Linton Kwesi Johnson Di Black Petty Booshwah Lyrics

Dem wiÂ'gi' whey dem talent to di state
AnÂ'di black workinÂ' class andahrate
Dem wiÂ' side wid oppressah
WÂ'en di goinÂ' get ruff
Side wid aggressah
WÂ'en di goinÂ' get tuff

dem a black petty-booshwah
Dem full of flaw
Dem a black petty-booshwah
Dem full of flaw

tru dem seh dem edicate dem a gwaan irate
Tru dem seh dem edicate dem a seek tap rate
Dem a seek posishan
Aaf di backs of blacks
Seek promoshan
Aaf di backs af blacks

dem a black petty-booshwah
Dem full of flaw
Dem a black petty-booshwah
Dem full of flaw

dem a run-up dem moutÂ' anÂ' a shout all about
Tru dem have a lat a douÂ't Â'bout di strenÂ't af blacks
Dem a run-up dem moutÂ'
AnÂ' a shout all about
But wÂ'en wi launch wi attack
Dem wiÂ' haffi dress back

dem a black petty-booshwah
Dem full of flaw
Dem a black petty-booshwah
Dem full of flaw!





Written by: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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