"Kingston Town" as written by Damian Robert Nesta Marley, Henry Joe Lawes and Glendale Goshia Gordon....
The night seems to fade
But the moonlight lingers on
There are wonders for everyone
The stars shine so bright
But they're fading after dawn
There is magic in Kingston Town

Oh Kingston Town
The place I long to be
If I had the whole world
I would give it away
Just to see, the girls at play

And when I am king
Surely I would need a queen
And a palace and everything, yeah
And now I am king
And my queen will come at dawn
She'll be waiting in Kingston Town

Oh Kingston Town
The place I long to be
If I had the whole world
I would give it away
Just to see, the girls at play
Yeah

When I am king
Surely I would need a queen
And a palace and everything, yeah
And now I am king
And my queen will come at dawn
She'll be waiting in Kingston Town

She'll be waiting in Kingston Town
Right now
She'll be waiting in Kingston Town
Oh yeah
She'll be waiting in Kingston Town


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"Kingston Town" as written by Kenrick Patrick

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    General CommentGuess they were smoking good stuff in Kingston Town... Who said that white man couldn't create high quality reggae??
    PeluCrespinson June 29, 2017   Link
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    General Commentsad song about being lonely, but sayin how there is hope, even if he never gets to kingston town and she's left waiting, there's always hope. kinda sappy song really.
    mr-numbon November 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthow can there only be one comment on this song! i love it. i think mr numb is dead on with his interpretation. sad song.
    sotuyo87on July 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really don't see it as sad. I see it as an ode to a place he loves in Jamaica. He is saying his queen will come soon. This is really one of my favorite UB40 songs!
    kisses4meon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its an ode to kingston town (and the girls of) in jamaica. if he had the whole world he'd give it away to see the girls of kingston at play. his queen will be waiting for him at kingston town.
    born-2-loseon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its an ode to kingston town (and the girls of) in jamaica. if he had the whole world he'd give it away to see the girls of kingston at play. his queen will be waiting for him at kingston town.
    born-2-loseon November 01, 2006   Link
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    My Interpretation"When I am king" ... ..... Kingston Town has slavery embedded in it's history, with this in mind, I feel like Lord Creator is painting a picture of a slave finally freed and making his way to Kingston Town, which sounds like the place to be, a place where his dreams take him.
    projekkton September 18, 2013   Link

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