Bob Marley & The Wailers - Survival

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(Ow, ow-ow-ow-ow!)
(Ow, ow-ow-ow-ow!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
How can you be sitting there
Telling me that you care - that you care?
When every time I look around
The people suffer in the suffering
In every way, in everywhere

Say: na-na-na-na-na (na-na, na-na!)
We're the survivors, yes, the black survivors
I tell you what: some people got everything
Some people got nothing
Some people got hopes and dreams
Some people got ways and means

Na-na-na-na-na (na-na, na-na!)
We're the survivors, yes, the black survivors
Yes, we're survivors, like Daniel out of the lions' den
Daniel 6:16-23

(Black survivors) Survivors, survivors!
So I I-dren, I sistren
A-which way will we choose?
We better hurry, oh, hurry, oh, hurry, wo, now
'Cause we got no time to lose
Some people got facts and claims
Some people got pride and shame
Some people got the plots and schemes
Some people got no aim it seems!

Na-na-na-na-na, na-na, na!
We're the survivors, yes, the black survivors
Tell you what: we're the survivors, yeah! - the black survivors, yeah!
We're the survivors, like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (black survivors)
Daniel 3:24-26; Dan. 3:28

Thrown in the fire, but-a never get burn
So I I-dren, I-sistren
The preaching and talkin' is done
We've gotta live up, wo now, wo now! -
'Cause the Father's time has come
Mark 1:15

Some people put the best outside
Some people keep the best inside
Some people can't stand up strong
Some people won't wait for long

(Na-na-na-na-na!) Na-na-na, na-na-na na!
We're the survivors
In this age of technological inhumanity (black survival)
Scientific atrocity (survivors)
Atomic misphilosophy (black survival)
Nuclear misenergy (survivors)
It's a world that forces lifelong insecurity (black survival)

Together now (Na-na-na-na-na!)
Na na-na na na! (Na na-na na na!)
We're the survivors, yeah
We're the survivors!
Yes, the black survivors
We're the survivors

A good man is never honoured (survivors)
In his own country (black survival)
Mark 6:4; Luke 4:24

Nothing change, nothing strange (survivors)
Nothing change, nothing strange (black survivors)
We got to survive, y'all (survivors)

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