"Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" as written by and Bob Marley....
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na;
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na;
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na;
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na

Them belly full but we hungry
A hungry mob is a angry mob
A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough;
A pot a-cook but the food no 'nough
You're gonna dance to JAH music, dance
We're gonna dance to JAH music, dance
Forget your troubles and dance
Forget your sorrow and dance
Forget your sickness and dance
Forget your weakness and dance
Cost of living get so high,
Rich and poor, they start a cry
Now the weak must get strong
They say, "Oh, what a tribulation"

Them belly full but we hungry
A hungry mob is a angry mob
A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough;
A pot a-cook but the food no 'nough
We're gonna chuck to JAH music, chuckin'
We're chuckin' to JAH music, we're chuckin'

Chuckin'
Chuckin'

Chuckin'
Chuckin'

A belly full but them hungry
A hungry mob is a angry mob
A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough;
A pot a-cook but the food no 'nough

A hungry man is a angry man
A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough;
A pot a-cook but the food no 'nough

A pot a-cook but the food no 'nough
A rain a-fall but the dirt it tough;
A hungry mob is a angry mob

A hungry man is a angry man


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"Them Belly Full" as written by Lecon Cogil Carlton Barrett

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAYMAN MUSIC OBO BSI ENTERPRISES

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    General Commenti know that in alot of Rastafarian talk they mess around with words and stuff. i.e. downpressor man instead of opressor man because if you are opressed or opressing you are not lifting up, but bringing down; but what is the significance of "A yot a-yook, but d' yood no 'nough" when he later states "A pot a-cook, but you no 'nough" ?????
    Crass_Adolescenton November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a song about social injustice.
    i love this song
    free worldon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDude, he's really say the pot it cook, but the food not enough. It's just the guy who posted these lyrics decided to spell out Marley's accent, instead of just posting what his official lyrics say. The lyrics are on his website, if you don't believe my message,
    SirSquigglyon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSirSquiggly is correct, the lyrics posted are wrong.
    Also, it's not "A rain a-fall, but the dutty tough" it's, "A rain a-fall, but the dirt it tough".
    DAS JETSon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWho cares, its what its about that matters. And its very true these situations all around the world. There are people doing it incredibly tough, but he says that the love of God, (Jah) is with them, so they dance to Jah music; They have to find happiness somehow in God, but its never easy. 'A hungry mob is a angry mob.'
    productofthe80son July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is about how the White men have full bellies but the Africans don't. Great song.
    unbel13vabulllon November 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat does "chuckin" mean?
    esmithon December 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow what a song, one of my favorites. when i first heard this song i wasnt really paying attention to the lyrics and i thought that it meant that people have all of this stuff (material possessions) but they still want more them belly full but WE hungry.
    rtaylor24on April 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow what a song, one of my favorites. when i first heard this song i wasnt really paying attention to the lyrics and i thought that it meant that people have all of this stuff (material possessions) but they still want more them belly full but WE hungry.
    rtaylor24on April 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt is referencing a bible verse, Micah 6:14 "Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied". The people are fed but they are spiritually hungry.
    pcornon March 26, 2014   Link

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