The Fire (Fyah)

(sung by Short Shirt; written and composed by Shelly Tobitt)

1.

A man who is a liar

A man who go and steal

Just because he’s hungry

And to give his children meal

We can understand his kind

We can also forgive his crime

A man who knows about it

And keep it a secret

He shows no dishonour

To safeguard his starving brother

And even though he’s damn wrong

We can all understand

And so we turn a blind eye

2.

A man who is a liar

A man who go and steal

Just because he’s in the position

To do what the hell he please

We can’t just turn our heads away

We must stand up and make him pay

And all those who surround him

Trying to protect him

They are just as guilty

And must suffer the penalty

We can’t let them walk away

And the truth be told

Let God forgive

But their heads go roll

Cho.

the fyah

the fyah coming after

don’t you see them smoking

don’t worry

let them go ahead and prosper

because their smoke

it will not last forever

man it’s blowing in the wind

and when it blows away

watch it

fyah (fyah, fyah, fyah)

oooh oh my

I could tell you how they lie

oooh oh my

they will swear and hope to die

while they dig out yuh eye

3.

A man who is a talker

Raise his voice and scream

Preaching fire and brimstone

Eternal wrath revealed

We can understand his kind

They prey upon the naive mind

Look to gain salvation

This is their solution

Go keep the commandments

Wash and clean your garments

Strip away your envy

And send them all your money

so they can live life …?

Cho.

the fyahthe fyah coming after

don’t you see them smoking

don’t worry

let them go ahead and prosper

because their smoke

it will not last forever

man it’s blowing in the wind

and when it blows away

watch it

fyah (fyah, fyah, fyah)

oooh oh my

I go tell you how they lie

oooh oh my

and ah so they love to cry

while they dig out yuh eye

4.

A man who is a talker

Who raie his voice and scream

For my friends and following

We must stop and think a while

We must not be fooled by smiles and lies

Those whose work are evil

Children of the devil

They will stop at nothing

To spread and sell their doctrine

Their lying and their cheating

Are just their colours showing

No joke

Just look out for their smoke

Cho.

I say

the fyah

the fyah coming after

don’t you see them smoking

just leave them

let them go ahead and prosper

because their evil

it will not last forever

man it’s blowing in the wind

and when it blows away

watch it

fyah (fyah, fyah, fyah)

oooh oh my

I could tell you how they lie

oooh oh my

they will swear and hope to die

while they dig out yuh eye

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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