Now dis is di original Burro Banton

Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem
Badda dan dem

Mi born badda dan dem, an go rougher dan dem
All dem a move an a gwaan u kno ah mi set di trend
Mi ban quicker dan dem, mi dress slicker dan dem
mi ah di leaf, mi ah di root, mi ah di branch, mi ah di stem

Wah test dem, di banton a tru born legend
enter di bidnezz '75 an dat was way back when
Wuk dem! Wipipipi bamskeng
when Beenie and Bounty dem was just children
if you tink a lie, go ask the general skeng
mi used to dj Stereo Mars from ten till ten
Volcano, 'jaro until di needle it bend
ahm di govonor general dat mean seh me nuh beg fren
dem tek mi banton, mi neva tek nutten fi dem
am di standard recommended highest grade of di blend
start round a walk to pen with ricky ten dem round a grants pen

Badda dan dem, an go rougher dan dem
All dem a move an a gwaan u kno ah mi set di trend
Mi ban quicker dan dem, mi dress slicker dan dem
mi ah di leaf, mi ah di root, mi ah di branch, mi ah di stem

Mi stan up like daniel inna di lion den,
walk alone, dat means de mi nuh walk wit fren
any bwoy mi nuh like, me nuh chat up to dem,
gyal mi no rate cyaan be mi gal fren
machine me nuh borrow, machine me nuh lend
me lock di glock an massive ten fi sake ah children
war, obstacle, barriers and problems,
if a clat violate u kno am get condem

Call mi badda dan dem, and go rougher dan dem
All dem a move an a gwaan u kno ah mi set di trend
Mi ban quicker dan dem, mi dress slicker dan dem
mi ah di leaf, mi ah di root, mi ah di branch, mi ah di stem

From di day mi born seh mi a gangsta fi dem
some tackin out dem face and dem is no problem,
stand up outta road and dem a peep over me fence
like dem waan take di stripes outta me pants leg
jah jah ah mi guide, selassi ah mi confidence
mi earnin all di dollars, dem accumilating cents
hyping up demselfs, an dem dont have no sense
ah mi rule di lane, di streets and di providence

Mi badda dan dem, an go rougher dan dem
All dem a move an a gwaan u kno ah mi set di trend
Mi ban quicker dan dem, mi dress slicker dan dem
mi ah di leaf, mi ah di root, mi ah di branch, mi ah di stem

Wah test dem, di banton a tru born legend
enter di bidnezz '75 an dat was way back when
Wuk dem! Wipipipi bamskeng
when Beenie and Bounty dem was just children
if you tink a lie, go ask the general skeng
mi used to dj Stereo Mars from ten till ten
Volcano, 'jaro until di needle it bend
ahm di govonor general dat mean seh me nuh beg fren
dem tek mi Banton, mi neva tek nutten fi dem
am di standard recommended highest grade of di blend
start round a walk to pen with ricky ten dem round a grants pen

Badda dan dem, an go rougher dan dem
All dem a move an a gwaan u kno ah mi set di trend
Mi ban quicker dan dem, dress slicker dan dem
mi ah di leaf, mi ah di root, mi ah di branch, mi ah di stem

Badda dan dem, an go rougher dan dem


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    General CommentI guess he's just trying to say he's been making music a lot longer than guys like Bounty Killer and Beenie Man who get all the credit today.
    nemton May 16, 2008   Link
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    General Comment...Wow. I hate when people submit lyrics as they heard them from the song... (The lyrics insert is epic win.)

    An', I've no bleedin' clue what he's trying to say in this song... Hell, I don't think it HAS a meaning. Regardless; it's a damn good song.
    WyvernZon June 27, 2008   Link
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    My Opinionwhat I get from the tune's lyrics is that he's been in the game longer, doing it better,and in the lifetimes' worth of work he's been puttin down he doesn't piss on anybody and therefore doesn't get pissed on. it's an OG thing. kinda like, well fuck, really ain't nobody like the Burro I listen to Boom Wah Dis today and it's still hittin like the the first time I heard it (10 years ago). Sure would like to catch him live in the states..... who knows been waitin for years, maybe someday.
    Phenomenum2on February 07, 2010   Link

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