"Pomp And Pride" as written by and F. Hibbert....
Everybody just
Cryin out (cry out)
Calm down (calm down)
Have your pomps and pride
Calm down (calm down)
Calm down (calm down)
Have your pomps and pride
Everybody just
Cryin out (cry out)
Calm down (calm down)
Have your pomps and pride
Is it an opulin, Iceland, calm down
Have your pomps and pride
For today, today, today is a happy day
For tonight tonight, can be another night

Do re mi fah so la te do
Everybody's just crying crying
Sighing sighing
Dying to see the light
And when they see it, they see it's not bright
Can this be right?
Everybody just
Calm down (calm down)
Calm down (calm down)
Have your pomps and pride
Is it an opulin, Iceland, calm down (have no idea what he says here)??
Calm down
Have your pomps and pride


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"Pomp and Pride" as written by Frederick Hibbert

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite melodies ever.
    Jimmifrisbeeon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm going to have to respectfully disagree based on the overall meaning and lyrics of the song. He's singing about the Rastafarian ethos - not taking yourself too seriously, always looking for the positive. It's an admonition not to be too proud of yourself, not to take things so seriously. Irie! I think the song is speaking to the world ("Everybody"), not three specific women. "Everybody's just crying sighing dying to see the light. And when they see it, they say it's not bright. Can this be right?"

    But in the end, we take out of all art what we want. And this is one of the best feel-good happy tunes ever written IMO.
    rob1077236on February 26, 2016   Link
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    General Commentcos today is today is a happy day! this song could turn a frown into a smile any day of the week. this is what music is all about...
    jiveturkey202on March 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow I can't believe this song only has two comments! This song is such a great feel good song, I love listening to it before going out with friends because it puts me in such a good mood. Unfortunately I don't really have an explanation for the meaning of the song but I think it has something to do with people waiting to see this amazing thing and when they see it's not as great as they thought it would be and they don't understand how this could be.
    xWaRpeDxon December 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBahahahaha! "Is it an opulin, Iceland?"
    This is all over the internet.
    The correct lyric (with heavy Kingston accent) is "Ease it and happily, nicely, come down"

    What the hell is an opulin, Iceland? Bahahahhahahaha!
    rob1077236on January 21, 2015   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. Happiness doesn't come from some out of reach object or ideal; it is found within, when you appreciate what you are already blessed with.

    Apparently it's hard to get an angry person to listen to this.
    jamsrunfreeeeon January 18, 2017   Link
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    General CommentWhat are pomps tho?
    jamsrunfreeeeon January 18, 2017   Link
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    My Interpretationi&i grow up listening to this song, and agree with all who identified the general feel good vibes of this song, it is always in my rotation! as with many great reggae songs, relatively(seemingly?) simple lyrics present many possible meanings, and this one is no different...i&i have always felt that the lyric is
    "come down, come down, come down, come down off di pomp and pride", and so agree with those who the rastafari ethos as driving the meaning, in other words drop the false pride and social status, recognize that we are all the same connected to everything in the universe, so love all and tonight can be a happy night...

    simple in a sense, hence the reference to the doubt many have about simple solutions "Everybody's just crying sighing dying to see the light. And when they see it, they say it's not bright. Can this be right?", meaning everyone has been mistaken/misled into looking for an "otherworldly-amazing" answer when the answer is for each of us to come down off the false pride, and treat all with love!

    Jah bless!
    kwame10305on April 16, 2017   Link

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