Sense Of Purpose
Third World Lyrics


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People call you so much, dirty names
They using you to play their kinky games
And when they're done, they turn their backs on you
Sayin' you're washed up, sad and blue

But now you finally reached the top
That's when you think the dogging stops
They can't find one thing to say
They got to eat their words, day by day

You know why 'cause I love you
Oh, we yes and I just can't stop
And I need you
All the way to the top

Love you with a sense of purpose
Such a sense of purpose
Love you with a sense of purpose
Such a sense of purpose

You hanging out with bad company
So much envy and jealousy
On the streets they sayin' this and that
Every day they just chit and chat

And even when they see us too
They wonder why I got you, I know why

'Cause I love you
Oh, we yest and I just can't stop
And I need you, all the way
To the top

Love you with a sense of purpose
Such a sense of purpose




Love you with a sense of purpose
Such a sense of purpose

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Third World's "Sense Of Purpose" speak about a person who has faced criticism and negative comments from others. The first verse talks about how people have used this person for their own pleasure and then discarded them, leaving them feeling sad and alone. However, the second verse is a positive one, showing that the person has now found success, and their detractors are eating their words.


The chorus, "Love you with a sense of purpose, such a sense of purpose," is a declaration of love and support. It suggests that the person singing the song has faith in the person who has been the target of criticism and sees the good in them, despite what others may say. The lyrics about bad company and envy further support this idea of standing by someone and offering them unconditional love and support.


Overall, the song is a message of hope, encouragement and love to all those who have faced criticism and negativity in their lives.


Line by Line Meaning

People call you so much, dirty names
You are constantly belittled and insulted by others.


They using you to play their kinky games
Others use you for their own personal amusement, without any consideration for your feelings or well-being.


And when they're done, they turn their backs on you
Those who use you do not offer any support or show any loyalty when you are no longer of use to them.


Sayin' you're washed up, sad and blue
You are left feeling defeated and hopeless, as those who used you have moved on without any regard for your personal welfare.


But now you finally reached the top
Despite the hardships you have faced, you have overcome them and achieved success.


That's when you think the dogging stops
You hope that with success, others will stop criticizing and belittling you.


They can't find one thing to say
Others are at a loss for words and do not have anything negative to say about your current status.


They got to eat their words, day by day
Those who previously belittled and criticized you must now acknowledge their own ignorance and arrogance, as you have proved them wrong.


You know why 'cause I love you
Your success is due in part to the support and love of someone who believes in you.


Oh, we yes and I just can't stop
This support and love is strong and unwavering, as it has persisted through difficult times and continues to fuel your success.


And I need you
The support and love of this person is critical to your continued success.


All the way to the top
This person will continue to support you, no matter how successful you become.


Love you with a sense of purpose
This support and love is grounded in a clear and genuine sense of purpose, known and understood by both parties.


Such a sense of purpose
This sense of purpose is strong, meaningful, and felt by both parties.


You hanging out with bad company
You are surrounded by people who do not have your best interests in mind and may gossip about you behind your back.


So much envy and jealousy
These people are envious of your success and jealous of what you have achieved.


On the streets they sayin' this and that
The rumors and gossip about you permeate even outside of your immediate circles.


Every day they just chit and chat
The gossip never stops, and even when you are not present, people continue to talk about you behind your back.


And even when they see us too
Even when these negative people are in the presence of you and your biggest supporter, they still cannot understand the strength and purpose of your relationship.


They wonder why I got you, I know why
Your biggest supporter understands and sees the value in your relationship, even when others cannot.


Love you with a sense of purpose
This support and love is grounded in a clear and genuine sense of purpose, known and understood by both parties.


Such a sense of purpose
This sense of purpose is strong, meaningful, and felt by both parties.




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MARK ANTHONY MYRIE, MICHAEL COOPER, RICHARD DALEY, STEPHEN COORE, WILLIE STEWART

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Comments from YouTube:

D. Miller

This song will never get old. It's like fine Wine!!!!!

Zora Brown

Whatch the Channel with a sense of Purpose. Adventures with Purposes! Truly breathtaking men in our time.

Ricky

You are right I like this song so much tho

Ralph Jackson

Very mid-80s production with the synths,not what many would expect from a band known for reggae,though Third World always experimented judging by what I heard (Now That We Found Love,Cool Meditation,Try Jah Love,etc.)

Martin Henderson

Best reggae band all time

Sonya Naumchik

debbie mill THIS IS THE BEST SONGS EVER IN THE WORLD

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Angela Malcolm

This song is a โ€˜timeless piece โ€˜ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

Jayde Kukahiko kealohanui

I remember my dad always blasting this song singing and i never liked it until now that I'm old enough to understand and it actually sounds nice too ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ

FAIR Bonquille

So true x

Jermaine Walker

He must have been a bit of a gangster ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž

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