Capleton – Chant Down Rome Lyrics

[Intro]
Yeah!
Selassie I liveth every time
And I say united we stand, and divided we fall
Selassie I liveth every time
Emmanuel liveth every time
Marcus Garvey, him liveth every time
Wha’ we say?

[Chorus]
Orthodox, light up the chalice, make we burn down Rome
A pure froth John Pope Paul fi form
Queen Elizabeth all a weap and moan
One thunder ball lick her
Hoii, binghi man, chant the nyabinghi, make we chant down Rome
A pure froth John Pope Paul fi form
Queen Elizabeth all a weap and moan
One thunder ball
Wha’ we say?
Israel, shake the shaker, and make we shake down Rome
A pure froth John Pope Paul fi form
Queen Elizabeth all a weap and moan
One thunder ball
Wha’ mi say?
Bobo man, beat the kette drum, and make we beat down Rome
A pure froth John Pope Paul fi form
Queen Elizabeth all a weap and moan
One thunder ball
Wha’ we say?

[Verse 1]
I say, Klu Klux Klan, dem all a come inna gown
‘Bout dem waan fi control the black man’s crown
‘Bout dem waan fi run all we owna compound
But Selassie I dem make God bless the town
Him kill the heathen dem all, and come back alone
David killed Goliath with a sling and a stone
So the righteous a go lick the heathen dem down
Prophet know the truth, now the trumpet haffi sound
Chant nyabinghi and go burn down Rome
I know Ethiopia is our home
I know and it’s also our own
I know Vatican will have to go down
I know…
So, wha’ we say?!

[Chorus]
Rastaman, light up the chalice, make we burn down Rome
A pure froth John Pope Paul fi form
Queen Elizabeth all a weap and moan
One thunder ball
Wha’ mi say?

[Verse 2]
After me light up the chalice and turn to the East
Ice up my block and dismantle the beast
Lick mi likkle chalice, the beast a get weak
Agony and pressure a deepen dem feet
The bear, the eagle, and the dragon must get defeat
Babylon a come, and dem a come whole heap
Come inna dem tanker, and come inna dem Jeep
Tell dem, dem a the less, and tell dem, dem a the least
Say Selassie I, dem all tremble like leaf

[Chorus]
Light up the chalice, make we burn down Rome
A pure froth John Pope Paul fi form
Queen Elizabeth all a weap and moan
One thunder ball
Wha’ mi say?

[Verse 3]
Rastaman, pass me the ganja, make me load up the cup
Vatican city is going to erupt
Every lick me lick the chalice, coke head keep up
Queen alone a beg, she all drop and bruk up
Dem teach we fi borrow, and teach we fi trust
Dem teach we fi fight, and teach we fi fuss
Dem collect the money, and a we alone work
Inna the rain and sun, dem no stop buss mi shirt
We chain pon we foot, and pon we hand a handcuff
Light up the chalice, Vatican haffi erupt

[Chorus]
Light up the chalice, make we burn down Rome
A pure froth John Pope Paul fi form
Queen Elizabeth all a weap and moan
One thunder ball
Wha’ mi say?

[Verse 4]
Rastaman, pass me the ganja, give me the one dem weh strong
Light up the chalice, dismantle Vatican
Long time me a listen all dem idiot plan
About ganja turn man inna mad man
Found upon the grave of the king, Solomon
Who used to use it by the great
Menelik I and Menelik II
Light up the chalice, dismantle Vatican

[Chorus]
Light up the chalice, make we burn down Rome
A pure froth John Pope Paul fi form
Queen Elizabeth all a weap and moan
One thunder ball
Wha’ mi say?

[Verse 1]
I say, Klu Klux Klan, dem all a come inna gown
‘Bout dem waan fi control the black man’s crown
‘Bout dem waan fi run all we owna compound
But Selassie I done establish the town
Kill the heathen dem all, and come back alone
David killed Goliath with a sling and a stone
So the righteous a go lick the heathen dem down
Prophet know the truth, now the trumpet haffi sound
Chant nyabinghi and go burn down Rome
I know Ethiopia is our home
I know and it’s also our own
I know Vatican will have to go down
I know…
So, wha’ mi say?!

[Outro]
Rastaman, light up the chalice, make we burn down Rome
A pure froth John Pope Paul fi form
Queen a lose her bell, all a weap and moan

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