Vexation of spirit is a waste of time
Negative thinking, don't you waste your thoughts
Verbal conflict is a waste of word
Physical conflict is a waste of flesh
People will always be who they want
And that's what really makes the world go 'round
Unconditional love is scarce

'Til Shiloh I shall not forsake thee
Now and forever more, forever more, forever more, yeah

You see, you gave precious life to me
So I live my life for you, you
You see, you've always been there for me
And so I'll be there for you, you

'Til Shiloh I shall not forsake thee

Bless your eyes and may your days be long
May you rise on the morning when his kingdom come
Good deeds aren't remembered in the hearts of men
Bless your eyes and may your dreams come true
May you rise on the morning when Jah kingdom come
Good deeds aren't remembered in the hearts of men

'Til Shiloh I shall not forsake thee
Now and forever more, forever more, forever more

You see, you've always had faith in me
And so I'll have faith in you, you
You've always been there for me
And so I'll be there for you, you

Baby, you've always been good to me
Even when I'm not good to myself
You've always been fair to me
Even when I'm not fair to myself
You've always done right by me
So I will do right by you, you

'Til Shiloh I shall not forsake thee

You've always been there for me, mama
And so I'll be there for you, papa
You've always been fair to me, brother
And so I'll be fair to you, sister
You've always had faith in me
And so I'll have faith in you, you

Baby, you've always been good to me
You've always been kind to me
You've always stood up for me
You've always been there for me
You've always been, ooh
You've always been, ooh

You've always did care for me, yeah
You've always did share with me, yeah
You've always been true to me
And so I'll be true to you


Lyrics submitted by hydroman1071

"There for You" as written by Patrick Levy Stephen Marley

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    General CommentThis is my favorite damian marley song.
    hydroman1071on October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know it seems like a lot of people would blindly say this but i think it might be about his dad, because of "You see, you gave precious life to me
    So I live my life for you...You..." but it could also mean someone else he loves.
    wisdom cubeon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAdding to my comment, I'm pretty sure live he says "you've always been good to me, papa."
    wisdom cubeon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsuch a good song!
    elizavetaon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its about Jah, Shiloh is the coming again of Jesus. All the other things he mentions sound spiritual
    r-u-ton September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song totally reminds me about me. This song has helped me get through those times, in fact I consider this song as one of my life quotes.

    Always be faithful and loyal to your loved ones, even if you don't get anything in return. You can't say you didn't love.
    onelove1153on November 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song..love damien.he really delivered on this
    gunner-chicaon August 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCORRECTION: the lyric should read:

    May you rise on the morning when Jah kingdom come
    (may you go to heaven on Judgment Day)

    Good deeds ARE (not aren't) remembered in the Heart of Man
    ("Man" here is literally God; your good deeds will be accounted for in The Judgment)


    Phreaking BRILLIANT lyrics, as usual, from a son of a Master who has become a Master in his own right; his songs are so dense with imagery....
    pablomastodonon March 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion this is about his relationship with God.
    Sidlee123on March 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is flat out beautiful. It sounds to me like it's a tribute to his entire family. "will always be there for you mama...papa..sister..brother."
    mountainfreak4465on March 04, 2012   Link

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