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Bob Marley - Survival

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How can you be sitting there
Telling me that you care
That you care
When every time I look around
The people suffer in suffering
In everywhere, in everywhere

We're the survivors, yes, the black survival

I tell you what
Some people got everything
Some people got nothing
Some people got hopes and dreams
Some people got no aim it seems

We're the survivors, yes, the black survival
Yes, we're the survivors like
Daniel out of the lions' den survivors
Daniel 6:16-23 - Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as
before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
So my brethren, my sisthren,
Which way will we choose?
We better hurry, oh, hurry woe now
'Cause we got no time to lose
Some people got plots and schemes
Some people got ways and means
Some people got the facts and claims
Some people got the pride and shame

We're the survivors, yes, the black survival
We're the survivors, yes, the black survival
We're the survivors like Shadrach, Meshach
And Abednego
Thrown in the fire but never get burn
Daniel 3:24-26 - Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
Daniel 3:28 - Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
So my brethren, my sisthren
The preaching and talking is done
We gotta live up woe now, woe now
'Cause the Father's time has come
Mark 1:15 - And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
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

We're the survivors,a black survival
In this age of technological inhumanity
We're the survivors, black survival
Scientific atrocity, we're the survivors
Atomic misphilosophy, we're the survivors
It's a world that forces lifelong insecurity
All together now we're the survivors
Yes, the black survival
A good man is never honoured in his own
Mark 6:4 - But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Luke 4:24 - And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
black survival
Nothing change, nothing strange
Nothing change, nothing strange
We got to survive, we got to survive
But to live as one equal in the eyes
Of the Almighty

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