Don't worry your mind, hey my nation.
Don't worry your mind, hey my people.
Don't worry your mind, hey hey.
Don't worry your mind.
During the year 1985
there is a whole lot a things Pato Banton realized
like when you pocket dry people pass you by
but as you pocket full you have friends like flies
getting too far that's when they start to criticize
and spread a lot of rumors diluted with lies
but girls will be girls, boys will be boys
me no mix with them ca' me and them a no size
some times me play fool, me just a catch wize
ca' me now say the fittest of the fits will survive
physically fit so you can socialize
mentally fit so you can realize
and know what is wrong from what is right
and from the spiritually fit you get eternal life.
Now me naar go tell a man bout' him past history
you should a learn that when you was a pickney
you fi learn all your roots if you don't know them already
ca' me naar go give a man knowledge too easy
I wouldn't tell you follow Muslim or Christianity
wouldn't tell you to not to pon praise Selassie
all me would a tell a man is fi think wisely
and to read them all the scriptures frequently
with an open heart you would see clearly
our day to day life is just prophecy
chariot without horse Zion bird in a the sky
famine in Africa was long time prophesied
children having children that a happen daily
take a look in your good book and you will see
nuff man know the true but prefers fantasy
them stop praise Jah and turn freaky deaky
start spending all the money pon LSD,
cocaine, heroin, opium and speed
some of them realize before it get to deep
while some gone a graveyard fi get some sleep
sometime me fi fi laugh it just don't funny
ca' in a Babylon everything is money
everyday a man a kill a man fi couple of pennies
when them see a what them do them bawl fi the mommy
you could bawl a little more the damage done already
when it comes to murder the judge no have no mercy
and it makes it even worst if you is a darky
ten times worst if you have a na thing
justice is a joke in this country
so the best thing to do is behave properly.
Well if life was a tape recorder I would press rewind
and replace my crooked days with a righteous life!
To all the youths in the ghetto I leave this saying
if you can't do the time don't do the crime!