Mr. Preacher man

What you got to say to di nation,

Mr. Preacher man

What you goin to say when the youts dem turn away

 

I’ve been a believer for all of my life

But there’ve been constant conflicts my mind

The people are hurting and crying and searching waiting for a reason to go on

And all you can say is go pray and be patient it won’t be this way for too long

Sitting and waiting to me that seems crazy,

Making them lazy in your congregation

Pleading to a Savior an emancipator

whose very behavior proves you wrong

So tell me

 

Mr. Preacher man

What you got to say to di nation,

Mr. Preacher man

What you goin to say when the youts dem turn away

 

Since the very beginning you’ve told them the end was near

Fearing damnation they buy their salvation, not living while they’re still here

But you will have to ansa too, for all di tings unnu neva do,

Cause what you teach in Sunday school, you don’t demonstrate

A use emotions tie dem down instead a sen dem fi go roun’

and live di words wha dem a soun’, mek dem participate

 

Mr. Preacher man

What you got to say to di nation,

Mr. Preacher man

What you goin to say when the youts dem turn away

 

Di people caught up in religion, traditions of a people

Who did hold us in subjection, rejection of the power that was in our possession

Before all a dis regression back when we an di creator had an intimate relationship

before dem even lan’ ova pon di motherlan’

before dem even get fi ask di question

if we needed dem religion,  dem givin’ it to we

a look excuse fi carry dem infection cross di sea

den dem tek di ancient people put dem into slavery

rape and murder in di holy name of Christianity

yes religion is the tool, was the tool of the oppressor

cause they never plan to set the people free.

So tell mi

 

Mr. Preacher man

What is your reaction to the problems dat we facing

Is not no blame we placing, we jus pleadin we case in

Di best way dat we can

please help the I dem overstand

please help the I dem overstand

 

Mr. Preacher man

What you got to say to di nation,

Oh Mr. Preacher man

when the youts dem turn away

Tell me Mr. Preacher Man

What you got to say?