Forgive Them Father

Lauryn Hill

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Lauryn Hill, Lauryn N. Hill
album: Track 10 in album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
release date: 1998-8-25
popularity : 35 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Jazz Reggae Funk / Soul Blues Pop
styles: Pop Rap/RnB/Swing/Neo Soul
length: 5:15
producer: Lauryn Hill
guest performer: Shelly Thunder
lead vocals: Lauryn Hill
trumpet: Everol Ray
mixer: Commissioner Gordon
recorded by: Commissioner Gordon
guitars: Julian Marley and Earl "Chinna" Smith
tenor saxophone: Dean Fraser
mastering: Herb Powers, Jr.
trombone: Ronald "Nambo" Robinson
bass guitar: Chris Meredith
drums programming: Vada Nobles
composer: Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley
lyricist: Bob Marley

Album Information

label: Ruffhouse Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 074646903520
script: Latin

Cover Art

Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill cover art

Lyrics

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Forgive us our trespasses
Although them again we will never never never trust
Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo!
Them not know what them do
Fling skin grin while them plotting for you, true!
Forgive them father for they know not what they do
Forgive them father for they know not what they do
Beware the false motives of others
And you never suppose it's those who are closest to you
They say all the right things, to gain their position
To shoot you down in the name of ambition, they do
Forgive them father for they know not what they do

Feed a man 'til he full and he still want beef
Why for you to increase, I must decrease?
You hear me speak and think I won't take it to the streets
But I try to keep it civilized like Menelik
Get yours in this capitalistic system
How you gonna idolize the missing?
Even when they comin', gunnin' I stand position
Let's free the people from deception
And when I let go, my voice echoes through the ghetto
Why black people always be the ones to settle?

Jesus and Judas, backstabbers do this
Forgive them father for they know not what they do
Wolves in sheep coats who pretend to be lovers
To themselves
That everyday people, they lie to God too
Forgive them father for they know not what they do
Forgive them father for they know not what they do

Trample pon yuh heart and lef yuh fi dead
But if you, gi dem yuh back dem yuh mus meet yuh end
Dem not know what dem do do
Dem not know what dem do do

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Lost Ones
  • 3 Ex‐Factor
  • 4 To Zion
  • 5 Doo Wop (That Thing)
  • 6 Superstar
  • 7 Final Hour
  • 8 When It Hurts So Bad
  • 9 I Used to Love Him
  • 10 Forgive Them Father
  • 11 Every Ghetto, Every City
  • 12 Nothing Even Matters
  • 13 Everything Is Everything
  • 14 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
  • 15 Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
  • 16 Tell Him