Monday, May 14, 2012

Music Monday ~ "I Am That I Am" (Peter Tosh)



I've been a Bob Marley fan for a long time but more recently I've been exploring other reggae musicians. Recently, Chris (my music-loving son) sent me 30 Peter Tosh songs on Spotify. I haven't taken the time to really listen to all of them yet but so far this one is a favorite. I love these lyrics (someone on YouTube dubbed this "the best f### you song ever"):

I AM THAT I AM
I'm not in this world 
To live up to your expectations 
Neither are you here to live up to mine, yeah 

I don't owe no one 
No obligation 
No I don't mean none 
So everything is fine, fine 

CHORUS 
I said I am that I am 
I am I am Iam 
(4x) 

Don't underestimate 
My ability 
Don't definate my character 
Don't belittle 
My authority 
It is time you recognized my quality 

CHORUS 

Learn to love 
To love your brother 
Don't covet your neighbor 

Flee from the city 
It's getting shitty 
It is full of out-a-quity(Inequity) 


CHORUS 

I am the rock of the ages 
You cannot move I at all 
I am the son of lightning 
You cannot move I at all 
Son of Jacob 
Cannot move me at all 
I am the son of Moses 
You can't move I at all 
I am the son of David 
You cannot move I at all 

I am a firm ripe diamond 
You cannot move I at all 
You could a shed more tears 
You cannot move I at all 

You could a full of evil 
You cannot move I at all 
You could a try more nuttin' 
You cannot move I at all 

And you can try make a something 
That can't move I at all 
And could a come with ism 
You can't move I at all 

And could come with skism 
That can't move I at all 



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