"Jaspora" as written by and Jean/marley....
Men sa le monde antye tap tann
Wyclef qui sot nan Fugee.

Jeremie! Ayiti! Potoprens! Flatbush!
Sout fiere d'etre Haitien mache

Jaspora n'pa respecte Jaspora
Jaspora n'pa respecte Jaspora
Jaspora n'pa respecte Jaspora
Jaspora n'pa respecte Jaspora

Depui mwen piti, mwen te kite Ayiti
Gen sa ki al Brooklyn, gen sa ki al Miami
Poukisa Jamayken toujou di se Jamayken?
Men Ayitien, pè di li se Ayitien
Poukisa ou pè di non se Samyèl?
Poukisa sa ou pé di'w ave Israel?
Poukisa ca chak swe ou ap domi a Jezabèl?
Ou pè di fanm ayisyen oh ke yo bèl?
Fanm nou bel

Mwen respecte nou tankou
Mwen respekte zanj Gabriyèl
Men nèg dyaspora vle mennen nou nan hotel
Tombe parle anglais, vire "playboy channel"
Yo pa respecte Israel.

Jaspora n' pa respecte Jaspora

Si c'est Jaspora li ye map voye' l'Americaine

Jaspora n'a pas respecte Jaspora

Si c'est Jaspora liee aswè a nap dezame'l

Jaspora ha ha, oh la men
Mape pran li jete il prizon
Map fè'l konnen kiles ki Tousen
Map fè'l konnen kiles ki Desalin
Apre sa nous mèt lage'l voyel back Brooklyn
Pou la'l jwenn manman'n kap fe manje nan kwizin
Mannan'n gade li di ti gason ou chanje
Li di mwen chanje paske se Ayitien mwen ye
Yo te ban mwen yon leson, yo te mete'm nan prison
Mwen wè dyaspora fi, dyaspora gason
Gen sa ki pap toune ape domi a pwason
Yo pedi konesans kankou yo fèt san relijyon
Dyaspora n'pa respekte dyaspora
Si se dyaspora ou ye mape voye'w bay reken
Dyaspora n'pa respekte dyaspora
Si se dyaspora ou ye aswè a nap dezame'w
Le Potoprens pa respecte Jaspora

Nèg Flatbush pa respecte Jaspora
Nèg Canada pa respecte Jaspora
Nèg Miami pa respecte Jaspora

Depui mwen piti, mwen te kite Ayiti
Gen sa ki al Brooklyn, gen sa ki al Miami
Poukisa Jamayken toujou di se Jamayken?
Men Ayitien pe di li se Ayitien
Pouki sa ou pe di non se Samuèl?
Pouki sa ou pe di'w avec Israel?
Pouki sa chak swe ou ap domi a JeZabèl?
Ou pè di fanm ayisyen oh ke yo bèl?
Fanm nou bel

Mwen respecte nou tankou
Mwen respecte zanj gabriyèl
Men nèg dyaspora vle mennen noun nan hotèl
Tombe pale anglais, vire "playboy channel"
Yo n'pa respecte Israel

Jaspora n'pa respecte Jaspora

Si se Jaspora ou ye mape voyo'w bay reken

Jaspora n'a pas respecte Jaspora

Si se dyaspora ou ye aswè a nap dezame'w
Pa Kayos pa respekte dyaspora
Papa Djoume pa respekte dyaspora
Refugees pa respekte dyaspora
Nèg Florida pa respekte dyaspora
Malfini bagay yo pral fini mal,
Sou'w desrespecte natif natal
Malfini bagay yo pral fini mal
Desrespecte ayisyen ou pral kout fistibal
Jaspora n'pa respecte Jaspora
Si se Jaspora ou ye mape voy o bay reken
Jaspora n'pa respecte Jaspora
Si se Jaspora ou ye aswè a nap dezame'w


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"Jaspora" as written by Jean/marley

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    General Commentenglish translation:

    This is what the world was waiting for
    Wyclef who came from the Fugees
    Jeremie, Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Flatbush...

    Jaspora doesn't respect Jaspora (repeat 4 x)

    Ever since I was little, I left Haiti
    There's some that went to Brooklyn there's some that
    went to Miami
    Why do Jamaicans always say they are Jamaicans,
    But Haitians are afraid to say they are Haitians?
    Why? Are you scared to say your name is Samuel?
    Why? Are you scared to say you're with Israel?
    Why? Every night you are sleeping with Jezebel!
    You're scared to say Haitian girls are beautiful!
    Beautiful girls are beautiful...

    I respect your name just like I respect the angel
    Gabriel
    Here, Diaspora men want to take you to hotels,
    Start talking English, turning to playboy channel
    They do not respect Israel.

    Diaspora do not respect Diaspora
    If you are a Diaspora I am going to give you to sharks
    Diaspora do not respect Diaspora
    If you are a Diaspora tonight we're going to disarm
    you

    Diaspora ha ha o, put your hands up!
    I am going to take them and throw them in prison
    I will make them know who is Toussaint
    I will make them know who is Dessalines
    After, we will let them go and send them back to
    Brooklyn
    So he could go to his mother who is cooking in the
    kitchen
    His mom looked at him and said "Man, you've changed"
    She said I changed because I am Haitian
    They taught me a lesson, they put me in prison.

    I see Diaspora women and Diaspora men
    There are people who are not going to make it because
    they will sleep with the fishes
    They lost their knowledge just like a priest without
    religion

    Diaspora do not respect Diaspora
    If you are a Diaspora I am going to give you to sharks
    Diaspora do not respect Diaspora
    If you are a Diaspora tonight were going to disarm you

    Port-au-Prince do not respect Diaspora again
    Men Flatbush do not respect Diaspora
    Men Canada do not respect Diaspora
    Men Miami do not respect Diaspora

    Pa Kayos do not respect diaspora
    Papa Djoume do not respect Diaspora
    Refugees do not respect Diaspora
    Men Florida do not respect Diaspora
    Wrong things done are going to finish worse
    If you disrespect native-born
    Done wrong things are going to finish worse
    Disrespect Haitians you will get hit...

    Jaspora has to respect Jaspora
    Jaspora has to respect Jaspora
    oofuson February 24, 2005   Link

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