Linton Kwesi Johnson Lyrics


Linton Kwesi Johnson was born on 24 August 1952 in
Chapelton, a small town in the rural parish of Clarendon,
Jamaica. He came to London in 1963, went to Tulse Hill
secondary school and later studied Sociology at Goldsmiths'
College, University of London.

Whilst still at school he joined the Black Panthers, helped
to organize a poetry workshop within the movement and
developed his work with Rasta Love, a group of poets and
drummers. In 1977 he was awarded a C Day Lewis Fellowship,
becoming the writer-in-residence for the London More...


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Street 66 Lyrics; Linton Kwesi Johnson | Reviewer: Marko Čulić
    ------ About the song Street 66 performed by Linton Kwesi Johnson

Lyrics correction:

1)
10th line, second verse:
Now: Vibrating violence is our own(?) move
Correct: Vibrating violence is how we move

2)
4th and 5th line, third verse:
Now: Any policeman come here will get some righteous, raasclot licks
Yeah mon, whole heapa licks
Correct: Any policeman come here will get some righteous, raasclaat licks
Yeah mon, whole heapa kicks

seems racist. | Reviewer: noname
    ------ About the song Want Fi Goh Rave performed by Linton Kwesi Johnson

Just cause a song is sung with a heavy Jamaican accent doesn't mean that the entire lyrics should be spelled phonetically.. it seems racist and a bit over the top on your translation, like you're mocking L.K.J. and all Jamaican people.


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