Gunpowder
Wyclef Jean Lyrics


I asked my mother, why do you cry?
She said your brother he just died
Well I told him not to go outside
He said he had to fight for his country's right
But don't you know that mo-mother

Don't you know that we can't stop the violence, no
Because the war is not over
Until you can feel love, peace, and hear silence
But I smell gunpowder (pow)

My brother's been dead ever since
I didn't beleive it, but when I saw him I was convinced
Two shots to the head he was already dead Lord
I headed for revenge in the city of Port Au Prince
Screaming bro-brother

Don't you know that we can't stop the violence, no
Because the war is not over
Until you can feel love, peace, and hear silence
But I smell gunpowder (pow)

Zion's gunpowder (pow) L.A.'s gunpowder (pow)
I wanna know why Christians pray for a new day
(We don't need no, we don't need no, we don't need no)
But its still the same way
I wanna know why ghetto people pray for a new day Hey, hey, heeey
And its still the same way
But the preacher man told me
Good things come to those who wait (Do good things come to those who wait?)
I wanna know tell me
Good things come to those who wait (Do good things come to those who wait?)
We wanna know, we wanna know, we wanna know
Pe-people

Don't you know that we can't stop the violence, no
Because the war is not over
Until you can feel love, peace, and hear silence
But I smell gunpowder (pow)

Brooklyn's gunpowder (gunpowder) Shaolin's gunpowder (gunpowder)
Uptown's gunpowder (gunpowder) Jersey's gunpowder (gunpowder)
Even New Zealand's gunpowder (gunpowder) Australia's gunpowder (gunpowder)
Brixton's gunpowder (gunpowder) Even in New Haven's gunpowder

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Written by: WYCLEF JEAN

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Comments from YouTube:

Poundz978

Still one of the best songs ever made by Wyclef!! Emotional and powerful!

Tee Maro

And still relevant in 2020.

Jackson Saint-Vil

My HAITI big brother.

Poundz978

Hey I already commented..... but I’m back again!!

Colin Reese

When this album came out in 1997, Vibe or RollingStone wrote that this was a song that Bob Marley would be proud to call him own.

DaSkarekrow

I was a teen when this song came out...... and I never experience or knew someone that died by the gun.... but this song reached my soul like no other words has when it came to losing someone cuz gunpowder.... Sad song, my heart goes out to anyone that loss someone to violence, gunpowder, wars, ect .... "I wanna know why Christians pray, but it's still the same way...." broke my spirit.... great song Wyclef! Beautiful!

Gracia E J Honorat

I would love to have this Wyclef Jean back for real

Jacquelin Legagneur

who listen to this in 2019

Treevors 3.0

2020 and first time was 2000

changersbanger

Play this at my funeral

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