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Third World Lyrics


Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, hear me when I say
In the shade

Said it was ninety-six degrees in the shade
Ten thousand soldiers on parade
Taking I and I to meet a big fat boy
Sent from overseas
The queen employ
Now excellency before you I come
With my representation
You know where I'm coming from

They caught me on the loose
Trying to be free
And they show I a noose
On the cotton tree
Entertainment for you
Martyrdom for me

Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, hear me when I say in the shade
Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, hear me when I say in the shade

Some may suffer, some may burn
But I know that one day all of my children gonna learn
Sure as the sun shine, way up in the skies
Today I stand here a victim, yes
the truth is I'll never die

Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, hear me when I say in the shade
Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, hear me when I say in the shade

Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, hear me when I say in the shade
Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, ooh yes, in the shade

Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, jah jah know, in the shade
Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, hear me when I say in the shade

Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, hear me when I say in the shade
Ninety-six degrees in the shade
Real hot, hear me when I say in the shade

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: William Alexander Clark, Michael Cooper, Stephen Haldane Coore

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Comments from YouTube:

Dermott Morris

2020 still...

dan c

hah.... my first intro to reggae

Leo Lancaster

And a good one too

MC

And what an intro it was!!!!

felipehelio19

Não me canso de ouvir, muito bom!

ꜱ Pastel_Chan Gacha ꜱ

Anyone in 2019? 😂

Soylent Ramen

"Paul Bogle is alive. Rastafari live."
-LSP

Mylla Christie

Pedrada que não enjoa nunca. ❤️💚💛🖤

LadyChic10

People need to listen to the lyrics and learn at least a little about Jamaican history, perhaps even what was going on politically in Jamaica when this song was released before they try to parse and judge lyrics. This was about a man about to be lynched ("entertainment for you, martyrdom for me).
If you're uncomfortable with the song addressing a specific group of people by using "my people", perhaps this is just not the song for you. I don't know what to tell you.
Anyone who knows an iota about what was happening politically in Jamaica in the '70s might appreciate what the lyrics are talking about. Moreso, if you have a personal connection to the people of Jamaica, like some of us do.

Pick A Dub

FOREVER & EVER

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