Steel Pulse - Biko's Kindred Lament

The night Steve Biko died I cried (and I cried).
The night Steve Biko died I cried (and I cried).
Biko, oh, Steve Biko died, still in chains.
Biko, oh, Steve Biko died, still in chains.
Biko died in chains, moaned for you.
Biko died in chains, moaned for you, yeh.

Blame South African security,
A no suicide he wasn't insane.
It was not for him to live in Rome, no!
Still they wouldn't leave him alone.
Yeh yeh yeh.
They provoke him, they arrest him
They took him life away, but can't take him soul.
Then they drug and ill-treat him, till they kill him,
And they claim suicide.

I'll never forgive I'll always remember,
Not, not only not only I know,
But papa brothers, sisters too, yeh, yeh.
Him spirit they can't control.
Him spirit they can't man-trol.
Cannot be bought nor sold,
Freedom increase one-hundred fold.

The system something's got to be done, straight away,
The system of weakheart emotion, they've got to pay!
The system of backra corruption, they've got to pay!
The system is destroying my nation,
The system.. kill him.

Oh, Oh Jah Jah, O Jah Jah,
Take them where life sweeter,
Send a Moses to set them free.
Pharaoh's army won't let them be.
From the beginning he knew he'd meet his end, yes my friend,
They'll keep on ruling, all hours Jah Jah send.
I'll tell you again:
Dem take him life, dem take him soul,
Him spirit they can't control,
Cannot be bought nor sold.
Freedom increases one-hundred fold.
Freedom increases one-hundred.
Freedom.. (one-hundred fold..)

The system, the system, the system, the sy, a, a,
Something's got to done.
The system where black man get no, get no,
Get no recognition.
The system of colour partition.
The system should be yanked from creation.
The system.. kill him.

Oh Jah Jah, oh Jah Jah,
Take him where life sweeter,
Send a Moses. Send a Moses.
Pharaoh's army won't let them be.
Biko died in chains, yeh, moans for you.
Biko died in chains, all are moaning,
Moans for you, yeh eh eh eh..
Biko, ooh..
Steve Biko died still in chains.
Biko, ooh..
Steve Biko died still in chains.
Still, still in chains.
Still, still in chains.
Cha-ains..

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