Do You Get the Picture (lyrics)

(sung by Latumba; written and composed by Shelly Tobitt)

1.

When in the course of human history

The people find it necessary

To dissolve the bonds that holds them

… (???)

Shake off their chains and be free

Nobody cares

They don’t give a damn in this country

Political… ??

subjugate my people

who suffering endlessly

Cho.

Think of the children

Think of the many youths in this land

Struggling against unemployment

and fighting starvation

Young women they walking the street

Selling their very soul for a fee

Do you get the picture, Mr. Legislator

Answer me, answer me

Do you like what you see, do you like what you see

Oh yeah

2.

Some of you pretend to be concerned

??? have you learned

Corrupt and oppressive leaders

Never fail to fool us again and again

But nobody cares

They don’t give a damn in this country

….? laws legalize oppression

Strangling the youths of our land

Cho.

3.

We, the people living in this land

Better wake up and understand

That we are the cause of our own despair

It’s high time we stop and be aware

Nobody care

They don’t give a damn bout ‘Tumba

Carnival, Short Shirt and Swallow, the rest of ???

Is the Bird and Walters affair

Cho.

What of the children

What of the many youths in this land

Struggling against unemployment and raging starvation

We need another enquiry

Shot at the bruk foot industry

Do you get the picture

I talking to you, Mr. Voter

Answer me, answer me

Do you like what you see

Did you vote for it to be

Oh No

Transcribed by Joanne C. Hillhouse. Any errors are my own and unintentional. Question marks refer to lyrics that I was not able to decipher. To assist with the song lyrics data base project, contact us at wadadlipen@gmail.com 

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