survival lyrics – bob marley

[bob marley]

(ow, ow-ow-ow-ow!
ow, ow-ow-ow-ow!)
yeah, yeah, yeah!
how can you be sitting there
telling me that you care –
that you care?
when every time i look around,
the people suffer in the suffering
in everyway, in everywhere.

say: na-na-na-na-na (na-na, na-na!):
we’re the survivors, yes: the black survivors!
i tell you what: some people got everything;
some people got nothing;
some people got hopes and dreams;
some people got ways and means.

na-na-na-na-na (na-na, na-na!):
we’re the survivors, yes: the black survivors!
yes, we’re the survivors, like daniel out of the lions’ den
(black survivors) survivors, survivors!
so i idren, i sistren,
a-which way will we choose?
we better hurry; oh, hurry; oh, hurry; wo, now!
’cause we got no time to lose.
some people got facts and claims;
some people got pride and shame;
some people got the plots and schemes;
some people got no aim it seems!

na-na-na-na-na, na-na, na!
we’re the survivors, yes: the black survivors!
tell you what: we’re the survivors, yeah! – the black survivors, yeah!
we’re the survivors, like shadrach, meshach and abednego
(black survivors),
thrown in the fire, but-a never get burn.
so i idren, i-sistren,
the preaching and talkin’ is done;
we’ve gotta live up, wo now, wo now! –
’cause the father’s time has come.
some people put the best outside;
some people keep the best inside;
some people can’t stand up strong;
some people won’t wait for long.

(na-na-na-na-na!) na-na-na, na-na-na na!
we’re the survivors
in this age of technological inhumanity (black survival),
scientific atrocity (survivors),
atomic misphilosophy (black survival),
nuclear misenergy (survivors):
it’s a world that forces lifelong insecurity (black survival).

together now:
(na-na-na-na-na!) na na-na na na! (na na-na na na!)
we’re the survivors, yeah!
we’re the survivors!
yes, the black survivors!
we’re the survivors:
a good man is never honoured (survivors)
in his own yountry (black survival).
nothing change, nothing strange (survivors).
nothing change, nothing strange (black survivors).
we got to survive, y’all! (survivors) – /fadeout/

[*sleeve notes:
but to live as one equal in the eyes
of the almighty.]

/ bob marley lyrics