Living Legend Jimmy Cliff. This clip features a mix of the classic 'Bongo Man' track (Jimmy Cliff, Give Thankx, LP, 1978) with another Reggae classic, 'Rivers of Babylon', originating from The Melodians in 1970 and made popular by Boney M in a Disco cover.
They gave us history, but what about the true story?
Hiding our heritage, to keep us into bondage.
They stole our culture, to say we got no future,
Destroyed our tradition, to keep us into subjection.
They took the natural living and turned it into artificial living.
They took the social living and turned it into socialism
They took the communal living and turned it into communism.
They took the capital living and turned it into capitalism.