Forgive Them Father Lyrics - Lauryn Hill

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Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us
Although them again we will never, never, never trust

Dem noh know weh dem do, dig out yuh yei while dem sticking like glue,
Fling, skin, grin while dem plotting fah you,
True, Ah Who???

Forgive them father for they know not what they do
Forgive them father for they know not what they do

Beware the false motives of others
Be careful of those who pretend to be brothers
And you never suppose it's those who are closest to you, to you
They say all the right things to gain their position
Then use your kindness as their ammunition
To shoot you down in the name of ambition, they do

Forgive them father for they know not what they do
Forgive them father for they know not what they do

Why every Indian wanna be the chief?
Feed a man 'til he's full and he still want beef
Give me grief, try to tief off my piece
Why for you to increase, I must decrease?
If I treat you kindly does it mean that I'm weak?
You hear me speak and think I won't take it to the streets
I know enough cats that don't turn the other cheek
But I try to keep it civilized like Menelik
And other African czars observing stars with war scars
Get yours in this capitalistic system
So many caught or got bought you can't list them
How you gonna idolize the missing?
To survive is to stay alive in the face of opposition
Even when they comin' gunnin'
I stand position
L's known the mission since conception
Let's free the people from deception
If you looking for the answers
Then you gotta ask the questions
And when I let go, my voice echoes through the ghetto
Sick of men trying to pull strings like Geppetto
Why black people always be the ones to settle
March through these streets like Soweto

Like Cain and Abel, Caesar and Brutus, Jesus and Judas,
Backstabbers do this

Forgive them father for they know not what they do
Forgive them father for they know not what they do

It took me a little while to discover
Wolves in sheep coats who pretend to be lovers
Men who lack conscience will even lie to themselves, to themselves
A friend once said, and I found to be true
That everyday people, they lie to God too
So what makes you think, that they won't lie to you

Forgive them father for they know not what they do
Forgive them, forgive them
Forgive them father for they know not what they do
Forgive them, forgive them

Gwan like dem love while dem rip yuh to shreds,
Trample pon yuh heart and lef yuh fi dead,
Dem a yuh fren who yuh depen pon from way back when,
But if yuh gi dem yuh back den yuh mus meet yuh end,
Dem noh know wey dem do,
Dem no know, dem no know, dem no know,
Dem no know, dem no know wey dem do

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Donk | Reviewer: Tom Brierley | 10/8/14

Genius. Absolute genius. The perfect anthem to listen to while i play Minecraft on ps4 with my main man Sam Davey. The vibes provide inspiration to me. Wait, do i feel something tickling me? STOP, STOP IT, STOP IT NOW! WHAT HAVE I TOLD YOU ABOUT DOING THIS!!!

Anyway, the song brought me from the darkest pits, to a brilliant white light. Unreal.

Forgive me father | Reviewer: Zeeshan Ali | 10/6/14

Wow, what a piece. What. A. Piece. This song provided a light for me for when i was blind, it gave me a map for when i was lost and gave me a whole new way of looking at life. The Lord's message rings power and spirit into all of us and i believe Lauryn is the new saviour. Thank you Lauryn for guiding me home.

BANGING TUNE | Reviewer: georgia cornell | 10/6/14

such a good song omg gets me so emosh. love listening to it on the 464 with it blasting out my skull candy headphones. feel the song really suits me when i wear my nike joggers and my reebok classics. THANK YOU LAURYN HILL MY HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Struggles | Reviewer: Patrick Knott | 3/17/14

This song really helped me through some tough times, honestly, when all was dark Lauryn showed me the light. The lyrics are basic but effective, i can't believe the power that the Lords message has. You go Lauryn!!!

Absolute tune | Reviewer: iBRAHIM zubair | 3/17/14

Brilliant, just brilliant. Me and the boys listen to this on our pre drink session. I'm sure Fat boy slim did a cover of this? Or am i mistaken? Anyways this banger was stuck in my head for bare time so 5/5 from me!!!!! DU'KNOWWWWWWWWWWW

Forgive Them Father | Reviewer: Melissa | 5/14/12

Still love this song after years of listening to it. Reminds me to be vigilant but not too harsh on people but mostly to protect my sensitivity and my soul from people who don't value their own. God bless you Lauryn!

My day starts with this amazing song | Reviewer: schonell cerf | 11/9/11

These people florish in my life, but what they dont know is that i listen to this song and i think of them.....and i laugh.
Please "Forgive them father for they know not what they do" then again, i think they know exactly what they are doing!!

thx lauryn | Reviewer: sls | 9/12/11

Lauryn's words are so relevant. But its true, they don't know any better. Forgive but don't forget. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us - although them again we will never ever trust. Talk about hitting the high points... People who take kindness for weakness, lie to themselves and God, take all you have to offer and leave you with nothing... They're young and dumb. They know no better. They will live, learn, and eventually have to answer to God. Thx lauryn.

WOW | Reviewer: Sheena | 11/20/10

Is their anything new up under the sun.What she speaks has been done from the beginning of time and will be done to us till the end of time.Be watchful as well as prayful.You have to ask God to remove those people out of your life and bless you with people in your life that are their for a purpose.In everything you must pray especially to ask God to reveal things to you,and he will.Yeah it hurts and it seems like i keep getting got.Didnt pay attention to the signs.Its been some years and her lyrics still hit hard!God Bless

Never found a way to say it better... | Reviewer: Royally Spoiled | 4/9/10

Feel like I've been on a battlefield lately.. This is song I always listened to but never has it had so much meaning until now. People do so many things to hurt you in efforts to make themselves happy.. I love this song and realized now that for every character listed here I have one person like that in my life... Good going Lauryn!!

so it's global | Reviewer: the duck | 9/22/09

that's so true , i just know all the ppl in this song ,the brothers who used kindness at their ammunition , the wolves in sheep coats and those who want to increase by making me decrease but guess it's true they lie to god so wahy wouldn't they lie to me ....
Bless you Lauryn for saying it like it is

so true | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/6/09

this song has never rung so much meaning in my life as it does now. its scary the way people just do not wanna see you shine. its hard to believe and accept that its your own, you don't even have to look far, they sit and eat, drink, laugh with hurts like hell,but what can you do?

Amazing | Reviewer: Alexandra | 1/9/08

This song i so good, it really makes you think. Lauryn Hill is such a great Poet, she doesn't have to use all this difficult words to make it sound powerfull. Love her !

Thank You | Reviewer: salma | 5/10/07

This song is a great reminder to anticipate the hurt we don't anticipate from the ones we least expect. Forgiveness is usually the last things on our minds, but the most thing that can help us heal.

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