
This story of injustice keeps going on


Nothings changed
Nothing has improved


Instead of getting better
Rather than improving


It's getting worse
It is deteriorating


Damnation, segregation
Cursing and separation based on differences


Starvation, oh Jah Jah
Experiencing starvation and calling on God


How much more do we have to bear?
How much more can we take of this situation?




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CALTON S. COFFIE

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Comments from YouTube:

@ezequielalfonso5397

Una de las mejores bandas! De reggae!

@rhtorres

The worts part is that this song is very actual in these days 😭

@toasterstrooder8628

This song's instrumental has to be the coolest instrumental that I've heard in Reggae.

This is Reggae, right? Is it, or am I just being an idiot?

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