"Burnin' And Lootin'" as written by and Bob Marley....
This morning I woke up in a curfew
O God, I was a prisoner, too - yeah!
Could not recognize the faces standing over me
They were all dressed in uniforms of brutality. Eh!

How many rivers do we have to cross
Before we can talk to the boss? Eh!
All that we got, it seems we have lost
We must have really paid the cost

(That's why we gonna be)
Burnin' and a-lootin' tonight
(Say we gonna burn and loot)
Burnin' and a-lootin' tonight
(One more thing)
Burnin' all pollution tonight
(Oh, yeah, yeah)
Burnin' all illusion tonight

Oh, stop them!
Give me the food and let me grow
Let the roots man take a blow
All them drugs gonna make you slow now
It's not the music of the ghetto. Eh!

Weepin' and a-wailin' tonight
(Ooh, can't stop the tears!)
Weepin' and a-wailin' tonight
(We've been suffering these long, long-a years)
Weepin' and a-wailin' tonight
(Will you say cheer?)
Weepin' and a-wailin' tonight
(But where?)

Give me the food and let me grow
Let the roots man take a blow
All them drugs gonna make you slow
It's not the music of the ghetto
We gonna be burnin' and a-lootin' tonight
(To survive, yeah!)
Burnin' and a-lootin' tonight
(Save your babies' lives)
Burning all pollution tonight
Burning all illusion tonight
(Lord-a, Lord-a, Lord-a, Lord!)

Burning and a-looting tonight
Burning and a-looting tonight
Burning all pollution tonight

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"Burnin' Lootin'" as written by Bob Marley


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    General Commentthis is an amazing song that shows the abuse and suffering of the people in the ghetto in jamaican
    computerenemyon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song from The Wailers, the starting song of the movie "La Haine"
    untelixon June 12, 2003   Link
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    Song MeaningPreaty much the last post are correct, it show the suffering of a looter in Jamaica that has woken up in jail and reminisces about shit he did, he pledges to looting and burning for freedom. And the movie "La Haine" is pretty much a perspective on the track, its a French movie but subtitles help, it shows weed and looting just like the track.
    solorzanofelipeon February 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGive me the food and let me grow;
    Let the Roots Man take a blow.
    All them drugs gonna make you slow now;
    It's not the music of the ghetto. Eh! wow that is all about weed. he wouldve had such a bteer image if he ditn smoke so much grass
    bobmarley4everrron April 10, 2008   Link

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