Oh yeah, oh yeah
Well they tell me of a pie up in the sky
Waiting for me when I die
But between the day you're born and when you die
They never seem to hear even your cry

So as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now, what's mine
And then the harder they come
The harder they'll fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come
The harder they'll fall, one and all

Well, the oppressors are trying to keep me down
Trying to drive me underground
And they think that they have got the battle won
I say forgive them Lord
They know not what they've done

'Cause as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now, what's mine
And then the harder they come
The harder they'll fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come
Harder they'll fall, one and all, yeah

Ooh, yeah, ooh yeah
Whoa, yeah, oh yeah

And I keep on fighting for the things I want
Though I know that when you're dead you can't
But I'd rather be a free man in my grave
Than living as a puppet or a slave

So as sure as the sun will shine
I'm gonna get my share now, what's mine
And then the harder they come
The harder they'll fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come
Harder they'll fall, one and all

Hey, the harder they come
The harder they'll fall one and all
What I say, now? what I say, now?
All

All
What I say, now? what I say? one time
the harder they come
Harder they'll fall, one and all
Ooh, the harder they come
The harder they'll fall, one and all


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The Harder They Come Lyrics as written by Jimmy Cliff

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    General CommentLet us remeber that this song strongly rebels against religion. Do not live for an afterlife but fight for it now, through preists corporations cops, all those that hinder humanity
    thomas3457on February 28, 2007   Link

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