BUJU BANTON SPECIAL 25° ANNIVERSARY SONG: “MURDERER”

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E’ il 1993 quando nella vita di Buju Banton irrompe il dolore di una perdita di un amico DJ Pan Head vittima di violenza.

Un ricordo e una sensazione che l’artista jamaicano racconterà spesso nelle interviste e che di certo pesa nella nuova direzione che presto prenderà la sua musica suggellandola nell’uscita due anni dopo dell’album “Till Shiloh”.

Di quel disco fa parte anche il brano “Murderer”, che Buju scrisse proprio subito dopo il doloroso evento. Una considerazione cruda e reale di un gioco al massacro nel quale tutti perdono e nessuno vince, un affondo duro nella quotidianità nel ghetto dove sembra nessuna vita abbia valore come quando canta “how does it feel to take the life of another”.

Come detto da quel momento per Buju ma non solo, si ritorna a temi cari alla musica reggae, che nel caso dell’artista diventa anche conversione spirituale.

A 25 anni di distanza dalla sua uscita per la Penthouse Records sul celebre Far East riddim, “Murderer” resta una dei suoi pezzi più amati.

Lyrics:

Murderer
Blood is on your shoulders
Kill I today you cannot kill I tomorrow
Murder
Your insides must be hollow
How does it feel to take the life of another
Murderer
Blood is on your shoulders
Kill I today you cannot kill I tomorrow
Murder
Your insides must be hollow
How does it feel to take the life of another
Yes, you can hide from man but not your conscience
You eat the bread of sorrow drink the wine of violence
Allow yourself to be conquered by the serpent
Why did you disobey the first commandment
Walk through the valley I feel no pestilence
God is my witness and he is my evidence
Lift up mine eyes from whence cometh help
You coulda never escape this judgement
Murderer
Blood is on your shoulders
Kill I today you cannot kill I tomorrow
Murder
Your insides must be hollow
How does it feel to take the life of another
Murderer
Blood is on your shoulders
Kill I today you cannot kill I tomorrow
Murder
Your insides must be hollow
How does it feel to take the life of another
I tell you, all men are created equal
But behind the trigger it’s a different sequel
Some are murdering people to collect medals
Stop committing dirty acts for the high officials
You could wash your hands until you can’t wash them any more
It is like an epidemic and you won’t find a cure
Upper class you could be rich, middle class wheter you are poor
Only the righteous won’t feel insecure
Have you ever thought about your skill getting bored
Murderer
Blood is on your shoulders
Kill I today you cannot kill I tomorrow
Murder
Your insides must be hollow
How does it feel to take the life of another
Murderer
Blood is on your shoulders
Kill I today you cannot kill I tomorrow
Murder
Your insides must be hollow
How does it feel to take the life of another
Drinking sulphur bitters won’t bitter like your end
Only God can help you, no family or friend
Don’t let the curse be upon your children’s children
Abdenigo, Shadreck, Meshek, Daniel in the eden
Jonah in the whale’s belly, but he was never condemned
Job with the leprosy, and he still reached heaven
He will do for you everything He has done for them.
Murderer
Blood is on your shoulders
Kill I today you cannot kill I tomorrow
Murder
Your insides must be hollow
How does it feel to take the life of another
Murderer
Blood is on your shoulders
Kill I today you cannot kill I tomorrow
Murder
Your insides must be hollow
How does it feel to take the life of another

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