Ten Against One

Big Youth

Sheltering under Christianity
And using all means of insanity
To achieve vanity
Robbing and stealing in the name of the Lord
And playing the game in the same name

Singing natty ten against one
Sing natty tell you ten against one
'Cause I tell you it will be ten against one

One man I don't like is a hypocrite
The other one I don't like is a hooligan
Heathen gone back biting
Throwing at him bombing and fighting -
It wasn't Rasta
The bombing and fighting - it wasn't Rasta
War inna jungle - it wasn't Rasta
The bombing in Rema - it wasn't Rasta
Cussing in Garden - it wasn't Rasta
The fire in a Jonestown - it wasn't Rasta
Ask 'im Babylon - then I tell 'em,
Why you trimming out the dreadlock?
So mi tell yuh what to
Ask 'im Bablylon
Is why yuh trimming out the dreadlock?
Long-time rob him of his language
No one going rob him of his culture
True me say the table going turn
And watch it and the fire going burn

This time it will be ten against one
'Cause I tell ya it will be ten against one

Going on the other side
And then a how you come over, hill so high
And then you can't go over
Still so round, and then you can't go around

Sing natty sing them songs of victory
Watch it natty sing them songs of love
Tell me natty sing them songs of glory, woooaah

Then and a sing it and a shout natty set them free Far I
Sing natty natty set them free Far I
Natty want to set them free Far I
Then 'im walk and 'im talk and never want natty go there
Go there go there sing natty go there go there
(Got to) keep on keeping on
Sing natty natty keep on getting it on
Say keep on shouting it on
Tell you natty hang on (repeat) in there
I say it natty dread nah let go
Show you say him hang on (repeat) in
And ah sing them songs of freedom
Natty natty sing them songs of love
Show it natty hang on (repeat) in there