Jamaica are you shouting that you’re free?
Or you’re crying to be freed?
I just ‘wanna know’.
Out of many we are one, yet we’re so divided,
how can we say that we’ve won?
We’re able to walk about freely,
yet still we’re struggling financially.
Gripped by the claws of unemployment,
we’re suffocating silently.
We now have the right to vote,
but who are we voting for?
The promise breakers,
the ones who proclaimed a mysterious love for the poor?
What are we voting for?
Where rice eaters can come in,
set up their shops and start sell-in,
yet our own fuss about locking down turfs – they won’t stop fighting.
We all can win this race,
working together sharing the same space.
The land of wood and ‘wata’,
where Jamaicans are not satisfied with just enough,
we’re always up for braata.
We aim to be like God, but some do it the wrong way,
We still applaud the ones who do things right more than they say.
Why can’t we do what Paul did?
Fight for the people and not ourselves – let’s start a new bid.
why can’t we do it like Marcus, Alex, Sam, George or Nanny?
Let’s fight for our children, who are taken away secretly
to be molested and beaten.
Free Jamaica our glorious island,
It’s a pity we are free to do, but we’re not free from…
-Daron Chosen Smith
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