(Bob Marley / Peter Tosh)
Bob Marley & the Wailers
Also recorded by :
Fringe Deities; The Moods Unlimited Orch.;
Rastafari Elders; Peter Tosh; The Upsetters.
400 years (400 years, 400 years. wo-o-o-o)
And itís the same -
The same (wo-o-o-o) philosophy
Iíve said itís four hundred years;
(400 years, 400 years. wo-o-o-o, wo-o-o-o)
Look, how long (wo-o-o-o)
And the people they (wo-o-o-o) still canít see.
Why do they fight against the poor youth of today?
And without these youths, they would be gone -
All gone astray
Come on, letís make a move:
(make a move, make a move. wo-o-o-o, wo-o-o-o)
I can (wo-o-o-o) see time (wo-o-o-o) - time has come,
And if-a fools donít see
(fools donít see, fools donít see. wo-o-o-o)
I canít save the youth:
The youth (wo-o-o-o) is gonna be strong.
So, wonít you come with me;
Iíll take you to a land of liberty
Where we can live - live a good, good life
And be free.
Look how long: 400 years, (400 years, 400 years) -
Way too long! (wo-o-o-o)
Thatís the reason my people (wo-o-o-o) - my people canít see.
Said, itís four hundred long years - (400 years, 400 years. wo-o-o-o)
Give me patience (wo-o-o-o) - same philosophy.
Itís been 400 years, (400 years, 400 years)
Wait so long! wo-o-o-o, wo-o-o-o.
How long? 400 long, long years. /fadeout/