Biko's Kindred Lament
Steel Pulse Lyrics


The night Steve Biko died I cried and I cried
The night Steve Biko died I cried and I cried
Biko, O, Steve Biko died still in chains
Biko, O, Steve Biko died still in chains.
Biko died in chains, moaned for you
Biko died in chains, moaned for you, yeh.

Blame South African security,
A no suicide he was'nt insane.
It was not for him to live in Rome, No
Still they would'nt leave him alone.
Yeh yeh yeh,
They provoke him, they arrest him
They took him life away,
But can't take him soul,
Then they drug and ill-treat him,
Till they kill him,
And they claim suicide.

I'll never forgive I'll always remember,
Not, not only not only I no,
But papa brothers sisters too, Yeh, yeh
Him spirit they can't control
Him spirit they can't man-trol
Cannot be bought nor sold
Freedom increase one-hundred fold.

The system something's got to be done,
Straight away,
The system of weakheart emontion
They've got to pay
The system of backra corruption
They've got to pay
The system is destroying my nation
The system.....kill him

O, O Jah Jah, O Jah Jah,
Take them where life sweeter,
Send a Moses to set them Free.
Pharaoh's army won't let them be,
From the beginning he knew he'd meet his end
Yes my friend
They'll keep on ruling, all hours Jah
Jah send
I'll tell you again
Dem take him life - Dem take him soul,
Him spirit they can't control
Cannot be bought nor sold
Freedom increases one hundred fold
Freedom increases one hundred
Freedom

The system, the system, the system,
The sy, a, a,
Somethings got to done,
The system where black man get no, get no,
Get no recoginition.
The system of colour partition
The system shoul be yanked from creation
The system kill him.

O, O Jah Jah, O Jah Jah,
Take him where life sweeter
Send a Moses. Send a Moses.
Pharohs army won't let them be,
Biko died in chains Yeh
Moans for you
Biko died in chains all are moaning
Moans for you Yeh eh eh eh.....
Biko, O, O, O
Steve Biko died still in chains
Biko, O, O, O
Steve Biko died still in chains
Still, still in chains
Still, still in chains
Cha-ains..........

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: DAVID ROBERT HINDS

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Comments from YouTube:

Eric Schaevitz

Greatest reggae group of all time! LOVEEEEEEEE Steel Pulse and try to make every show they play within a 100 mile radius of Philadelphia. They were the first reggae show I ever attended and man.........they put on a hell of a show.

TheDreamKing

This song is amazing

pepino09

RIP Steven Biko..... never forgotten

Edmilson Pereira da Silva Filho

a melhor banda de reggae

Sonysam

"Steve Biko died still in chain... Amazing song!

Lawrence Njawe

Magic song!! Remember in the days when Steel PULSE records were not easily available where I lived, I relied on a weekly reggae radio program to have them on my cassette tape, praying every week that at least one of their songs should feature in the program. Things have changed now. Fond & crazy memories!!

Marley - ite

@Lawrence Njawe : I agree with you buddy. Long live the Pulse.

Lawrence Njawe

@Marley - ite Hi buddy. I've ran into so many of your comments browsing into YouTube. Yes I acknowledge your views corroborated by other sources. Aswad's crossover hits contribute in large measure to their success, but to some of us politically minded Rasta aficionados Steel Pulse is the real deal with all respect. Bless....!!!!

Marley - ite

@Lawrence Njawe : I am based in the U.K. and Steel Pulse are rarely heard on the radio here. So grateful for you tube where most of their classics are easily available.

Lawrence Njawe

@Marley - ite Marley-ite, In Cameroon, a nation wedged between Nigeria and the Central African region.

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