"Jah Work" as written by and Ben Harper....
Tell me do you really know
Your brother man
'Cause a heart speaks louder
Than a color can
And why would you even
Shake a man's hand
If you're not going
To help him stand

Jah work
Jah work
Jah work is never done

Every man's actions
Belong to he
If prepared for thereafter
To reach his destiny
Some people believe
And some people know
Some people deceive
And some people show

Jah work
Jah work
Jah work is never done, never done

Jah work
Jah work
Jah work is never is never done
Is never done

You must do the heaviest
So many shall do none
You have got to stand firm
So many shall run
Some they rest their head at night
Some get no sleep at all
If you listen close to what you see
You will hear the call

Whoa Jah work
Jah work
Jah work is never done, is never done

Jah work
Jah work
Jah work hm is never, is never done


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"Jah Work" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General CommentWhat exactly does jah work mean?
    I think it might mean your work, but i'm not sure.
    Other than that, I think the songs about standing up for something, maybe something to do with racism "cause a heart speaks louder than a color can "
    ksquaredon February 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt means 'god's work'
    mikeppppon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Knave, you are missing out.

    Jah does mean God. This song is all about peace and unity.
    productofthe80son April 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I think the Knave might need a little of Jah's work... This song is one of his most beautiful and mooving, if you like it also check out Excuse Me Mr, if you haven't heard it
    acyeahmanon December 26, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is about the infinity of being, god, whatever you want to call it.

    "and why would you even, shake a man's hand, if you're not going, to help him stand"
    I interpret as:
    If there is a god that had the power to create something as marvellous as the human being, why wouldn't he help this human.

    You will hear the call - It's about experiencing god i think.
    chaozcoderon November 05, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI know nothing about Ben Harper, but based on these lyrics I'm almost 100% sure I could beat him up.
    The Knaveon May 25, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwhy would anyone ever want to beat up ben harper? this song roolz lolz.
    whoDERon May 28, 2007   Link

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